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Overview Art MacKenzie finds himself in the midst of the aliens he was writing about where he learns of a plan to lure the world into accepting their alien agenda--revealing the "true christ" (Anti-Christ) and bringing about a one world government.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2003
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310240646 ISBN13 9780310240648 UPC 025986240646
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THE UNHOLY DECEPTION Mar 15, 2007
I discovered this book after researching the book of Enoch and comparing it with the UFO evidence that is throughout the Bible. It is not a far stretch for me and I find the book to be much more than science-fiction. A wonderful subject (I am of course bias!) That said, I was a little unimpressed with the charactor development. (hence the 4 stars instead of 5)It just wasn't there. Except for the main charactor the people introduced in the first book were left right were they were. More details but not real insight. That is an editorial issue not a subject matter issue. The premise of the book is right on. It just wasn't "deep" enough given the incredible story line that was being dealt with. Someone who is not "well read" can easily enjoy this book. I wanted more. In the end the subject matter wins out to make a great (albeit somewhat shallow) story.
Middle-book doldrums, but still fun. Jun 28, 2006
L. A. Marzulli, Unholy Deception: The Nephilim Return (Zondervan, 2003)
It depresses me that the Christian fiction world seems to have bonded over the wooden, dull Left Behind series when there's stuff like this out there. You want a fun, action-packed series about the Tribulation that actually has characters that aren't made of cardboard? Marzulli's Nephilim trilogy fills the bill. Not that it doesn't have problems, but in comparison, this is Pulitzer material.
Unholy Deception suffers from the middle-book-of-the-trilogy doldrums, but it's still pretty good stuff. The usual suspects are back, this time trying to thwart the Nephilim's attempt to dupe society into believing that a tomb they buried two thousand years ago contains the body of Jesus along with extraterrestrial artifacts that would prove a link between Jesus and the Martians (actually, the Nephilim, who are tied in with Lucifer and his fallen angels).
The book starts a bit slowly, as Marzulli reintroduces us to the characters coming over from the first book and adds a few more into the mix. Once it gets going, though, the action comes fast and thick. Marzulli keeps the pages turning, and the book's ending pretty much guarantees that those who have come this far are going to go onto the third book in the series. Good stuff. ***
A very worthy sequel to Nephilim Jun 19, 2004
I found Nephilim to be such a unique approach to end-times Christian fiction that when I closed it I immediately opened its sequel, The Unholy Deception. The continuity of the story was good and the plot thickens in this second installment. Once again I found the characterization to be excellent. The only trifling annoyance to me was the emphasis on Uri's broken English...but this was not enough to downgrade the book. The idea of Satan and his fallen angels using the deception of extraterrestrials was clever. Yes, this book is far-fetched, but after all, it IS science fiction. It's action-packed and well written--altogether quite entertaining. I am eager to read the 3rd installment in the trilogy.
Introduction of new thoughts regarding end-times. Feb 6, 2004
I really enjoyed the book. The notion of John the Beloved continuing til the coming of Christ was new for me. The nephilim and the fallen angels as aliens, grays and repetile-like beings, connects alien and biblical communities. The Great Deception could well manifest in ways we least expect. I can't wait for the 3rd installment. P.S. This is my first review. That is how strong I feel about the story. Thanks.
Great. Jul 10, 2003
Christianity's core truth lies in the fact that the tomb was empty. that Christ rose from the dead. Without that, one of the three major world religions would lose credibilty, and mankind would lose hope.
When a secret group known as the Cadre produces something that they claim refutes that essential truth, reporter Mac Mackenzie has to stop the Evil One's conspiracy. Unfortunately, Mac's allies have been felled by disease and madness. He finds himself fighting both the government and the aliens to prove that Christ was and is divine, not a product of aliens.
He is joined in his quest by a most surprising, and heavnly ally, someone who knew our Lord in person. In a plot reminescent of the X files, a scant few must race against time to stop the world from ending.
***** Even more exciting and heart stopping than the first novel in the series, UNHOLY DECEPTION takes the gospels into the modern age. Using tiny details that have possibly been overlooked in the Bible, the author thrills readers and will hopefully incite more than a handful to read the Book that gives it foundation. The door for the story to continue is wide open.I hope that it does. *****