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  • Return to Exile by Lynne Gentry
    Book Examines Courageous Love and Faith Strong Enough to Span the Centuries
    Set against the backdrop of the birth of the Christian faith, fear and loss are pitted against the strength of a fledgling faith in Return to Exile (Howard Books/ January 6, 2015/ISBN: 978-1476746364/$14.99) by Lynne Gentry. Readers who were left...
  • The best evangelists may not even be fully converted yet
    The best evangelists may not even be fully converted yet
    A professional evangelist comes to town, puts on an expensive show and leaves. A church experiences a flash of excitement, a big bill and very little growth. The best evangelists are not the professionals but the most unlikely people, like the...
  • Carthage ruins
    The Final Punic War
    In 202 B.C., the Romans thoroughly defeated Carthage in the Second Punic War. Over the next fifty years, Rome conquered and expanded its borders. While Rome evolved into an empire, Carthage remained a client state until they fulfilled the peace...
  • Lago Trasimeno
    Hannibal Barca's Final Years (202 B.C.-182 B.C.)
    In 202 B.C., Hannibal lost the Battle of Zama and was forced into retirement. The corrupt government which undercut his Italian campaign proved equally corrupt in peacetime forcing Hannibal out of retirement. Meanwhile, the Romans remained leery...
  • Zama
    The Battle of Zama and the Fall of Carthage
    Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 B.C. and defeated several Roman armies. He won sweeping victories that would have destroyed lesser societies. However, Rome refused to surrender and continued the war despite being outmatched by Hannibal. The...
  • Rome & Carthage at the beginning of the Second Punic War
    The Second Punic War Begins
    Rome defeated Carthage in the First Punic War. The underdog Romans defeated the superior Carthaginian navy after two decades of war. Theimposed peace bankrupted Carthage and left the city state bitter. This bitterness led to a second conflict over...
  • Carthage Ruins
    The First Punic War (264-241 B.C.)
    In 264 B.C., the Roman Republic and Carthage went to war over Sicily. The conflict lasted 23 years and represented the first of three major wars for control of the Mediterranean. The first warended Roman victory in 241 B.C. The Roman victory did...