Wednesday, June 08, 2011

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

The Seraph Seal is written by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner, published by Thomas Nelson. This is not my usual type of story, but I found myself intrigued by this one. It might be because of all of the apocalyptic stuff going around these days - people predicting dates (that never come true, of course), wars, threats of wars, disease, pestilence - all of that which keep us mindful that the time is near.

The story takes place in 2048. Matthew Serafino is president of the United States at the time that Paul Binder, University of Virginia historian, receives a very strange message - one that can change the world. The question is: Will Paul and his assistant, Angela Matthews Krall, decipher the cryptic message and lead the world to a different future, or will they lay back and watch the world fall to complete and utter destruction?

This story is a huge one - the book holds a whopping 527 pages (with notes and all). I found that I really had to read the book, not merely skim it, in order to fully understand it, and then I don't think I understand fully. I certainly couldn't read it while being distracted with something else!

I really like The Seraph Seal. It kept me on the edge of my seat and strangely enough, did not give me nightmares! If you want to get a clear picture of how the end-times and the Book of Revelation could come to pass, you should read this book. Of course, nobody actually knows the exact time nor the hour - nor do they know how everything will really play out - but we can be certain that God's Word will pass. I think The Seraph Seal does a pretty good job of sending out a warning to those who might not believe that the Bible is true. At the back of the book, there is an "Alphabet of the Apocalypse: Reading the Signs of the Times." It really helps put the entire thing into perspective.

*I received a copy of The Seraph Seal in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are my own.*

1 comment:

Belgie said...

I found it very compelling, suspenseful, and a perfect mix of truth and fiction. I enjoyed all of the realistic characters, brought to life by the authors. The plot continued to unfold, but did not divulge anything until the final pages. I loved that while these characters were going about their business, they found their own void of truth, and of God. The catastrophic events were very well depicted, in fact, they were entirely believable. Overall, A very easy-to-read, captivating book that was impossible to put down. I would highly recommend this book to somewhat mature readers, though others may enjoy it as well.