THE WIND, THE ROAD, AND THE WAY
The Wind will change their hearts. The Road will change his direction. The Way will change the world. And the Order of the Seven will change the future for believers while the Enemy seeks their crushing defeat.
Jenny standing in the Roman aqueduct of Caesarea at age 17. Little did she know she would someday write a scene that takes place right where she stood!
Book Five: The Wind, the Road, and the Way
Eleven terrified disciples cower in the Upper Room, wondering what is to become of them. Jesus is dead, crucified on a cruel Roman cross. It’s only a matter of time before the Jewish leaders come after them to crush what their self-proclaimed" Messiah started with ‘The Way’ movement. Little do these men know that soon they will boldly turn the world upside down as they fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission. A self-righteous, model Pharisee named Saul sets out on a zealous quest to arrest and murder as many followers of ‘The Way’ as he can, beginning with Stephen. Little does this Christian killer know he’ll soon be stopped in his tracks on the road to Damascus to become the greatest Christian that ever lived. Through his pen he’ll prove that no one is beyond hope: ‘if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation.
After a brief, joyous reunion with Jesus and the exhilarating arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Order of the Seven animals split up for multiple missions as Christianity explodes onto the world’s stage. Max, Liz and Nigel set off with Paul as he faces beatings, rejection and imprisonment to bring the Good News to the world. Al accompanies his favorite fisherman-turned-Apostle Peter to find the first Gentile convert while creating a perfect secret symbol for the Way. Kate is blessed to protect Mary and John in Jerusalem where the Church gets its start. The team must face a dark, pagan world riddled with false gods, arrange crucial introductions, assist with jail-breaks, and plan risky escapes while overseeing the writing of a New Testament that will inspire and guide believers for centuries to come. But they still find time for fun and games with a monkey named Noah and a lizard named Nate as the Animalympics are born during the human Isthmian Games.
This heart-gripping, action-packed adventure begins a two-book saga that brings to life the events of Acts and the birth of Christianity while showing how each book of the New Testament came to be. The Wind, the Road, and the Waycovers Resurrection morning through Paul’s second missionary journey.The Fire, the Revelation and the Fall (2015) completes the events in Acts, Peter and Paul in Rome, Roman Christian persecution in the arena and John’s Revelation on Patmos. Watch the miraculous rise of the Church through the fiery trials sent by an Enemy who will stop at nothing to kill anyone who dares to be called Christian.
(450 pages, 24 Accelerated Reader pts.)
Winner of the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Five Star and Silver Awards for Christian Historical Fiction
The Wind is dedicated to Noah Winstead (right) and Nate Lynam (left), two special boys who were tragically lost in a lake accident in 2012. Noah was Jenny's cousin, and she decided to not only dedicate the book to the boys, but to make them new characters in The Wind, the Road, and the Way. Noah is the Capuchin Monkey and Nate is the Plumed Basilisk Lizard, and they will keep you laughing with their non-stop antics. And don't worry, you'll see them again in The Fire, the Revelation, and the Fall.
BEHIND THE SCENES: EDITOR RICH CAIRNES
Jenny brings her editor Rich Cairnes up on stage at Atlantic Shores Christian School in Virginia Beach, VA during the ROAD creative writing workshop. They chat about the process of editing a manuscript to take it from a raw Word document to a finished, polished book.
"It wasn't until I read this book that the reality of the apostles' missions, especially Paul's became clear to me. The dialogue, descriptions, and Mrs. Cote's writing style make this AMAZING series something worth reading. You truly are an effective and inspiring writer, Mrs. Cote. I simply can't wait for the next one!" - Lily Calhoun, 13, Homeschooled, Atlanta, GA
"Incredible! Jenny L. Cote has truly outdone herself with this book. I love how it explains the deep areas of the Bible that I had difficulty understanding before. This story has everything you could ask for: humor, adventure, suspense, fantasy, and most importantly, the Gospel." - Isabel DeSanno, 11, Faith Academy, Victoria, TX
"The Wind, the Road, and the Way teaches New Testament history and deep biblical insights in a simple and enjoyable way. I love the way Jenny L. Cote masterfully weaves events like the missionary journeys of Paul and the founding of the First Century Christian Church into a truly fantastic story. Each member of the Order of the Seven has a fun, unique personality, which adds a lot of depth to the book. Another magnificent book in an oustanding series!" - Jeremiah Shultz, 15, The Master's Study, Whitestown, IN