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General Information

Name:  Marilyn Huntman Giese  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1932 in Washinton, D.C.

-- Marilyn Huntman Giese on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Marilyn grew up in Palatine, Illinois, then moved to Chicago. After she married she moved and raised her family in Wheaton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marilyn's poems have appeared in June Cotner anthologies, Rivulets and various publications. Mother of five children, she writes of family life, nature and social issues. An historical novel based on the life of Simon Peter, The Eye of God: A Fisherman's Tale was published in January of 2010 by Xlibris.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

When the World Changed
ISBN: 1401069665

Xlibris. 2002


The Eye Of God
ISBN: 145001755X

Xlibris Corporation. 2010

Simon, later named Peter by Jesus of Nazareth, is a common fisherman in Galilee. A carefree braggart, Simon is devastated when his wife dies in childbirth. His call to follow Jesus changes his life. The Eye of God: A Fisherman's Tale takes place during forty years of Roman rule by four successive Emperors. Simon Peter, now a 'fisher of men,' is determined to save Jesus from a Roman crucifixion, but when he fails he spends the rest of his days preaching Jesus' startling new belief system.

This old story is told in a new way. Was Mary Magdalene the first Apostle in Rome? How did the men of the Dead Sea Scrolls connect with the life of Simon Peter? Why did the Emperor Caligula withdraw his order to have his life-size statue placed in the Temple of the Jews in Jerusalem, and what affect did that have on the followers of Jesus? Why was 'King' Herod Antipas banished from Galilee? How did Mary, the mother of John Mark, meet Simon Peter? Was Simon Peter in Babylon when he wrote his letter to the scattered Christians of the Diaspora? The Eye of God: A Fisherman's Tale seeks to answer these questions.

Follow Simon Peter's journey into the vortex of the tumultuous web that was the Roman Empire from circa 28 A.D. to 64 A.D.

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