Quest of the Sapphire

A. E. Smith (Author)


Marco, the son of Centurion Adan Longinus who crucified Jesus, leaves his family without a plan or resources. He hopes to accomplish something that will earn his father's approval and make up for a dangerously bad decision. Marco immediately faces difficulties and is about to abandon his quest when a chance encounter with a street vender changes everything. Adan Longinus, along with his brother Nikolaus and other son Aquila, search for Marco. They encounter many perils, including a shipwreck, a haunting presence, a false arrest, and family members' unforeseen situations. Long-hidden secrets are revealed as their search progresses and complications arise. They face hazards beyond their control as well as those of their own making. When they finally reunite, they discover that the greatest peril is about to unfold--the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The family's survival hangs in the balance. If you like mystery and adventure, told with historical accuracy, and an inspiring message, you'll enjoy this series.

Product Details

$23.00  $21.16
Resource Publications (CA)
Publish Date
December 09, 2019
7.0 X 10.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

A. E. Smith has a bachelor of science degree from Baylor University and a master's degree from Northern Arizona University. She is also the author of Journey of the Pearl, and A Gift for Gracelyn.


""A. E. Smith takes the reader on an imaginative journey into a first-century narrative. She approaches the story with a creative perspective, historical facts, and an engaging narrative that captures the reader's attention. The drama will come alive as the sons of Centurion Longinus struggle to find their way in a tempestuous world of intrigue and danger."" --Don W. Hebbard, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Amberton University