As Sure As the Dawn by Francine RiversAs Sure As the Dawn by Francine Rivers

As Sure As the Dawn

byFrancine Rivers

Paperback | September 1, 2002

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This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.
#3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . But his life is about to change forever.
Francine Rivers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books won numerous awards. In 1986, she became a born-again Christian and started writing Christian fiction. Her book, Redeeming Love, is ...
Title:As Sure As the DawnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 1.5 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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ISBN - 10:0842339760

ISBN - 13:9780842339766

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book This was a great book. Francine Rivers knows how to bring Christian historical fiction to life. I haven't read the first two books in the series, so I guess I sort of spoiled it for myself, but this one was so good I plan on reading them anyway. I'm surprised this and the first two books haven't been made into movies or a Christian TV series.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read. As an end to the series, I was sad it was over. And I missed the characters from the first book. However, this was a great story of its own with lots of adventure and characters.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Adventure Love the third installment in the series. This book is full of adventure and action. It shows the hardship and pain the characters go through. It also show hope and redemption and how people can be redeemed even though they have not been perfect. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Heartwarming and touching, you will want to “cozy down” with this book. #PlumReview
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missionaries to Germania This third book in the Mark of the Lion series is a fitting conclusion. Set in first century Rome, this one follows Atretes, the German, who had been sold into slavery and forced to be a gladiator for the sport of Rome. He earned his freedom and then set out to find his son. He was adopted by a Christian widow. He agrees to let her continue to care for him until he is weaned. He also sets out for home and takes Rizpah and his son Caleb on the long trek back to Germania. They are accompanied by Theophilus, a former Roman Centurion turned Christian who feels called to share the gospel with the people in Germania. There is great animosity towards Theophilus by Atretes and the journey is difficult, but when Theophilus saves Atretes' life three times, Atretes soon counts him a friend. Meanwhile, Atretes and Rizpah fall in love and marry. The real difficulty comes once they arrive in Germania and begin to share the gospel. It's a great missionary story and Rivers tells it well. She doesn't make the conversions unrealistic and fast, but shows the struggles people have with believing and the opposition to the gospel from many fronts.
Date published: 2011-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Through the tears Reading this story kept me on edge to see what happens next. I had shed tears over the way that these people were treated, but seeing the way God worked in their lives made it an even more reason to cry. I believe our redeamer lives and reading this, it's like you were living in those days as if it were happening right before your eyes. I have read these three books twice and I own all of Francines titles. I love how she put's Bible stories to life by letting us see by reading. When I was reading this story, I would not have dreamed that Artres dreams of going home would turn out like it did either. I was afraid for him when he began drinking. The way they killed people by putting them in a hole to sink to their death. My favorite was when God was there to bring Rizpah out of the hole before their eyes. What a mighty God we serve. I am closer to God than ever since reading these books. Thanks Francine,I await more to add to my collection.
Date published: 2006-04-17

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Atretes, a German barbarian who has won his freedom in the Roman arena, finds his life changed forever by an encounter with a young Christian woman. Atretes vows to move heaven and earth to find his son--the baby he thought was dead, and take him back to Germany. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the Christian widow who has cared for the child since his birth