Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Book Review - The Seraph Seal - Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner


Title:      The Seraph Seal


Review:  This book grabbed hold of me at the beginning with its ‘The world is ending’ idea.  But why and how?  No one knows, but the sun is getting closer everyday and death is everywhere.  Who can save the world and how can they save it?  Good vs. Evil, the four housemen of the Apocalypse, the sun going super nova, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, and danger around every corner.  How could I put it down?

I like exciting books that keep you turning the page and this is one of those books.  The religious aspect was not over the top, in my opinion.  I thought that the way they used the Bible and the idea that the world will end in 2012 was well thought out and not way out there.  The characters were likeable and the end was interesting.  I read this while my kids watched a movie and I was completely involved in the story that when the movie ended and the kids wanted my attention I wasn’t ready to quit reading.  This is a page turner.

This is a great book for any age.  The language is appropriate for anyone and the story is interesting.  I handed it off to my mother to read next.  If you enjoy fast paced stories with endearing characters and danger, you will enjoy this book.

Publisher:  Published April 12th 2011 by Thomas Nelson

Copyright: 2011

Pages:  384+

ISBN: 0849920779

Quick Review:  4 Stars out of 5. 

Why I Read it:  I picked it up at Booksneeze, it looked interesting.

Where I Obtained the Book:  Booksneeze.

Synopsis:  An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in the book of Revelation.


Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet and Wagner weave a fast-paced, end-times tale of good vs. evil and the promise of a new dawn for humanity.


Set in 2048, when planet Earth is suffering from the damaging effects of years of misuse and abuse, cultural history professor Paul Binder receives a mysterious letter that leads him to examine a lost 2nd-century Diatessaron manuscript. Ancient prophecies, cryptic letters, and strange events set him on a course to uncover the missing clues that could lead humanity into a new age. Each character embodies elements of the four horsemen in a race to save the world from total destruction. Layered with forgotten symbolism from the ancient, Jewish, and Christian traditions, the novel is a type of engaged fiction in which the main character's lost journal serves as a guide to the reader in interpreting clues and understanding the novel's conclusion.


 Author Biography: 

Leonard I. Sweet is an author, preacher, scholar, and ordained United Methodist clergyman currently serving as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School, in Madison, New Jersey; and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon.

Lori Wagner:  A dynamic and inspirational speaker at retreats, conferences and special events, Lori Wagner engages audiences of all denominations, all sizes, and all make-ups.

Transparent and touching, she uses humor, stories, personal experience and solid biblical teaching to reach into the lives of others with truly life-changing messages.

A captivating presenter, Lori encourages youth and singles to pursue God's best and inspires all to hope and overcome the challenges of this life -- to walk in victory and draw closer to God.

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3 comments:

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    Stopping by to say hello and to take a look around.

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  3. Historian Paul Binder receives a strange summoning to study the original Diatesseron. As he and Angela Krall, a manuscript specialist, study the text, they stumble upon a strange trail of clues. Disaster is rampant as the world breathes it's last breaths. Strange events lead the duo on an endless labyrinth across the globe as they try to uncover the mystery of the seraph seal.

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