A.D. Chronicles - Set of 12

A.D. Chronicles - Set of 12
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    Author: Bodie and Brock Thoene
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    Publisher: Tyndale
    Series: A. D. Chronicles
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    In this dramatic, ambitious, and significant historical series, Bodie and Brock Thoene once again transport readers back in time to first century A.D., to the most critical events in the history of the world.

    Go back in time to first century Jerusalem—just after the massacre of Jews before Passover—a dark time in the nation's history. Many long to see Yeshua . . . be healed by Yeshua . . . find hope in Yeshua. Others feel threatened and seek to destroy him.

    Titles include (Paperback unless otherwise specified):


    First Light - A.D. Chronicles #1

    Go back in time to first-century Jerusalem. It's a dark time in the world's holiest and most turbulent city. Walk with Peniel, the blind beggar who longs for rescue from his suffering. Peek into the lives of Susannah and Manaen, two lovers separated by overwhelming odds. And meet an unusual healer, who ignites a spark of controversy in the fire of hatred, deceit, and betrayal that is always burning in this ancient city. This first book in the A.D. Chronicles series will bring you face-to-face with the man called Yeshua.


    Second Touch - A.D. Chronicles #2

    Be transported once again to the dark and tumultuous times of first-century Jerusalem. Return to the story of Peniel, the no-longer-blind beggar who still longs for the connection of home and family. Meet new characters like Lily, Cantor, and Rabbi Ahava, who hold on to hope in spite of their devastating affliction of leprosy. This book's rich, vibrant imagery will draw readers to discover that we all need Yeshua's touch, not only on our bodies but on our souls.


    Third Watch - A.D. Chronicles #3

    From the wilderness of Sinai in the south to Mount Hermon in the north, the question of Yeshua of Nazareth’s identity resounds across the ancient land of Israel. Even evil waits to hear the answer. It is in the very air, the storm, and the sea.

    Zahav, the lonely, unmarried daughter of an old rabbi, waits for the promised Messiah . . . waits for love. Her heart is drawn toward Alexander and his young son, who is ravaged by evil forces. But can their forbidden love endure the trials that will face them?

    Susanna and Manaen struggle as they begin their life together. Bitter over an evil act of violence that left him blind, Manaen cannot accept a life of darkness. Will their relationship survive the overwhelming odds?


    Fourth Dawn - A.D. Chronicles #4

    No one is secure in Judea. Betrayal and suspicion are the coin of the realm as King Herod plunges deeper into madness, determined to hold on to his kingdom . . . no matter the price.

    Young Mary of Nazareth receives an unusual visitor as she tends a cow in her parents’ barn. What he tells her will change everything about her life . . . and impact all those in Judea and beyond, for eternity! Yet will Yosef, her betrothed, believe her? Or will she lose the one she loves?

    Onias the Tutor puzzles over the ancient prophecies in secret. If anyone discovers what he knows, not only he, but his beloved wife and child, will be in imminent peril.


    Fifth Seal - A.D. Chronicles #5

    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 Beth-lehem on a stormy night, shepherd Zadok and his wife, Rachel, wonder: Is her arrival guided by God or a trap set by the paranoid Herod?


    Sixth Covenant - A.D. Chronicles #6

    Bethlehem, six miles from Jerusalem, is comprised of simple folk who spend their days tending sheep, newborn lambs, and their own families. Among them—as guests of Zadok, Rachel, and their three little boys—are Mary, Yosef, and baby Yeshua, whose birth was announced by a miraculous conjunction of the stars and a throng of angels in the sheep fields.

    Convinced by their study of the stars and prophecies that the long-awaited Messiah has been born, foreigners travel toward Jerusalem. Surely the capital city of the Jews will hold the answer to the mystery they have sought for months.

    Tortured by nightmares that someone is coming to take over his kingdom, King Herod grows more paranoid. He gives an order to his soldiers—one more devastating and evil than anyone could imagine. That very night soldiers and their mounts thunder toward Beth-lehem, the village of the sacrificial lambs. . . .


    Seventh Day - A.D. Chronicles #7

    Eve, the widow of Absalom the Scribe, has one thing to live for—her only son, Abel. She grieves over his every rasping breath. She’s heard of a great Healer who walks the earth. Could the rumors be true? Could there be a miracle for Abel?

