“The Tehran Initiative” by Joel C. Rosenberg

Thanks to the Tyndale Bloggers Network, I had the pleasure to take a look at an advanced reading copy of this book, and join their blogging tour schedule. They’ve set up the tour for fifty bloggers to each have their own date in the schedule. This review features a limited time chance to get the book at about 1/2 off, as well as a Q&A session with the author, after the jump. [Click Here for Full Review]

“The Seraph Seal” by Leonard Sweet & Lori Wagner

The Seraph Seal follows several timelines of characters, one of the primaries being Paul Binder, a Semiotics professor in cultural history. While the book begins in 2012, the start of a new era, the story heats up in 2048, where most of the book is placed. Following apocalyptic signs of an expired religion about a man claimed to be the Son of G-d, Binder realizes his role in the end times, and his connection to the four horseman, is more than most people could handle.

 

This book is a work of fiction, and this must be clearly understood. This is not an accurate portrayal of End Times theology. For recognition of the work of fiction, there will be no spoilers. Much like Da Vinci Code, this artistic endeavor takes off with incorrect theology for the purpose of the thrill and entertainment, but these beliefs should not be respected for any serious consideration. Additionally, the written art of this is reflective of DCV in consideration of poor structure. The reader will get lost at parts, and left in confusion as the tale jumps around without any well-formed fiction writing.

 

In all, this thriller wasn’t so much a thriller, but a poorly-recorded version of Left Behind, having much work needed in believability and ease of reading. It is entertaining to read, but far too long to keep attention without frustration, especially given the quality of the work. Readers are better left seeking a different work of fiction to explore.

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.