Sunday, June 22, 2008
About the book:
A man claiming to be 2000 years old says he is on a holy mission to prevent a global cataclysm. To uncover truth, heroine Claudia must re-examine her beliefs as she delves into ancient legends of the "Wandering Jew," biblical warnings about the Antichrist, and eyewitness accounts of the Crucifixion, the Inquisition, and the Holocaust.
Having never read anything by Angela Hunt, my husband didn’t know what to expect. He said the first quarter of The Immortal is spent getting to know the characters, which can make it hard to stick with the story. However, once you get past that point, the story really picks up speed and will leave you pondering your own life by books’ end. The main character is a young woman named Claudia. She is a jury consultant and through her work she becomes involved in an important trial. Claudia is approached by the spiritual leader of the Global Union, who takes her to Rome, Italy. Her job is then to give guidance on hiring people for the Global Union. Through this process she meets a man named Asher. He is either a religious man, a lunatic, or he is telling the truth. She is challenged to search her own heart and is convicted by what she finds. And the reader will experience through her life how a new believer can speak the truth into someone’s life as effectively, if not more so, than someone who has allegedly known God for many years. My husband highly recommends this story.