Quest For Light - Adventure of the Magi
The Quest For Light - Adventure Of The Magi Is A Thrilling and Inspirational Christian Adventure Based Upon God's Word!
Take This unparalleled Journey With The Maji To Learn why they left their families and risked their lives to find the foreign king.
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Quest For Light - Adventure Of The Magi by Byron Anderson
Quest for Light is based on scripture and historical accounts of the era. The story brings the Magi to life as we join in their harrowing adventure across Persia in search of the one, true God. Appealing to the Magi through His star, God called upon these warrior priests to be among the first people to learn of the Messiah's birth.
Our journey takes us along The Silk Road, the first century's information super-highway, where we meet the soldiers, merchants, and other travelers whose lives intersect with the Magi and their companions. By sharing the Magi's experience, we come to understand why they deserted their families and risked their lives to undertake a long journey in search of a foreign king. Just as we face many obstacles today in coming to know God, we will also learn how the Magi's faith and determination enabled them to overcome fierce storms, bandit attacks, and encounters with evil spirits. Faithful followers of Zoroaster, the Magi undergo intense soul searching and spiritual turmoil when God intervenes in their lives.
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Book Review by Margaret Lukasik
Quest For Light - Adventure Of The Magi
By Byron Anderson
Quest For Light - Adventure Of The Magi by Byron Anderson is a prefect title that describes this book and its theme. An action and adventure book, it begins with the wealthy Persian high priest of Asdin named Balthasar who is a watcher of the stars. He sees a new star in the heavens and immediately knows that this star is very special. As he realizes its significance, he eventually learns that it indicates the birth of the Messiah referred to in the Hebrew writings. Once he sees the star, Balthasar knows he must immediately confer with his lifelong friend Gaspar who lives in the neighboring province of Shahnaz and who is familiar with the many prophecies attributed to celestial wonders. Both men were known as Magi, those who led their people in spiritual matters which was the most important aspect of Mede life. The men agree they must travel towards the star to find the Messiah and this is where the adventure begins.
The author takes us on the year long journey from Persia to Jerusalem, from outfitting the travelers to the fighting of marauding robbers. The story fills the reader with enough information to make one feel as if they are reading a true account of the trials and tribulations of making a trip in this time period. Byron Anderson builds his story around the trip as he develops the characters who accompany the Magi on this unique quest to meet and worship the new Messiah. As they travel though the different regions they meet new people and have to get protection from local militia men who are either paid or are protecting other caravans that they will join. This brings them into contact with other cultures they are able to get along with and accept.
Rather than be confrontational, the author shows that by using acceptance, good will and humor they are able to avoid conflicts and successfully negotiate themselves through difficult circumstances. When the caravan is attacked, the Magi use their previous warrior skills from other conflicts to defeat their attackers. When the fighting is over, however, they show compassion on their attackers by saving the lives of the wounded robbers. They treat their wounds and instead of killing them, take the captured marauders to the next local town even though it means feeding and guarding them for many days. The conflicts are skillfully portrayed by the author showing a great understanding of strategy, making the attacks intriguing to read.
Throughout the journey, the Magi are praying to their God, Ahura Mazda, for protection and guidance, so they don't really understand completely why this quest is so compelling to them. Meeting and joining another lifelong friend and Magi, Melchor, a trader who travels the same roads because he also has seen the star, they share their concerns. One evening as they sit in their tent, the conversation turns again to why they are following this star, even though it will take them to the Messiah of a different God. They have worshiped their God all of their lives and are high ranking priests of their religion. As Balthasar shares his true feelings to his two friends, he finally realizes he is compelled by an overwhelming sensation of love whenever he looks at the star. This God of the Hebrews is now filling each of them with a benevolent love that they cannot deny. Enlightened by their revelation they now include the God of the Hebrews in their prayers.
A wonderful book, Quest for Light - Adventure of The Magi is filled with adventure, spiritual enlightenment, and moral advice. All readers will appreciate the author's attention to detail making the characters and situations come to life. Although a book of fiction, you close the book thinking, the adventures on this journey could have really happened!
About The Author ...
Byron Anderson is a lawyer in Washington, D.C. engaged in government and politics. While attending seminary, Byron became interested in first century religion and culture in the Middle East. This interest led to his writing the novel and screenplay, Quest for Light – Adventure of the Magi.
The novel was published by Lighthouse Publishing in August 2010 and is
available on Amazon.com and at bookstores. A former Sunday school
teacher of teenage boys, Byron intended for this action-adventure novel
to hold the attention of young adults while sharing the theological
significance of the Magi’s experience.
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