Amora is a spellbinding narrative involving the persecution of Christians and we are given a glimpse of the Roman Empire during the time of emperors, gladiators, and the execution of Christian believers. Hallstrom vividly describes Leo's anger over Amora's conversion and subsequent actions, his overwhelming guilt after her death, his struggles against revenge, and finally, the joy and comfort that Leo himself found in faith and forgiveness!
"Just like darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of good. When we distance ourselves from God--the essence of goodness--we create evil and all the problems, heartache, and chaos that follows. When we judge others and ascribe blame, we basically choose to push God aside and walk away from him."
I enjoyed this book because of my love of historical fiction but I treasure it for the Christian message of love, hope, and forgiveness that Hallstrom has shared. Amora is a book that I highly recommend!
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Mr. Hallstrom is the author of the book, Emotional Black Holes, and several articles regarding the application of theology in one’s personal life.
He is also the founder and managing partner of the full-service business law firm, Hallstrom Klein & Ward LLP, located in Irvine, California. He is married to his sweetheart, Jean, and they have six children and eleven grandchildren.View all my reviews