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of the novel Guardian of God: The Young Messiah (coming 3/11/16)!
The hour of darkness is coming....
Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness meets Anne Rice’s Christ: Out of Egypt. From birth to baptism, this supernatural thriller portrays Jesus’ childhood through the eyes of his ethereal guardian, Michael the archangel.
Drawn out of hiding by a census, hunted from birth by a murderous king, trapped in a burning temple amidst slaughtered worshipers, left behind in a city known for its riots and civil wars, and caught in a political massacre by a fledgling roman prefect…these are but a few of the actual historical events plaguing the life of Jesus as he grew to manhood in first century Israel. And that doesn’t include the demonic forces seeking to destroy him before he can fulfill his mission. Thus, the guardian of Israel, Michael the archangel, forsakes his position as commander of the angelic army to protect the young messiah from Lucifer and his minions, who at every turn seek his death.
It was love at first sight when I first watched the preview for the upcoming movie, The Young Messiah. Sandwiched perfectly between The Nativity Story and Son of God, it will make my favorite drama of all time a cinematic trilogy. But I must admit, I always pictured Sean Bean playing the warrior angel Gabriel, not a Roman centurion. You see, for the last 12 years, I’ve been writing a historical fantasy series called The Chronicles of Time which offers an angelic and demonic take on a host of major world events from Creatioin through the Apocalypse.
The first volume in the series, Prophecy of the Heir ends around the time of Jesus’ birth, and for the last several years, I’ve been working on the second volume, Covenant of Blood, which included researching world events (Roman, Persian, and Jewish) that occurred during the childhood years of the boy Jesus. So when I saw the trailer for the movie, The Young Messiah, based on Anne Rice’s novel Christ: Out of Egypt, it inspired me to put together this stand-alone special edition of my version of Christ’s childhood. Thus, Guardian of God is an amalgam of events covered in Vol I: Prophecy of the Heir with events from the first half of Vol II: Covenant of Blood that combine to paint a vivid, and oftentimes violent, picture of Roman intrigues, conspiracies, and assassinations amidst rural life in first century Israel.
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