Out of the Mouth of the Lion: Or, The Church in the
By Emma Leslie
Story Setting: Asia
Minor in 163 - 166 A.D.
Originally published in 1875; 265 pages; For Ages 12 – Adult
When Flaminius, a high Roman official, takes his wife,
Flavia, to the Colosseum to see Christians thrown to the lions, he has no idea
the effect it will have. Flavia cannot forget the faith of the martyrs, and
finally, to protect her from complete disgrace or even danger, Flaminius requests
a transfer to a more remote government post. As he and his family travel to the
seven cities of Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation, he sees the various
responses of the churches to persecution. His attitude toward the despised
Christians begins to change, but does he dare forsake the gods of Rome and
embrace the Lord Jesus Christ?