Then, in 2048, the prophecy comes to fruition. US president Matthew Serafino is sworn into office, and University of Virginia historian Paul Binder receives a cryptic but summoning message. Strange circumstances and bizarre discoveries lead Paul to London, where he meets a brilliant and beautiful manuscript specialist, Angela Matthews Krall, in order to decipher an unknown Syrian manuscript with special powers. Together, they uncover clues that lead them both down a mysterious, life-or-death path.
Global intrigue, cascading natural catastrophes, and a complexity of characters, motives, and symbolic traditions intersect as Paul and Angela delve into forgotten traditions and lost meanings. Life-changing discoveries force them to struggle with questions about their own faith and the nature of truth and hope. Suddenly they find themselves positioned either to lead humanity into a new future or to watch as the earth dissolves into total destruction.
The Seraph Seal combines apocalyptic intrigue with a journey of love and discovery that blurs the lines between fact and fiction. It will lead you into a world where only you can determine the future of the earth as we know it.
|Contributor(s)||Leonard Sweet , Lori Wagner|
|About the Contributor(s)||Leonard Sweet (PhD, University of Rochester) holds the E. Stanley Jones chair at Drew University. Founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries, he also serves as a distinguished visiting professor at George Fox University, and is the chief writer for preachingplus.com. Sweet is a popular speaker and has written numerous books, including Jesus Drives Me Crazy, SoulTsunami, SoulSalsa, Carpe Mañana, and (with Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmeyer) A Is for Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church.|
|Release Date||Jun 7, 2011|
- Review by Mary
looked like my kind of book as I read the plot line, not bad I thought ....... it is reminiscent of The DaVinci Code as other reviewers have said in that it revolves around a professor of history and cultural semiotics (signs), Dr. Paul Binder, the past contains mysteries he is invited to examine – and he is the one specifically chosen for this even before he was born.....and that starts me off ... WHY does Satan have to always born on a dark stormy night with hooded characters around? Very,very cliche!
It goes downhill from there.... It is VERY slow at the beginning and has loads of characters besides the main ones and are not significant to the plot and it jumps around from place to place which makes the book very hard to get into.
There are lots of questions on the book I have but too many for this review. Such a shame I was really intrested in the book. An OK book BUT just OK.
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