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Saturday, April 02, 2011

My review of The Revelation Gate by Brian L. Thompson (releases in June!)

About the book:

After 800 years of oppression, the Uché abandon all hope of liberation – until a boy with unbreakable bones emerges from the wilderness. . .

For centuries, Uché seers foretold the birth of a deliverer called Mkombozi – one fated to enter The Revelation Gate and lead them to freedom.

Knowing this, the king of the barbarous Otī does his best to eliminate the lone threat to his dominion. When his best efforts fail, he allies himself with a self-proclaimed emperor who reveals the true natures of The Revelation Gate and the Uché hero.

Meanwhile, as Mkombozi’s mother wavers between feelings of abandonment and crises of faith, her people ready themselves to wage an unwinnable war – minus faith in their deliverer, whose fate ushers him to an uncertain destination.

Merging elements of political intrigue and social class relations together in an allegorical, character-driven plot, The Revelation Gate confronts issues of doubt, star-crossed love, and the power of the individual.

My review:

The Revelation Gate is an intelligently written book that is unique in many ways. I've never read anything like it. Embedded in this epic tale of ancient African tribes are numerous Scriptures from the Old and New Testaments. But they are very subtle in how they are used. Only someone who knows prophecy and the Scriptures will see the many gems in this book that will inspire and encourage the reader. To someone unfamiliar with the Bible this appears to be a fascinating tale of intrigue, overcoming incredible obstacles and of inspiring immeasurable hope. Some aspects of this story almost reminded me of The Clash of the Titans, but with a Biblical twist.

I loved the way the story was put together and the way the author used powerful words to elicit detailed images that stick with you even after you close the book. It's not an easy read at all. (Yeah, you have to actually think when you read this book.) The author is clearly and intelligent man who has great insight into a number of things including the human condition. The Revelation Gate reads like an allegory but with a number of powerful twists and turns that combine all of the books in the Bible into a mind-blowing plan of salvation. This blend of prophecies and Scripture will truly inspire everyone who reads it. I loved it!

The Revelation Gate is published by Great Nation Publishing and will release in June 2011. This book was provided by the publisher for endorsement purposes, but the opinion expressed above if fully my own. Pre-order this book. You don't want to miss it.

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