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The Damascus Way Audiobook

The Damascus Way

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The fledgling church is being scattered by persecution. It is spearheaded by a fanatical young Pharisee who does not realize he is unwittingly aiding a divine mandate to spread the truth “unto the ends of the earth …”Young Julia has everything money can buy —except for acceptance by either Gentiles or Judeans in Tiberias. When she discovers the secret her beloved Greek father has kept all these years, she is devastated. Julia and her Hebrew mother are indeed less than second-class citizens. Her future is dark with clouds of uncertainty. Jacob, Abigail’s brother, is now a young man attempting to find his own place among the community of believers. Does it mean trading away the exhilaration and adventure of his current profession as a caravan guard? Hired by Julia’s father to protect a wealthy merchant’s caravans on the secretive “Frankincense Trail,” Jacob also reluctantly takes on the perilous responsibility of passing letters and messages between communities of believers now dispersed across the land. He is alarmed to discover that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a courier. Can their initial mistrust be put aside to accomplish their mission? An earthshaking encounter on the way to Damascus has repercussions far beyond the lives of Julia and Jacob.

©2011 Davis Bunn and Janette Oke (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 03-24-16
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 03-24-16 Member Since 2015

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

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    "Our Lord Lives"

    This is an amazing series! If you enjoy biblical fiction then you are in for a treat. This is the third book in the series, all good. Recommend reading in order. All three books take place in first century AD after the death and resurrection of Jesus. Well written and closely follows scripture.

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    Carrie 11-15-15
    Carrie 11-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best of the series!"

    This is the most action packed of the series and follows 4 main characters rather than 1-2 as previous books. Seeing Jacob's character development as a young man was great. I liked the way everything was wrapped up at the end but I'm sure some would think it was a little too "happily ever after". I wish the narrator had been the same as the previous two books. I thought she did a bit better job at differentiating between different characters' voices.

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    Lucy S. 04-02-15
    Lucy S. 04-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very well thought out and researched. Well done!"

    The reader has done a superb job of showing others the faith of the ancients. Good job. All who had any part of it

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    Pamela 08-09-16
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    "JO hits the mark"

    Excellent Story - Connects in well with Biblical account. Highly recommend for ages 12 and above.

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    Kaena 03-03-16
    Kaena 03-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read/Listen"

    Loved the book!! Ended sort of how I wanted but not exactly, overall great series.

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    Teresa Cumberland Philadelphia, MS United States 08-23-13
    Teresa Cumberland Philadelphia, MS United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great as a Stand Alone"

    I inadvertently to this book "out of sequence". I listened to it after number 1. Even though several years had passed between books 1 and 3, I did not know I had skipped number 2 until I had finished the book. It is so well written that even though it is part of a series, you do not realized it is part of a series. Even though I know the story of the Damascus Road, I found myself thrilled as the events unfolded. I hope the series will continue. This series is certainly a balm for the soul in troubled times. The prayers spoken often reflected my feelings more eloquently than I ever could.

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    REBECCA Kansas 03-14-13
    REBECCA Kansas 03-14-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A must for any Christian!"
    What about Susan Lyons’s performance did you like?

    I really liked her at first but by the 3rd book she gets a little to sweet sounding if that makes any since.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by the faith that the people had!


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    Sylvia Bronx, NY, United States 09-14-12
    Sylvia Bronx, NY, United States 09-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good reading and exciting performance"
    What did you love best about The Damascus Way?

    This story had a historical feel and kept you wondering what was coming next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Damascus Way?

    The blinding of Saul and the events that followed. It must have happened that way
    although the biblical account is devoid of the surrounding events.


    What does Susan Lyons bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Greater depth of interpetation.


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    Jennifer LUFKIN, TX, United States 12-21-11
    Jennifer LUFKIN, TX, United States 12-21-11
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    "Great series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is an interesting view into what it may have been like in the early church.


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    David P. McGivern Vancouver, BC Canada 08-30-11
    David P. McGivern Vancouver, BC Canada 08-30-11 Member Since 2016

    retired litigation lawyer; I read history; historical fiction; literary fiction. Narrator ++ important. Story equally so

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    "Poor story, worse narration"

    I bought this because I read the first two in the series. Big disappointment.Susan Lyons, like too many narrators of religious fiction, seems to think she has to convey solemnity with every...single..sentence...just because the characters happen to be speaking about God or Jesus, This gets very tiresome. But tolerable if the story is good. This story is poor. Endless travel to and fro in caravans, with no discernable plot or character development. And often ridiculous dialogue, " Good to see you my fine daughter" kind of dialogue, from everyone - people do not talk like now, and did not then.

    I gritted my teeth to finish. Had it been longer I would have bailed after 6 hours

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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