Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Last Sacrifice


The Last Sacrifice by Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer is the second book in The Last Disciple series.

It picks up right where The Last Disciple left off. Vitas is on a boat, put on it by people he doesn't know. He has no idea where is going, and why he was being saved from being fed to the lions in front of Nero. On the Boat, he finds that the disciple John has been put on the same boat with him. The same people who wanted to save Vitas also wanted to save John.

This book didn't seem to cover as much time as The Last Disciple, but there is a lot of information that you take in. The story was just as strong as the first. The interpretation that the authors have about the book of Revelation is very interesting. I can see how it could apply to this time. The chaos that reined during Nero, could definitely make is seem like the Great Tribulation had started.

There is a lot of descriptions again in the story and it gives a very clear picture while you're reading. I also like the writing style of these authors. In the Christian genre, it is typically a very mellow writing, not in The Last Disciple series. Hanegraaff and Brouwer do not gloss over the cruelty that Rome was known for, it isn't disgusting or overly graphic, but they don't balk at writing about it. This was a time of debauchery and all other sinfulness. They capture it well. It makes the story more enjoyable to me. To read!

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