Monday, October 19, 2015

Book Review: A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from HBG USA, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Welcome to our spot on the A.D. 33 book tour!

New York Timesbestselling author Ted Dekker delivers the gripping story of Maviah, a slave who becomes a queen in Arabia, A.D. 33. 

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They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world-unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave-subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert, wielding an authority few have seen. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves, leaving her reeling as a slave once more. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death. 

>Enter a story full of intrigue, heart-wrenching defeat, uncompromising love and staggering victory-one that re-examines everything you thought you knew about the heart of Jesus's stunning message and the power that follows for those who follow his easily forgotten way. 


This is a follow up to Dekker's previous book A.D. 30 (which I had not read), and continues Maviah's story, obviously three years later, and how she sets out to spread Yeshua's gospel. Yet it IS a stand alone novel, as Dekker gives you enough info to catch you up from the previous book. Judging from this read, it probably would be great to read them in sequence, for the full effect of the tale though. Dekker, as always, gives a historically sound novel, that sheds light on a time period few people really know much about, while giving a gripping tale of sacrifice and salvation. Dekker does a great job in placing Yeshua's gospel appropriately and in the proper time line, so that you feel like the bible has come alive in a historical memoir. This may not seem a long book at 384 pages, but it has so much info, that you will find yourself reading more slowly-it is NOT a quick read! But it would make a great gift idea for those who love biblical based fiction!

Book Excerpt:

Be sure to read an interview with Ted, in which he shares about the book, as well as read an excerpt!

About the Author:

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 35 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. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and one of their daughters.Check out his website for more info.,

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