Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

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Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. They become bitter enemies. Because of an unfortunate accident, Ben-Hur is sent to slave in the mines while his family is sent to leprosy caves. As Messala is dying from being crushed in a chariot race, he reveals where Ben-Hur's family is. On the road to find them, Ben-Hur meets the Christ as he is on the road to Golgotha to be crucified. That day changes Ben-Hur's life forever, for that is the day he becomes a believer.

 

About Lew Wallace

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Attorney, soldier, politician, and writer, Lew Wallace fought in both the Mexican and Civil wars, after which he returned to practicing law and then entered politics. He wrote his epic Ben-Hur (1880) while serving as territorial governor in New Mexico. A biography of General Benjamin Harrison followed in 1888. Wallace also wrote plays and poetry. Steve has been a software engineer for 25 years, starting his career with the brilliant but doomed Commodore Amiga. Prior to joining Google, Steve worked as a master software architect at Hewlett-Packard. His programming experience ranges from C/C++ to JavaScript.
 
Published April 18, 2005 by Thomas Nelson. 400 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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