Book in Review: Ted Dekker A.D. 30
Reading this book took me much longer than I expected, but I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it!
When I got the email saying I scored a copy for review of Ted Dekkers new book A.D. 30 I screamed. Yes, screamed! I was just that excited. Ted Dekker is one of my favorite authors. I’ve devoured several books over the years but Dekker remains at the top of my leader board for good reason.
Dekker has changed his writing style over the many years he has been writing. However, there’s one thing I can count on from his books, and that’s greatness. He has the ability to just open the doors of your mind to see things in a way you’ve never thought of before. Once again he does not disappoint!
A.D. 30 is set in the time of Jesus and is centered around a woman named Maviah. Her journey is incredible and heart wrenching. You will find yourself relating to a lot of her inner turmoil and struggle to let go. This book delivers. It has a little something for everyone. Battles, love, conflict, but what people are going to find the most of is truth.
Are you ready to go on the journey?
“Enter 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.”