Archibald Zwick and the Eight Towers, by author Robert Leslie Palmer, an Alabama attorney who sold his interest in his law firm to write full time, is a Christian allegorical novel. Sixteen-year-old Archie Zwick is lost at sea during a storm while kayaking off Bermuda on vacation. He is taken to the mysterious floating city of K'truum-Shra, which is surrounded by eight towers, each one named after a different attitude or quality, where he becomes involved in a civil war between Thlu'taku, who is trying to take over, and N'derlex, who leads the opposing alliance. But all Archie wants to do is to go home. Truth in the Eight Towers is intended as a companion volume which will provide a serious study of the scriptures on which the novel is based and explain the symbolism supporting the allegory in the novel. There are eight chapters giving a detailed analysis of each Scripture, with thought questions and plenty of room to write down answers, followed by an examination of the importance of "the kingdom of heaven." Palmer then goes on to describe in detail Archie's journey and concludes with a glossary of the characters and symbols. Depending upon his understanding of the Scriptures, one may not necessarily agree with a very few specific observations or conclusions made by the author, but in general the material is very thought-provoking and should produce some genuine self-examination. It has been suggested that the book might be used to accompany a youth group Bible study.
Truth in the Eight Towers is a fresh new study of the Beatitudes, suggesting that because they are Christ's introduction to the Sermon on the Mount, they summarize not only that sermon but the gospel message as a whole. In the eight Beatitudes, Christ succinctly explained not only how to become a Christian, but also how to mature in the faith.
The author use of synonyms to the sometimes paradoxical verses in scripture helps the reader to relate to the heart of Jesus and personalizes His message in the Beatitudes to each individual. This is an easy, yet powerful read.
Highly recommend to anyone desiring a deeper intimacy with Christ in his or her daily life.
This short book gives the reader clear and concise definitions and meaning to each of the Beatitudes from Jesus' teaching. Through his writing the reader will find real life applications to each.
As important as I believe the Beatitudes are, the level of understanding that this book provides is just as important - if not more.
This is the companion volume to Archibald Zwick and the Eight Towers. Eight Towers...what those Eight Towers are representing is expanded upon with old and new insights that could only come from an author with remarkable character and ability. This one is also so well written...another page turner...can't wait to see what new insight the author may reveal. IT IS A MUST READ!
This book is a companion book for ARCHIBALD ZWICK AND THE EIGHT TOWERS and is a must read. The author goes into an in-depth explanation of the meaning and application of the eight towers. I received this book free from the author and as instructed, I did not open the book until I finished reading the first one. I highly recommend both books.