Tuesday, October 13, 2015

#80: A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker

They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert, wielding an authority few have seen. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves, leaving her reeling as a slave once more. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death. 

Enter a story full of intrigue, heart-wrenching defeat, uncompromising love and staggering victory-one that re-examines everything you thought you knew about the heart of Jesus's stunning message and the power that follows for those who follow his easily forgotten way. 

  • Series: AD (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street (October 6, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9781599954172

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TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 novels with a total of more than 10 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.




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REVIEW:
Empowering read.
A book that fills your soul with God's word, love and forgiveness. 
I didn't read the first book, A.D. 30, and it didn't matter. I didn't feel lost or miss anything. So this can be and was read standalone. 
Ted Dekker has a way of using a story to make you see the nature of some of God's most important teachings. In this book, he used many familiar biblical characters and a couple not-so-familiar ones to show the power of faith. I really loved Saba. His heart never wavered from God's way once. For all he had been through, it shows how pure his faith and love went. It was beautiful to read.
There were some deep heart-wrenching moments though. It is a biblical story, and we all know how barbaric life often was in that era. You can just imagine some of the more uncomfortable scenes in the story.
Still, those scenes were real and have a deep impact on the reader, as well as in the story. I liked this book, and know many of you biblical fiction fans will like it too.

3.5/5


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5 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds like a good read! Trish - tales from trish

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  2. I've got to get my hands on this one. I've read all but one of his books and this sounds as thrilling as his others!

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  3. This sounds like a fascinating book.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing it. I'm not familiar with this author at all.

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  5. Another great sounding book. Thanks for sharing your review.

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