A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine.
A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.
The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all.
Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30.
The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews.
But Maviah's path leads her unexpectedly to another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people--and herself.
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Center Street; Lrg edition (October 28, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ted Dekker is a “New York Times” best-selling author of more than 30 novels with over 5 million copies sold worldwide. He is known for thrillers that combine unforgettable characters, adrenaline-laced plots and incredible confrontations between good and evil. Dekker was named Best Inspirational Suspense Author in 2012 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice. His book, “The Bride Collector,” was named one of NPR’s “Top 100 Killer Thrillers” of all time. Two of his novels, “Thr3e” and “House” have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker and his wife, Lee Ann, live in Austin, Texas.
A.D. 30 is a really different kind of book than we are use to from Ted Dekker.
We follow Maviah as she journeys through many different obstacles in her life. We watch her grow and change and become the woman God wants her to be.
Judah is such a strong person who never gives up and one of my favorite lines of his is “I am Judah.”
I really didn’t care for the first part of this book. I think the part of walking through the desert took to long and didn’t hold my interest. It started to get more interesting after they got to King Herod. I enjoyed starting there and the rest of the book.
I like their steadfast faith and characters and how they handled every situation that arose.
My favorite part was the fight at the end between Maviah and her brother. Very, very good.
I highly recommend this book to Ted Dekker fans and to many people who will be his new fans. Just don’t look for his usual thriller type of book.
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