In these somber, deceitful days, Peniel, the once-blind beggar, makes a gut-wrenching decision. Will it cut him off from the Light? Zadok refuses to back down from his claims about Messiah. And Pharisee Simon ben Zeraim hides a devastating secret. During these dark and dangerous times, the people long for the transforming touch of the Messiah. Get A Copy.
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Another fantastic book in the series. Peniel returns in the A. Chronicles' second book. While blindness is a recurring theme in First Light, leprosy stars in Second Touch. This novel explores the lives of those viewed as the living dead by society, as well as the hope that is found in Jesus, and the tolerance we should all learn. Hope is thin for the residents of the Valley of Mak'ob, a colony of lepers seeking safety and shelter in numbers. Their paths are fated to cross with the One who has come to heal the broken of the wo Peniel returns in the A.
Their paths are fated to cross with the One who has come to heal the broken of the world, though - and their journey is only beginning. Peniel, meanwhile, is struggling to understand his purpose in life and how to live in a manner worthy of his miraculous healing. While his eyes may be healed, Peniel still has much growth left, now that he sees the world with the judgment that comes with vision.
In the broken city of Jerusalem, a couple hopelessly in love are yet to find the Truth that will save them. At what cost will they try to defy the Earthly powers that seek to subjugate them? Although other reviewers have called Second Touch trite, predictable, and drawn-out, I found that the story was just as deep as the first.
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The characters continue to grow in each of the A. Chronicles in a complex way. Of course every character is driven to find mercy with Jesus Yeshua : it is a thoroughly religious book with a compelling view of broken humanity and the Love that came to save us all. The characters face challenge after challenge, including ignorance, betrayal, isolation, and physical burdens including death.
But each challenge brings them a little closer to being open to Grace. How beautiful is that? I, for one, will be reading all 12 books in the series, and I highly recommend that you too face the sometimes challenging writing in order to challenge your own faith. This book has compelled me to more closely study the Bible, and I think that alone as well as the passionately built characters and intricate plot is worth the read. Oct 11, Alan added it Shelves: epub.
Be transported once again to the dark and tumultuous times of first-century Jerusalem. Return to the story of Peniel, the no-longer-blind beggar who still longs for the connection of home and family. Meet new characters like Lily, Cantor, and Rabbi Ahava, who hold on to hope in spite of their devastating affliction of leprosy.
This book's rich, vibrant imagery will draw readers to discover that we all need Yeshua's touch, not only on our bodies but on our soul Gold Medallion Award finalist! This book's rich, vibrant imagery will draw readers to discover that we all need Yeshua's touch, not only on our bodies but on our souls. Jan 18, Austin rated it it was ok. Barely qualifies as a 2 star. Almost a 1.
Vintage Thoene as far as I can tell. I have all the same complaints about this book as I do of almost all other books in the Christian fiction genre--lame, overly sentimental, lacks depth and gravity, drags out the conflict for too long, is far too predictable, and the characters are not really believable.
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Did not inspire me to read any more Thoene. Not even the sequel. View 1 comment. Mar 19, Wendy rated it it was amazing. I am never disappointed with the Thoene's books. I love the way they develop each character. Another hard-to-put-down read. I can't wait to continue the series. While the authors historical accuracy is superbe, I am also left feeling the eternal relevancy of these stories. They quicken the heart and fill one with hope!! I wanted to jump up and cheer after the final sentence was read.
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Nov 23, J Crossley rated it liked it. In this historical Christian book, a group of lepers hear rumors of a miracle healer. One of the lepers sets off to determine if the rumors are true. Others have to make difficult decisions. They all long for healing.
May 12, Nikki rated it really liked it. Everything God allows into the world has a purpose. Each Theone parable challenges the reader to approach bible knowledge from a different perspective. This time around they addressed the scourge of leprosy and its purpose. Leprosy is a physical representation of spiritual decay. Nov 08, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction. I am really enjoying the series! I cannot wait to start the next one! Jun 03, Wendi rated it it was amazing. Another masterpiece by the Thoenes!!!! Praying God continues to shine His light through their talent.
Moved to tears once again!!! Jun 04, Darla Cornelison rated it it was amazing. This book is another picture of God's grace and mercy and unconditional love for us.
I love the historical aspects of this book. Can't wait for the next one! Oct 04, Mona Randall rated it it was amazing. A story of the ugliness of the world during Jesus' time and His forgiving grace; this book touched me deeply. Highly recommended. Mar 14, Karolyn Olson rated it really liked it.
I liked this book but it was a little protracted and slow moving. Jun 17, Madeline rated it it was ok Shelves: you-disappoint-me , so-much-for-that-series. I wanted to marry First Light , the first novel in the A. Chronicles series. Second Touch made me drop the series like a hot rock. I'd never read a Thoene book before, so I don't know if their novels read as formulaic as Second Touch read. It seems the succeeding novels in this series I did read a few chapters into the third book follow the same plot diagram: a character has a problem only Yeshua can heal; the character spends almost the entire novel either trying to help themselves apart from Yeshua or desperately seeking him in the case of the latter, the character fears Yeshua will reject them ; the character meets Yeshua at the end, and are told their real problem is not a physical one but a spiritual one "You're physically blind, but you're spiritually blind, too.
Second Touch was devoid of the beauty, emotion, candor, and soul that made First Light so stirring and compelling. The storytelling is long and drawn out, and we spend the majority of the novel in three places: a depressing valley, the mind of a bitter Pharisee, or on the road pursuing Yeshua with very little success.
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