THE BIG FISHERMAN by Lloyd Douglas

THE BIG FISHERMAN

byLloyd Douglas

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The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas

Lloyd Cassel Douglas (August 27, 1877 - February 13, 1951) born Doya C. Douglas, was an American minister and author. He was born in Columbia City, Indiana, spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, where his father was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. According to the 1910 Census Douglas was listed as a Lutheran Clergyman.

Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time, although he did not write his first novel until he was 50.

The Big Fisherman is about the later life of Peter, one of the closest disciples of Jesus.

The Robe ends with "the Big Fisherman" as a nickname for Peter. Jesus called him "the fisher of men" and "the Rock". The story traces Peter's journey from self-sufficient fisherman to his dependency on a risen Christ. It also presents another story of redemption and forgiveness, as he takes in a young runaway Arab girl, Fara. She has come to take vengeance on her father, Herod Antipas, for his treatment of her mother. She is followed by Voldi, an Arab prince who wishes to marry her and take her back home. As they both learn of Jesus, it changes their lives.

Douglas' first novel, Magnificent Obsession, published in 1929, was an immediate and sensational success. Critics held that his type of fiction was in the tradition of the great religious writings of an earlier generation, such as, Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis.

Douglas then wrote Forgive Us Our Trespasses; Precious Jeopardy; Green Light; White Banners; Disputed Passage; Invitation To Live; Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal; The Robe, and The Big Fisherman. The Robe sold more than 2 million copies, without any reprint edition. Douglas sold the motion picture rights to this story, though the film, starring Richard Burton, was not released until 1953, after Douglas's death.

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Title:THE BIG FISHERMANFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Download eBooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006201055

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