In Fifth Seal, the Biblical story of Mary and Yosef's journey to Beth-lehem is brought to life. Gossip of Mary's early pregnancy plagues Mary and Yosef, as they fight to keep their faith and their secret. Prophetess Hannah foretells the coming of Israel's true King, while astronomer Melchior sees unusual activity in the stars, predicting that something will happen in Israel that will impact the entire world for the rest of time. While Mary and Yosef set out on a dangerous journey to Beth-lehem, King Herod plots doom for everyone and anyone who challenges his throne.
Unabridged. 11 hours. 9 CDs. Read by Sean Barrett.
Gossip swirls around the newlyweds Mary and Yosef. “It is far too soon for her womb to carry the growing baby,” neighbors say. Yet too much is at stake for Yosef to reveal the truth. He vows to protect Mary and the baby with his life, but how can he protect her heart from the barbs of betrayal? As beloved prophetess Hannah boldly foretells the coming of Israel’s true King, King Herod plots her doom... and that of anyone else he believes challenges his throne. When a dying slave stumbles into Bethlehem on a stormy night, shepherd Zadok and his wife, Rachel, wonder if her arrival is guided by God or a trap set by the paranoid Herod. As Mary and Yosef set out on a perilous journey to Jerusalem, astronomer Melchior sees unusual activity in the stars. He’s convinced something important will happen soon in Israel . . . and it will impact the world for all eternity.
Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 45 works of historical fiction. That these best sellers have sold more than 10 million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered - the Thoenes are not only master stylists, but experts at capturing readers' minds and hearts. Bodie and Brock have four grown children - Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie - and five grandchildren. Bodie and Brock divide their time between London and Nevada.