Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone

Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone

by D. A. Brittain


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Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D. A. Brittain

Princess Teia, daughter of Judah's last king, begins a harrowing journey after she's rescued by the prophet Jeremiah from the burning city of Jerusalem. They flee to Egypt, where amid Teia's efforts to cope with devastating loss comes an unexpected awakening of her heart when she meets Eochaid, a foreign prince. The two young nobles fall in love, but are soon forced to part and follow their preordained destinies of ruling separate nations.

Against the backdrop of daring escapes on land and sea, raging sword battles, and deadly sorcerers, an emotional journey ensues across multiple continents for both Teia and Eochaid. All the while they're unaware that God's steady hand guides their paths as part of his plan to restore Judah's everlasting throne--as symbolized by the sacred stone that Jacob once used as a pillow in the wilderness.

Keywords: Adventure, Romance, Inspirational, Biblical, Christian, Historical, Fiction, Religious, Fantasy, Series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506902302
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing
Publication date: 07/30/2016
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 1,248,986
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Liked I really enjoyed the genre! I've never read anything that was Biblical fiction and I found that I liked it a lot. While I was not entirely familiar with the story from the Bible, I could still remember pieces from the Bible. Another sorta interesting thing was the prologue and the epilogue. I will have to say that I strongly disagree with the ending. No one knows when the end of the world is. I liked some of the characters. Especially the main characters. But I think my favorite character was Eochaid. I think that his character arc was the best one. Teia also had a character arc, but her's wasn't as strong and not as believable. *sigh* I am a romance sucker and this romance was sooooo adorable. I wouldn't actually categorize this book as a romance since the hero and heroine weren't together for that much time. But still, adorable! Disliked Okay, so this may be just me, but this book was a little preachy. I don't mind books that give the message that this book was trying to give (trusting in God) but I don't think that Brittain did an amazing job of incorporating a great message. It just sounded really preachy in some parts :/ Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh. basdihajlsadfes *huffs* So. Some of the characters were sorta whiny?? And yeah, I really can't stand it when a character complains for like no reason. Aaand, I really didn't like some of the characters....THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS ACTED LIKE SECONDARY CHARACTERS NOO. Yeah. Pet peeve. It was also really rushed. Like, the ending???? I had to read it several times over to make sure I had read it right.
indiebrag 6 months ago
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Literary_Classics_Reviews 7 months ago
Author D.A. Brittain's Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone is a tale of adventure and romance. Shining light on the story of Princess Teia Tamar, this novel offers a fascinating conclusion to what may have become of the little-known daughter to the last King of Judah. Some theorists believe the princess may have traveled with Jeremiah, the prophet, to Ireland following the overthrow of Judah by Babylon. This novel chronicles Princess Teia's desire to follow the will of Yahweh, and the struggles she endures as she travels with Jeremiah as they seek God's intended path for his people. Brittain has woven a unique tale of romance that is altogether intriguing. The author's grasp of history and biblical scripture is apparent throughout this thoughtful and introspective novel. Her depiction of Jeremiah the prophet, as he yearns to share the truth of God's desire to be at the heart of one's life ambitions, offers a wonderfully uncommon perspective of this man's role during this pivotal time in history. A captivating and compelling work of historical fiction, based on biblical scripture and some historical conjecture, this book has many levels of depth and won't soon be forgotten by readers of any age. Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
JamesPate More than 1 year ago
