Reviews - What do customers think about Nephilim: The Truth is Here (Nephilim Series Vol. 1)?
Scary Mar 11, 2007
This X-Files type/Christian thriller about an alcoholic reporter who stumbles into a vast government conspiracy involving human-alien hybrids is scary and well-researched and thought out. My complaint is that the supporting characters are much better developed than Mackenzie, the protagonist. Mac is a bare sketch of a person who says "yeah" and "for crying out loud" far too many times.
Another thing is that author L.A. Marzulli has not left out a single action in the sequence of events. So the book moves slowly. Still, plenty of chilling moments, as well as food for thought.
For Such A Time As This Jan 23, 2007
This book is a wonderful novelization about things done in the shadows, past and present. It kept me riveted throughout, and was a great example of the importance and application of spiritual warfare. In the times in which we live, this is essential information to be armed with. It ties so many mysteries together. I also liked his inclusion of the book of Enoch, as most people are unaware of this ancient text, which is so relevant to today. Hopefully this book will spark the curious to research out these things for themselves. It is a novel, but it is a reflection of the truth of what is actually happening. Knowledge is power and we need to be armed against the coming Great Deception.
Marzulli's Writing Is the Greatest Abomination Dec 7, 2006
I can't say more emphatically that Marzulli's NEPHILIM is the worst Chritian-oriented thriller I have yet to read. This book makes similarly themed AHRIMAN'S GATE by Tom and Nita Horn --another book I didn't care for-- read like WAR And PEACE in comparison.
Lynn Marzulli unabashedly relies on almost every tired cliche ever used in both genres of mystery/thriller and Evangelical fiction. The plot is implausible, contradictory, populated by stereotypes. What's worst about the book is that it is nothing more than a set up for its sequels, THE UNHOLY DECEPTION (2003) and THE REVEALING: THE TIME IS NOW (2004). NEPHILIM just introduces you to the silly and vapid personalities which run around trying to expose the coverup concerning Satan's deception with demons masquerading as extraterrestrial aliens. To paraphrase Capt. Kirk's question to a wannabe "God" in STAR TREK 5: The FINAL FRONTIER: What does Satan need with a starship?
As a sidenote, I want to say that the funniest thing about this book is in the way Israelis are depicted. Lynn Marzulli and many other Evangelical Christian Americans like him need to better familiarize themselves with the Israeli people they are so enamored with. Israel is a very secular and social-democratic state; furthermore, most Israelis aren't religious. It is also rare to hear the word "shalom," instead the common greeting is either "Mah ha'inyanim?" (How are things?) or "Mah nishmah?" (What's up?). Another interesting thing about Israel is that its citizens are some of the most well-travelled people in the world. That's why I found Marzulli's depiction of the character Uri Ben Hassen, a scholar connected with the Israeli government no less, becoming giddy and overwhelmed at arriving in America to be not only highly unlikely but also quite condescending.
UFOlogy meets Christology.. Feb 21, 2006
and I liked it!
Very well written, and even better researched, though there were a few parts in the beginning where I was thinking, 'Uh huh.. riiiighhtt..'; however, the book gets great very quickly and does not relent until the final page has been turned.
Thumbs way up, and I will be reading the sequel.
Dirk Pitt with a biblical adventure Dec 29, 2005
Mostly thriller/suspense that's well done with just enough biblical plot to keep it all together. Quite addictive reading, highly recommended.