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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ By Lew Wallace Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace is one of the most popular and beloved th century American novels This faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with gran

  • Title: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  • Author: Lew Wallace
  • ISBN: 9781934648209
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ By Lew Wallace Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ 1880 by Lew Wallace is one of the most popular and beloved 19th century American novels This faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family.A classic of faith, fortitudBen Hur A Tale of the Christ 1880 by Lew Wallace is one of the most popular and beloved 19th century American novels This faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family.A classic of faith, fortitude, and inspiration.
    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ By Lew Wallace

    Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ Dec , Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ Not Rated h min Adventure , Drama , Romance October USA A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned. Ben Hur Nov , Judah Ben Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the st century Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions At first they are happy to meet after Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ, Complete and Unabridged Ben Hur is one of the best selling books of all times This poignant novel intertwines the life stories of a Jewish charioteer named Judah Ben Hur and Jesus Christ It explores the themes of betrayal and redemption Ben Hur s family is wrongly accused and convicted of treason during the time of Christ.

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    1. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ, Lewis Lew Wallace, New York Grosset Dunlap, 1908 , 491 P.Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper Brothers on November 12, 1880, and considered the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century It became a best selling American novel, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin 1852 in sales The book also inspired other novels with biblical settings and was adapted for the stage and motion picture productions Be [...]

    2. Mary on said:

      The first thing I want to address is the speed of this book I first read this book in the fall or winter of 1971, and at that time, as a high school senior, I was well accustomed to reading Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and all those other authors of the Victorian era and before Back then, I read one Shakespeare play every year for high school English literature with support from my friends and the teacher , and had even slogged through the assigned portions of Beowulf That said 197 [...]

    3. Vane J. on said:

      Is not his the law, Eye for eye, hand for hand, foot for foot Oh, in all these years I have dreamed of vengeance, and prayed and provided for it, and gathered patience from the growing of my store, thinking and promising, as the Lord liveth, it will one day buy me punishment of the wrong doers Who s in for a revenge tale set in the first century a.C Ben Hur is a man who s perfectly happy He has a mother and a sister who love him, and he s friends with a Roman, and that puts him in a position of [...]

    4. Jonathan Terrington on said:

      Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars Ben Hur is one of those classic works better recognised for its many adaptations To this end it seems fair to compare it to another highly similar work Les Miserables Both are classic historical fiction works which use history to spread themes and ideas about humanity as a whole Both novels also regularly divert from the storytelling to provide detailed insights into history This is perhaps where Ben Hur is stronger than Les Mise [...]

    5. Werner on said:

      Historical fiction as a genre was first developed by the writers of the Romantic school, which arose around the end of the 18th century the Romantics were drawn by the exoticism of historical settings and the drama of epochal events, and even of daily life in a time was life was wilder and dangerous Lew Wallace s masterwork stands squarely in this tradition, but takes it in a new direction For the first couple of Romantic generations, history largely meant European history Biblical history, out [...]

    6. Sara on said:

      Third Reading Lent 2017Could there be a better classic to read during Lent Second reading Lent 2016 Absolutely better on the second reading What American is unaware of the Charlton Heston chariot race It is absolutely iconic In Anne of Green Gables, Anne is caught reading Ben Hur during lessons but couldn t put it down because of the intensity of the chariot race Most Americans have grown up with at least a passing exposure to the Hollywood epic of Ben Hur and therefore will find the text to be [...]

    7. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I ve been meaning to read this book for at least 40 or 50 years and have just never gotten farther than starting it and then not finishing it The reason I hadn t finished it in the past was that I d pick something else up to read See this book was written or at least published in 1880e language and the writing reflect that.Look, that is not a criticism it s simply a fact I had trouble acclimating myself to the period writing.Also I suspect most reading this will have seen the Charlton Heston fil [...]

