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Abigail, an orphan, has found the young brother she had thought was dead. Along the way she also has found a second family--those brave followers of the Jewish prophet Jesus. Under attack from several groups who hate them for their growing influence, these new Christians are spreading out from Jerusalem, taking their life-changing message with them. This further enrages the religious elite, and they engage whomever they can to stamp out this powerful new sect called The Way.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Acts of Faith
The Centurion's Wife, Acts of Faith Series #1 Audiobook on CDDavis Bunn, Janette OkeOasis Audio / 2009 / Compact disc$18.99 Retail:3 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Two suitors desire the lovely Abigail's hand in marriage. One is a successful Hebrew merchant and widower looking for a mother for his children. On the other side is the Roman soldier Linux, who is captivated by her winsome charm and could offer the sanctuary--maybe even the love--for which she yearns. But her heart has been captured by neither of these. Stephen, one of the leaders of The Way, has a character and a faith that move her deeply, but his outspoken preaching has marked him for assassination. Will her faith and courage withstand a heartbreak beyond comprehension?
And then a glimmer of hope appears, one she never would have foreseen.
Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President's Award and the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry, has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.
Micah705 Stars Out Of 5Loved the seriesMarch 7, 2016Micah70Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I love to read historical fiction and I read all 3 books in the series in 2 days.
RedshoeCumberland, MDAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5very good historical fictionMarch 1, 2013RedshoeCumberland, MDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love historical fiction and this book gives a wonderful perspective on the life of early christians. Taking people mentioned in the Bible and weaving them into the story gives them a depth character I hadn't considered before.
An enjoyable, faith building read. Good Job!
GauryCastle Rock, COAge: Over 655 Stars Out Of 5August 7, 2012GauryCastle Rock, COAge: Over 65Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5After our study group had just finished a nine-month search into the book of Acts, finding this trilogy felt like a reward for our effort. We all know the story of the leaders. Insights into the lives of the 'followers' in their extremely difficult, yet richly blessed, days at that time convinced me that we who love the Lord now are actually spoiled brats! He knows that, but He still puts up with us. Thank you, Bunn & Oke, and thank You, Lord!
jahoodyPetawawaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5fulfilled my expectationsJuly 7, 2012jahoodyPetawawaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5My first e book purchase and I am more than pleased. These are two of my favorite authors that I was able to take with me on a trip with limited luggage able to read at my leisure as my reader was in my purse.
noneAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 18, 2012noneAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A very good book, hard to put down. Great historical fiction