Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I'm Reading A.D. 33...Official Blog Tour Book Review

Let me just say…

I love, Love, LOVE Ted Dekker.  His stories are over the top, adventure-filled, and exciting.  Always.  He writes like no other.


His stories are so detailed, the characters, so real.  He takes from his imagination, puts it on paper, and pulls you right into the story.  You can see everything, feel it, and even smell it.  It’s that real.

A.D. 33 is the second book in the A.D. 30 series.  It continues the story of Maviah.  

Here’s a preview:

“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.”

See what I mean?? 

(You can read a short preview, prologue and an excerpt from Chapter 1 here.)

To be honest, I have not finished reading this book, but I wanted to participate in the blog tour. If you’re a Christian, this book (and series) will bring the days of Jesus to life in a way that compliments everything you already know about the time He walked the earth. I will tell you that the story is captivating; I can’t wait to learn what happens next! The confrontation in the desert between Maviah, along with her elders, and the Thamud in chapter five reeled me in—I could easily ‘see’ what was happening in my mind, which is the intention of all storytellers, I think. 

I know when I am finished with this book, the characters will be as real to me as they are to the writer.  And I know that there will be a multitude of surprises from the characters and the story line as the book unfolds.

That’s just how he writes.

If you’ve never read Ted Dekker’s books, this series is a good place to start.  It’s believable, as well as thought-provoking, especially if you are a fan of thriller-type adversity stories.  Even if you already know how the story of Jesus on earth ends, you have never experienced it in this context.

I promise.

Not to mention…the book is absolutely beautiful.  See?

Check out the Hachette Book Group for more information about this book.  

Also, you can read more reviews by visiting the official blog tour here

This book is available at major retailers and online book sellers like Amazon.com.


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