2/05/2010

The Hidden Flame

Davis Bunn & Janette Oke
2010
Bethany House
Fiction/Historical

Reveiwed by Cindy Loven

Set in Biblical times, immediately following the death of Jesus and the birth of the "church"  The Hidden Flame is a book that will stir your heart.  Follow the life of young Abigail and her brother Jacob, Judean orphans under the guardianship of Alban, a Roman centurian, follower of Christ.  Abigail works hard in the new Christian community, serving the widows and orphans, a community that is growing by leaps and bounds, as Peter, James and Stephen and other Biblical leaders teach and preach the saving grace of the Messiah.
Young Abigail's beauty catches the eyes of two men, a rich Judean and a high ranking Roman guard.  They both wish to take her as wife, however she doesn't desire to marry either, they are not servers of the Messiah.  Follow this story to see the fate of Abigail.  Poor Jacob, her younger brother has dreamed of nothing more all his life than becoming a legionaire in the Roman army.  He struggles to balance out the faith he wants to follow, and his life's dreams.
A wonderfully written story, that will hold your interest, The Hidden Flame is Book 2 in the Acts of Faith Series, but it stands alone, with out reading Book one, it does however leave you anxious to read Book 3. 
394 pages $14.99 US 5 stars. 
This book is available at your favorite seller of Bethany House books.
This book was provided from Bethany House, free, for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

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