The Seraph Seal
By Leonard Sweet, Lori Wagner
Published by Thomas Nelson
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.
I am not a fan of end times literature, but wanting to broaden my perspectives, I decided to read and review "The Seraph Seal". Others have written about dropped plot lines, shallow character development, and unacceptable theological themes.
Let me begin by stressing it is not my place to determine the theology of any person. It is a private decision that each person must make and work out on their own. While universalism does trend to my point of view, I don't see what the controversy is about. This is a work of fiction, not dogma or doctrine.
I do think that there are many things that out weigh those concerns. This work promised to open a new genre: "engaged fiction". I delved into the appendix and supplementary material at the end of the book and sometimes found myself as interested in the scenarios and the suggestions for the reader as I did the book proper. The authors forward article set up the parameters of the work and gave the reader tools to continue research and decide for themselves how the book ended.
If you are a fan of history, ancient spiritual practices, or action-adventure fiction you would enjoy this book.
This is a work of fiction, based on another book which some hold sacred. I think it is a good basis for enabling new dialog between faiths.
I received this book free from the publisher (Thomas Nelson via Booksneeze) as a review copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I did not guarantee a positive review.