NOACH BEN-LEMEKH is one of the few men on earth who still worships the One True God. With his barren wife, he leads a simple life as a trader in the provincial city of Beth-Aden, away from the intrigues that infest the capital of the League of Sippar. But when God warns him of the coming Flood, his mission thrusts him into the arena of world affairs. As civil war erupts, a tide of evil arises across the face of the earth around a newly proclaimed lord of the Nephilim... the ill-begotten son of a fallen angelic prince and the seed of a woman. As the world rushes headlong into war and ever-increasing violence, Noach stands between one world's cataclysmic destruction and the promised birth of another to become the second father of mankind.
God never told him though that sin would find him again in the shadow of the mountain...
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You will never think of Noah the same way again! I have read the other books by Scott R. Rezer, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and couldn’t wait to start reading his latest book, Shadow of the Mountain. What I loved about this book is that I got to see Noah’s World in a way I never imagined. The Biblical account only gives us a small glimpse of what happened. The author did a very good job at giving us the point of view of Noah and the circumstances he might have been up against. Even though Noah was a righteous man, the author portrays an imperfect Noah and that he struggled with trusting in God’s Will just like any other person of faith. That is what makes Noah so realistic and relatable. As the story unfolds, I was amazed by the detail and research that went into writing this novel. Of course, some things might seem farfetched, but the author makes it seem like it is real. I also loved the development of the characters like Noah’s wife, Naamah, and his sons, Yepheth, Shem, and Cham. There isn’t much to go off of in the Biblical account and I think the author does a good job at shedding light on what these people could have been like and illustrating the diversity of each of his sons and their roles in the upcoming Flood. I also really liked how Methusewlah was portrayed as a grandfather type and role model for Noah. I loved how the story goes back and forth between the before and after periods of the Flood. As you read through the story, you notice details and development that might not have been there if you had read all the pre-Flood parts and then the post-Flood parts together. While reading this I never thought about how many family and friends Noah might have lost due to the Flood. It makes you really understand how hard Noah’s journey was and that in spite of it all, he continued to trust God, even when all seemed impossible. This is truly a beautiful story. It definitely made me see Noah in a way that will be forever changed. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested on seeing Noah’s story unfold in a breathtaking way.