The Spanish Brothers
A Tale of the Sixteenth Century
What do the families in Seville do, when persecution bursts suddenly upon them? Carlos is imprisoned and put to “the Question”, but no tortures can make him deny the Lord, or even betray his friends who share his faith in Christ. This is a story of the horrors of The Inquisition, a largely forgotten period of time.
Presenting us with the courageous fortitude of men and women who would not deny the faith, even when the path to glory was through anguish in the body, here is a story that urges us all to press on through all obstacles. It’s an account of 16th-century believers that will leave you speechless. Themes: enduring persecution, perseverance, courage, through the Spanish inquisition.
“This is such a beautiful book. I was moved to tears many times throughout. I would strongly recommend this. It certainly put in my spirit a new longing for eternity with Jesus.” — Lauren Hughes, of Ferny Hills, Australia
“To quote from the Bible, after reading this book and a few other Lamplighter books I feel that other books are milk and these are meat! This book reminded me how powerful God is in the face of human brutality.” — Sarah Kaseman of Morenci, Michigan
About the Author
Deborah Alcock (1835-1913) was the author of several historical novels about the Reformation period and other times. These include The Romance of Protestantism and By Far Euprates.
The emphasis in this story is on the Catholic persecution of the Hussites. But Alcock does not shy away from pointing out errors of the Hussites. She has done much to increased our understanding of this oft-overlooked part of Western history.