Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1 and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top five grand prizes!
*Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (NOT Explorer).
*There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt–you have all weekend (until Sunday, 6/18 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way. Our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them.
*Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the CLUE on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at the final stop, back on Lisa’s site. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
I’m Angie Hunt, and I’m always happy to be a part of this bit of fun. I’ve been writing since the time of Moses (almost), in several different genres. Lately I’ve been doing historical fiction featuring biblical characters, and I’ve learned so much!
My newest release is the story of the first Gentile Christian in Asia, a woman known in Acts as Lydia. It’s also the story of the slave girl who was freed from demon possession. I’m thrilled to introduce you to THE WOMAN FROM LYDIA.
Why I’ve been worshipping at a Jewish Synagogue . . .
For almost a year now, I’ve been worshipping with a group of Messianic Jews at their synagogue in my city. I was shy at first–I watched their services online for months before I gathered up enough courage to go to the synagogue myself. My hubby always has youth activities on Friday nights, so I’m nearly always alone. I’d been to messianic services before, and I’ve found they are as different as churches. The first one I went to was very lively, almost like a Pentecostal assembly. The second one was more reserved and more like a typical church. The synagogue I’m attending now is very traditional, with much of the service in Hebrew. The rituals and prayers are very much like what Jesus would have experienced.
So why am I worshipping with the Jews? First, I have always had a deep love for the Jewish people. It’s been instilled in me since my teenage years, when I realized that God blesses those who bless His chosen people. I also have a deep hunger to know my Savior in all His Jewishness. There’s a song that says, “I knew Jesus before he was a Gentile . . .” LOL! We do tend to see Jesus–whose actual name was Yeshua–as a Gentile, but He lived, taught, and practiced the laws of the Torah. He kept Shabbat; He did not eat forbidden foods; and He came not to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it. I want to know Him better by understanding the Torah from a Jewish perspective.
You may not feel called to change your place of worship, but you might enjoy visiting a Messianic synagogue in your town. Go and prepare to be blessed. Go with a heart of love and service. And hear the word as Yeshua would have heard it.
Here’s your critical Stop #4 info:
Here’s the CLUE TO WRITE DOWN:
FORWARD TO SUMMER
Here’s the link to Stop #6, Jill Eileen Smith’s site: (stop #5, Robin Lee Hatcher’s site, has gone down. We’ll let you know when she’s up again, but in the mean time, you have the clues you need.)
But wait–before you go, I am also offering an additional prize. I will choose three winners and send codes for free audio copies of my book, THE APOSTLE’S SISTER. All you have to do to enter is enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter form you can find here: a Rafflecopter giveaway
All best to you! Enjoy the hunt!