A great read for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the origins of Christianity and the rise of the Jesus movement from obscure backwater cult to worldwide prominence.
One of my favorite book series is the Time Quintet by Madeline L'Engle. Within that series, there is a book called A Swiftly Tilting Planet. L'Engle puts her own spin on Saint Patrick's Breastplate in the story; the characters use it as a sort of prayer/spell hybrid to defeat the "powers of darkness." Here's her version of the... Continue Reading →