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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.
Praise For A.D. 30: A Novel…
"[A.D. 30] showcases the New York Times best-selling author's gift for immersing readers in ancient settings, believable characters, and high-octane story lines."—Library Journal, starred review
"A rich and engaging tale that captivates readers from the first page. The depth of insight and development into characters is outstanding....This is a must read."—RT Book Reviews, top pick
"This is the kind of book the term "sweeping epic" was made for."—Booklist
"Dekker (Outlaw, 2013, etc.) makes the spiritual real...descriptions of the Nafud's dangers--think Lawrence of Arabia--are powerfully done, as are his portrayals of the perils posed by the clashing customs of Arabs, Jews and Romans."—Kirkus Reviews
"[A.D. 30] may be a genre unto itself: part historical fiction, part spiritual self-help."—New York Times
"An enjoyable read...Maviah's journey to redemption was very engaging and left me eager for the next installment."—Jennifer Fleming, CBA Retailers and Resources
"Dekker, the prolific best-selling author of more than 20 books including the "Book of Mortals" series and "The Circle" trilogy, draws on his exotic Indonesian childhood for his new thrilling adventure saga. . .Combining a rich visual portrait of a Stone Age civilization and a surprising spiritual redemption, this excellent book will engage suspense and historical fiction readers."—Library Journal on Outlaw, starred review
Center Street, 9781599954189, 432pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2014