To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Jesus has given up His life to ransom the souls of men, but death could not hold Him. Risen again, He promises a power that will come over His people.
Despite the joy that He is alive and interceding in the heavenlies on their behalf, heartache has ensued, wasn't the Kingdom of Israel supposed to be restored?
When persecution hits, as Jesus forewarned, is it worth continuing in Him? Life was so much easier before He came into the picture...
The story continues with Joel, Samuel, Mavy, Estelle and Robert and a new cast of characters! Sequel to "Estelle and Robert: To Know Him"

Table of Contents

Prologue

Jesus is alive, showing Himself after His passion by indisputable proofs for forty days, teaching them continually about the Kingdom o... Read Chapter

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  In the midst of a chapter that most godly women flock to for advice how to live as a daughter of Zion, there reads one vers... Read Chapter

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  Jerusalem, over the years had become a melting pot of cultures. No longer just the Jews lived in Israel, but there were ... Read Chapter

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Had these things transpired while Jesus was still with them, it might have been viewed differently. Peter was brass, harsh with his wo... Read Chapter

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  Estelle flushed all shades of crimson, honey oozing from the comb all over her fingers. She couldn't decide which was more ... Read Chapter

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  Smack dab in the midst of Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John and Alexander in Jerusalem, stood John and Peter. Their nig... Read Chapter

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  It came with the territory. When one's husband was in a prestigious place in society, it only made sense that his wife did ... Read Chapter

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  It couldn't necessarily be a moment where the term "Keeping up with the Joneses" could apply, Estelle mused as she and a... Read Chapter

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  And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the ... Read Chapter

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Saul had had the most glorious time watching Stephen die. There was something that thrilled him knowing there was one less Jesus-worsh... Read Chapter

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  "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life!" When Robert heard, he trembled. Surely it wa... Read Chapter

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And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, becau... Read Chapter

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Saul had had the most glorious time watching Stephen die. There was something that thrilled him knowing there was one less Jesus-worsh... Read Chapter

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In Samaria lived Simon, a sorcerer by trade, able to connive the people into thinking he was some great one. Oddly enough the majority... Read Chapter

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"Listen," Saul began, his jaw set as he spoke to the high priests. "We can't just sit idly by and let the preaching of this Jes... Read Chapter

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Mavy rejoiced along with the others when the news of Dorcas' resurrection by God through His servant Peter, reached them. Dorcas was well... Read Chapter

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Cornelius paced the floor of his home, glancing over the group he had gathered together to hear the Word of the Lord from Peter. It never... Read Chapter

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John crumpled to his knees. It wasn't unknown that persecution was around. He himself had been arrested for the cause of Christ. He had f... Read Chapter

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  "Peter!" "Peter? Oh, praise the Lord!" Rhoda, so surprised and joyful ran in to tell the praying that Peter stood without,... Read Chapter

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Mavy cried. Oh, how she cried! "Mom," Estelle soothed, decked in her bridal attire, "I'll always be your Bean." "It's not the ... Read Chapter

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Mavy washed the dishes. Two of them. Was there a point in doing two dishes? She stared forlornly at the stack of plates that had once bee... Read Chapter

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  And for many days she cried after them. Paul was grieved at her, turning and speaking to the ungodly spirit within her, "I... Read Chapter

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Persecution of the saints of God wasn't only in Jerusalem, or even Israel, for Paul's new friends, Aquila and his wife Priscilla came to ... Read Chapter

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From Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus came to Paul and his company, and when he had focused in on Paul, he took Paul's girdle, a... Read Chapter

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"Brethren, I've lived in all good conscience before God until this day," Paul began, seconds before the sharp slap brought the taste of s... Read Chapter

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And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the govern... Read Chapter

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Estelle laughed with delight as her half-brother toddled towards her. "Come, Joseph, come here my love!" Joseph clapped his hands,... Read Chapter

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"... Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved...." It was a day not unlike any other. Joel rose up before the sun, gla... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Markie Bee

I hope you get many readers for this. Well done :)

Wed, September 18th, 2019 1:05pm

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Thank you for the encouragement

Wed, September 18th, 2019 6:20am

Robert Helliger

A great religious drama novel.

Mon, September 23rd, 2019 5:31am

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Hey I appreciate that!

Mon, September 23rd, 2019 3:41am