Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ
by Lew Wallace
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2000
One of the most popular and beloved 19th century American novels. This faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family.
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