Today is the 550th Birthday of Guru Nanak the origin of the Sikh faith and it is being celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm in all the countries of the world.
Man cannot survive in this world without faith in some Messiah. There have been God sent great teachers like Moses, Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha and Guru Nanak. These messengers of God have given guidance to ordinary human beings. One of the greatest messiahs has been Jesus Christ.
The Robe is a book set in the period of Jesus Christ’s life when he is about to be arrested by Roman soldiers. Marcellus is a Roman Tribune who encounters Jesus while near Jerusalem. His life changes into the sphere of the mystical soon after; he wanders through Galilee, Greece and Italy seeking for belief in the miracle of Jesus’ life.
It is a beautiful and gentle story told with wisdom. It is a book that should be read by all Christians (and non-Christians) who have had the foundations of their faith shaken by modern life.
The book is written by Lloyd C. Douglas. He was a pastor in the Lutheran Church. He was very popular as a writer in the 20th Century. Lloyd C. Douglas was a prolific writer with four of his books being made into movies. He died in 1951 leaving a rich literary legacy for his readers all over the world.