The Trampled Cross by Joseph Hocking

“You mean to say,” he said in good Arabic to the leader of the gang who surrounded him and the grey-bearded man by his side, “that my life will he spared if I renounce Christianity and accept your faith?”

“That is what I do say, my son. Out of our great goodness we make this offer — not only to you, but to the other. Ah, be thankful it is with me and not with Abou Bazouki that you have to deal. If he stood in my place you would surely die, you and the other; but I have a merciful heart, and I would save your soul. There is but one true religion, my dear; all others are false religions — lies, all lies. Allah spoke to our Prophet, and to him He revealed His will. We are your friends in what we ask; give up lies, accept the truth.”

About the Author

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), was a Cornish novelist and United Methodist Free Church minister. Like the American Presbyterian minister Edward Roe, Hocking’s novels combine rich characters with gripping stories. Joseph Hocking published more than 101 books and was greatly respected as a fiction writer.

Book Contents

  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian
  • A Note about Typos [Typographical Errors]
  • 1 The Sacred Stones Of Moab
  • 2 The Mosque of Eed Al Kurban
  • 3 The Alternative
  • 4 Mohammedan and Christian
  • 5 Yusef and Joan
  • 6 Sir Richard And Joan
  • 7 Sir Richard’s Return To England
  • 8 Life In The Desert
  • 9 The Journey To Damascus
  • 10 Carew’s Home-coming
  • 11 Carew’s Welcome In London
  • 12 Father And Son
  • 13 Joan Winscombe And Carew
  • 14 In Which Carew Sees His Action In A New Light
  • 15 “How Do You Explain Me?”
  • 16 The Challenge
  • 17 Arranging Terms
  • 18 The Inmates Of An East End Doss-house [flop house]
  • 19 Carew At Work
  • 20 Carew’s Mission Work
  • 21 Carew’s Wooing
  • 22 Monte Carlo
  • 23 The Novelist And Preacher
  • 24 How Carew Lost His Wager
  • 25 Carew’s Return To Tel Moloch
  • 26 How Carew Played The Game

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Joseph Hocking
Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), was a Cornish writer and United Methodist Free Church minister. His novels were immensely popular in his lifetime. Many of his 100 books are available at no charge from the Lutheran Library.