Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lew Wallace
Narrator: Todd McLaren
Genres: Historical Fiction, Classics
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: March 2011
# of Units: 19 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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A classic of faith, fortitude, and inspiration, this faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family.

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the first century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. They become bitter enemies. Because of an unfortunate accident, Ben-Hur is sent to slave in the mines while his family is sent to leprosy caves. As Messala is dying from being crushed in a chariot race, he reveals where Ben-Hur's family is. On the road to find them, Ben-Hur meets the Christ as he is on the road to Golgotha to be crucified. That day changes Ben-Hur's life forever, for that is the day he becomes a believer.

Author Details

Author Details

Wallace, Lew

He'd rather be known as a hero of combat, but Lew Wallace is best known for his novel Ben Hur, one of the most popular novels of the 19th century.