Item description for Fourth Dawn (A.D. Chronicles V4)-Softcover by Bodie Thoene & Brock Thoene...
Overview The fourth book in the A.D. Chronicles series takes readers back to the birthof Christ for the Christmas story told by Chief Shepherd Zadok and others whowitnessed this great event.
Publishers Description In their most dramatic, ambitious, and significant historical series to date, Bodie and Brock Thoene once again transport readers back in time to first century AD and the most critical events in the history of the world. In "Fourth Dawn," Herod, the king of Judea, plunges deeper into madness as people wonder, "Where is the promised liberator?" As signs appear in the heavens, Mary of Nazareth receives an unusual visitor. What he tells her will change everything about her life . . . and impact all those in Judea and beyond for eternity
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series A D Chronicles
Series Number 4
ISBN 0842375163 ISBN13 9780842375160 UPC 031809075166
Availability 0 units.
More About Bodie Thoene & Brock Thoene
BODIE AND BROCK THOENE (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 65 works of historical fiction. Over thirty-five million of these best-selling novels are in print. Eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered—the Thoenes are not only master stylists but experts at capturing readers’ minds and hearts.
Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper. Eventually her byline appeared in prestigious periodicals such as U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday Evening Post. She also worked for John Wayne’s Batjac Productions (she’s best known as author of The Fall Guy) and ABC Circle Films as a writer and researcher. John Wayne described her as “a writer with talent that captures the people and the times!” She has degrees in journalism and communications.
Brock has often been described by Bodie as “an essential half of this writing team.” With degrees in both history and education, Brock has, in his role as researcher and story-line consultant, added the vital dimension of historical accuracy. Due to such careful research, The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles series are recognized by the American Library Association, as well as Zionist libraries around the world, as classic historical novels and are used to teach history in college classrooms.
Bodie and Brock have four grown children—Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie—and eight grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks.
Bodie and Brock divide their time between London, Hawaii, Central California, and Nevada.
Bodie Thoene currently resides in Glenbrook, in the state of Nevada. Bodie Thoene was born in 1951.
Bodie Thoene has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Fourth Dawn (A.D. Chronicles V4)-Softcover?
Wonderful reading Jan 23, 2007
Wonderful fictional reading. I have been very pleased with all the books that I have read by the Thoenes. This series is very biblical. I enjoyed it very much.
a must read Dec 5, 2006
Imagine living in a country ruled by an evil king. When you see his soldiers brutalize people daily, you wonder, Who will punish the wicked? You plead, When will this world be set right? Imagine receiving a visit from an angel while you're milking a cow in your barn. What this angel says is so shocking, your life will never be the same. Would you think you were dreaming? Or would you believe the message? What if the message were true? Would you ask yourself, If I told others about it, would they believe me? Imagine just before you are to be married you hear that your betrothed has been unfaithful. How would you respond? You have now entered the world of Fourth Dawn.
Excerpt from the introduction to Digging Deeper into Fourth Dawn
Taking a drastic step thirty years back in time from where Third Watch, the previous book in the A.D. Chronicles series, leaves off, Fourth Dawn places the reader into the lives of those whom every Christian holds in high esteem. We unconsciously put them in a place of reverence for the roles in which they partook in the Messianic prophecies as they were fulfilled one by one over 2,000 years ago. But they were people, just ordinary people who were used by God in an extraordinary way. Brock and Bodie Thoene delve into what their lives must have been like and put their own insightful thoughts onto paper in the most amazing history lesson for us to enjoy. How must Zachariah have felt when, while fulfilling his Levitical duties in the Holy of Holies, he learns his elderly barren wife is to conceive? What about Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist? Haven't you always wanted to know what thoughts must have kept them awake at night as they saw themselves being used of God in such a personal way? Mary is so young to bear such a burden for her people, to carry the Christ-child. Wouldn't you doubt your capabilities? Wouldn't you buckle under the weight of such responsibility? In love with the sweetest girl in Nazareth, Joseph dreams of the day he'll take Mary to his marriage bed. He spends his days preparing his home to receive her, the home where they will raise children and grow old together. How must he have felt to know that he must not touch his beloved, that the child she carried was the Child? Fourth Dawn will take you on their journeys of shock, fear, doubt, and acceptance. Other well-loved fictional characters from the series also make a re-appearance. The reader is swept into their pasts and shown what events made them who we know them to be from the first three books. Onias, propelled by the urgency of the times, secretly, fervently scours the writings of the prophets searching, wondering...when will the Messiah come? What are the signs we must look for? Surely the hour is at hand! But who is that around that dark corner? Whose footstep does he hear at his back? Herod, that insane king of the Jews, would like nothing more than to see Onias staked to a cross, as well as any other who hungers for the coming of Messiah, the true King of the Jews. The Thoenes uncover history as you've never seen it before revealing the God-ordered patterns and paths of the stars and planets and demonstrating how God used even those to point the world toward his Son. Fourth Dawn's Jerusalem is teetering on the verge of earth's most magnificent and impacting event, and it's waiting for you to take part. This is a read that will deeply impact you and move you to pick up a copy of the Scriptures and study it out for yourself. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
Ongoing Excellence Jul 5, 2006
The Thoene's do the best in historical fiction, weaving ALL the various 'chronicles' marvelously. This book continues the saga and narration...though it has less of the breathless, edge of your seat storyline of the other series. Still great stuff.
Inspiring May 16, 2006
Walk in the shoes of Joseph and Mary - for just a few hours. It will open many you to many new insights.
Fabulous Four Jan 7, 2006
What can I say? This book is great!! This book brings to life the most important time in history. You can feel the sand on your feet as Mary travels the long roads to see her cousin. You can feel the joy of Zachariah, when he finds out in his old age he is to be a father. Also feel the struggle Yosef has over his repuation and love for Mary. This series will truly make you feel everything! The Thoene's have done it again! Historical fiction at its best! Give this book a try.