The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star (Epic Order of the Seven)

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9781935811015: The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star (Epic Order of the Seven)

Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Award for Christian Historical Fiction!

Max, Liz and the Epic Order of the Seven team of animal friends are given their most important mission to date--to help bring the promised Messiah into the world. Seven hundred years before the Nativity, they must protect the prophet Isaiah as he writes the crucial prophecies about the coming Messiah. They go with Daniel into the fiery furnace and the lions' den of Babylon where a secret scroll is hidden away for the wise men to someday discover. Finally they must stop the many evil plots to prevent Jesus' birth, assist Mary and Joseph in their arduous journey to Bethlehem, and aid their escape from the evil King Herod. 

Written principally for readers aged 8-12, in actuality this book is being enjoyed by fans aged 6-93 who have contacted the author with rave reviews.  

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Side-Splitting Humor, Danger, Heartache, Hope & Spiritual Truth
A talking, musical scroll, a pigeon-flying-and-camel-driving mouse, a writing cat, a courageous lamb, and two lion-fighting dogs provide non-stop action in this adventure that brings the Christmas story to life as never before. You will be astounded at the accuracy and perfection of the prophecies and God's unfolding plan to bring Jesus into the world.

The seven hundred-year mission begins long before the Nativity, as animal friends Max, Liz, Al, Kate, and Nigel work with Isaiah, who prophesies about the coming Messiah. The team intervenes with the Assyrians that threaten to take Jerusalem and prove Isaiah's prophecies false. They go with faithful Daniel and friends into the Babylonian captivity for the heart-pounding thrills of the fiery furnace and the lions' den. They meet Gabriel as he appears to Daniel, and hide a secret scroll of prophecy for the wise men to someday discover as they study the Star. The book climaxes with the unfolding Christmas story as the animals once again see Gabriel with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds.

Experience the hardships of Mary and Joseph as they obediently accept their calling to parent Messiah. Joyfully watch God provide for their every need through a lovable Jewish rabbi who dares to believe them and an unlikely Roman soldier who protects them. The shepherds and the wise men never know their steps are guided by these small animals that lead them to baby Jesus. Relentless in his pursuit is the evil lion, who seeks to devour them and stop the unfolding events leading to Messiah's birth.

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Get Ready for an EPIC Read!The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star launches the Epic Order of the Seven series, picking up where The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz left off. The Maker has been building a team of animal friends for thousands of years to be his envoys for pivotal points of history. With this new, critical mission, the team will finally be completed by Messiah and known forevermore as the Order of the Seven.Max, Liz, Kate, Al and Nigel come to the rescue in epic proportions over the course of seven hundred years. They must inspire and guard Isaiah as he writes the crucial prophecies of the promised Messiah. They follow Daniel into the Babylonian captivity as God weaves a tapestry of prophecy in preparation for the coming Christ child. Finally they become part of the living Nativity as they guide, guard, and assist Joseph and Mary with the birth of Jesus, protecting him from the evil King Herod.Experience joy, mystery, heartache, laughter, suspense, and all those things that are part of an epic story. Your heart and mind will be touched in epic ways as you see the Bible live as it never has before. You won't just read about these pivotal events - you'll feel like you are there as they happened. Readers of all ages will fall in love with not only the characters, but with the epic story of God's pursuing love.

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