THE PROPHET, THE SHEPHERD, & THE STAR
The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star launches the Epic Order of the Seven series, picking up where The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz series left off. The Maker has been building a team of animal friends for thousands of years to be his envoys for pivotal points of history. With this new, critical mission, the team will finally be completed by Messiah and known forevermore as the Order of the Seven. A talking, musical scroll, a pigeon-flying and-camel-driving mouse, a writing cat, a courageous lamb, and two lion-fighting dogs provide non-stop action in this adventure that brings the Christmas story to life as never before. You will be astounded at the accuracy and perfection of the prophecies and God’s unfolding plan to bring Jesus into the world.
The seven hundred–year mission begins long before the Nativity, as animal friends Max, Liz, Al, Kate, and Nigel work with Isaiah, who prophesies about the coming Messiah. The team intervenes with the Assyrians that threaten to take Jerusalem and prove Isaiah’s prophecies false. They go with faithful Daniel and friends into the Babylonian captivity for the heart-pounding thrills of the fiery furnace and the lions’ den. They meet Gabriel as he appears to Daniel, and hide a secret scroll of prophecy for the wise men to someday discover as they study the Star. The book climaxes with the unfolding Christmas story as the animals once again see Gabriel with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds.
Experience the hardships of Mary and Joseph as they obediently accept their calling to parent Messiah. Joyfully watch God provide for their every need through a lovable Jewish rabbi who dares to believe them and an unlikely Roman soldier who protects them. The shepherds and the wise men never know their steps are guided by these small animals that lead them to baby Jesus. Relentless in his pursuit is the evil lion, who seeks to devour them and stop the unfolding events leading to Messiah’s birth.
"If you like boring stories, stay away! If you prefer uninteresting characters and plots that go nowhere, then find a different read. Cote does it again with her latest book, where the pages turn themselves. She tackles the greatest story ever foretold and delivers a wondrous adventure that will surely excite, humor, educate , and even move some to tears."
- Dr. Jayce O'Neal, actor and author of No Girls Allowed: Devotions for Boys, Los Angeles, CA
Jenny chats with Rick Larson, creator of the Star of Bethlehem DVD
Have you ever wondered what the Star of Bethlehem actually was? Well, wonder no more! You MUST get Rick Larson's DVD, The Star of Bethlehem! You can see exactly what the star really was. I novelized Rick's findings in The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star, so actually, you MUST get my book too! Here's a video of Rick and I chatting about our projects.
EPIC ILLUSTRATOR: ROB MOFFITT
Jenny chats with Epic Illustrator Rob Moffitt on creating the cover for The Prophet, the Shepherd, & the Star
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Jenny and Rob chat about the internal illustrations for The Prophet, the Shepherd, & the Star
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"When you think you cannot possiby read anything better than her last book, here it is! Jenny L. Cote has done it again! I have NEVER read anything that has left me so inpsired and wanting more! I love that these books are for young readers because they need positive things to read, with so much negative out there these days. I love that I can read a book and enjoy it as an adult and also let my children read it. Jenny's books are a new twist on traditional Bible stories but with some amazing added characters. The characters will capture your heart, and you will feel as if you truly know them. Wait until you meet Clarie, the sweetest little lamb of a character yet. Thanks, Jenny, for sharing your amazing talent with everyone!"
- Jennifer Dudley, full-time mother of three, Phenix City, AL
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"Fiction Writer, Historian, or Theologian?"
"I can't decide what Jenny does better...write about fascinating characters and intriguing plots, engage the reader with actual biblical history, or explore theology in a way that ties so many events and scripture together that I interact with the Bible and Jesus in ways I never have before! I loved everything about this book! I am a mom who is reading all of her books along with my 11-year-old son. We both learn so much from her books and enjoy them immensely. While reading this I also read through the book of Isaiah and began to understand prophecy in a way I never have before. I'm starting in on Daniel next! Thank you, Jenny, for bringing the most amazing blend of truth, understanding and fun, your books are such an amazing delight to read and learn from! I can't wait to dive into the next one!" - Mary Campbell