A.D. 30 (A.D., #1)
A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine
A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.

The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all.

Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30.

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews.

But Maviah's path leads her unexpectedly to another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people--and herself.

A.D. 30 (A.D., #1) Details

Book TitleA.D. 30 (A.D., #1)
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ISBN9781599954189
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages432
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A.D. 30 (A.D., #1) Reviews

  • Hosanna
    Aug 5, 2016

    Hosanna

    Another fantastic piece by Ted Dekker! A.D. 30 takes you along with Maviah, an outcast, as she seeks to do the impossible: save her land by making an allegiance with the mighty king Herod. When everything falls apart, she is forced to choose how she will survive. Will she trust in the ...

  • Ian
    Feb 5, 2016

    Ian

    This is the first novel of Ted Dekker's that could be classified as Biblical fiction. It is breathtaking in its portrayal of the times, the brutality of humans and in Maviah, the central character, someone all readers can relate to. And then we meet Yeshua, the Hebrew for Jesus. It's h...

  • Magdalena
    Dec 19, 2015

    Magdalena

    Maviah is the outcast daughter of a Bedouin sheikh must find the courage to save her people when enemies attack them. She escaped with Saba, a warrior and Judah who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Together they must cross the desert and try to forge an alliance with King He...

  • Robin Lee Hatcher
    Dec 3, 2015

    Robin Lee Hatcher

    This book filled my dreams at night. Loved it. Loved Maviah. Hoping against hope that she and Judah are reunited when next we meet. ...

  • Rachel
    Nov 29, 2015

    Rachel

    Pretty jolly good. A very different style to his usual fare; it's almost more Tosca than Ted in setting and style - very Sheba and a bit Iscariot. But the writing and the flair and the sheer emotional impact is all Ted. It took me about half the book to really get into it, and I suspec...

  • Rachel Marie
    Nov 26, 2015

    Rachel Marie

    This review first appears onAhh more Ted Dekker! This book was vastly different from anything else Ted Dekker has written, so I was excited to see how it turned out. You guys know how much I love my Biblical fiction, so I couldn't wait to see how my favorite Christian fiction author di...

  • Hilary
    Oct 29, 2015

    Hilary

    As much an exploration by the author as a retelling, it's very interesting to see Jesus (Yeshua) through the eyes of foreigners - primarily two slaves - and a woman, Maviah, an illegimate child of a Bedouin sheikh. Maviah herself is a woman steeped in fear, betrayal, abandonment and gr...

  • Travis Bow
    Sep 23, 2015

    Travis Bow

    This book was kind of like Cheetos: a dangerously cheesy grab-bag of tropes. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate the effort by a mainstream author to write about his faith, and I think Christian themes can be worked into fiction in a way that makes it easier to get past your instinctive r...

  • Jamie
    Sep 23, 2015

    Jamie

    “One cannot truly know my son and remained unchanged.”Whoa.This book makes you feel.Deeply.I know a big part of that is the subject matter, but the way Dekker is able to draw you in and completely captivate you definitely helps. You care about the characters, feel their pains...

  • Loraine
    Sep 15, 2015

    Loraine

    SUMMARY: A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine.A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all.Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30.The outcast daughter of one o...