    8. Christian McKay on said:

      The first sign that I should not have read this book was the discrepancy in hours between the abridged and unabridged versions on audible Unabridged 21 hours, Abridged 3 hours I bought it anyway and soon discovered why There s about 15% story and 85% fluff in Ben Hur It is, hands down, the best argument for editing I have ever read For example, there was a section in the beginning where two men embraced That s all we need to know, right No, no Of course not We have to hear that they threw their [...]

    9. Rebecca L. Snowe on said:

      Wow I have put off reading Ben Hur for years because well it was just too long, too big, to old, to boring sounding And after seeing the horrible rendition of the movie I thought that I certainly didn t need to read it any time soon Finally however my sister convinced me to read it and as soon as I picked it up I was hooked.It takes a truly great author to write historical fiction I believe for unlike Fantasy, where you can make everything up, historical fiction has to be at least somewhat histo [...]

    10. Andrei Tamaş on said:

      Indiscutabil cel mai bun roman despre nceputurile r sp ndirii cre tinismului, declarat ca o scriere care, ntre sf r itul secolului XIX i nceputul secolului XX, a adus religiei lui Cristos un uria aport de adep i Prin 2012 v zusem filmul o pelicul cu Charlton Heston , apoi, plimb ndu m prin bibliotec i ne tiind ce s aleg era n era c nd nc nu mi des v r isem interesele , tot uit ndu m prin colec ia de la Adev rul, am dat cu ochii de titlul acesta i mi adusesem aminte c filmul mi pl cuse foarte mul [...]

    11. Teri on said:

      Went to a BYU education week class on finding good books to read A woman in the class recommended this one One of her favorites I look forward to reading it and then watching the movie which Sally has highly recommended.I loved this story It was a bit of a challenge in the beginning There is a lot of detailed description of clothing, customs, etc Wallace addressed the reader and would try to put you in the location he was describing It took some patience, but I began to really enjoy it.The intro [...]

    12. Julie Davis on said:

      Having just watched the 2016 Ben Hur which was inferior to the classic 1959 film, but very interesting as a companion piece , I decided to reread the book because my memory of it is muddled by all the film versions Enjoying it so far and surprised by some of the book facts that the movies changed I m listening to the LibriVox recording by Mark F Smith AND reading the Readers Digest version which is unabridged and has illustrations on every page It s the next best thing to watching a movie while [...]

    13. David Sarkies on said:

      One man s search for redemption27 July 2010 Needless to say that the book is much better than the movie, and when it comes to Ben Hur, that is definitely saying something While the famous scenes in the movie are replicated from the book that being the chariot race and the sea battle , there is much to the book than there is to the movie though the theme is the same in both The book is actually called Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ It may seem that Christ is only a bit part in the book and in the [...]

    14. Suzannah on said:

      There is a very small genre that I love Set during the late ancient times, it tends to be sensational, exciting, and full of moral fibre That s right I m talking about that guilty pleasure of the Christian fiction world, the Tale of Early Christianity, the ultimate have your cake and eat it too book, in which people with shocking vices get saved and then like as not served to the lions in the Circus Maximus Henryk Sienkiewicz won the Nobel Prize for Quo Vadis, perhaps the masterpiece of the genr [...]

    15. Joshua on said:

      Before reading the book, I had the pleasure of watching the 1959 film So, whilst reading the book, I found myself constantly comparing it to the film There are so many differences The book, like most, have a lot backstory and character development than in the film Two of the characters that stood out to me in difference from the film the most where Tirzah Judah Ben Hur s Sister and Quintus Arrius Judah s Step father To me both book versions where way better than what was portrayed in the film I [...]

    16. Robin Hatcher on said:

      I first read Ben Hur when I was in my late teens or early 20s But over time, the Charlton Heston movie version a favorite that I watch often replaced anything about the book in my mind Therefore, I decided it was time I revisited this classic novel, first published in the USA in 1880.This novel is surprisingly easy to read, considering when it was written The style is as that of a storyteller, speaking directly to his audience, and I quickly fell under the spell of the story being told The diffe [...]

