The 6th Seal

The 6th Seal

by J. M. Emanuel

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BN ID: 2940013297296
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 318
File size: 490 KB

About the Author

J.M. Emanuel hopes to shed light on what he believes is the grand delusion that the Bible says will happen in the end times. He wants to encourage all Christians to read the Bible for themselves, particularly the Book of Revelation, and draw their own conclusions about the timing of the return of Christ. Emanuel received the Gold Award for Religious Fiction in the 2009 Independent Publishers Book Awards and the Silver Award for Fiction/Thriller in the 2009 Readers’ Favorites Book Awards.

Publisher’s Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/The6thSeal.html

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The 6th Seal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AprilHamilton on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The 6th Seal pulled me in from page one. It's yet another good vs. evil, end of the world scenario, but it's written so smartly and believably that the situation seems new. The bad guys are truly frightening, and Emanuel doesn't rely on cheap gore for scares. His dark characters can convey a bottomless pit of want and ambition with a mere gesture or turn of phrase. Much of what they are is revealed through the reactions of those around them. It's been a long time since I've had this type of visceral scare from a book. The good guys are heroic, but in a way that's entirely relatable. There are no action hero types here, just ordinary folk who want the world and everything they love in it to endure. Emanuel brings a realism to the final conflict, skillfully balancing the military/epic and the spiritual/personal. There's a lot of soul here, yet no religiosity.If you enjoy the works of Peter Straub, or you've enjoyed Dan Brown's books but wished they had a bit more depth, this is the book for you.
nfmgirl2 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I had a difficult time getting into this book. The first 50 pages felt more like a religious text than an adventure/action story. But then it picked up, and the story really began to let loose.If you like stories like the Left Behind series, and you are open-minded enough to be able to read other ideas without being offended or feeling that they threaten your own beliefs, give this book a chance. The writing is very good, and after the first 50 pages it becomes engaging and entertaining. It begins to build, and I found the last 100 pages were my favorite.The characters were very well developed. I found myself especially drawn to the stoic and heroic Jason who had already endured so much in his life.This book was educational as well as entertaining. Some of it is based on well-accepted biblical scripture, and some ideas (one idea in particular) suggest a biblical theory not accepted as "fact". Which is why I suggested that "open-minded" individuals may be interested in this story, but others who are offended by new ideas should steer clear.Some of the book was a little bit of a stretch for me. Some of it was pulled from the annals of WWII and Hitler. I initially had a hard time with this, as it felt "fake" and contrived, and I kept having old black and white footage of concentration camps playing out in my head while I read. But I just had to convince myself that I was reading a story after all, and none of us know quite how things will be in the end times of the end days. So it could be as portrayed in this story, or it could be something quite different (I always personally envisioned something more subtle and subversive-- not so "in your face".)All in all, an enjoyable story once you get beyond the first 50 pages or so, and it can be something of an education as well, or at least a "refresher course" on the final days and the seven seals. Well-written and pretty well developed, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this genre.
richardblake More than 1 year ago
Intense Drama, Prophetic Insight - Thought Provoking Impact J. M. Emanuel skillfully blends Biblical fiction, end times prophesies which envisage the future with a fast moving action plot, and a contemporary twist that challenges popular fundamentalist views on the time line for Christ's return to earth. "The 6th Seal" takes the reader on a journey into the dark side of evil through to the light of revelation into the events of the Apocalypse, the preparation for Armageddon, the Harvest of the Earth, and the return of Christ. Emanuel uses the journal of His Holiness Angelo Savitorri to establish the background for events leading up to the year 2027, fifty one years after Satan cloned himself to lay the foundation for his devious plan of deception to rule on earth. An old devoted priest learned of the secret identity of the Antichrist. He and two young followers are driven to promote the true message of God, to warn the world of this deception and to prepare man for the real return of Christ. It is Emanuel's earnest desire to point the reader to a study of end times for themselves, to consider his concept in light of Biblical truths in light of current and traditional interpretations. Emanuel's writing is strong, tight, exciting fiction, believable, convincing, and engaging. His character development is superb. He has a unique way of creating an overwhelming sense of the darkness of evil contrasted with the purity of truth, revelation, and light. A thoroughly enjoyable read, thought provoking, intense, and enlightening. A complimentary copy of the book was received from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.
nfmgirl More than 1 year ago
I had a difficult time getting into this book. The first 50 pages felt more like a religious text than an adventure/action story. But then it picked up, and the story really began to let loose. If you like stories like the Left Behind series, and you are open-minded enough to be able to read other ideas without being offended or feeling that they threaten your own beliefs, give this book a chance. The writing is very good, and after the first 50 pages it becomes engaging and entertaining. It begins to build, and I found the last 100 pages were my favorite. The characters were very well developed. I found myself especially drawn to the stoic and heroic Jason who had already endured so much in his life. This book was educational as well as entertaining. Some of it is based on well-accepted biblical scripture, and some ideas (one idea in particular) suggest a biblical theory not accepted as "fact". Which is why I suggested that "open-minded" individuals may be interested in this story, but others who are offended by new ideas should steer clear. Some of the book was a little bit of a stretch for me. Some of it was pulled from the annals of WWII and Hitler. I initially had a hard time with this, as it felt "fake" and contrived, and I kept having old black and white footage of concentration camps playing out in my head while I read. But I just had to convince myself that I was reading a story after all, and none of us know quite how things will be in the end times of the end days. So it could be as portrayed in this story, or it could be something quite different (I always personally envisioned something more subtle and subversive-- not so "in your face".) All in all, an enjoyable story once you get beyond the first 50 pages or so, and it can be something of an education as well, or at least a "refresher course" on the final days and the seven seals. Well-written and pretty well developed, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this genre.