Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Review: The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal by Lenard Sweet and Lori Wagner  

Book Description

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

My opinion of the Book

I love a good mystery and having it tied to what people see of the end times makes it inspiring. This book is no exception to that inspiration.  The overall foundations are tied to the Biblical book of Revelation and interpretation of that book along with futuristic settings. I was surprise in that story how much technology advancement there really wasn't. I appreciated the metaphorical use of the number four and the connections to the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. The characters were believable and well thought out. The symbolism through out the characters added an extra depth to the story. The hero of the story Paul translated so well , it was as if I was watching him on the movie screen rather than reading him on my Nook, yes this was an e-book read for me... I enjoy them nearly as much as paper books.  Anyway, one of the characters that caught my attention in her supporting role is Doron. She is one of those characters that you don't really connect with at the beginning of the story but as the story evolves you start to feel there really is more to her than meets the eye.  There is a lot of grief in this story but that goes with the setting and over all theme of the book .  If you can separate fact from fiction in Theology then this a fun read. I would recommend it to anyone that has a strong foundation in their faith.

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