    While riffling through the archives under the Temple Mount, religious leader Ra’nabel ben Dives discovers startling information about a child who escaped the slaughter of Herod the Great’s soldiers. If King Herod Antipas and High Priest Caiaphas don’t know, ben Dives schemes, perhaps I can turn this news to my own advantage. . . .

    Meanwhile, in Bethany, El’azar, a close friend of Yeshua’s, grows seriously ill. Miryam and Marta, his sisters, quickly send word to Yeshua, but Yeshua delays. Why does He not come? the sisters wonder. Does He not care?


    Eighth Shepherd - A.D. Chronicles #8

    Zachai, chief tax collector of Jericho, is the most hated man in all of Judea. Outside the walls of his estate, he’s surrounded by four giant Nubian bodyguards. But at night he’s a prisoner of his aching heart. What would it be like to be loved? To have a family?

    Shimona, former leper from the Valley of Mak’ob, returns to her hometown of Jericho to proclaim that Yeshua has healed her. When no one believes her story, she is shunned and sent to live alone as the caretaker of a grove of sukomore fig trees. Month after month she holds on tightly to hope in the midst of her loneliness.

    A former prince among the Nubian tribes, Salmon was betrayed and sold into slavery. Now one of the few treasures he has—his little daughter Marisha—is dying. Salmon has heard stories of Yeshua’s miracles. But would the Great Shepherd have mercy on a sheep that’s outside Israel’s flock? Each day Marisha grows weaker.


    Ninth Witness - A.D. Chronicles #9

    The census riots are barely past. Bands of Zealots roam the canyons. Anguished shrieks echo against the hillsides of Nazareth as Rome crushes the last pockets of Jewish resistance. Herod the Butcher King is dead, but his cruel son, Antipas, now reigns in the Galil.

    Nine-year-old Jude and six-year-old Kerah watch as their father, Judah the Zealot, the hero of the Galil, hangs on a Roman cross. His dying whisper to Jude? “Take your sister to Jerusalem.” But the journey is long and dangerous . . . especially for two small children and an old woman.

    Zachariah, Elisheba, and young Yochanan watch the compelling signs in the heavens and ponder what they mean. Could a day of justice be coming for the Jews?


    Tenth Stone - A.D. Chronicles #10

    Daniel, son of Melchior and Esther of Ecbatana, lives in rebellion and a drunken stupor, a great embarrassment that his older brother is only too happy to point out to their father. Feeling that he can never meet with approval, Daniel asks for his inheritance and strikes out on his own. He innocently puts his trust in a man who promises him great wealth. But nothing is as it seems, and Daniel soon finds his life in danger. Only when he has lost everything does he begin to truly understand his father’s love.

    Eleventh Guest - A.D. Chronicles #11

    The outcasts in the Valley must seek the Healer before the 612 candles of souls are extinguished—and grapple with the pain of their own unfulfilled dreams.

    When twelve-year-old Mikki is stricken with the disease, his mother begs, Why our son, God? Mikki's father, Shoemaker, struggles to keep his business afloat in a tough economy. Why is this happening? Isn't God supposed to watch over the righteous?

    In the midst of his shrewish wife's opposition, the honorable Judah the Fisherman is determined to forge a legacy for his sons.

    Twins Tera and Tabitha fight viciously over the shared love of a young Adonis until calamity strikes, plunging both sisters into lives they do not want.

    Torn apart by a desperate choice and a terrible secret, brothers Jesse and Obed wonder if they will ever see each other again.


    Twelfth Prophecy - A.D. Chronicles #12

    Life is fraught with danger in the village of Sychar in the first century A.D. But for Abigail, the Samaritan woman, the danger lies not as much from the ever-present Roman soldiers but from the rabbi and the people of Sychar.

    A woman of renowned beauty, whose reputation was tarnished at an early age, Abigail is pregnant—and the father is not her elderly husband, Zakane. While protecting her lover's name, believing he will spirit her away, Abigail is imprisoned, then nearly stoned by her neighbors. She's befriended by the beggar Leah. But even the beggars, the lowest of the low, don't want her around. Abigail longs for love, kindness, a home for her soon-to-arrive baby—and forgiveness for her anguished soul. The answers will come from the most unlikely of places.