In Ted Dekker’s latest offering, “A.D. 30 – A Novel”, we have the story of Maviah, and follow her along in a quest to restore honor to her family and her father’s kingdom. This is no simple story that just happens to occur during a time of great political and religious upheaval. This is a story that intersects with the character of Yeshua in way that makes his words come alive in new and exciting ways. Too often we come across attempts at including Yeshua (Jesus Christ) in a story that fails to capture more than just his name in the storyline. In this novel, Dekker treats Yeshua in a way that both honors and adds an air of mystery to him. He paints him as a man that many long to follow, but few can understand.
Without giving away much of the story itself, I would encourage anyone that enjoys reading Ted Dekker’s work to pick up “A.D. 30″. It is well worth the time to read, and will offer you a different perspective on Yeshua and the political struggles that were going on during the time. If you have never read a Ted Dekker novel before, this is the one I would recommend you start with.