Judah’s Scepter and the Sacred Stone is a novelization of an Anglo-Israelite view promulgated by J.H. Allen, and later popularized by Herbert W. Armstrong. This view is that, after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 587 B.C.E. by the Babylonians, the prophet Jeremiah took Teia, the daughter of King Zedekiah of Judah, to Ireland, where she married Eochaid, an Irish prince. Eochaid himself was descended from the Israelites: from Zarah the son of Judah and the tribe of Dan. Teia and Eochaid became the basis for the Irish, the Scottish, and the English monarchies. As a descendant of David, Teia continued the Davidic reign, thereby fulfilling God’s promise that the Davidic dynasty would be perpetual. Accompanying Jeremiah and Teia was the stone on which the patriarch Jacob slept on the night that he had a vision (see Genesis 28:18), the stone that provided the Israelites with water in the wilderness after the Exodus. This stone would play a significant role in British coronation ceremonies. In this book, we follow Teia's experience of the destruction of Jerusalem, her time in Egypt, and her relationship with Eochaid. The struggle with paganism is a significant theme in this book, as the Jews in Egypt are tempted by it, and Jeremiah encourages Eochaid to abandon Baalism and Druidism and to worship the God of Israel. The view itself can be critiqued. Malcolm Nicholson wrote an informative and thorough blog post, "The Case Against British Israelism." Nicholson argues that, according to Irish legend, Teia was not the daughter of Zedekiah, and her story is set in 1300 B.C.E., not 587 B.C.E. That said, while D.A. Brittain appears to be a believer in the Anglo-Israelite scenario regarding Teia, she still acknowledges in an Afterword that the evidence is not air-tight. She does the same with other views that she seems to accept, such as her belief that Christ will return in 2033, a Jubilee year, after the blood moons. (Her rabbinic eschatological references may be worth checking out, out of intellectual interest.) Although Brittain uses a lot of Anglo-Israelite literature, her depiction of the Druids may be drawn, at least sometimes, from ancient sources. Julius Caesar claimed (correctly or incorrectly) in De bello gallico. 6.13–18 that they performed human sacrifice. As far as stories go, this one was all right. It is not “meh” enough to get three stars, but it was not dazzling enough to receive five stars. The book is not incredibly deep, but it had a comfortable feel to it. It somewhat had a dramatic “Ten Commandments” (the Cecil B. Demille version of the 1950’s) feel to it. Brittain depicted religious tension in the book, as different religious beliefs dialogued and even clashed, and she appears to have tried to do so in an empathetic manner. That made the book interesting. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Bookcrash. My review is honest.
jadijohnson More than 1 year ago
"Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone" by D.A. Brittain This is an amazing book by a very talented author. There are a few novels that touch your heart, soul, and mind. This is one of those books. Princess Teia is surveying the destruction of the land surrounding her home when her life and the lives of her family are threatened in an instant. During the chaos, the royal family is separated. Teia's tutor, Ebed, finds a hiding place for her, but it isn't perfect. Teia nearly burns to death! Fortunately, she is rescued by the prophet Jeremiah. With Ebed and Baruch's help, Jeremiah whisks Teia to the shores of Egypt, where she meets an attractive prince named Eochaid. But right after love takes root, they must go their separate ways. Both Teia and Eochaid's journeys are fraught with danger, making it unlikely they will survive, let alone see each other again. This gripping novel lures the reader in and never lets go. The suspenseful plot and well-rounded characters had me rushing to pick up the book every chance I got. I was glad Teia and Eochaid didn't meet right away, so I could anticipate that moment in the story. There were so many scenes that stood out for me, too many to list. It's not easy for a writer to keep two story lines equally riveting, but D.A. Brittain does a masterful job. I never dreaded switching viewpoints because both Teia and Eochaid's stories were filled with excitement and danger. I highly recommend this incredible novel. The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookCrash.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D.A. Brittain is a Christian historical romance novel that would appeal most to a diverse audience of young adults and adults who enjoy biblical fiction with elements of romance. Princess Teia is the daughter of Judah’s last king, who was rescued by Prophet Jeremiah from the burning city of Jerusalem, along with an ancient stone that sets the two on a journey to Egypt. Along the journey, Teia connects with Prince Eochaid on an emotional level. only to find her destiny to be separate from his. Each royal has their only destiny that will test their will, love, and soul. Is the love between Teia and Eochaid meant to be, or will it end in heartbreak and tragedy? Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D.A. Brittain has an absolutely beautiful cover that captured my attention immediately with the image of a lion over a castle that held a couple entwined in each other’s arms because it hinted at both adventure and romance. I found this book to be the perfect blend of the Bible, historical fact, and romantic fiction. I loved how Prophet Jeremiah managed to save Teia, yet my favorite part of the book would have to be when Teia met Eochaid as that was when the romantic element entered the plot. I really felt for Teia when Eochaid’s path took him back home and away from her, yet I admired her strength of character as she stayed her course, no matter the temptations that beckoned her away from God. Overall, I really enjoyed reading about Teia and I would love to read more about her in the future!