Three-time Christy Award winner Davis Bunn collaborates with the beloved Janette Oke to evoke the spirit of the original followers of the Way. In a first-century Jerusalem seething with turmoil, religious and political leaders eye the burgeoning Christian community with suspicion. While a Hebrew merchant and a Roman soldier vie for the hand of a lovely follower of Christ, she finds her heart drawn to another whose tireless care and unflinching faith shine daily.
©2010 Bunn, Davis; Oke, Janette (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
"Richly textured and filled with familiar New Testament figures, their novel also meticulously describes the political climate of the time, including the conflicts between the Romans, Zealots, and Hasmodeans. More than a simple love story, given miracles, martyrdom, and men on a mission, this is the perfect tale for readers who enjoy such biblical epics as Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis, Lew Wallace’s Ben Hur, and Lloyd C. Douglas’ The Robe." (Booklist)
I AM LEGALLY BLIND AND ENJOY LISTENING TO STORIES OF FAITH, HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN NOVELS, AND BOOKS WITHOUT SWEARING ESP. USING GODS NAME
YES, DEFINITELY - IT WAS CLEAR AND WELL TOLD WITH EXPRESSION. IT MADE THE TRUTHS OF THE RESURRECTION COME TO LIFE.
THE LOVE STORY OF STEPHEN AND ABIGAIL
THE READING EXPRESSED SO VIVIDLY, YOU COULD ALMOST SEE IT,
MARTHA = SHE WAS SUCH A TRUE BELIEVER WITH NO HYPOCRICY.
ONE OF THE GREAT IN THE ACTS OF FAITH TRILOGY. I LOVED IT,
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
2nd book in a fabulous series. Biblical fiction that closely follows scripture. Fascinating, could not stop listening!
Another great book by two great authors! I would recommend this to anyone who likes historical fiction. It is well written and the orator does a nice job reading it. I am really looking forward to the next one in the series!
yes, read well, and I like Janet Oke!
I could follow in my head to the Bible. Still had Janette Oke good qualities!
the day of Pentecost.
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you can tell the author did a lot of research on this not only in the Bible but another historical books that are available during the Bible days. It brought so much to light and life in this period of time. nowhere does the bible say that Steven was married but that's the historical part of it and that's what makes the read even more wonderful. it's not a sexually explicit book thank heavens it is a beautiful beautifully done story of the early church.
Yvonne, love to read and do audio books. Spends too many hours and too much money on books. But I love them. I can't stop.
What a beautiful work of Christian fiction. You could almost believe it happened that way. Well done.
Love Fiction and Historical audio books.
stories of the early believers come to life as they struggle with the Lord's leading, mounting persecution, the changes in roman rulers, and finally the stoning of steven. brought to us from the perspective of an orphan woman and her younger brother of judea, and an officer in the Roman legion, Bible characters come alive in the voice of the reader. my only question is why haven't they completed book three in this series in audio form?
This is the first Janette Oke book I've ever read that's disappointed me. Perhaps Davis Bunn is the problem. As I read the story I just wanted it to end.
The premise of two grown men becoming obsessed with a woman they hardly glanced was unbelievable. The connection between the Bible and fictional characters was flimsy.
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