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Tyndale House Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4

This fourth book in the A.D. Chronicles series takes readers back to the birth of Christ. This is the Christmas story told by Chief Shepherd Zadok and others who were there to witness this great event. Those who were tell how they tried to defend their children from the evil butcher--King Herod. In the midst of evil, an innocent baby is born--a king prophesied in Scripture. Readers will experience the Christmas story like never before!
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Customer Reviews for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
Review 1 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:June 20, 2012
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Julia George
Location:Lynn, MA
Age:45-54
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I have been buying these books for my husband. He has told me right from the start he will be reading the whole series. The writings of the authors are always "outstanding". Highly recommend!
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Review 2 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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Another great book!

Date:January 20, 2012
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yellowbird
Location:Franklin, KY
Age:55-65
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This is just one more book by Bodie and Brock Thoene that is wonderful. Their books bring life to the Bible and clarifies many of those "huh" moments I have from time to time. The stories come straight from the Bible!
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Review 3 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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5 out of 5
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Date:January 29, 2008
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Doris Hanaway
My husband is reading this series and he really enjoyed this book. The Thoene's write so that you feel you are right there. and their research is so good you are getting a history lesson also. Thanks
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Review 4 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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Date:January 11, 2008
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Therese Helton
Great story telling. I really enjoyed having the Christmas story come alive. I also like the historical settings and although the characters are fictional the book stays within the theological themes of the Bible.
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Review 5 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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Date:February 19, 2008
The reason I only gave it 4 stars, even though it is an excellent book, is because it doesn't follow chronologically from the first three, which was a little confusing at first. In the earlier books Jesus was alive and now in the 4th one He is just being born.
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Review 6 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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Date:March 11, 2007
"Fourth Dawn" was probably my favorite book of the "A.D Chronicles". Really well-written and intense, I found this book to be really gripping. It shed so much light on the biblical characters too and made them seem so human and real. This was such an awesome book that I would definitely recommend to anyone that likes historical fiction. I can't wait to purchase no. 5, "Fifth Seal"!
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Review 7 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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5 out of 5
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Date:December 5, 2006
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? Havent 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?In love with the sweetest girl in Nazareth, Joseph dreams of the day hell 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? Onias, propelled by the urgency of the times, secretly, fervently scours the writings of the prophets searching, wonderingwhen 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 youve never seen it before.
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Review 8 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 24, 2006
Taking a drastic step thirty years back in time from where Third Watch 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? Havent 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. Wouldnt you doubt your capabilities? Wouldnt you buckle under the weight of such responsibility? In love with the sweetest girl in Nazareth, Joseph dreams of the day hell 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.
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Review 9 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:June 21, 2006
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Kerrin
Travel back in time to ancient Judea. Plots are hatched, poisonings contrived, and the least innuendo can bring execution. Herod tries to hang onto his throne while the Jews wait expectantly for the true heir of King David to take the throne. Young Mary recieves an unusual visitor and the news he brings will change her life and the world forever. Yet will Yosef, her betrothed, believe her? Now signs are appearing in the heavens. But what do they mean?This is the most, moving and amazing story of the nativity ever written. It is also one of the 5 finalist for the 2006 Christian Book of the Year Award. This is a must read, you won't be disappointed!
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Review 10 for Fourth Dawn, A.D. Chronicles #4
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Date:October 6, 2005
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Harriet Klausner
As they grow old beyond the child-bearing age, the priest Zachariah the Levite and his wife Elisheba are saddened that they have no offspring as she is barren. However, one day while he performs duties in the Temple, the angel Gabriel informs Zachariah that his wife will give birth to his son to be named Yochanan; stunned by the visitation and the prophesy, Zachariah informs his friend Eliyahu and Onias the tutor what happened. Onias claims the ancient Messiah prophesies have begun to occur.<P>As the Zachariah event unfolds, Herod, King of Judea, seems to be losing his grip on sanity especially as increasingly rumors abound that the Messiah is coming. The news of Zachariah unhinges him further. He remains unaware of a heavenly visit in Nazareth where Mary learns from an angel that she has been chosen to carry the Messiah. She wants to, but fears how her family especially her beloved betroth Yosef will react to her pregnancy.<P>This is very interesting biblical fiction that brings to life Zachariah, Herod, and especially Mary and Yosef. Readers will understand the mixed feelings that run through Mary as she is euphoric with the honor bestowed on her but also fears how her family and her fianc will react. Bodie and Brock Thoene are experts at creating characters the reader understands. Using astronomy/astrology and a deep rooted look at the David family tree enhances the feel of the era and makes Onias in some ways the most interesting character as he studies the tomes. The Thoenes have provided an interesting look at the first century in Jerusalem in their latest A.D. Chronicle.<P>Harriet Klausner
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