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”:
“The reigning king of Christian thrillers expands into biblical fiction to explore the time and teachings of Christ … The author paints vivid scenes of desert crossings on camels, aristocratic life in ancient Palestine, and the private doings of kings and queens. In the first of a pair of novels about Jesus, Dekker kicks down the door of biblical fiction.” — “Publisher’s Weekly”
“Dekker’s 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 in an era when women were property.” — “Kirkus”
“This is the kind of book that the term ‘sweeping epic’ was made for.” — Ilene Cooper, “Booklist”
Ted Dekker is a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels with a total of more than 10 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.
Wow! Ted Dekker’s latest release really is unlike ANYTHING he has written before…and I absolutely LOVE it!
Maviah’s story is so powerful, this character really allowed me to look at the life of Christ in a whole new way. The story was so rich in setting, I could literally breathe in the desert sand through the page. Full of action, mystery, and suspense- which we all love and expect from this author…A.D. 30 will thrill long-time fans of Dekker and I hope open the door for some new readers as well.
*****5/5 STARS- 2014 FAVE!!! DO NOT MISS*****