Item description for Vessel of Honor by Melvin Cobb...
Overview Drawn from Acts, chapter 8, a gripping novel, narrated by Luke, documents the baptism of Sahlin Malae, an Ethiopian chamberlain and the first foreigner to receive salvation through Christ, who, despite many obstacles and hardships, converted the queen from idolatry to Christianity upon his return. Original.
Publishers Description In the eighth chapter of the Book of Acts, Luke records the baptism of an Ethiopian chamberlain. "Vessel of Honor" picks up where Acts 8 left off. Chamberlain Sahlin Malae is in the service of Amanitore, a powerful Ethiopian queen in the First Century A.D. After discovering the long-awaited Messiah, he returns to a kingdom on the verge of destroying itself. Even though he has become a believer, Sahlin craves the power and prestige common to his lineage. Filled with rich history, "Vessel of Honor" is a compelling portrayal of the inner struggles facing those in the early Ethiopian church.
Citations And Professional Reviews Vessel of Honor by Melvin Cobb has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 06/01/2004 page 127
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Studio: Lift Every Voice
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.32" Width: 5.56" Height: 1.22" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 14, 2004
Publisher Moody Publishing
ISBN 080241365X ISBN13 9780802413659
Availability 0 units.
More About Melvin Cobb
MELVIN J. COBB is the director of Online Education at Rio Hondo Community College, and a part-time professor at both National University and California State University Long Beach. He previously served as a campus evangelist and full-time minister. Melvin is the author of Shadow of Redemption and Vessel of Honor. He and his wife are the parents of four children and reside in Fountain Valley, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Vessel of Honor?
Great book! Jul 30, 2004
We've needed something like this for a long time! This book is thought provoking and reads like a cross between a historical drama and a textbook. It brought to life an anceint African culture to such a degree that I felt as if I had actually visited that part of the world. The characters were real and complex and helped bring the culture to life. The map and glossary really helped!
Don't Bother Jul 29, 2004
I found the author took what could have been an intesting topic and made it so convoluted that it was boring and a chore to read. The main character was so one-dimentional that I had no sympathy for his conflict. The main character could have had many levels of emotions due to his conflict, but the author couldn't seem to touch on any of them. By the middle of the book, I was so lost as to who was who that I found myself constantly retracing what I'd read to remind myself who these people were. After a while I just didn't care and lost interest. It felt as if I was reading a "piece" novel. A book where the author took pieces from other books and tried to make an original novel from it. Never once did I believe the story. There are so many other really good novels in this genre that I'm sorry I wasted my time on this one. What I don't understand is how this book is part of a series, are the publishers kidding?!!
A wonderful Christian Experience Jun 15, 2004
A story that is wonderfully told about the Christian experience as a whole. Cobb takes you right into the lives of African believers who must reconcile the struggle between the Spirit of Christ living within them and the pagan culture surrounding them. Can't wait for the next one Melvin.
Black History & Historical Christian Fiction Apr 28, 2004
If you love reading Historical Christian Fiction novels, such as Francine Rivers, you will love reading this book. The authors descriptives in the book make you really feel like you are there and able to see every detail. His characters are real in their struggle to walk out their new life in Christ and leave the old behind. If you wonder what it must have been like to be a new believer in Africa after the resurrection of Christ, this is the book for you!