It isn't every day that I get to preview a book that pulls me in hook, line, and sinker, but Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here has done that and more.
My preview copy runs over 500 tantalizing pages, and each chapter has surprised me. Co-authors Cris Putnam and Tom Horn offer their readers an honest, balanced, and faithful examination of St. Malachy's famous prophecy and the Catholic Church itself, or perhaps I should say `herself'. During their years' of painstaking research and study, the authors have uncovered literary trails and discovered secret documents and hidden prophecies that rival the plot of a Dan Brown novel.
Unlike many of Brown's books, Petrus Romanus is not a slapdash roll-out meant to take advantage of our plunge toward the world's December 21, 2012 appointment, but rather it is a delicate dissection intended for scholarly scrutiny, and each chapter is filled with deep history and careful citations.
But don't be alarmed. While scholars will dig deeply into each nook and cranny of the text and bibliography, you and I can easily access and appreciate the exciting history, biography, and prophecies surrounding the church that calls itself `universal'. More importantly, this book will help prepare all of us for the final phase of the great war between good and evil: Daniel's 70th week.
As we enter into the final months and weeks of 2012, it is quite possible that the you and I will witness the ascendance of Malachy's final pope. Has he already been chosen? Very possibly. Will he take the name of the man the church claims as her founding apostle-that of Peter, also known as Simon, called Cephas by Christ?
Read this book to prepare yourself, for soon, we will all know the truth. And when you're finished-read it again.