Art, history, technology, and suspense are woven together in Sweet and Wagner’s novel about the end times. History professor Paul Binder finds himself caught up in a series of life-altering events that were put in motion before he was even born. Set in the year 2048, The Seraph Seal brings in all sorts of disciplines, from the Book of Revelation, the Kabbalah, and the Mayan calendar to Newtonian theory, Romantic era music, and Renaissance art, to set the stage and complete the drama of a full-blown, apocalyptic thrill ride.
Being interested in end-times prophecy, I was very excited to begin reading this book – and it did not disappoint. This is not just your average, everyday end-times novel, either. The Seraph Seal really makes you think about the world we are currently living in and our roles in that world. It reminds us that our choices impact not only ourselves, but everyone and everything around us. Both the characters in the novel and the reader end up contemplating a serious question: will you choose to serve God through faith or control your own life through fear? The Seraph Seal illustrates how the answer you choose will decide the fate of your eternity (and probably the eternity of those whose lives you impact). I love when a novel can make me think about such vital issues and still keep me entertained. Great book!
I received a copy of this book from the BookSneeze blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review – all opinions are my own!