This is one of the best book reviews of my novel series Chronicles of the Apocalypse.
The reason is because the reviewer, Jerry Bower, is both responsibly knowledgeable on the material AND read all the books.
PLEASE note, that the podcast link at the bottom of the page is even better than the review and one of the BEST interviews on the series ever. We talk about the historical event of the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, Josephus, the origin of the book of Revelation, 666, various interpretations of the end times and how they fail, false prophets of today, but also the supernatural dimension of the unseen realm as described by scholar Michael S. Heiser. I explain how I incorporate Heiser’s divine council and Watcher paradigm and how it fits into Revelation in the first century.
The apostle John writes the book of Revelation under the brutal regime of the evil emperor Nero. And the message of the secret apocalypse: The terrible judgment of God will shortly take place, and Jesus is coming quickly.
You will believe what happens next…
An epic tale of two cities: Rome and Jerusalem in the first century. A theological novel of spiritual warfare with angels and demons and the end of the old covenant age.
Episode 94 features an in-depth look at some of the challenges the first generation of Christians faced while living under the rule of Nero. Under the Emperor Nero Rome prided it self on it’s multiculturalism. Early Christians faced many of the same cultural issues we face today. It might shock people to learn that under Rome, Christians had to stand against issues that we find ourselves wrestling with today. Because they would not compromise their faith, Nero branded them “the haters of the world”! Nero also blames the Great Fire of Rome on the Christians. This leads to the horrific persecution of the early church including the martyrdom of the apostles Peter and Paul. How did the earliest followers of Christ stand firm in their faith while living under the rule of a tyrant?
Of course, Christians in Muslim majority countries are already being persecuted in a similar manner. But it is rising in the U.S. too.