04 April 2015

A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker

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.

Author Ted Dekker and his addictive stories have long been a favorite of mine. Though A.D. 30 tackles a different sort of story than his usual novel, it still contains Dekker’s masterful storytelling, filled with plenty of action and drama. Once I started reading this incredible, beautiful, moving story of one woman’s life-changing encounter with Yeshua, I simply could not stop. Fans of Ted Dekker will not be disappointed in reading A.D. 30. It’s well-worth the read.

Thanks to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley, I received a copy of A.D. 30 and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Ted Dekker is one of my favorite authors. I haven't read A.D. 30 yet, but I know it's a must read. Practically all of his are!