Sunday, October 26, 2014

A.D. 30 Book #Review

Synopsis: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.
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My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

A.D. 30 is the amazing story of Maviah, daughter of Rami bin Malik, a powerful Bedouin sheikh.  The Thalmud have overthrown Rami, cut out his tongue and held him prisoner.  Maviah is his only hope, and she also wants to avenge her son’s brutal murder.  Her journey from the Arabian Desert to Rome is not only a physical, but also a very emotional one.  Her two warrior guards, Saba, a Bedu, and Judah, a Jew, are her only traveling companions.  Judah’s faith in God peaks her curiosity, who is this remarkable man his forefathers spoke of?

This story takes you back in time to the days of Jesus.  Maviah is a woman we can all relate with in one way or another.  She learns about having complete faith in our heavenly father, first through Judah, then through her own experiences.  Ted Dekker did a remarkable job tying the story to scripture.  I was extremely moved and blessed by this book and you will too, as we learn that all it takes is faith, love and forgiveness.


About Ted Dekker:

Ted Dekker is known for novels that combine adrenaline-laced stories with unexpected plot twists, unforgettable characters, and incredible confrontations between good and evil. Ted lives in Austin with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.
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