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Author: Ted Dekker Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The A.D. Series Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781478960003
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New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker delivers the gripping story of Maviah, a slave who becomes a queen in Arabia, AD 33.

They call her the Queen of the Outcasts. Maviah, a woman whose fate was sealed on her birth by this world—unwanted, illegitimate, female, a slave—subject to the whims of all. But then she met a man named Yeshua who opened her eyes. She found strength in his words, peace from the brutal word around her. Because of what he taught her, she has gathered her own traveling kingdom of outcasts deep in the desert, wielding an authority few have seen. But when her growing power threatens the rulers around her, they set out to crush all she loves, leaving her reeling as a slave once more. She must find Yeshua to save her people, but when she does, she will be horrified to discover that he faces his own death.

Enter a story full of intrigue, heart-wrenching defeat, uncompromising love, and staggering victory—one that re-examines everything you thought you knew about the heart of Jesus’ stunning message and the power that follows for those who follow his easily forgotten way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • THE SANCTUARY may make you wonder if prisons manufacture more criminals than they rehabilitate. The vivid descriptions and drama are gripping, and the alternating POVs add depth to the characters and story. Dekker reminds us that we are all prisoners, though it may be our minds, vs. prison bars, holding us captive. RT Book Reviews on The Sanctuary, 4 1/2 Stars TOP PICK!
  • Told with gritty realism to match The Hunger Games, Ted Dekker's Outlaw is an epic story of triumph over trial and the far-reaching power of great personal sacrifice.—Novel Crossing on Outlaw
  • Dekker, the prolific best-selling author of more than 20 books including the "Book of Mortals" series and "The Circle" trilogy, draws on his exotic Indonesian childhood for his new thrilling adventure saga. . .Combining a rich visual portrait of a Stone Age civilization and a surprising spiritual redemption, this excellent book will engage suspense and historical fiction readers. Library Journal on Outlaw, starred review
  • Dekker (Outlaw, 2013, etc.) makes the spiritual real...descriptions of the Nafud's dangers--think Lawrence of Arabia--are powerfully done, as are his portrayals of the perils posed by the clashing customs of Arabs, Jews and Romans. Kirkus Reviews on A.D. 30
  • [A.D. 30] may be a genre unto itself: part historical fiction, part spiritual self-help. New York Times on A.D. 30
  • This is the kind of book that the term 'sweeping epic' was made for. Booklist on A.D. 30
  • A rich and engaging tale that captivates readers from the first page. The depth of insight and development into characters is outstanding....This is a must read. RT Book Reviews, Top Pick! on A.D. 30
  • [A.D. 30] showcases the New York Times best-selling author's gift for immersing readers in ancient settings, believable characters, and high-octane story lines. Library Journal, starred review of A.D. 30
  • The reigning king of Christian thrillers...kicks down the door of biblical fiction. Publishers Weekly on A.D. 30
  • “This followup to A.D. 30 is as good as the first. Maviah’s heartbreak is consuming, her turmoil understandable, and her struggle real. The journey she takes in learning how to trust Yeshua, how to surrender and how to see as he sees is something that all those seeking to follow Christ will be familiar with. Dekker is a storyteller extraordinaire, and this thought-provoking, gripping tale of a slave woman finding her true worth leaves readers captivated.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “The reigning king of Christian thrillers…kicks down the door of biblical fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly on A.D. 30

  • “A rich and engaging tale that captivates readers from the first page…This is a must read.”

    RT Books Reviews, Top Pick

  • “This is the kind of book that the term ‘sweeping epic’ was made for.”


  • “A genre unto itself.”

    New York Times

  • Winner of Christian Retailing's Best Award, biblical fiction, 2016

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About the Author

Ted Dekker is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, with more than ten million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. His works include THR3E, Blink, Heaven’s Wager, When Heaven Weeps, and more.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an actress, and singer with a degree in opera performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters.