By Ted Dekker
A sweeping epic set within the harsh deserts of Arabia and historic Palestine.
A warfare that rages among kingdoms in the world and within the heart.
The harrowing trip of the lady on the middle of it all.
Step again in time to the yr of our Lord...A.D. 30.
The outcast daughter of 1 of the main robust Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is termed directly to shield the very those who rejected her. while their enemies release a surprising assault with devastating effects, Maviah escapes with assistance from of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks extra with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe which may learn the celebs. Their trip can be fraught with negative risk. in the event that they can live to tell the tale the giant forbidding sands of a wilderness that's lethal to such a lot, they're going to achieve a brutal international subjugated by means of kings and emperors. There Maviah needs to safe an not going alliance with King Herod of the Jews.
But Maviah's course leads her abruptly to a different guy. An enigmatic instructor who speaks of a manner during this existence which deals larger energy than any nation. His identify is Yeshua, and his phrases flip every thing recognized on its head. although following him may possibly current even higher threat, his could be the simply approach for Maviah to save lots of her people--and herself.
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A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker