Noah is one of the greatest heroes in the Bible. Appropriately enough, Noah: Man of Destiny is an origins story.
If you’ve ever wondered what following God looked like before we had the Bible, if you’ve ever wondered what the world looked like before the Flood, or if you’ve ever wondered how Noah might’ve learned to build ships or how he met his wife, this is the book for you.
It is one part love story and one part coming of age… and coming to faith. A new faith rises, seeking to turn the Eden story on its head. Through his dealings with his friends and the world-at-large, he is forced to examine why he believes in the Creator’s goodness in an increasingly wicked world. The story is well-paced, with enough action, suspense and intrigue to keep the story moving along. The characters are memorable and likeable. The picture of life before the Flood is enchanting.
One of the stated reasons for writing this book was to help folks discern the difference between Biblical fact and fiction, a rather necessary thing in a day and age where Hollywood portrays Noah as a genocidal tree hugger and Sunday School rooms continue to offer pictures of cutesy bathtub toy Arks to our children. Features at the end of the book help to clarify where artistic license was used, where the plot borrowed from other parts of the Bible, and where the story elements reflect exhibits at the Ark Encounter in Kentucky.
I unreservedly recommend this book.
*Currently available on Kindle from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L9IGSJ8/
*Or Pre-order the print copy (in stock September 15, 2016) at the publisher’s website: http://www.nlpg.com/noah-man-of-destiny
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