Reluctant Gods by Paul Hutchens

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The story beginsin the 22nd Century when a parallel universe is discovered. Thisuniverse is an exact duplicate of our own, except that its version of Earth isin pre-Christian times. The main character, Mark, is a shy, gentle, slightlybumbling student who becomes stranded on the other Earth in 73 BC with a few 22ndCentury gadgets to aid his survival. Although Mark has a gentle nature, he is faced with some extreme ethicaldilemmas when Spartacus' slave revolt against the Romans breaks out. He meets arunaway slave named Rani and they become lovers. Influenced by Rani, Mark uses his gadgets tomake ever more dramatic and deadly interventions in the slave revolt.

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Author Paul Hutchens was born on April 7, 1902 in Thorntown, Indiana. He grew up in Sugar Creek Township near Thorntown, Indiana. As a child, he attended a one room country school. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, became an evangelist, and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1925. While recovering from tuberculosis, he began writing and published the first Sugar Creek Gang book in 1939. He was best known as the author of this series with a total of 36 Christian-themed fictional books about the adventures of this group of children called"The Sugar Creek Gang". These books were popular in evangelical Christian homes and remain in print, along with CD and audio versions. He also wrote 21 books for adults. He died on January 23,1977 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Published August 6, 2008 by AuthorHouse. 316 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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