Gathering four stories from four best-selling author friends, Invitation is the first collection in the ongoing Harbingers series. In "The Call" by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders...but there are some very disturbing strings attached.
Roman Tribune Clavius is assigned by Pilate to keep the radical followers of the recently executed Yeshua from stealing the body and inciting revolution. When the body goes missing despite his precautions, Clavius must hunt it down. His investigation leads him from the halls of Herod Antipas to the Garden of Gethsemane and brings him in touch with believer and doubter alike. But as the body still remains missing, Clavius commits to a quest for the truth - and answers that will not only shake his life but echo throughout all of history.
"powerfully thought provoking. Uplifting heartfelt "
When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and a queen's crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews - young and old, powerful, and helpless.
After sending his army to besiege another king's capital, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier's wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king's household. Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints a realistic portrait of the beautiful woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment.
"Outstanding in every way!!"
Best-selling author Angela Elwell Hunt traces the life of Moses as seen through the eyes of three women: his adoptive mother, his sister, and his wife. This is a stunning recreation of a Biblical era and a faithful servant of God.
"The Shadow Women"
In 1587, a fleet of English ships set sail for the Virginia colony. During a storm, one ship became separated from the others and was never seen again. The settlers on board were presumed lost at sea, but there is both historical and legendary evidence that the colonists actually founded the Roanoke colony.
Daniel Bailie takes his children, Mojag and Aiyana, to minister to the praying Indians. Mojag, however, abandons his father's ministry, feeling that he's been led to serve the heathen Indians, who are on the brink of war with the colonists. Travel back to an amazing period in America's past and experience the people and ideas that shaped the founding of our nation.
"Good blend of coming of age and historical fiction"
Gilda, Fallon, Noshi: Three children, the sole survivors of the Roanoke massacre. Fallon, the oldest, made a solemn pledge to protect his younger charges at all costs. But before long, they are torn apart; Fallon is sentenced to death, saved at the last moment and sent to England; Noshi is sold as a slave; and Gilda is claimed by her cousin Pocahontas. But Fallon has not forgotten Noshi or Gilda. And so he overcomes all odds to return to America and fulfill his pledge to his murdered parents.
Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself. When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory.
"another good book"
Concluding the Keepers of the Ring series, Hunt follows the exploration and colonization of America and the spread of the gospel to both colonists and Native Americans.
"I really enjoyed the story and narration"
His street name was Daylight. But he was a nightmare. On the streets of New York, darkness and violence reigned. Dimas "Daylight" Salaberrios began selling drugs when he was 11 years old, and by 16 he had served his first stint at the notorious Rikers Island prison. Dimas saw only one way to survive: by reigning over the streets. He would be the richest, most powerful ruler in the hood...or die trying. Street God is the true story of one man's dangerous journey through the underworld.
"God loves and uses the worst of us!"
Danger brought them together... Gislebert, a gentle troubadour seeking the woman who captured his heart; Jonas, a feisty street urchin surviving by his wits and his beautiful drawings. These two uneasy companions agree to join in the search for adventure. But Jonas has a secret - one that will change the troubadour's life. As the two face hardship, imprisonment, and threats to their lives, Gislebert must face the demands of two kinds of love: faithful friendship and devotion to God.
In an era when women are sequestered and silenced, Miryam of Magdala lives a contended life until her son's careless gesture evokes a hostile action that shatters her serenity. With no hope of justice, Miryam commits an unthinkable act... and descends into depths of darkness that threaten her life and her sanity. Even after Yeshua the Messiah dramatically restores her life, Miryam can neither forget nor forgive unresolved injustices.
A train roars over the rails, carrying passengers on a trip that will change their lives. Among the many people aboard the 97 Silver Meteor are Andie Crystal, a lonely young woman hiding from her youth as a reality TV star; Matthew Scofield, a widower trying to manage his responsibilities to his two young children; and Janette Turlington, a middle-aged mother running from a situation that has destroyed the peace in her home and marriage.
"A wonderful story"
Every year for two decades, David Payne invites his five closest college friends to travel with him on a weeklong humanitarian mission. And each year, they are too busy. This year, however, when David's funeral reunites them, they decide to fulfill his mission to a far-flung Pacific island. But something unplanned and mind-boggling occurs.
Daniel hated his brother. He knew it was wrong; knew his parents would be grieved if they discovered what was in his heart. But he had his fill of living in Taregan's shadow… Taregan the bold, the athletic, the courageous. How Daniel despised him! His only hope was to somehow escape Taregan and the life he'd always known. Then British soldiers arrive, bringing with them the perfect opportunity, which Daniel accepts.
"Exciting story if you can endure the reader"
The novels of New York Times best-selling author Angela Hunt have garnered the Holt Medallion, Christy Award, and countless other honors for their cutting-edge Christian themes. In this compelling sequel to She Always Wore Red, a busy single mom runs a Florida funeral home. But her mortuary work becomes even more poignant when her assistant discloses his terminal illness.
Based on the major motion picture, The Nativity Story is the very human, very dramatic, and uniquely inspiring saga of a journey of faith. This moving novelization tells the extraordinary tale of two common people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, an arduous journey, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. Brought to life with an unprecedented attention to detail and commitment to historical accuracy, Hunt tells how, from humble beginnings, great things can come.
Angela Hunt's compelling sequel to her Christy Award nominee Doesn't She Look Natural? delivers a revealing look at friendship and family, life and death. Now living in the Victorian funeral home she inherited, Jennifer struggles to rebuild her post-divorce life in Florida. But when this busy mother, mortuary student,and embalmer's apprentice learns her new friend's true identity, her faith is severely tested.
"Must listen to this series."
Daryn Austin grew up dreaming of becoming the first female president of the United States. In November, she and Craig Parker win the national election and Daryn moves into the vice presidential mansion. Months later, destiny propels Daryn to the pinnacle of power when Parker dies unexpectedly. But Daryn's grand plans to implement real change in American society begin to crumble when she nominates the brilliant lawyer she had loved while attending law school to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
"Politics versus Religion"