A.D. 30 : a novel /

by Dekker, Ted.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Center Street, [2014]Edition: First edition.Description: x, 415 pages : maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781599954189 (hardback) :; 1599954184 (hardback).Title notes: $25.00 11-2014 (db)Subject(s): Jesus Christ -- Fiction | Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Fiction | Arabian Peninsula -- Fiction | Christian fiction | Historical fiction | Christian fiction | Historical fictionSummary: "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 his 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. <br> A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. <br> The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. <br> Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30. <br> 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.<br> <br> 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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"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 his 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"-- Provided by publisher.

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Starred Review. Maviah is the shunned daughter of Rami, a powerful Bedouin sheikh in Arabia. Only through the kindness of her stepmother, Nasha, is Maviah allowed to return home with her illegitimate son. When Nasha dies, Maviah's very existence is in danger when Nasha's father attacks Rami, seeking to conquer his kingdom. In a desperate attempt to save his realm, Rami asks Maviah to go to King Herod and beg for an alliance. But on her journey she meets a Yeshua, a teacher whose theology runs counter to the current thinking of the time and whose reputation as a powerful mystic begins to attract the notice of the ruling powers. This unusual man may be the only solution to her problems. VERDICT This first entry in a new series about the life of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) showcases the New York Times best-selling author's gift ("Circle" series) for immersing readers in ancient settings, believable characters, and high-octane story lines. An accessible and suspenseful tale reminiscent of novels by Tosca Lee and Anita Diamant, this is biblical fiction of the highest caliber. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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