Is it possible that the mythical gods of polytheistic Greece, Egypt, Assyria, etc. were actual people that lived shortly after the flood of Noah? The Last Nephilim is a work of historical fiction based upon the first chapters of the book of Genesis and several ancient apocryphal texts. The Bible presents the sons of Noah as monotheistic followers of the God of the universe. So how did their grandchildren end up reigning over polytheistic empires? What happened? This story presents the Nephilim of Genesis chapter six as gifted giants that essentially promoted worship of themselves as deities to post-flood human populations.
The Bible asserts that monotheism was before polytheism, but there is no clear explanation as to why polytheism became so prevalent such a short time after the flood. This audiobook describes one possible explanation as to what may have occurred to have resulted in the explosion of polytheism. Written in a beautiful, scholarly fashion. This is refined, provocative look at events in history.
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Was Hoping For Theological Fiction, but.....
While I am not even the slightly religious type, I do love historical fiction of all types and the premise of this book intrigued the hell out of me. Unfortunately, after a fantastic opening to the book, it fell into a very "preachy" novel spending what seemed to be a fourth of it's time reinforcing the love of god.....over and over. While there was the occasional entertaining chapters here and there, overall the book felt more Sunday sermon than theological fiction, plodding along like it had 45+ hours to tell it's story. The Epilogue was even more disappointing.
The reading of the book was spotty as well. The narrators phrasing in the first few chapters was odd to say the least, though it got better as the book progressed.
Actual rating would have been 1 for story, 2 for narration - 1.5 overall.
No need for a sequel here.
A good listen, fiction
This is fiction that doesn't conflict with scripture... takes the I can not conform nor deny approach. The author uses characters in the Bible and invents characters for his story. This is a kind of what if tale that doesn't take a major turn from the reality of God and the Bible. I enjoyed the tale and hopes Mr. Guy will continue the tale.
Melchizedek- Reminds me of Jesus the Christ.
Pursues, has a desire to serve God but his lack of self-control and his desire to be seen in a positive light by his superiors and his peers reminds me of me.
Pursues - Mr. Williamsons' changing voice patterns and inflections were wonderful and keeps the narration lively.
11 hours is a long time to listen to anything but it was hard to put down. I brought this audio on an evening after work about mid-week and finished it on that Saturday.
Some that haven't read their Bible, or maybe the book of Genesis, in a while may think that this book conflicts. It doesn't, this fiction takes place a century or so after the flood Pursues' great grandfather was a son of Noah. The story line takes place sometime after the death of Nimrod. If your a Bible reader you will see some facts laced through out the story line, such as angel being a title not a species (type of being).
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