Onesimus is a slave. From early morning until last thing at night he belongs to someone else and has no control over any area of his life. But just for one hour when the sun is at it's highest and everybody else is asleep—Onesimus is free. In the blistering, mid-day sun he climbs the high canyons and escapes his master's rule for a while. But it is here in the canyon that Onesimus meets Eirene, a rich merchant's daughter. They become firm friends and, more than ever, Onesimus longs for his freedom.
However, he doesn't realize where true freedom lies. He wants nothing to do with Jesus Christ or the man Paul who preaches about him.
Finally, Onesimus escapes to freedom. He makes friends and enemies and fights for his life as a gladiator in the Roman arena. Will Onesimus survive? Will he return to Eirene to find true love and freedom with Christ? Why don't you read this book and find out? It is one of Patricia St. John's best works of fiction—a story of love, friendship, and freedom.
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