Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Kingdom by Brian M. Litfin (Book 3 The Chiveis Trilogy)

First of all I need to tell you, PLEASE DO NOT judge this book by the book trailer. This trailer is simply horrible compared to the two books in this series that I have read. I am so glad I didn't see this trailer first or I  would not have read the books! The books are good, so please by pass the trailer attached to this review. My review of The Gift can be found HERE.

We are back with Teo and Ana. They feel just a bit older, and wiser than in the last book right from the start.  Having discovered the Old Testament that has long been hidden they were yearning for more, for the New Testament. With in the first few chapters we meet a council who has the New Testament and Ana and Teo are getting to help with that. Evil is still abounding. A very evil High Priestess who hates Deu is actively hatching plans to keep word of Deu and his son Iesus Christus from spreading. This "woman" is in control of a blood oath sworn alliance who's purpose is too keep word of Deus from spreading, or being heard. Her agents are spreading hate, malice and evil as fast as possible, while formulating weapons that have long to been lost to this civilization that is being reborn.

Quite good, I am glad I got to read the final book. I was aggravated to start with that there wasn't more of a build up about finding the New Testament and the knowledge there-in. Instead we just sort of jumped into oh that has already happened and here come the battles.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Kingdom
Crossway Books (June 30, 2012)
Brian M. Litfin


Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee as well as a master’s degree in historical theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. From there he went to the University of Virginia, taking a PhD in the field of ancient church history. He is currently professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago, where he has been since 2002. He teaches courses in theology, church history, and Western civilization from the ancient and medieval periods. He is the author of Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction (Brazos, 2007), as well as several scholarly articles and essays. Bryan has always enjoyed epic adventure stories as well as historical fiction, but most of his reading these days is taken up by academia.

Today Bryan lives in downtown Wheaton in a Victorian house built in 1887. He and his wife Carolyn are parents to two children. For recreation Bryan enjoys basketball, traveling, and hiking anywhere there are mountains. The Litfins attend College Church in Wheaton, where Bryan has served on the Board of Missions and as a deacon. He also helped start Clapham School, a Christian primary school in Wheaton using the classical model of education.

Book Three in the Chiveis Trilogy
War and disease have destroyed the modern world. Centuries later, feudal societies have arisen across Europe. No one can remember the ancient religion of Christianity—until an army captain and a farmer’s daughter discover the Sacred Writing of the one true God.

As Teo and Ana encounter the forgotten words of the holy book, they realize its message is just what their kingdom needs. Though exiled from their homeland, they join their hearts in a quest to return. But now an ancient pact has united the enemies of the Christian faith into a dark alliance that threatens to consume the known world. Racing to stay one step ahead of their enemies, Teo and Ana must battle heinous villains, stormy seas, and the powers of the underworld itself. As armies begin to mass for a final battle, the odds favor the forces of evil. Can Teo and Ana bring divine truth to Chiveis—or will the Word of God fade from the earth forever?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Kingdom, go HERE.

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