THE DAMASCUS WAY
Two of the biggest names in Christian literature team up to write the third Acts of Faith book. While detailed and filled with strong biblical ties, the numerous characters and various settings cause the tale’s momentum to lag at times.
Julia has desired acceptance. When she learns of a rabbi who brings salvation, Julia becomes a follower of the Way. She is shocked to learn that her father has another wife and family, and to discover the truth about her parents’ relationship. Jacob works as a caravan guard for Julia’s father, where he protects the most valuable treasure: frankincense. He is given the opportunity to deliver messages between believers, a dangerous task that could cost him his life. Jacob is shocked to discover that Julia is also a messenger. Did their paths cross for a divine purpose? (BETHANY HOUSE, Jan., 400 pp., $14.99)
Leslie L. McKee