From Moody Computer 077I screamed. Ba’al’s statue seemed alive. A path opened through the crowd and I stood alone before him. He knew me. I flung my head back, letting the hood fall, and slowly raised my arm, pointing steadily at his image.

“You,” I cried aloud, “are not God!”

When wealthy, noble Perpetua rejects the gods of Rome and Carthage she does not know that a journey has just begun—one that will lead to the sandy floor of the great stone amphitheater—or that a love story will propel it.

Based on a diary kept by the martyr herself, Perpetua: A Bride, A Martyr, A Passion invites readers into the early third century and the life of a beautiful Carthaginian girl. What love could compel her to suffer pain and loss joyfully, and what passion will ultimately guide the executioner’s sword to her own throat?


“…if I give my body to be burned, but have not love,

it profits me nothing…"


I Corinthians 13:3