Julia has everything money can buy...except for acceptance by either the Gentiles or the Jews. Her Greek father already has a wife and family, leaving Julia and her Hebrew mother second-class citizens. But when they are introduced to followers of the Way, they become part of that community of believers.
Abigail's brother, Jacob, now a young man, is attempting to discover his own place as a Christian. He is concerned that being more serious about his faith means trading away the exhilaration of his current profession as a caravan guard. Hired by Julia's father to protect the wealthy merchant's caravans on the secretive "Frankincense Trail"--undercover transport of this highly valuable commodity--Jacob also passes letters and messages between various communities of believers. He is alarmed to find out that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a messenger. Can their immediate mistrust be put aside to finally bring their hearts together?
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Davis Bunn, the author of twenty bestsellers, has received numerous accolades, including three Christy Awards. He and his wife, Isabella, make their home near Oxford, England.
Janette Oke has more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.
*Starred Review* Before Paul has his epiphany on the road to Damascus, he obsessively leads a seek-and-destroy mission against the early Christians as Saul of Tarsus, and his name alone instills fear in the hearts of even the most stalwart believers. No one knows this better than Julia and Jacob. Julia is the indulged daughter of a wealthy merchant. She wishes for more time with her traveling father, until she makes a life-changing discovery: she and her mother are his second family, not his “real” one, and her parents aren’t even married. Shattered, she finds hope, as well as a new faith. Jacob, a Christian, has been hired by Julia’s father to guard his caravan. Jacob and Julia are both secret messengers between scattered believers, though neither knows the other is. It’s a dangerous life. Jacob and Julia are attracted to one another, but trust is a major issue. A new underground religion, killer sandstorms, bandits, murderers, and zealous vigilantes make for exciting reading. This book completes the Acts of Faith trilogy begun in The Centurion’s Wife (2008) and continued in The Hidden Flame (2009)—an excellent set for every inspirational fiction collection. --Shelley Mosley
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Book Description Bethany House, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0764205587
Book Description Bethany House, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110764205587