Monday, January 4, 2016

A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker - REVIEWED

About the Book:

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 world 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.

My Thoughts:

"Oh that everyone would know the Father!  Oh that all would see what I saw and know as I knew such boundless rivers of love for all who were weary and downtrodden in this life!  that they would taste the fruit of Yeshua and see that He is good.  That this taste would forever wash away the bitter taste of the fruit that had opened their eyes to darkness and grievance."  (p. 351)

This is the essence of the journey you will walk with Maviah as she experiences the events surrounding the death and resurrection of Christ.  The events that lead up to the events in Jerusalem are enough to turn most hearts from the truth that Maviah has already experienced in A.D. 30.  Now, as she witnesses the crucifixion, you too will understand the price that was paid for sin and the power of serving a resurrected Savior!

I've underlined. I've wept.  I've rejoiced.  These two books are an answer to prayer in my life, and I will be forever grateful that Ted Dekker wrote these novels and shared them with the world.  God is going to bless his socks off for his obedience!  Lives will be eternally transformed by these novels!  I am rejoicing today after reading this novel!  I cannot begin to recommend this highly enough!!

About the Author:

Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is a New York Times best-selling author of over thirty five novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans. Ted’s latest work, a historical fiction based on the teachings of Jesus, is a radical departure from previous outings and is receiving critical acclaim.

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