Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Master's Calling by Amber Schamel

it was amazing

About the Book
The Master's Calling by Amber Schamel

After generations of waiting, the Messiah has come at last. And not a day too soon. All his life, Malon Ben-Tyrus has been stifled beneath Roman laws and religious traditions, and he longs to be free. The oppression of the Romans worsens every day, and the religious system led by the Scribes and Pharisees has grown corrupt.
Malon believes his life calling is to become a disciple of the Messiah and help free Israel from bondage.  When Jesus heads to Jerusalem for the Passover feast, Malon knows this will be a historic event. Jesus will enter the city as the Son of David and take His place as the Messiah of Israel. He longs to follow Jesus to Jerusalem, but his family won’t allow him to go.
When at last his family consents, Malon arrives in Jerusalem only to discover that he is too late. The man he thought to be the Messiah has been crucified, and Barabbas—his greatest enemy—has been set free.
Appalled by the cowardice of Jesus’ disciples, Malon returns home seething with frustration and despair. Everything he believed he was destined to become died with Jesus. Was he wrong about his destiny?

About the Author

Multi-published author Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a passion for history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call “historical fiction at its finest”. A homeschool graduate from a family of 12 children, Amber found her calling early in life. First published at age 21, she has continued to hone her craft and is now the author of over half a dozen books. Between ministry, family and working in their family-owned businesses, Amber loves to connect with readers. Find her on the Stitches Thru Time blog, or on any of the major social media sites. Amber is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Historical Novel Society.
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I really loved this book. The more I read biblical fiction the more I hunger for it.
I admired Malon's strength and courage.
He is a lovable guy and felt he has been cheated out of a lot of things until he meets Jesus.
Jesus told him everything will come in God's timing buy I'm a lot like Malon. When will things change and Jesus come back to take us all home?
This is the third book of this series and as usual I wound up reading in the middle of the series. Can someone enlighten me about the other two? And will there be more books to come by this author? It was so good I couldn't put it down. I wound up finishing it in one afternoon after I had help in figuring it how to download it to my kindle.
Malon does learn that Jesus is alive through our hearts only if we let him in. I read a quote and there's a song "Ask and ye shall receive, knock and the door shall open
If we learn to let him in our hearts we can spread the word as Jesus' disciples did long ago after he was crucified.
I have always wondered what happened to Barabbas and I could never figure out why the angry mob wanted him let loose instead of Jesus. I guess if it were the other way around, things wouldn't happen the way they were supposed to!
However, Barabbas did get what he dished out to others. Even he saw the light through Malon's eyes and that Malon was a changed person forever
He finally understood that Jesus was sent to save us from our sins and that he was to be a follower in Gods timing.
It amazes me how Simon Peter denied Jesus 3 times but yet he was one of the disciples who could see what the man and his wife had done.
Always speak truth for in the end, your lies will end up hurting u and others especially if u lie against God.
I would really like to read the other two books in this series.
It also tells us Satan was at work even way back when since the beginning of time.
I didn't like it that Kisha deserted Malon's and his family just when they needed him most. I was happy that one of the other young men stepped in to help.
It shows how others are afraid of the truth and the light and would rather follow the dark side. 

A review copy of this book was provided by CelebrateLit.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your review of The Master's Calling, Lori! It's always so much fun to hear what reader's think of the Ben-Tyrus family and Barabbas.

    To answer your question, book three is the conclusion of the series. Books one and two of the Days of Messiah series are also available on Amazon and follow the journeys of Malon's parents.

    It's nice to meet you!


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