Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Seraph Seal

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Book Review - The Seraph Seal

About the Book
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 Take on the Book
 This book has it all, history, art, suspense, and action all in one. This book reminds me some of The DaVinci Code, but revolves around end times which leads to much suspense and anticipation.

What I found interesting from this book was the connections it makes to so many different religious texts. I have read Revelation but have not read the other texts referenced in this book such as: the Kabbalah, and the Mayan calendar. I learned a lot, and though this was a fiction book, it had much connection to non-fiction works that I have read in the past.

The book makes you think and consider your own beliefs about the end of times and what you would do in such situations. The book is an amazing, fun read and though the book is 420 pages, you completely get engrossed as a reader and will breeze through the text without any problem!

I do recommend this book to anyone that loves adventure and mystery. There is connection to spirituality but it does not detract from the excitement you will find from reading this book!

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1 comment:

Brasil said...

The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner is a beautifully well written Christian mystery fiction. The book makes me feel as if I was reading Dan Brown's books, minus the guilty pleasure of having to read something blasphemous. This is a very exciting fiction to read.The storyline is very amazing and there's even illustration on objects in this book.