Saturday, July 01, 2006

Book of the Month: The Immortal

Wow. Where did June go?

Okay, by request the book of the month is THE IMMORTAL. The Immortal was published by Westbow (then called W Publishing) in the year 2000.

Overview: Claudia Fischer is a professional jury consultant. She has studied body language and facial expression to the point where she's an expert "people reader." She can tell when people are lying and can read them, well, like a book.

Claudia is hired by a man named Justus Santos--a world leader with an office in Rome. He wants her to run his personnel department, and she does. While she's there, she meets an applicant named Asher Genzano who claims to be an eyewitness to the crucifixion of Christ. He also says that he's been cursed with immortality, so he is on a quest. Since Satan is not omniscient and cannot know when the end of the world will come, in each generation he has a man poised to become the antichrist. Asher's mission is to find that man, tell him of Christ, and thus avert the end of the world.

Claudia is stunned by Asher's story. Who is he? A fanatic? A religious zealot? A raving lunatic? Or is he what he says he is--a 2,000 year old man cursed with immortality and on a holy mission to prevent a global cataclysm?

Her search for answers leads Claudia into the past where myth, history, and prophecy intertwine in ancient legends of the Wandering Jew, biblical warnings about the antichrist, and eyewitness accounts of the Crucifixion, the Inquisition, and the Holocaust. What Claudia learns challenges everything she believes about life, love, and God.

"The Immortal is a page-turner from beginning to end. This is the moving story of a man who wanders through history searching for a way to find forgiveness, and of the Lord's tender pursuit of him until he sees Jesus clearly. This story will move you to tears." --Francine Rivers, author of Redeeming Love

"In The Immortal, Angela Hunt brings her considerable storytelling powers to a tale of grand imagination and religious intrigue. Masterfully wearing End Times contemplation with accounts of spiritual redemption, Hunt both moves us and makes us think. The Immortal is another dazzling addition to Hunt's amazing body of work." --James Scott Bell, another of Blind Justice

"Good books are entertaining; great books are entertaining and thought provoking. The Immortal is a great book. There is a reason Angela Hunt remains on my 'must-read' list. She does more than tell a great story; she makes me think." --Alton Gansky, author of Distant Memory

Tomorrow: the idea's germination

~~Angie

1 comment:

Kristine dB said...

I was going to read The Canopy next, but since this is the book of the month, I think I'll start The Immortal instead. It's been awhile since I've read it.
On another note, Happy Canada Day!!
Kristine