A. D. 33 by Ted Dekker

Title:  A. D. 33 (Book #2)
Author:  Ted Dekker
Pages:  384
Year:  2015
Publisher:  Center Street
My rating is 5 out of 5.
Ted Dekker is an author who never ceases to amaze me with the stories he shares with all of us!  A. D. 33 is the sequel to A. D. 30 where we meet again with Maviah and Saba who are learning what it really means to follow Yeshua.  They are also learning what His teachings mean and how He means for them to live out the truths compared to what they thought they meant.  We enjoy the action, battles, intrigue and how the disciples possibly acted or spoke around the Messiah.
I felt as I read how sand would feel when different characters were racing on camels to battle or to another city.  The scene of the arena really stole my breath as a person was chained to a pole, bathed in blood and the lion enters.  Whew!  It was like being a spectator and wanting to yell for a savior or to the king or queen to spare the life.  How Ted Dekker brings the various aspects of the Lord or Scripture or action was just mind boggling.
To be able to travel backwards to a time long past where Christ was living and facing the sacrifice of Himself for all mankind deeply touched the heart of this reader.  Both books, A. D. 30 & 33, are definitely novels to share with those who love to read or love history.  When anyone opens these books, be prepared to be challenged and changed as the words or actions of a character you might relate to responds to Yeshua’s offer.
With the holidays around the corner, please consider giving a set of these novels to people you know whether they are family, friends, neighbors or coworkers.  Be ready to share what you loved about the stories and hear what the recipients of the novels thought too.  Book clubs will really benefit from doing both novels and sharing how various parts of the stories spoke to their heart.  Unlike other Ted Dekker novels or other novels of this type, Christ is pointed to and at the end of A. D. 33 there is a link for readers to download a free e-book.
Enjoy the novels as well as what the author shares of his heart before delving into the world of fiction!

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