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Operation Dark Angel: The Four Horsemen Series Hardcover – February 6, 2012
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There were numerous characters who were in a trance or brainwashed to do what was required of Operation Dark Angel commands, unaware of the voice and happenings. You have to decide if the voice is good or evil. Yet it is a well-crafted novel that divinely captures futuristic events based on the book of Revelation to be revealed to which the mind can visually grasp as if the scenes are playing like a cinematic film.
This is an apocalyptic thriller with some slight similarities to "Left Behind" and "Omega Code" but definitely kept my interest to read each page and intrigued to read the next book in the apocalypse series. I also know that God has her on a similar path as myself to write "Miss the Mark Series" such a futuristic story yet seems so present and lifelike.
You will not be disappointed since there will be a character that you can relate to, or feel, or been in their shoes. Moreover, I feel it has enough dose of the Word, or biblical insight in reference to the apocalypse and tribulation as well as suspense, touch of mystery, and definitely the thriller element. The scriptures line up to what is happening in the book, and the mystery is revealed for all to see. Then, you see greed versus need; those who live for selfish reasons will always watch their back, look over their shoulder nervously, or ready to knock down the next man in their way--but working for Nicolaitanes, seems like the next is ready to aim and fire after listening to the deceptive lies of Satan in the flesh (and by the voice of ambiguity). I am blessed to read this literature and anticipating to read the next one in the series soon: The World at War.
My favorite character seems to be Halle but doesn't have much of an appearance as others. Just something about her, can't put my finger on it, but just do. She's that babe in Christ (new believer) that wants to get deeper in the Lord by asking her pastor numerous questions and connect the dots. But she does later hear from the Lord and follows the direction he's leading her. Ironically, seems like my life in the last year or so. Favorite secret code: "Jesus is the way and the life. None can come to the Father except through Him."
The author provided a PDF file for review purposes, but may have to order my own copy on Kindle.
Adrienna Turner, God is in the Equation
As with most portentous events it begins with something small. This story begins with a girl who hears a voice. Although Mariel comes from a good family and has a strong Catholic education, she listens to what the voice tells her, that she is going to have a baby that was fathered by no man. At this point, and indeed at many points in this novel, the reader should snort in derision, for it's easy to say she should have known better, that she should have recognized the falsehoods, should have known just who was speaking. We could say the same thing about other characters in the book. The reader can sit safe in s smug world, knowing the framework behind the scenery, and archly claim "I would never be so gullible. I would never fall for such obvious whoppers. I would know immediately what is going on and turn my back on the evil." Really? Just as characters in a book never know the story of which they are a part, so we will not know when we find ourselves enmeshed in an end-time pyschodrama. Besides, it's not for nothing that the Devil is called the Father of Lies, and since we have enough trouble coping with evil on a daily basis, how can we truly think we would respond any more wisely than the characters in Funke's novel?
The characters in "Operation Dark Angel" are portrayed with a deft knowledge of both the human condition and spiritual dilemmas. Funke has taken the elements of Revelation and interpreted them in such a way as to make them seem both plausible and immediate. The realism of the events unfolding on a worldwide basis is quite chilling. The plot is well thought out; despite the numerous plot-threads that involve dozens of characters, the author handles them all well, visiting one after another to advance the overall plot in an engaging and thrilling way. The scope of the story (and this is just the first book of a series) is in the tradition of the grand epic. If director Cecil B. DeMille were alive today and still in the business of bringing the Bible to the silver screen (Why let 5,000 years of publicity go to waste?), this is the sort of book he would choose -- epic story, villains and heroes bigger than life, and an eternal message.
Christians might want to read this book because of its attempt to clothe Revelation in garments that are more familiar to us (and in our imaginations we might even see some familiar faces), but one need not be a Christian to read and enjoy the book. It can also be read as a paranormal adventure, or even as a rousing yarn in the pulp-fiction traditions of Robert Ludlum or Clive Cussler, but with a strong moral or spiritual component. No matter how you approach this book, however, you will likely get more from it than you expected.
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