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Overview In the preflood world of unspoiled beauty, a Sethite tree-village is gripped by a strange terror. Lameck, is forced into a desperate rescue journey that turns romantic, until he encounters supernatural opposition unleashed by the angelic adversary, Lucifer.
Publishers Description THE NINTH GENERATION Conquering the Giants In the preflood world of unspoiled beauty, a Sethite tree-village is gripped by a strange terror. Another daughter has vanished from the valley. Tracks point to the south-a mysterious continental island-the land of the Nephilim giants. Methuselah's son, Lameck, is forced into a desperate rescue journey that turns romantic, but encounters supernatural opposition unleashed by the angelic adversary, Lucifer. Only Enoch-the one who walked with God-could free Lameck and prepare him to face and overcome the fortresses of evil. ____________________ For those who have ever tried to imagine what the earth was like before the Biblical flood- Step back into Genesis-the antediluvian earth that once existed-walk among the behemoths with Lameck, the father of Noah, who lived at the time of Adam. Learn wisdom through the creation, and faith from the fathers, while considering the mystery of the Nephilim and the most dreaded creature, Leviathan. Through Enoch, the glory of Heaven and horror of Hades are also glimpsed. But the greatest revelation to be gained is what the fathers knew about the blood sacrifice that continued from Eden to Calvary-the coming of the Conqueror. The Ninth Generation is more than a suspenseful adventure set in an epic time-frame of history. It contains the classical elements that are found in memorable stories-tragedy, love and redemption. While categorized as historical fiction, it follows the Genesis account and includes additional insights from early historical records and creation / flood research. It is a novel that is designed to entertain and reward in an edifying way.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 5.97" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Feb 23, 2008
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1604776560 ISBN13 9781604776560
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More About John L. Owens
John L. Owens and his family were full-time missionaries to the former USSR in the early 90's where he served as Academic Dean of a leadership training school, equipping nationals to begin new churches. He is a graduate from Florida State University and Luther Rice Seminary; a Coast Guard veteran; and has ministered as a pastor, seminar speaker, and through Christian films with Worldwide Pictures. His home is in Coastal Georgia, USA, where he remains active as a teacher and writer, with two published novels, The Ninth Generation and Anomaly.
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Fascinating page-turner that stays with you May 16, 2010
This fascinating, original story manages to be completely believable even though it deals with amazing events. The author's imagination is huge but never crosses the boundary of biblical possibility. Thoroughly enjoyable and at the same time spiritually edifying. It stays on your mind, and I plan to reread it in the future.
Kudos for the Ninth Generation Mar 10, 2010
Congratulations John Owens on the writing of 'The Ninth Generation'. The title "epic' is exactly that. In some ways I think it would have been better served as a trilogy since there was just so much information packed into this book. The imagery was beautiful and the descriptions very vivid. Sometimes it did seem a bit expository - like the author was trying too hard to make us understand all of his research rather than letting the story do the talking. However, the story line did come through, and became more intriguing as it went on. I sometimes wished for the dialogue to be a little more fleshed out as well, but enough about mechanics!
It was obvious that the author did a very thorough job of researching the topic and presents the young earth creationist point of view in a very absorbing and believable way. I've done a bit of research on the topic myself, if you would care to check out my novel "And The Beat Goes On" which also deals with the Nephilim, but in a modern context from the point of view of an archeologist who finds evidence of these Biblical giants. What i especially found interesting was the way John was able to incorporate the emergence of such mythical creatures as satyrs, mermaids etc. as part of the pre-flood disaster story, which then explains their existance in subsequent mythologies of the world. That was clever, John!
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in pre-flood history, or just to those who enjoy the fantsay genre in general. It is quite Tolkien-esque in many ways. Kudos.
A Time of Mystical Youth & Adventure Sep 4, 2009
Such a long time ago ... there are biblical quotations used throughout this book titled "The Ninth Generation: Conquering the Giants" by John L. Owens. It starts out with two brothers Lameck and Aril on a fishing trip for food that ends so very wrong when a giant named Trog, Lord of the Coastlands dies in a scenario of kill the brothers or the brothers kill the giant.
The more Lameck tries to make things right surrounding everything that took place with Trog's death the more things go wrong ... he even finds his girl is not so true to him, here enters the reference of the Garden of Eden. This bringing is up subjects of love, lust, material belongings, and covenance.
Once a shocking death is revealed, there is a scene where Lameck strikes out for revenge. Here he is visited by "Lucifer" promising security and safety for his loyalty. As you'll read throughout the book several passages are referenced and meaning is brought forward in the story being told. It makes you stop and think. The end goal is for Lameck to hold on to his family and faith. I enjoyed this book.
Very intriguing Sep 4, 2009
I don't usually read alot of these types of novel, but I have always been intrigued by earth - life way back when - before Noah's Ark and all the biblical references. It is almost impossible for me to imagine what that world could have been like.
Enter THe Ninth Generation: Conquering the Giants. What a fascinating look at the world before any of us knew it. Full of mystical and supernatural, intertwined with unimaginable hardship, mixed with romance and suspense. This book has it all and gives us a totally imagined and intriguing point of view of how the world was in the beginning.
I loved the writing and the author does a wonderful job of moving the story along - dealing deftly with the mixture of all the possibilities -making me really sit back and consider the possibilities.
I really enjoyed this book.
Ninth Generation May 13, 2009
What an enjoyable piece of work I found the Ninth Generation to be. I seldom read novels, but I know the author John Owens,he does meticulous research to anything he writes. I found Ninth Generation to be intriguing,and suspenseful. The great descriptive detail made the story very picturesque. The inter-play of the active spirit realm is recognizable as being active today and in the lives of many. I believe Frank Perritti fans would enjoy Ninth Generation. Connie Carpenter