"A new underground religion, killer sandstorms, bandits, murderers, and zealous vigilantes make for exciting reading."
-- Booklist (Starred Review)
The Damascus Way (Acts of Faith Series, Book 3)
Davis Bunn & Janette Oke
Young Julia has everything money can buy—except for acceptance by either Gentiles or Judeans in Tiberias. When she discovers the secret her beloved Greek father has kept all these years, she is devastated. Julia and her Hebrew mother are indeed less than second-class citizens. Her future is dark with clouds of uncertainty.
Jacob, Abigail's brother, is now a young man attempting to find his own place among the community of believers. Does it mean trading away the exhilaration and adventure of his current profession as a caravan guard?
Hired by Julia's father to protect a wealthy merchant's caravans on the secretive "Frankincense Trail," Jacob also reluctantly takes on the perilous responsibility of passing letters and messages between communities of believers now dispersed across the land. He is alarmed to discover that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a courier. Can their initial mistrust be put aside to accomplish their mission?
The finale to the best-selling Acts of Faith
trilogy co-authored by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke.
Book 1 is The Centurion's Wife
Book 2 is The Hidden Flame
With a Greek father and a Hebrew mother, Julia is caught between two heritages (Gentile and Jew) and accepted by neither. Then Julia and her mother are introduced to the followers of the Way.
Jacob is trying to find his own way as a Christian. His job as a caravan guard takes him many places and provides him with the opportunity to pass secret messages among the communities of believers. When Jacob is hired by Julia’s father, he is immediately distrustful of her, but he is soon awed to discover that she is a messenger as well.
Oke and Bunn have cowritten several successful novels, including the “Song of Acadia” series. Oke is a big name in the genre and has numerous fans. The success of the first two series titles (The Centurion’s Wife; The Hidden Flame
) make this an essential purchase for public libraries, but the relaxed, character-driven pace and engaging story will win the authors new readers. Recommend this one also to fans of Orson Scott Card’s “Women of Genesis” series.
~The Library Journal
A new underground religion, killer sandstorms, bandits, murderers, and zealous vigilantes make for exciting reading.
~Booklist, Starred Review
...Two of the biggest names in Christian literature team up to write the third Acts of Faith book...Detailed and filled with strong biblical ties.