Army of God by Dennis Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Army Of God by Dennis Bailey is a Christian fiction novel told over a period of two hundred years in the days of biblical Noah. The story opens centuries after Adam’s fall and expulsion from the garden of Eden. Not far from the garden the descendants of Seth have built a town named Eden. The town is administered by Methuselah and other elders. While Enoch, a town built by Cain’s descendants is the epitome of evil murder and mayhem litter its streets with blood and tears. No one is safe there. Unfortunately, its evil has found a place in Eden. Malluch failed in his bid to pillage the garden of Eden and lost his father and brother when God’s angel massacred their small army. He is determined to turn Eden into the image of Enoch. Only Noah and his family stand in his way.
Dennis Bailey writes a truly heartwarming tale that reads like the expanded version of the biblical account of Noah. Army of God is everything Hollywood’s Noah was not. It doesn’t feel contrived or make Noah look like a demented man who would do better locked up in an asylum. I really loved this Noah because he was just a man with a man’s weaknesses. One of the things that make this book so enjoyable is Noah’s personal struggle with what God had asked him to do, not to mention his family’s doubt. Cain’s city Enoch was a place of unrestrained evil the worst mankind is capable of but in my opinion, Enoch was no better if not worse with people who let bad things happen while telling themselves they couldn’t have done anything differently. There are some truly grim moments that made the joyful moments shine brighter. Army of God is not just for Christians but for anyone looking for a genuine story with heart. I hope this is not the last book Dennis Bailey writes with biblical origins.
THE BIBLE TELLS THE STORY OF NOAH’S ARK . . .
THIS IS THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IT
A plot by a rival to kill Noah and his family is thwarted by a beautiful young woman, who joins them as they flee the ancient Biblical city of Eden. Meanwhile, the author of the plot wrests control of the city from Noah’s father and succeeds in turning the hearts of its citizens away from God.
One year later, the Lord reveals His plan to destroy the earth by flood and commands Noah to build an ark. Only the news is met with skepticism and opposition from members of his own family. Eventually, word of the ark reaches Eden, prompting the rival to send an army of five thousand men to destroy it.
But Noah has an army of his own.
Action, adventure, and suspense combine with the Biblical account of Noah’s Ark to create a heart-pounding page-turner that will stay with you long after the flood waters have receded.
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