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By Paul Cole
Town & Country Christian Church 

Slow to believe


Lew Wallace published his novel “Ben-Hur: A tale of the Christ,” considered by many the most influential Christian book of the 19th century. It has never gone out of print. The story tells about a young Jewish nobleman named Judah Ben-Hur.

Amy Lifson, writing for Humanities magazine, said that writing the book had a major impact on Mr. Wallace’s life. “As Ben-Hur guided readers through the scenes of the Passion, so did he lead the way for Lew Wallace to believe in Jesus Christ.”

Wallace said, “I have seen the Nazarene … I saw him perform works which no mere man could perform....

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