Book Review – A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker

I thought it was about time I did a book review on my blog, and Boy!!! It’s a doozy! 

I’ve known about Ted Dekker since I was in school. When we were in ‘high school’ (or ‘secondary school’ here in Aus) my friends LOVED his book House with Frank E. Peretti. Me, on the other hand, I couldn’t read a creepy horror. I did manage, however, to read Three (which I really enjoyed!). More psychological thriller than horror, so it fit well.

Then, some two years later, here I am (just kidding, it’s been about 9 years since I graduated), and I get to rediscover Ted’s work.

I found A.D. 30 recently in his body of work, while I was sifting through what I could get hold of without jumping out of my skin or having nightmares. After the Outlaw Chronicles, I was itching for more, and this one sounded PERFECT.

A.D. 30 (A.D., #1) by Ted Dekker

I’ve never had a ‘favourite book’ before, but now I do. This is it.
Want to know what it’s about? Okay, I’ll tell you…

“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.”

This book was insightful, incredibly written and made me consider life and God in new and exciting ways. You can see my thoughts just minutes after finishing the book on Goodreads.

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I can’t wait read A.D. 33 (although part of me is worried – that’s the year Yeshua died, and I’m not sure how I’ll handle it).


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