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Kings, Wise Men, or Magi?

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Though fictional, Following Yonder Star is based on the bible and ancient texts. It paints a vivid picture of the three kings as friends setting off into the desert to follow a star, and walking humbly into the spotlight of history.

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Overview

Kings, Wise Men, or Magi?

Who were these mysterious men? Were they rulers, astronomers, philosophers, or something else?

Though fictional, Following Yonder Star is based on the bible and ancient texts. It paints a vivid picture of the three kings as friends setting off into the desert to follow a star, and walking humbly into the spotlight of history.

This is an adventure, a spiritual trek, and an extended prayer. The story inspires us to find deeper meaning in the search for Truth.

Travel with the three kings as they journey across deserts, through a suffocating moor, over a towering mountain range, and into the chamber of Herod. Throughout, they are tested by the devil and themselves.

The three kings gave away everything to follow a star. Did they make the ultimate sacrifice?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475080605
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/9/2012
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    An expedition of moral enlightenment. Three rich and powerful ki

    An expedition of moral enlightenment.
    Three rich and powerful kings from three nations enjoy the same interest in astronomy. They meet every third year to cultivate their friendship and scientific studies. In the year zero, during one of these meetings, a strange cross-shaped star captures their attention. Although the star's brightness dominates the heavens, nobody but the three kings can see it.
    Without delay, the kings assemble an entourage and set off to follow the beckoning star. The journey is long and hazardous; covering desert, mountain and rocky plain. At every turn, desperate to prevent them from discovering the star's secret, the devil does his utmost to impede them.
    This story reminded me of 'Ben-Hur'. Although Jesus plays a staring guest role in both these stories, they are no way about Him personally. 'Ben-Hur' witnesses Jesus' death; the three kings in 'Following Yonder Star' witness His birth. This tale is about the three king's journey; why they made it and how it changed their lives for ever.
    A slow start soon builds to page-turning fascination. Sadly, I'm not sure anyone other than a Christian will feel tempted to read this book, which is a shame, because it has many worthy merits whatever your religious beliefs.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Following Yonder Star is a fictional story filling in some bibli

    Following Yonder Star is a fictional story filling in some biblical gaps about the three wise men.  This is a rare book - taking characters from the bible and history and turning them into people with personalities and adventures.  The story addresses their relationships, faith, struggles and temptations.  It is quite a unique perspective and I enjoyed it.  Although the wise men have a major role in the biblical history, the focus was always on Jesus' birth.  How did the wise men get there?  Why them?  What makes them so special?  Although there are some historical references, the book is historical fiction and very entertaining.  This is a book I will read again as the Christmas season approaches.  I give this book 4 stars.  




    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

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    Following Yonder Star: The Untold Trials of the Three Kings by M

    Following Yonder Star: The Untold Trials of the Three Kings by Martin Gibbs, is a hybrid narrative/ historical tale that chronicles the behind the scenes story of the three Kings depicted in the New Testament biblical narratives of the story of Jesus' birth. The mysterious three kings, also known as the three wise men are mentioned briefly in the gospel accounts as they follow the star that leads to Jesus, based on prophecy and their understanding of astrology.

    Everyone; religious and non religious alike, have heard of the three kings which are depicted on holiday cards, Christmas paegents, and popular Christmas carols. Yet few have actually read the gospel accounts and even those who have, may be left with a thirst for more information. Gibbs expands on the gospel accounts using historical information as to the national and ethnic backgrounds of the kings. Gibbs fills in the blanks to create a plausible and exciting adventure. In Gibbs' narrative, the kings are depicted as advocates of scientific advancement in that they are curious, yet objective observers of astronomy. They are depicted as the ancient equivalents to Copernicus supporting the advancement of science, yet they are portrayed as faithful moral kings leaders with wealth and power and great kingdoms as well. In contrast to the book's portrayal, many people erroneously assume that the three kings were supersticious, mysterious, pagan seers or astrologers that just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Gibbs dispels that sterotype of the pagan atrologers by reconciling the three kings with the old testament teachings and ancient faith of the Judaism. They are portrayed as embarking on an intentional quest in the fullfillment of ancient prophecy to seek out the savior. In fact the religious views of the three kings is similar to the faith of the ancient Hebrews who eagerly await the arrival of the promised savior. Apparently they had access to the same ancient Hebrew scrolls that the Jewish priests and leaders had. The reader can follow along as the kings engage in theological discussions about the need for a savior- before the birth of Christ!

    The story is rich in detail about the Kings travels and experiences. The author did not leave anything out. The events mentioned briefly in the gospel accounts are also included and expanded on in this story, but in greater detail such as the stopover to see Herod, the visit to see Jesus and the angel's dream warning them to avoid Herod. As a blogger I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.

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