A.D. 30: A Novel by Ted Dekker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Maviah was born out of wedlock and sent away to be a slave. When she returns home with her own baby her father asks her to go on a mission to protect the people who didn’t protect her. After an unexpected attack, Maviah escapes with two others and they flee to King Herod’s court to ask for help. Can she convince him to help her cause? Who can she trust in this world where woman have no place? During her journeys she learns about a man named Yeshua (Christ) and his teachings touch her and those around her in an unexpected way.
A.D. 30 takes readers back to the time of Christ and tells of the social and political upheaval that was transpiring around the religious changes. The story of Yeshua is weaved within the story of Maviah and the reader will discover the truths he taught as they are explored by her. As a gentile, a woman and an illegitimate child she had many stigmas against her. Yet throughout the book she uncovers a hidden source of strength and overcomes the barriers put before her. Dekker has written an historical fiction novel that can only be enhanced by the truths included. This book covers many of Yeshua’s early teachers and another book, A.D. 33, is promised in the future.
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