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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • ruth
  • vernon, british columbia, Canada
  • 04-14-12

PROOF OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hidden Flame to be better than the print version?

YES, DEFINITELY - IT WAS CLEAR AND WELL TOLD WITH EXPRESSION. IT MADE THE TRUTHS OF THE RESURRECTION COME TO LIFE.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hidden Flame?

THE LOVE STORY OF STEPHEN AND ABIGAIL

What does Susan Lyons bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

THE READING EXPRESSED SO VIVIDLY, YOU COULD ALMOST SEE IT,

If you could take any character from The Hidden Flame out to dinner, who would it be and why?

MARTHA = SHE WAS SUCH A TRUE BELIEVER WITH NO HYPOCRICY.

Any additional comments?

ONE OF THE GREAT IN THE ACTS OF FAITH TRILOGY. I LOVED IT,

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  • Michael
  • Easley, SC, United States
  • 03-24-16

Persecution of Christians

2nd book in a fabulous series. Biblical fiction that closely follows scripture. Fascinating, could not stop listening!

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Loved

Third time listening to this and still love it! Narrative is well done as well as the story line!! Love

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  • Ed
  • Kingsley, MI, USA
  • 03-04-14

Great Book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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!

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wonderful Biblical historic fiction

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.

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  • Judy
  • United States
  • 01-22-13

love it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, read well, and I like Janet Oke!

What did you like best about this story?

I could follow in my head to the Bible. Still had Janette Oke good qualities!

Which scene was your favorite?

the day of Pentecost.

If you could rename The Hidden Flame, what would you call it?

I don't know

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no

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I really enjoyed this series!

These writers make the Bible seem like I’m living in that day. Experiencing what it must have been like to live then and increasing my faith to live my life for Jesus.

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The Series keeps getting better

This series continues to get better. I have always been a fan of Janette Oke books and this one is amazing. I have read the entire series and now I wanted to enjoy it by listening to it. It has just opened up the story and gives it such a new dimension I love this series and am ready for the next one.

There is a love story aspect to this book as well as more. I love how it is set during Biblical times but the story itself is fictitious. The characters they created seem so believable. I absolutely love the story and would highly recommend it!

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Wonderful

Love this series. So much Jewish history around the time of Jesus death. It brings the bible to life and gives you a picture of the people and culture during Jesus time.

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  • jamie
  • APO, AP, US
  • 12-04-16

Great story of early Christian faith.

A great story of early Christian faith. Gives a possible view of what might have been.