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I almost didn t read this book as I haven t been thrilled with some of his books lately, but after finding out it was an historical fiction novel, which I love , I decided to give it a chance and I am so glad I did Maviah is an outcast in her own home As a woman and a slave, she is considered the lowliest of the low When the wife of her father, a sheik of a Bedoiun tribe, dies the alliance formed by the marraige crumbles He is betrayed from within and so her father, in an attempt to regain h I almost didn t read this book as I haven t been thrilled with some of his books lately, but after finding out it was an historical fiction novel, which I love , I decided to give it a chance and I am so glad I did Maviah is an outcast in her own home As a woman and a slave, she is considered the lowliest of the low When the wife of her father, a sheik of a Bedoiun tribe, dies the alliance formed by the marraige crumbles He is betrayed from within and so her father, in an attempt to regain his honor, sends Maviah on a mission to go to King Herod to ask for his support.Maviah is scared, but she is bound by blood and so she leaves with Judah, a Bedouin Jew and Saba, her fathers fiercest warrior to go on this mission.On the way, she meets Yeshua Jesus.Her life will never be the same.This book was powerful and took my breath away There is just no other way to put it Read it for yourself It comes with my highest recommendation and I eagerly await the sequel Bravo, Mr Dekker 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 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 #DOWNLOAD KINDLE º A.D. 30 ð A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient PalestineA war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heartThe harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it allStep back in time to the year of our LordAD 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 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 JewsBut 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 Maviah is the outcast daughter of a Bedouin sheikh must find the courage to save her people when enemies attack them She escaped with Saba, a warrior and Judah who comes from a tribe that can read the stars Together they must cross the desert and try to forge an alliance with King Herod of the Jews But Maviah meets on her way to King Herod another man who will have a great impact on her life A man called Yeshua I was intrigued about reading a fiction about a woman that lived at the same Maviah is the outcast daughter of a Bedouin sheikh must find the courage to save her people when enemies attack them She escaped with Saba, a warrior and Judah who comes from a tribe that can read the stars Together they must cross the desert and try to forge an alliance with King Herod of the Jews But Maviah meets on her way to King Herod another man who will have a great impact on her life A man called Yeshua I was intrigued about reading a fiction about a woman that lived at the same time as Jesus did But I just couldn t really find myself enjoying the story It started off good, but then it suddenly turned into a historical romance and then I lost some interest in the book But I did enjoy part of it But I think I wasn t really in the mood for a historical fiction Christian fiction with a dash of romance in it when I read the book and that made the book a bit hard to read Also, I read the book at a time in my life when I had read a lot of theology book since I was studying it, and I think that affected my mood And, my main subject of reading material during the year when I read this book had been the years before and after Jesus was born And, that probably made me a bit over critical at the time But, if you enjoy historical fiction Christian fiction then you will probably enjoy this book It s well written,dramatic than I expected and not as cheesy as I was afraid the book would be Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review I listened to this as I commuted It s an odd book to review some parts were interesting, some preachy, some dragged on, etc I liked how Dekker used history to get the timelines and events of the story as true as possible The war between the Bedouin and the Thamud tribes of early Israel Palestine The tensions were apparent, as was the political maneuvering and backstabbing The time that the novel was set in was a turbulent one Romans were in control, the tribes were in conflict and Yeshua I listened to this as I commuted It s an odd book to review some parts were interesting, some preachy, some dragged on, etc I liked how Dekker used history to get the timelines and events of the story as true as possible The war between the Bedouin and the Thamud tribes of early Israel Palestine The tensions were apparent, as was the political maneuvering and backstabbing The time that the novel was set in was a turbulent one Romans were in control, the tribes were in conflict and Yeshua Jesus was preaching All elements in some conflict with each other Maviah is an unlikely hero She s an outcast, rejected by her family, a slave, full of self pityshe s a mess and perhaps that s what Dekker was trying to portray She s sent by her father on a mission to save his kingdom I found this part rather unbelievable, considering how she was treated and considered by her father..but, what the hey, it kept the story moving Along the way, she meets Yeshua and her life is changed.she s no longer a mess Yeshua sadly comes across asof a mystic and, in the first meeting, a creepy, hypnotic personality that I d rather run from than towards Afterwards, he plays a very small role with a large influence that ispleasant and not at all creepy.All in all, what Ted Dekker managed to get across well is the inner turmoil and battles that people hearing the teachings of Jesus may have gone through at the time Jesus words and ways were different than anything they had encountered before and following Jesus meant changing their way of thought and sometimes lifestyles Not an easy task and one that