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Author:  Fr. Michael Edward Giesler

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Overall Rating: This item received 5 stars overall. (06/24/2009)
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy
Synopsis: The riveting tale of a young Roman's journey to Christianity
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Fr. Michael Giesler

As the beautiful daughter of a Roman senator, Junia enjoyed the best that life had to offer in first century Rome.  She was grateful and anxious to please her family, a dutiful and obedient young woman of privilege.  That is, until a chance friendship and its abrupt end sparks an interest in a new religion that will lead to a destiny she never imagined.

Junia is a fictional exploration of life at the very beginning of Christianity from a very personal point of view.  It shows how the attractions of the new religion were accompanied by social struggle, family division, and the risk of a disgraceful death to those courageous enough to embrace it.

The beginning of the storyline which continues in the books Marcus (2004) and Grain of Wheat (2006).

The author is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in St. Louis.

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