Who in Bethlehem could guess that their tiny, obscure village, populated by shepherds, would become the hinge upon which all history turns . . . and the focus of a terrifying rampage? Sixth Covenant is the conclusion of the three-book Nativity story within the A.D. Chronicles series. Sixth Covenant chronicles Mary, Yosef, and baby Yeshua in the first months of his life in Bethlehem. From the shepherd's visit to the escape to Egypt to the Bethlehem babies who gave their life for Jesus, discover the most critical events in the history of the world.
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Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 45 works of historical fiction. That these best sellers have sold more than 10 million copies and won 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 and Brock have four grown children - Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie - and five grandchildren. Bodie and Brock divide their time between London and Nevada.
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Sixth Covenant based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sixth Covenant is an improvement on Fifth Seal. Gone are the dreams and the astronomer's journal. In previous books, the dreams were used to provide explanations on the Hebrew language and Scriptures. In this book, the explanations are made in conversations between characters, and thankfully, much less frequently. The journal is replaced by the astronomer himself; however I feel that the Magi and their traveling companions could have benefited from some extra character depth.I have some nitpicking to do regarding this book, all from my perspective as an armchair historian. One, the A.D. Chronicles so far is full of literate people and an abundance of scrolls. I've always understood that in the 1st century, not many could read and write well, and that scrolls were expensive and hard to come by. Two, IMHO Esther does some rather out-of-character things for a respectable woman of her time. Three, in this book and in the last, we repeatedly read of Ethiopians having skin the color of ebony (or obsidian in one instance). Even if it was so, isn't there anything else remarkable about them? The book does redeem itself in the tragic climax toward the end, which makes it worth a read!
This entry continues (concludes?) the arc about the birth of Jesus with the arrival of the Magi. The book focused on the story, but was still slow at times. The ending was very emotional.