requires inner battle.and faith lots of faith Dekker got this inner struggle across well So, in the end, this book was a ride for me Some parts were well done Some parts preached a bit too much and some of the events came across as unrealistic the final battle, for example very nice if such things happened but very unlikely Some parts the travels through the desert dragged on a bit long So, while I enjoyed the book in parts for what it was and may look into the upcoming sequel at some point, it s not a book I d recommend highly Ted Dekker s fusion of scripture and fiction is sublime With his latest novel, A.D 30, he delivers a winning combination of style and depth His descriptive writing has the power to evoke all manner of smells, sights and sounds He couples this with imagery that sears itself onto the canvas of your mind Whether it be an arid landscape or a decadent palace you will be transported into the scene To top it off, Dekker includes compelling historical details which add substance and weight to the Ted Dekker s fusion of scripture and fiction is sublime With his latest novel, A.D 30, he delivers a winning combination of style and depth His descriptive writing has the power to evoke all manner of smells, sights and sounds He couples this with imagery that sears itself onto the canvas of your mind Whether it be an arid landscape or a decadent palace you will be transported into the scene To top it off, Dekker includes compelling historical details which add substance and weight to the tale.Maviah s story is both moving and memorable She is born into shame without the hope of honor Rejected by her father, she has known only grief and heartache at the hands of men That was until she met Yeshua His talk of a loving Heavenly Father is like a soothing balm to her soul Yeshua s gaze pierces her soul and lays it bare He knows her shame and her fear but offers love, acceptance, and peace in their place Can she put aside all that she has ever known to follow him Will she believe I ve read a number of biblical fiction novels where the main character has been taken directly from scripture This title is unique in that the main character is a Bedouin woman from the desert South of Judea Coming from a polytheistic and very superstitious culture you can imagine the trepidation Maviah feels when she encounters Christ Nothing could have prepared her for that moment and now nothing will ever be the same.A.D 30 is the embodiment of great biblical fiction It was worth the wait and it s worth owning I give A.D 30 by Ted Dekker 5 out of 5 stars.I received this advanced reader copy through the Family Christian Blogger program in exchange for my honest review I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising This is one of the best historical novel of this time era that I have read, on par with Ben Hur and The Bronze Bow.I ve never read Ted Dekker before Indeed, he is famous for quite a different genre I m not going to dash off to read his other books But whenever he wants to writebiblical historical fiction, I will be right there, thank you This novel brings you straight into the harsh and fascinating culture of the Bedu and surrounding tribes The writing style isclassic than I m u This is one of the best historical novel of this time era that I have read, on par with Ben Hur and The Bronze Bow.I ve never read Ted Dekker before Indeed, he is famous for quite a different genre I m not going to dash off to read his other books But whenever he wants to writebiblical historical fiction, I will be right there, thank you This novel brings you straight into the harsh and fascinating culture of the Bedu and surrounding tribes The writing style isclassic than I m used to, but this fit the type of story perfectly And the emotion Oh, the emotion of these characters What characters Maviah is truly compelling and sympathetic and strong It s always a delight to see a male author portray a heroine with such conviction and respect As for our heroes, they also are wonderful Judah, ah, Judah So classic in all the best ways and yet also unique and fun And then there s a character who might have fallen into the typical, despicable, flirtatious woman with no moral compassbut instead I quite adored her Yeshua Like the tagline promises, this is indeed a special look at the mystery and wonder of God I felt like I was there For me, an aspiring author who hopes to one day write a fantastical allegory on this time period without being repetitive and preachythis was an incredible inspiration I was also pleasantly surprised by how clean this book was Granted, younger readers might still be cautious for there is harsh violence, including the murder of an infant, but nothing is disturbing in detail Also, some readers might be surprised by how carelessly some characters deem sexual morality and yet are not villains Yet everything stayed very mild I thought that this was an entire story Imagine my horror when I discovered the story ends off on an unresolved note Where s the sequel There has to be the sequel begin to panic Oh There is a sequel A.D 33 Coming out 2015 I need it now One cannot truly know my son and remained unchanged Whoa.This book makes you feel.Deeply.I know a big part of that is the subject matter, but the way Dekker is able to draw you in and completely captivate you definitely helps You care about the characters, feel their pains and then encounter Jesus So you bet I teared up in numerous places in this book.I m not shocked at my reaction either I still vividly remember Mr Dekker reading one of his stories at a youth workers convention years ago One cannot truly know my son and remained unchanged Whoa.This book makes you feel.Deeply.I know a big part of that is the subject matter, but the way Dekker is able to draw you in and completely captivate you definitely helps You care about the characters, feel their pains and then encounter Jesus So you bet I teared up in numerous places in this book.I m not shocked at my reaction either I still vividly remember Mr Dekker reading one of his stories at a youth workers convention years ago