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The Damascus Way | [Janette Oke]

The Damascus Way

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.
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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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    Teresa Cumberland Philadelphia, MS United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    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 Alaska 03-14-13
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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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    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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    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 2007

    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

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