As Sure As the Dawn [NOOK Book]

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This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.

#3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . But his life is about to change forever.

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Overview

This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.

#3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . But his life is about to change forever.

Atretes, a German barbarian who has won his freedom in the Roman arena, finds his life changed forever by an encounter with a young Christian woman. Atretes vows to move heaven and earth to find his son--the baby he thought was dead, and take him back to Germany. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the Christian widow who has cared for the child since his birth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414304656
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/29/2011
  • Series: Mark of the Lion , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 28,028
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers
From 1976 to 1985, Francine Rivers had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Mark of the Lion Series leaves its mark on the reader.

    Book # 3 of this series, Sure As the Dawn, can be read on its own merit without first reading the other two if you wish. However, all three books are gripping tales that I could not put down once beginning them, reading all three books (1490 pages) in 4 1/2 days.
    I am finding myself still thinking about the characters (who all had real human flaws that I could personally relate to) long after finishing the books of how they worked through their personal crises and jourrneys of faith.
    The historicity of the series was also intriguing, being evident of the author's thorough work of research into ancient Rome and their conquered territories at around 70 AD. The reader feels, smells and sees the time period that comes alive through the characters' experiences. The author is not at all afraid to tackle difficult issues.
    I found myself comparing current US culture with Rome, finding many parallels and similarities, including the loss of the value of human life through repeated numbing through witnessed violence. For us it on TV and in the movies; for Rome it was the arena. That was only one of many similarities between the cultures.
    The characters' crises resolution enabled me to learn from their experiences, which is one benefit of reading good literature. Enabling vicarious learning about other's points of view and experiences through reading is like trying on someone else's clothes and 'walking a mile in someone else's shoes'. One can travel to ancient Rome and Germany without leaving your home.
    As Christian literature, it is among the finest, presenting mature and maturing Saints working through their issues, giving one the concrete examples one needs to grow through one's own life issues, needing good role models. I found myself relating to nearly all the main characters and feel that the benefits and rewards of the reading are ongoing in my life.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Could not put it down!!!

    I loved this series!! I'm usually not a big reader, I tend to start & not finish but I read all three of these books & wanted more!!! Makes you cry, makes you angry, and of course makes you smile at God's love!!! Read it-- you won't be disappointed!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    Read This Series

    This series is by far the best one ever. i dont care how busy you are you have to read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2010

    different from the first two books

    I devoured the Mark of the Lion books in a matter of days. This one is a bit different from the first two. ASatD incorporates humor and the main characters are a riot. Widowed Rizpah is vastly different from the timid Hadassah from the other books. Rizpah is spunky, tough and stubborn. She's matched with the equally stubborn former gladiator Atretes from the first book. There are several laugh out loud moments in this last installment.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    Excellent Christian Fiction - I would highly recommend the series.

    Here we pick up with the story of Atretes, the German ex-slave and gladiator. I like the insight into a different ancient culture. Great story line and finish to the Mark of he Lion series. Maybe Francine Rivers could continue with Caleb's story, Atretes' son.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    This whole series was so awesome.

    Ever heard of "i d buy the world a coke?" I d like every one i know to read this! I wanted to cry, laugh witht the story. I got frustrated, angry, hopeful, scared, sometimes, with the characters. Sometimes i wish i could ve not read this series just so i could read them all over again. Ms. Rivers is a truely gifted writer.

    K.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Will keep you awake til 4am!!

    This series is one that i can read over and over but still be on tenderhooks rivers does an amazing job drawing the reader in to her world no matter the subject matter this series is definetly one to read, new aspects of Gods love and nature will jump off every page and be revealed each and every time you read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

    A great series!!

    I love Francine Rivers, she is a genius. I love this series! This third book is about Rizpah the mother of Caleb who works with Atretes. Atretes is the gladiator who has been set free. It is a great book. This is the best series I ever read. I will look for more books by this author and you should too. The only small complaint I have is the series of book covers, the book covers make the books look like cheap romance novels but they are not! I guess that is why they say: "You can't judge a book by its cover".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Excellent historical fiction

    Francine Rivers never disappoints. I will look at her book/s first and usually buy it and share the book with other lovers of historical fiction. Her books can be so diverse and are always well written and captivating. This is one of her best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2010

    The Best Series

    I've always been a fan of Francine Rivers, Redeeming Love has always been a favorite of mine. When I read the Mark of the Lion series, well, it's like nothing I've ever read. They are true romance novels, full of love, life, and action, but in every chapter, you can see the love of an amazing God, and the way He protects us and watches out for us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Very good.

    The sea battle was well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Rivers writing is page turning. Had trouble laying it down

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  • Posted May 1, 2013

    Very good, but it was kind of overshadowed by the first two. Sti

    Very good, but it was kind of overshadowed by the first two. Still very good.

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  • Posted April 18, 2013

    Not as good as the first 2 in the series, because it's less beli

    Not as good as the first 2 in the series, because it's less believable. BUT this series is a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Love this Author Francine Rivers puts you right in the middle you want to be the book you want to be a soldier for the Lord you want to love for the Lord. Has touched everyone friends family in holy way! Please read. Truly a blessing thank you Francine Rivers

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I loved this Series and have recommended to many of my friends. The history of the times and the affect on the people was an eye-opener for me. It also helped clear up some questions I had in the Bible so it would be helpful for Christians as well as for other religious beliefs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Wonderful series!

    This book was my least favorite of the series, but this whole series is a MUST read. Francine Rivers has done it again. She never fails!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    The rate of this book is good

    Read this one yall

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    Great Historical Setting

    Took me 100+ pages to like the main character, but their journey was engaging and made for a very quick, enjoyable read. I wish the author had made additional connections to the first two books, but as it is, you could read this one as a stand alone. The main character has significant issues to overcome on his path to receiving Jesus. The female character is unbelievably devoted and patient. I did enjoy it and I would recommend it.

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