I remember everyone was utterly silent as he told his tale This book is the same The research of the people groups, how cultures were, the languages it paints such a bigger picture of the world when Jesus walked on earth And I loved it Dekker s writings captivates the heart and mind There s no other way to describe it If you re looking to dive deeper into the time Jesus walked on earth, I definitely recommend this one Oh and the next one, A.D 33, comes out next month YES.What are some historical fiction stories about the time of Jesus you love Originally posted at It s taken me some time to mull over this novel and figure out what to say about it, and I m still not quite sure, so here goes nothing.First, this is unlike any Ted Dekker book I have read previously His other novels are fantasy and suspense, and A.D 30 is a historical novel It s also one of his best, in my opinion.A.D 30 is told in the first person from the point of view of Maviah, a Bedouin slave Maviah is sent to the city of Sepphoris to try to strike a bargain with King Herod so her pe It s taken me some time to mull over this novel and figure out what to say about it, and I m still not quite sure, so here goes nothing.First, this is unlike any Ted Dekker book I have read previously His other novels are fantasy and suspense, and A.D 30 is a historical novel It s also one of his best, in my opinion.A.D 30 is told in the first person from the point of view of Maviah, a Bedouin slave Maviah is sent to the city of Sepphoris to try to strike a bargain with King Herod so her people might be freed from the oppression of a neighboring tribe Judah, one of her companions on the journey, wishes to see Yeshua Jesus , a man whom he believes is the Messiah When Maviah herself crosses paths with Yeshua, she realizes her life will never be the same.Maviah was very easy for me to identify with, which seems strange at first since I have never been a slave, never been thrown out of my home, never been caught in a sandstorm, and never had to bargain with kings However, like Maviah, I have been afraid very much so I have placed my faith in the integrity of the boat and in the power of the storm instead of in the God who will keep me safe After all, it is much easier for us to have faith in the things we can see than in the things we can t see.I think that many readers will identify with the characters in this story It certainly gave me a lot to think about This book was kind of like Cheetos a dangerously cheesy grab bag of tropes Don t get me wrong I appreciate the effort by a mainstream author to write about his faith, and I think Christian themes can be worked into fiction in a way that makes it easier to get past your instinctive reactions to religious texts and better understand the themes themselves But for this to work, the story must come first otherwise you basically have a religious text that is not as rigorous or interesting as it This book was kind of like Cheetos a dangerously cheesy grab bag of tropes Don t get me wrong I appreciate the effort by a mainstream author to write about his faith, and I think Christian themes can be worked into fiction in a way that makes it easier to get past your instinctive reactions to religious texts and better understand the themes themselves But for this to work, the story must come first otherwise you basically have a religious text that is not as rigorous or interesting as it could have been if it were not surrounded by and diluted with a flimsy framework of plot and characters.I haven t read Dekker s other fiction, but in A.D 30, the writing itself is pretty bad It has a lot of the stilted, pretentious, worst of Louis L amour ish, this character is humble and simple but thinks in profound fortune cookie ish insights and is actually smarter and better than everyone else feel to it The characters are also classic clich s oppressed and meek yet strong and liberated woman savage yet noble Bedouins crafty, lusty, evil kingsAnd so are the themes there is nothing to fear but fear itself love conquers allThere s a huge amount of Christian theology worked into the story, which is good, but it s about as subtle as a felt board Sunday school story Whenever we meet Yeshua Jesus for other cleverly obfuscated and thus muchmysterious proper nouns see also Miriam Mary and Bedu Bedouin , his eyes are stopping people s hearts, his presence is taking away people s breath, and he is gently yet powerfully quoting verbatim snippets from the gospels in a loosely connected string of thought with a tenuous connection to the story This is awkward enough, but I understand the desire to not in any way twist Jesus words although I m not sure if stringing together snippets is any less dangerous in this respect than failing to quote a modern Bible word for word What makes it worse is that the characters go totally out of character to analyze his words the same way a modern Bible reader would, even going so far as to break it down to the original Greek Maviah, thinking to herself To repent meant to go beyond one s way of thinking, this I knew also from the Greek of the same word, metanoia Stephen, explaining Jesus teaching Yeshua says always be anxious for nothing And what is anxiousness but what the Greeks say It is merizo, to divide, and nous, the mind To have a divided mind, torn between security and fear But the final nails in the cheesy theological exposition coffin are the thinly veiled allusions to scripture that hadn t even been written yet Maviah, to Herod, accidentally prophesying about Jesus trial You will find no fault with him when the time comes Yeshua, preemptively quoting Hebrews To the Hebrews it will one day be written of me During the days of Yeshua s life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears and he was heard because of his reverent submission They will also write of me Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered All in all, the book was mildly entertaining and had a good message, but trying to re tell the story of Jesus in a fresh, interesting, non cheesy way is a tall order, and A.D 30 fell short