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.
We are avid fans of Bodie and Brock Thoene's books in our household and I was delighted to be amongst the first borrowers of 'The Twelfth Prophecy' at our local library.
For all those of you who have followed the many series written by this great husband and wife team including the A.D. Chronicles, the Twelfth Prophecy is yet again proof of the excellence of their cooperation!
For those of you who have yet to discover Bodie and Brock Thoene's work, pick up any of their novels and you will be entranced!
'The Twelfth Prophecy' is number 12 in the A.D. Chronicles, a perfect combination of historical facts and fiction allowing us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. New Testament characters so familiar to Christians comes to life as we learn about their daily lives under the Roman rules.
The description of Jesus' anger when confronting the money changers in the Temple seen through the eyes of a Centurion is breathtaking!
(Living Water by Simon Dewey)
But this is the story of Abigail whom Jesus sought at Jacob's well for a drink of water. As we read of her near stoning by the local townspeople, their abuse and mockery and share with her the birth of her child we see the scriptures come to life.
This is a magnificent story about love and a factual description of early Christian life in Palestine.
As always, an excellent addition to your family library and nothing less than 5 stars will do!
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A quick reminder: I was not asked to review this book and all opinions are entirely my own!