Author demonstrates cosmic timing in ‘A Star out of Jacob’

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New novel by Martha Carver Harris explores the Truth behind an ancient star

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A Sunday school teacher’s mysterious dreams and ancestral links to Persia lead her to discoveries far beyond her mortal existence in Martha Carver Harris’ new historical novel, “A Star out of Jacob” (published by Archway Publishing).

The ancient world at the time of Christ’s birth was wracked with foreboding about the shifting of the star field and approach of a new Astrological Age (Aries to Pisces), seeing it as either the End of the World or the beginning of a glistening new era. The Magi, part of an educated priestly caste from the Parthian Empire (ancient Persia), studied these astrological signs and consulted Jewish apocalyptic writings, Greek philosophy, and the perceptions of a gifted young girl before deciding to follow a Star to Bethlehem. Two thousand years later, an overweight American Sunday school teacher named Faye gains insight into their journey and learns about the strange parallels between the Magi’s understanding of the universe, modern-day secular fears about the end of the world, and the meticulous timing of God’s revelation.

Harris “hopes that readers will be surprised by this unconventional novel of ideas, based on millennia of thought, and find its characters endearingly lighthearted and altogether human.”

“A Star out of Jacob” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at:

“A Star out of Jacob”
By Martha Carver Harris
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 408 pages | ISBN 9781480895690
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 408 pages | ISBN 9781480895713
E-Book | 408 pages | ISBN 9781480895706
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
The author is a retired federal employee living in northern Virginia. She served in U.S. Embassies in Europe, South Asia, West Africa and the Middle East. A review of her first novel, “The Gospel According to ...” is available on Kirkus Reviews.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 844-669-3957.

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