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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janette Oke, Davis Bunn, T. Davis Bunn Narrator: Aimee Lilly Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Acts of Faith Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781608145935
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In first-century Judea, the followers of “the Way” have burgeoned into a vibrant, growing community that cannot be ignored. Jerusalem is in turmoil as its religious leaders on one side and its Roman rulers on the other conspire to stamp out the fledgling church. And Abigail, who thought she had finally found home and safety, is caught between the opposing forces.

Two suitors desire the lovely Abigail’s hand in marriage. Ezra, a successful Hebrew merchant and widower with important connections among the Sanhedrin, is looking for a mother for his children. The Roman soldier Linux is fascinated by her winsome charm and possibly could offer the sanctuary—maybe even the love—for which she yearns. But her heart has been captured by neither of these men.

Will her faith and courage survive a heartbreak beyond comprehension as the followers face a gathering storm of persecution they never could have foreseen? A glimmer of hope beckons Abigail forward.

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  • “More than a simple love story, given miracles, martyrdom, and men on a mission, this is the perfect tale for readers who enjoy…biblical epics.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danica Page (One Page at a Time) | 2/20/2014

    " I love this book. I love this series. I love Christian Lit. I really enjoyed this novel and will recommend it to anybody who is a fan of Christian fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Sandmeyer | 2/15/2014

    " This book is as addictive and hard to put down as the first book in the series, The Centurion's Wife. I highly recommend it!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 2/11/2014

    " 1.5 stars really, almost 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Gerbode | 2/4/2014

    " This is good story, based on Biblical characters I have read about since childhood, so had a sense of the familiar about it ... yet with intriguing (fictional) details about these heroes' lives. The action was a little slow at times, and I had trouble getting into the story ... but now at the end of it I am anxious to finish reading the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 2/2/2014

    " A great book! I look forward to the next book in this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genesis | 2/1/2014

    " I couldn't put the book down. Excellent storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spn | 1/30/2014

    " Loved this book. It was very well written and kept you interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/28/2014

    " Just finished "The Hidden Flame" by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn. This book is the second book in the series Acts Of Faith. While this book was good it wasn't as good as the first one "The Centurion's Wife" These books are based on The Bible. This book is based on the time after Jesus's death and the growth of the church, it ends with the stoning of Stephen. I give this book 3 stars because I though there was too much detailing in the story that I didn't feel added to the story while I realize that some readers like the extra details and depending on the story sometimes I do. I liked this story as it brought insight to what the Biblical people felt "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/9/2014

    " A light read, not totally historically accurate, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren H | 12/27/2013

    " At first it was hard for me to adjust to a new character since I liked Leah and Alban do much in the first book, but as I kept reading, I really enjoyed Abigail and the transformation of Linux. What a great ending and I can't wait to start the next series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 12/24/2013

    " Way too much romance (and uncomfortable in some cases) compared to the first book. Pretty disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Clark | 12/9/2013

    " This book moves a bit slow but once I got to the end I could not put it down!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dimmy-jimmy | 11/3/2013

    " Ilove this era,good book with great charaecters,great endingtoo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 9/27/2013

    " this is the 2nd book in the series. I like the stories but the doctrine is flawed. It wasn't as pronounced int he first book but it is more so in this one. Still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth K | 9/3/2013

    " After reading the first book, I had to run out and buy the second one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 7/13/2013

    " I thought this book was slow and I guess I was anticipating a more Historical fiction type of book. This book focuses more on the Christian philospophy and the fictional story and less on history. It was okay, but not captivating and I probably won't read more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda Lasser | 3/18/2013

    " Enjoyed the second book of the Acts of Faith series, based on the book of Acts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 6/9/2012

    " i loved reading this book. that is scripture based and has a biblical story through it. it is full of adventure and some drama. and a love story <3 if you love Jesus, you will love this book! :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Lusher | 4/10/2012

    " Good fictional read about the early church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hulah | 10/6/2011

    " What an awesome read! David Bunn and Janette Oake are awesome. I felt like I was living inside the story. Wonderful reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/2/2011

    " I wasn't sure about this series when I started it, but I really like it. They're fictional accounts of people in the early church, some of them real and some imaginary. They keep getting more and more interesting, I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trine | 7/2/2011

    " It is a nice christian book, but perhaps too nice. The idea of setting a story among the first christians in Jerusalem is fascinating, but unfortunately there are too few characthers in my opinion. I would have liked to hear more about Peter and Martha, and about Stephen's work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kallie Hollingshead | 6/16/2011

    " Good book. Wasn't as good as the first one, but it was still good. It had a lot of great things in there about repentance and turning to Christ. Some of the history I did not agree with, but for the most part it was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 4/21/2011

    " This is the second in the series by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn about the time following the crucifixion of Christ and its impact on the Judean and Roman worlds and how they began to intertwine. I would absolutely recommend this book. You will fly through the pages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/16/2011

    " After reading the first book, I had to run out and buy the second one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Endor | 1/11/2011

    " The first one was better, I thought. Of course, this one was more sad, but that was to be expected. It did have a happy ending. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 12/5/2010

    " Usually I like historical fiction but I had a hard time getting into this book. The characters just didn't seem very well developed and things jumped forward quickly and therefore just couldn't get into the book. I wont' be reading the others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trine | 10/31/2010

    " It is a nice christian book, but perhaps too nice. The idea of setting a story among the first christians in Jerusalem is fascinating, but unfortunately there are too few characthers in my opinion. I would have liked to hear more about Peter and Martha, and about Stephen's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 6/9/2010

    " A; A good follow up to the first. I like that the story picked up right where the first one left off and just focused on other characters. I'm anxious to check out the next in the series as I'm not sure what characters will be involved.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dimmy-jimmy | 6/5/2010

    " Ilove this era,good book with great charaecters,great endingtoo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hulah | 5/31/2010

    " What an awesome read! David Bunn and Janette Oake are awesome. I felt like I was living inside the story. Wonderful reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/9/2010

    " Sequel to The Centurion's Wife...outstanding historical fiction based upon the Acts of the Apostles. "

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About the Author
Author Janette Oke

Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 ECPA President’s Award for her significant contribution to the CBA industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Oke and her husband live in Alberta, Canada.

About the Narrator

Aimee Lilly is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been involved in the broadcasting and radio drama field since 1989. She has read audiobooks by many bestselling authors, including Elizabeth George, Janette Oke, and Francine Rivers.