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03/19/09
What a great story depicting history. It is sobering how easy it is for man to get carried away with "crusades" of his own design. You wrote a very gripping account. Good job.
03/21/09
Excellent historical piece, with top-notch writing.
03/23/09
Great historical fiction piece. Very well written!
03/23/09
I love it when a story stands apart from every other entry. This is an excellent take on the Kingdom of God, albeit a sadly misguided interpretation. I could almost taste the dirt and the dust and the desperation. Very well done indeed.
03/24/09
Very moving and interesting story.
03/24/09
It's hard to find fault with someone who gives all to a cause, even when they are mis-guided. The writing is top notch and the story very compelling. I learned something from it.
Mona
03/24/09
Very good historical story here. Great writing.
03/24/09
I was unaware of this historical event. Thank you for sharing it with such skill.
03/24/09
Very interesting piece of history, and very well written. Nice job.
03/24/09
A beautifully written description of a complex historical subject. It makes me want to read more about this ill-fated crusade!
03/24/09
THis is quite an interesting piece. I had no idea what it was about until the footnote, sadly. Though it was through no fault of yours.
03/24/09
With simple phrases and descriptions you had me right there in that barren place. I was roused with Jean (although we know the ending...) and felt the crowd's energy. Great piece (although the topic makes me squirm a bit ;-)
03/24/09
History come to life! I like your POV... it brings it down to the personal level. Well done!
03/24/09
Very well written. Although it is historical I think it has powerful relevance today. It is such powerful rhetoric that still mis-leads the poor and desperate into all manner of disastrous adventures. Oh that the true Gospel of God's Kingdom would be preached in such a way as to awaken such a passionate response! Well researched and well told.
03/24/09
This is a very well-written historical piece. It draws the reader in and gives insight into something not many know about. It does make one see the crusades a little bit closer...
03/24/09
I had never heard anything about this. Thanks for the history lesson. You expressed this story with excellence. Good job!
03/24/09
Wonderfully done. Another piece that drew me in, and kept me reading!
03/24/09
The tension and excitement builds up through this story until the reader wants to march out with the crowd at the end. Great job.
03/25/09
Interesting!