A magnificent career awaits the Spanish Jew, Gavriel ben Solomon Zafrani. At fourteen, he is well on his way to becoming a hakim—a respected physician—yet Gavriel is far from enthusiastic about his future. Just when he resigns himself to a life of misery, an unexpected door opens, revealing possibilities more thrilling that he could have imagined. Making good his escape, the physician's son is led deep into a mysterious land, only to stumble headlong into his worst nightmare and find that his darkest fears have pursued him. Confronting those fears will take every ounce of courage and skill Gavriel can summon.
As an exciting follow-up to their worldview course for 5th through 8th grade students, BrimWood Press has commissioned a new series of historical novels called Engaging Thinkers. This series includes one novel for each of the chronological periods of history: ancient, medieval, early modern and modern. Each story highlights the beliefs of a different worldview family: polytheism, monotheism, naturalism and pantheism. All are guaranteed to prompt thoughtful family discussions.
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