Justin was a pagan young man with a voracious appetite for Truth—for God. He searched far and wide to find someone who could teach him—someone who was a true philosopher, not a wage-exacting idea-peddler.
In his hometown of Flavia Neapolis in northern Israel, he could access many schools of thought brought over the Mediterranean by the Greeks and Romans. He tried them all—Stoics, Peripatetics, Pythagoreans, Platonists…
He saw Christians too, and admired their fortitude in persecution, but they seemed a bit crazy.
Then one day, Justin met a mysterious old man who told him—after a long debate—that Truth is not something that can be reached by human knowledge alone. Truth must reveal Itself through prophets.
That’s when Justin knew Christianity was the only answer to his quest—Christianity with its beautiful Scriptures and the truths they revealed.
After that, Justin became Christianity’s greatest defender of the 2nd century. His rich philosophical background and his intense love of Christ combined to make him a prominent apologist—and when the Scriptures he knew were important came under attack by heretics, he stood right up to defend them.
Some said Christians had to adhere to every Jewish law; others that the Old Testament should be abolished completely; Justin proved that the middle line must be taken. Scripture Wars: How Justin Martyr Rescued The Old Testament for Christians tells you all about this gripping fight for the Scriptures. True-life, exciting, and inspiring, this book is the best kind of page-turner for your summer reading list! Get your copy today at The Catholic Company!