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.
An excerpt from chapter one of my forthcoming novel, Onesimus: A Novel of Ancient Christianity. “…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).
Corinth was a huge, teeming, busy, happy, dirty, cosmopolitan city—one of the most famous and infamous in the entire Roman Empire. And Onesimus was about to meet an important citizen who would be remembered throughout history: Gaius Titius Justus.