“In this novel, McDowell expertly drills deep into the core of humanity and exposes a raw nerve—a painful discovery, but not without purpose…it addresses a question we all face at some point in our life: is there any beauty to be found in a dark place?”
Linda Marie Zupancic
Writer, editor, B.C., Canada
“…based on a true story, Onesimus is a Roman slave who is willing to do questionable acts for freedom of body and soul. But he finds himself on a journey that will test his courage, challenge his view of society, and force him to decide what ‘freedom’ really means.” (Jon Sparks, Historical Fiction Review)
Onesimus: A Novel of Christianity in the Roman Empire, is a work of historical fiction set in the first century AD. Based on the true story of a Roman slave, it takes place in a number of locations around the Roman Empire. Below are some of the diagrams and maps that will be included with the book.