    17. Winter Sophia Rose on said:

      Engaging, Moving, Thrilling, Uplifting, Unforgettable, Action Packed Life Changing An Amazing Classic I Loved It

    18. Simona Stoica on said:

      n urma unui eveniment nefericit, dintr un prin i negustor bogat al Ierusalimului, evreul Ben Hur ajunge sclav n mine, n timp ce familia lui este trimis ntr o tab r de lepro i Martor al r stignirii lui Iisus, personajul trece printr o serie neobi nuit de nt mpl ri, i aminte te de prietenul lui Messala, care l a tr dat, se ndr goste te i cunoa te o serie de personaje simbolice care l ajut s i reg seasc pacea i familia de mult pierdut.Poate folosesc cam des acest cuv nt, dar pentru mine, chiar dac [...]

    19. Cristina Daranuța on said:

      Nu toate c r ile bune trebuie citite, neap rat, p n la cap t Asa a fost i n cazul meu cu Ben Hur

    20. Amy on said:

      My oldest just finished this the beginning was very slow, slogged a lot she said, but then she just loved it

    21. Joseph on said:

      So this is the best selling American novel of all time It is also a hit movie from 1959 and a new adaptation just hit the theaters last week.The book itself is excellent The subtitle is there so that, among other things, the last few chapters aren t a surprise The main plot follows the young Judah Ben Hur as he navigates his way from profound loss and betrayal back to wholeness, a wholeness which comes through his experiences of the Christ Quite likely, some people who read this will object to i [...]

    22. Nicola on said:

      As a work of literature I found this just scrapped into the ok slot There is a lot of tedious and unnecessary detail and, for my tastes, too much blah blah in general Certainly parts of it were good but the dramatic climax obviously came with the famous chariot race but because this is a religious text disguised as a novel we need to keep on going for another third while the theme of redemption is played out Sort of Ben Hur isn t big on the forgiving for which I totally don t blame him but someh [...]

    23. Sam on said:

      Well this is indeed an epic read A tale of betrayal and revenge on literally a biblical scale Wallace follows Jewish Prince Ben Hur as he loses everything as his friend turns against him and falsely accuses him of the murder of a Roman Governer As he finds himself trapped as a galley slave he vows to seek his revenge and his determination allows him to do just that Intertwinned in this is the story of Christ, from his birth to his death, told in great possibly too much detail that adds another d [...]

    24. Rachel N on said:

      INCREDIBLE I found this book to be on the same par as Les Miserables The story begins with the birth of the Christ Child and a detailed depiction of the journey of the Three Wise Men what could have happened , and ends with the Crucifixion of Jesus In between these two world changing events is the story of a man Ben Hur from a wealthy family who is deeply betrayed by a Roman friend He ends up in the bowels of a ship as an oarsman a grueling job Ben Hur s life journey is described in gripping and [...]

    25. Mary JL on said:

      Written in 1880, this excellent historical novel still has much to offer the modern reader.The story is familiar to anyone who who has seen the movie Ben Hur is sent to the galleys as a slave he save the Roman commander the great chariot race and so on.But, as is usally the case, for me, the book is SO much better There is a lot in the book that is not shown in the movie I find the wealth of historical detail fascinating And a lot of details about the characters enriches the story for me The wri [...]

    26. Bogdan on said:

      One of the best historical novels I ever read It is definitively a masterpiece of the genre together with Sienkewicz s Quo Vadis I love it and I can recommend it to everyone that would like to read a decent historical novel.The only bad thing is about the edition from Adevarul that I had It had several typos and also some pages where the content is printed slightly to the right or to the left of the page In the end, you can read it well from the respective edition, but definitively such things b [...]

    27. Erik Graff on said:

      Having been a religious studies major in college and being in seminary at the time, I made a point of picking up novelizations about biblical times Not expecting much, but knowing it had been popular for almost a century, I read Lew Wallace s Ben Hur and was surprised to find that it was actually enjoyable.The Charlton Heston movie version isn t bad either.

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