I’m taking part in the Contrary To Popular Belief blog tour with a guest post by author Neil Anthes. Before I hand you over to Neil, here is what the book is about…
Did early Christianity evolve from Roman culture and customs? Was it based on truth?
Were the social issues of the early Roman Empire a driving force to adapt old customs to a new philosophy?
A young Hebrew man seeks answers beyond his religious traditions by spending fifteen years travelling and studying spiritual principles in India and Alexandria, Egypt. Upon returning to his homeland his message of self-awareness is feared by the elders and Temple priests.
At the same time the ruling elite in Rome are determined to use this controversy to their advantage. Keen to find a solution to the social and economic issues that have developed after their relentless conquests of foreign lands, they find that the young man’s spiritual message can be altered to suit their needs.
Contrary to Popular Belief is a thought-provoking novel inspired by Christian faith, and the quest for truth.
The Geography of Contrary To Popular Belief by Neil Anthes
The main story is told around the Eastern Mediterranean. It starts with the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome, 44 BCE. It follows the chase of the two leaders of the murder to Greece.
The Roman side of the story is situated around the buildings of the Roman Forum about 5 AD. The Temples to Saturn, Jupiter, Cybele and Vesta are prominent. The temple to Julius Caesar is also used as the location of the Chief Magistrate’s court. The ruins of some of these temples can be seen today in Rome.
Ancient Alexandria Egypt is described in the book. It was a center of commerce and culture and was built about 2300 years ago. It was a magnificent city where the famous Cleopatra lived. We visit this city around 27 AD.
The geography of the Nile river region is described. The myths that came out of the natural cycles of nature and how life evolved in the region are examined.
Northern India around 18 AD and Judea from 30 AD to 51 AD is the setting for the travels of our Teacher.
Purchase Link: Amazon UK
About the Author
Neil Anthes is a retired small business owner and international business manager. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada with a bachelor of science degree. He is a semi-professional photographer and currently lives in the Southern Interior of British Columbia Canada. This is his second book. The first, Moments in Time, Reflections on Personal Mystical Experiences, was published in 2014.
Thanks to Rachel at Authoright for inviting me to be part of the tour and to Neil for the guest post. Follow the rest of the tour…