Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
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“Forgive me,” I whispered. It was all I could press past my aching throat.
I was only dimly aware that the march of death had passed through the gates leading up to Golgotha…
The Romans were going to crucify Yeshua.
Maviah has essentially become the Queen of the Outcasts, traveling in peace with her followers through the sands of Arabia. But nearby rulers threaten her people’s safety, including that of her young, adoptive son. So Maviah plans to return to Galilee to seek the help of her powerful and beloved teacher, Yeshua of Nazareth, only to find that he’s also facing grave danger—and even death?—in A.D. 33 by author Ted Dekker.
Now, because this sequel to A.D. 30 turned out not to be my cup of tea, I decided I’d rather not repost my whole review on my blog. But I still wanted to make mention of the novel here today, since the series is more than appropriate for Holy Week. And my opinions about this sequel aside, enough people have loved it to indicate a good chance that many more will love it, too.
I understand the A.D. novels are a departure from Dekker’s usual work. Because these are the only two books I’ve read by him so far, and the first one was great to me, it’s my plan to try something else of his sometime.
Here’s my review of A.D. 30.