Thursday, December 18, 2014

A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker | RE:View

I've been a fan of Ted Dekker's for a long time now. He has consistently put out books that I love. They inspire me, entertain me, and make me think. A.D. 30 was another such book.

A.D. 30 follows the story of a young woman, Maviah, whose father is a powerful Bedouin sheikh. When turmoil hits, Maviah narrowly escapes with the help of her father's warriors, Saba and Judah. Sent on a mission from her father, these three cross desserts and encounter all sorts of adventure.

This story is one that will transport  you to another time. It will wrap you up in beautiful language and description, as if you were the one experiencing the grit and dryness of a sandstorm or staring in awe at a sky filled with stars.

For me, when Maviah's path crosses with that of the "enigmatic teacher" Yeshua, my connection with the story deepened. I was there seeing Him. I was experiencing His stories in real time. I was the one being called daughter. 

It is a story of purpose, adventure, and transformation. 

I highly recommend this novel to anyone. Whether you enjoy historical fiction, enigmatic tales, or action and adventure, you will enjoy this book. I cannot sing its praises enough!

Purchase A.D. 30: A Novel

Book Description
(from Amazon)
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.
I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.

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