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Popular Christian authors Bunn and Oke unite in the second installment in the Acts of Faith series (after The Centurion’s Wife, 2009) to tell the story of Abigail, who, in spite of being injured in a terrible accident, finds herself the object of desire for two vastly different, powerful men: Ezra, a wealthy merchant, and Linux, an officer in the Roman army. Neither of these nonbelievers pleases Peter, the leader of Abigail’s new religion, so he betroths her instead to the saintly Stephen, another follower of the Way. However, many influential men want to see the Christians annihilated, along with their iconoclastic beliefs, making life as one of the faithful increasingly dangerous. Oke and Bunn have re-created Judea in the time immediately following the crucifixion of Christ. Richly textured and filled with familiar New Testament figures, their novel also meticulously describes the political climate of the time, including the conflicts between the Romans, Zealots, and Hasmodeans. More than a simple love story, given miracles, martyrdom, and men on a mission, this is the perfect tale for readers who enjoy such biblical epics as Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis, Lew Wallace’s Ben Hur, and Lloyd C. Douglas’ The Robe. --Shelley Mosley

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DAVIS BUNN, a professional novelist for twenty years, has sales in excess of six million copies in sixteen languages. His books have appeared on numerous national bestseller lists. He is known for the diversity of his writing talent, from gentle gift books like The Quilt to high-powered thrillers such as The Great Divide. He has also enjoyed great success in his collaborations with Janette Oke, with whom he has co-authored a series of groundbreaking historical novels. Davis draws on a rich background of international experience. Raised in North Carolina, he completed his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University, then traveled to London to earn a master's degree in international economics and finance before embarking on a distinguished business career taking him to more than thirty countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He has received numerous accolades, including three Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He currently serves as writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University, and is a sought-after lecturer on the craft of writing. JANETTE OKE was born on the Canadian prairie in Champion, Alberta, and has drawn from her own family's heritage in developing characters and plots. She is a graduate of Mountain View Bible College in Alberta, where she met her husband, Edward. After pastoring churches in Canada and Indiana, the Okes returned to the Calgary, Alberta, area, where Edward served in several positions on college faculties while Janette continued writing. She has authored over four dozen novels for adults and children, and her book sales total nearly thirty million copies. Her literary awards are numerous and include the ECPA President's Award and the CBA Life Impact Award for her significant contribution to the growth of Christian fiction. She also has won both Gold Medallion and Christy awards. The Okes have three sons and one daughter, all married, and are enjoying their many grandchildren. Edward and Janette are active in their local church and make their home north of Calgary.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; 1st edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764207423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764207426
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The setting of this book is fascinating, just as in the first book of the series. Abigail is living among the early Christians, helping Martha every day with her duties taking care of orphans and widows as well as the disciples and their followers, taking on new duties as assigned by the apostle Peter, forming a friendship with Stephen (who becomes the first Christian martyr), and living during a period of time of increasing tension between Jews and followers of The Way, whose numbers are increasing daily. Abigail is at the center of this historic time and these historic events, experiencing God's healing and the beginning of the persecution of the early church.

I also thought the branches of the story that focused on Abigail's suitors were interesting as well. They both were witness to miracles and they both felt the Holy Spirit calling to them, but only one of them came to accept Christ and become one of his followers. The other let his jealousy and anger lead him to a position where he became a vocal opponent of Christ's followers. The different paths the men end up taking are thought-provoking.

I enjoyed this newest book in the series, even though it ended at a bit of a cliffhanger (just like the first book did). I have no idea when the next book in the series is going to be released (or who it is going to focus on), but I am looking forward to it. I don't often read biblical fiction, but I have found this series to be very engaging. It is awe-inspiring to imagine actually living during that historic time and I've enjoyed gaining a better understanding of what life was like then. I have especially enjoyed learning more about what life was like for women in that time and place and what it was like for gentile converts in the early Church. If you have any interest in fiction set immediately following the crucifixion of Christ, you would probably enjoy this series.

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.
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I awoke this morning eager to pick-up where I left off on the fourth CD of this 6 CD audio book. Bunn and Oke had me hovering in my kitchen thinking of more tasks that I could do just to stay near the audio drama brought to my ears.

This is the second book of the Acts Of Faith series authored by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke. They have taken Biblical accounts found in the book of Acts and woven them together with the fiction of their imaginations to create a story that brings life into characters of old.

Never before have I thought about how people must have spread rumors saying that Peter killed Ananias and Sapphira; or thought of how the women must have felt when treated with loving respect by transformed men.

This audio book allows you to step back into time and use your imagination to be there when God shows His power through miracles and His peace through a martyr's death.

The account of firm faith, deep betrayal, and overwhelming loss will keep you riveted and give you a great appreciation for what our Brothers and Sisters went through in the early years of the Church.

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The original book is published by Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group. This audio copy for review has been provided by Oasis Audio.
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Some books are merely for the pleasure of reading, while others leave you impacted in a lasting way. This book accomplished both for me. Set in the days after Jesus has ascended and the Holy Spirit has filled the believers, the story follows the life of Abigail, a young woman whose hand is sought in marriage by two suitors who couldn't be any more different.

The Hidden Flame excellently portrays the political and cultural setting of the time, while giving a look into life was like for the early Church. What impacted me the most was what it meant then to be a follower, that the cost was truly everything dear in this life. I highly recommend this book, both for its historical and spiritual value. (I received a copy of this book free from Bethany Publishers.)
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After reading "The Centurion's Wife" when it first came out, I eagerly awaited the next installment of the series and I regret to say I've been left most disappointed. There is some value in finding out what life was like during the early days of Christianity. But, as far as the characters go, I found Abigail to be most uninspiring. While the motif in historical novels is frequently that the lead female character is daring and steps out of the confines for womanhood of her era, in this book Abigail is presented as a most weak and helpless creature. Most of the novel presents her as helplessly wondering how to get in contact with her brother and her not making any real concrete overtures to do so. Ironically for half the book we are presented with two possibilities for suitors for Abigail and then neither one of them turns out to be the real love story. Which leaves the reader feeling cheated. Not that Stephen, the husband, isn't kind and worthy. It is just that if the reader is supposed to be involved in the story then he should have been presented earlier. While I'm a fan of Christian novels and the message that they present. I found this book to contain a lot of drivel. There is very little real action, just the characters thoughts mostly, for the first half of the book. And the sheer nonentity of Abigail make this book, in my humble opinion, not worth the read. And I rarely write a negative review.
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