Ben Hur takes place when Rome was the most powerful civilization on Earth. Young Judah Ben Hur is persecuted for his beliefs by his Roman friends and finds himself serving on a prison ship. A fateful attack by pirates sees him freed and adopted by a Roman politician. When he returns to his homeland he challenges his former friend Massala to a chariot race and becomes a follower of Jesus, making it his mission to save the Son of God from meeting an untimely fate at the hands of the Romans. Beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading.