Have you ever wondered what life was like for the first-century Christians? The tiny book of Philemon is the framework for this book. Philemon, a successful merchant in Collose, purchases Onesimus for an exorbitant price to rescue him for the galleys of a trade ship only to have the young man run away with a fourth of the year’s profit. Why did he run? And how did he end up with Paul under house arrest? What circumstances brought Philemon to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ? This was a fun book to write as I researched first-century life in the early church. It will hold your attention as you discover the blessings and trials of the early church in its infancy.