Faith Cook

Stronger than the Sword

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  • Publisher: EP Books
  • ISBN: 9780852347287

A farmer stumbles across an injured Royalist soldier deciding to help him will have repercussions in the years to come. Depicting a rural family living at a time when to refuse to conform to the form of worship the state imposed was to risk imprisonment.

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A farmer searching the moors at night for his son, missing after a skirmish in the English Civil War, stumbles across a Royalist soldier lying severely injured in a ditch. His decision to help the man will have surprising repercussions in years to come, both for his own family and for the stranger whose life was saved at great personal cost to his rescuers.

Set against the background of stirring events and incorporating numerous references to real-life historical figures, Stronger than the Sword depicts a typical family living in rural England at the a time when to refuse to conform to the forms of worship imposed by the sate was to risk fines, or even imprisonment in harsh conditions.

Though fictitious, the central characters are representative of the countless numbers of Christians worldwide who, down the centuries, have demonstrated a faith in the living God which is stronger than the sword – a faith that prevails even though a civil war may attempt to crush and annihilate it. Their story challenges Christians today to remain faithful to the truths of Scripture, cost what it may, and whether thy are facing overt persecution or the more subtle forms which opposition often takes in the West.

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