Slave Boy in Judea

by Josephine Sanger Lau
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Rated 4.9 out of 5

Started slow but we loved it!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 22, 2021

It started slow for my 10 & 11 year old’s but once he arrived at the centurion’s home, they were hooked! I loved how many cultures and unique situations were presented. And I loved how it helped my children understand how wonderful serving one God who loves you is compared to the many “uncaring gods” of the cultures in the book. Very eye opening in a good way for my kids.

Lilly Blair

Very interesting time period and story

Rated 4 out of 5
October 14, 2021

Read this in 15 page increments to go along with our history unit on Ancient Israel. It was just enough each time but also very hard to stop reading because it was so interesting and I always wanted to know what happened next. I’m not sure I’ve read historical fiction set shortly after the life of Jesus Christ and it brought a lot of interesting perspective and thought to me as I read and discussed this with my 9 yr old. The idea of a Roman centurion hearing about Christianity and this “new way” that is so different from the many gods of the Roman religion was very interesting. Also the way slavery worked. I ached for Madoc and his deep desire to just let his mother know he was ok and to have hope and yet to not fight against his situation unnecessarily. I thought it was realistic that he tried the “new way” and yet doubted it too when things didn’t work how he expected in his mind they should. A well rounded story with lessons, insights, and events that make you want to keep reading to see how it will turn out.

Lisa G.


Rated 5 out of 5
October 7, 2021

It is one of the best books my kid has ever read! A huge Adventure that comes all together at the end!

Roger A Brewer

Great historical fiction

Rated 4 out of 5
June 21, 2021

I enjoyed this book very much and had a difficult time putting it down. My middle school son enjoyed it, but not as much as I did.

Elizabeth R

Great read aloud

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

We are learning about the greeks and roman Gods in history and this was a wonderful tie in on how persecution spread the gospel in Jesus’s day. I highly recommend this book. My children loved it.

mom andme with three
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Captured by Romans in the forests of Gaul, Madoc is sold as a slave to a Roman centurion stationed in Judea. Though he is not a hard master, Madoc is determined to escape and find his mother. However, the story takes a turn when Madoc and his master meet followers of Jesus and hear about the new way of living he taught. This story is not only engaging and packed with great messages, but it also teaches about the historical time period and the growing influence of the early Christian faith.

177 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 3 course and is included in the optional History 3 Book Pack.

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