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"The Martyrdom of Polycarp" is a riveting account of the life, teachings, and ultimate sacrifice of Polycarp, an early Christian leader and disciple of the Apostle John. This inspiring historical narrative delves deep into the struggles and triumphs of one of the most influential figures in the early Church, who played a crucial role in preserving and disseminating the teachings of Jesus Christ. Through meticulous research and captivating storytelling, this book presents a vivid portrayal of the early Christian community, its core beliefs, and the unwavering commitment of its leaders like Polycarp to uphold the faith amidst a hostile and often violent environment. Readers will be transported back to the tumultuous times of the Roman Empire, where Christians faced persecution and martyrdom for their beliefs.

At the heart of this narrative is Polycarp, whose unwavering faith and dedication to the teachings of Christ led him to confront heresies, mentor future Church leaders, and ultimately face a brutal death at the hands of Roman authorities. The story of Polycarp's martyrdom serves as a testament to his unshakable faith and an inspiration for modern-day believers, reminding them of the sacrifices and courage of the early Christians. "The Martyrdom of Polycarp: A Disciple of the Apostle John" is an essential read for anyone interested in early Christianity, Church history, and the lives of the saints who shaped the foundation of the faith. Immerse yourself in the inspiring story of Polycarp and discover how his unwavering devotion to Christ left an indelible mark on the Church and its teachings.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (April 19, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 139 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8391887676
  • Item Weight: ‎ 6.9 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.32 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

THE MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP: A Disciple of the Apostle John

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