Inspirational fiction pioneer Janette Oke and coauthor Davis Bunn conclude their epic biblical saga and bestselling collaboration with The Damascus Way. An imaginative but biblically solid exploration of the birth of Christianity, the series has been hailed from the start by critics as a sure hit, a prediction that fans and sales numbers have continued to prove.
Continuing to follow characters readers have come to love, The Damascus Way focuses on the early church’s fight to survive a persecution largely spearheaded by Saul of Tarsus. Jacob, now a young man, is uncertain of what his identity as a Christian should look like, but even more so who he can trust.
Julia has everything money can buy except for acceptance by either the Gentiles or the Jews. Her Greek father already has a wife and family, leaving Julia and her Hebrew mother second-class
citizens. But when they are introduced to followers of the Way, they become part of that community of believers.
Abigail’s brother, Jacob, now a young man, is attempting to discover his own place as a Christian. He is concerned that being more serious about his faith means trading away the exhilaration of his current profession as a caravan guard. Hired by Julia’s father to protect the wealthy merchant’s
caravans on the secretive “Frankincense Trail”—undercover transport of this highly valuable commodity—Jacob also passes letters and messages between various communities of believers. He is alarmed to find out that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a messenger. Can their immediate mistrust be put aside to finally bring their hearts together?
Weaving together biblical history with adventure and a poignant love story, The Damascus Way is a stirring conclusion to the blockbuster Acts of Faith series.
“A marvelous fictional romance that illuminates how turbulent the times were
for Christians shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ…Engaging and thought-provoking.”
—CBA Retailers and Resources on The Hidden Flame
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Davis Bunn is an award-winning novelist whose audience spans reading genres from high drama and action thrillers to heartwarming relationship stories, in both contemporary and historical settings. He and his wife, Isabella, make their home in Florida for some of each year, and spend the rest near Oxford, England, where they each teach and write.
Janette Oke (pronounced “oak”) pioneered inspirational fiction and is the leading author in the category today. Love Comes Softly, her first novel, has sold over one million copies. Janette is now the bestselling author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies. For her significant contributions to Christian fiction, she has received the President’s Award from the
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, the CBA Life Impact Award, and the Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, have four grown children and enjoy their many grandchildren. They make their home in Canada.