Author Betsie A. Gebbia’s newly released “The Work of Thy Hand” is a riveting saga offering a vivid portrait of the lives of early Christians in first century Palestine

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“The Work of Thy Hand: A Novel of Early Christianity”: a gripping and potent literary debut that keeps the pages turning until its satisfying conclusion. “The Work of Thy Hand: A Novel of Early Christianity” is the creation of published author Betsie A. Gebbia, a home-school graduate and classical and sacred music lover who has lived in a rural part of Illinois her entire life.

It is A.D. 66. Mira Bat-Chet’s peaceful existence is suddenly shattered when her family is killed, her home is destroyed, and she is forced into slavery in Rome. With only her Christian faith to sustain her, Mira prays for deliverance, and in one event after another, finds God’s hand at work in her life.

When she becomes a slave in the household of a patrician family, she hopes to have found a place of safety, somewhere to quietly serve, but this is not to be. She attracts the attention of her mistress’s son, and soon her life is threatened. Where is God when Mira so desperately needs Him?

“The Work of Thy Hand: A Novel of Early Christianity” is a story of maturing faith and life-changing events. Amidst the confusion of sorrows, mistakes, and joys, Mira discovers the certainty of God’s ordained plan.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Betsie A. Gebbia’s new book is a superb choice for avid historical fiction readers.

Consumers can purchase “The Work of Thy Hand: A Novel of Early Christianity” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store,, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Work of Thy Hand: A Novel of Early Christianity”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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