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The Big Fisherman is a novel written by Lloyd C. Douglas. The novel is closely related to Douglas' previous book, The Robe. A movie adaptation was also made for The Big Fisherman (similarly as to The Robe) in 1959, directed by Frank Borzage.
The film follows Peter, nicknamed The Big Fisherman, Jesus having called him "the fisher of men" and "the Rock". The story traces Peter's journey from self-sufficient fisherman to his dependency on a risen Christ. It also presents another story or redemption and forgiveness, as he takes in a young runaway Arab girl, Fara. She has come to take vengeance on her father, Herod Antipas, for his treatment of her mother. She is followed by Voldi, an Arab prince who wishes to marry her and take her back home. Both quickly and suddenly become disciples of Jesus as well.
Tropes associated with this work:
- Author Tract
- Easy Evangelism: Oh boy...
- The Fundamentalist: Peter, and later his converts.