First Light

First Light

Book - 2003
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Winner, 2004 Logos Bookstore Award for Fiction Go back in time to first century Jerusalem-just after the massacre of Jews before Passover-a dark time in the nation's history. Many long to see Yeshua . . . be healed by Yeshua . . . find hope in Yeshua. Others feel threatened and seek to destroy him. Meet Peniel, a blind beggar who longs to see the True Light. Flee on horseback with Marcus, a Roman centurion searching for Yeshua while on the run from Ceasar. Shudder as government offcials plan to assassinate the Galilean prophet. Pray with Zodak, chief shepherd of Israel, for the Messiah he met at the manger. Feel the pain of Susanna and Maenen, a couple in love, forbidden to be together.The one constant in all of their lives is Yeshua . . . loved or loathed . . . a man who will forever change their lives . . . and the world as we know it.
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House, ©2003.
ISBN: 9780842375061
0842375066
9780842375078
0842375074
Characteristics: xix, 395 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thoene, Brock 1952-- Author

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bibliosara Nov 29, 2018

I was so excited to start a new series by the Thoene's! First Light is a fantastic novel for any biblical fiction lover. The Thoene's talent for creating an historically accurate and emotionally gripping novel makes them the best writing team I've read! In this, their first of a 12-book series (The A.D. Chronicles), a contemporary Jewish family living in the Holy City gathers, despite the broken hearts left in wake of terrorism acts. An unexpected conversation leads to the recollection of another time… A time when our Lord walked among us. The city is in chaos when Yeshua of Nazareth arrives in Jerusalem. Follow a determined old shepherd, a blind begger, a royal couple, a Roman centurion, and more as they stumble through the streets of Jerusalem. With desperate Jews praying for a warrior-savior, a Roman governor enmeshed in dangerous politics, and the half-crazed son of Herod the Great ruling over the Holy City, it's an unexpected setting for our broken and weary characters to find healing of the heart… and perhaps a few miracles.

happyreader64 Feb 24, 2018

The series is set during the time of Jesus living among us.
I enjoyed the characters, especially Peniel, and the bit of romance in the story.
All the characters are realistic and genuine.
The biblical events are described in a believable way. There are scripture references that are entwined with educated imagination.
I am looking forward to the next book “Second Touch”.

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forgetitthan
Sep 14, 2016

Excellent book and I especially enjoyed the historical and biblical references that merged within the story line. You really feel for the characters. Made me stop and think about my own views and feelings about religion. Very inspiring.

LadySugar Nov 07, 2013

Fantastic dramtaization of the miracles of Jesus! fantastic!!

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DLB
Oct 29, 2009

This is an AMAZING series! I have eagerly waited each one as it has come out. The imagery and the story itself really keeps your attention and really makes the story of Jesus and his followers come alive.

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