A.D. 30 {A Book Review}

This post is sponsored by Family Christian, but my review of A.D. 30 is all my own!

I was recently given the opportunity to review A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker.  At first, I was nervous that I was not going to complete reading the 400 plus page book by the given deadline.  However, once I started reading, it was hard to put down.  

The story follows Maviah,  the illegitimate daughter of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia.  As a woman in the year A.D. 30, when women had little say over anything and were treated poorly (unless they were a queen), Maviah is caught in midst of war and has been given the ultimate task of save her father and her people.  In order to do that, she must travel across the unforgiving desert with her trusted companions, Saba and Judah, to meet King Herod for help.  Along the way, she learns of a man - who is known as a mystic - named Yeshua from Nazareth and of his teachings.  

I commend Ted Dekker’s style of writing.  It was descriptive, and compelled you to want to read more of the story.  It was one of those books where it is midnight and even though you need to go to bed, you want to keep reading just to find out what happens next.  Furthermore, even though this is a fictional book, the biblical references and people that are in the story gave more of a vivid image as to how people such as Judah, Mary and even King Herod lived.  

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  1. I've read a couple of Dekker's books. This sounds compelling. :) I like Family Christian stores, so this would be great to win. :)

  2. You know, Dekker has such a diverse style of writing. He can write a story that will scare the stink out of you, one that tugs on your heart strings, and then one like this. I really enjoyed his Red, White, and Black series as well. I hadn't heard of this one, so I'm looking forward to it!

    1. I'll have to check out that book Mimi. I really enjoy his style of writing and look forward to reading more of his books.

  3. Vera Wilson said

    I love to read Christain Fiction books. This sounds like a good one. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. This have never read Ted Dekker, but this sounds like it would be a great one to start with!

  5. I love your review and Family Christian! Thanks for the giveaway :)


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