The Big Fisherman

by Lloyd C. Douglas

Hardcover, 1948



Lloyd Cassel Douglas (August 27, 1877 - February 13, 1951) born Doya C. Douglas, was an American minister and author who published popular novels about religious and moral issues His last novel, THE BIG FISHERMAN (1948), focuses on Jesus, Peter, and a pair of young lovers, Esther and Voldi. The Roman world of the early Christian Church is carefully drawn. Douglas's main purpose is to present a Christian thesis in the form of a novel and include in the gospel narratives the aspect of human interest...


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LibraryThing member librisissimo
Partially read. I couldn't continue with the fictionalized and thoroughly anachronistic treatment of the NT story. Amazing how popularity depends mostly on the contemporary zeitgeist; compare Lund's series.
LibraryThing member WaterMillChurch
A very captivating story of two young Arabians who end up in Judea during the time of Jesus. It definetly does not follow the Biblical account in several details but portrays the culture of the time and gives some insight into the conflicts people had over following Jesus. LKC
LibraryThing member rjabpab
Lloyd Douglas's novels based on characters and events in the New Testament are timeless classics.


Houghton Mifflin (T) (1948), Edition: First Edition, 581 pages

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0395076307 / 9780395076309


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