Silver Chalice

Silver Chalice

by Thomas B. Costain
Publisher: Loyola Press
Trade Paperback, 820 pages
Current Retail Price: $13.95

The colorful, passionate world of early Christianity comes to vivid life in this story of Basil of Antioch. Basil, a sensitive artisan, is purchased from slavery and commissioned to create a decorative casing for the Chalice that Jesus used at the Last Supper. Basil travels to Jerusalem, Greece, and Rome, meets the apostles, braves the perils of persecution, and finally makes a fateful choice that allows him to "see" Jesus. The dramatic plot, compelling characters, and spiritual depth of The Silver Chalice made it one of the most popular historical novels of the twentieth century.

It's one of my all time favorite novels, and although a little on the Catholic mystical side, it's well worth a read! —Eli

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FLAWS: Fighting/violence, sensuality, Catholic mysticism
Summary: Adventurous and romantic historical novel set during the apostolic period.

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