The 13th Tribe – Book Review

What if immortals from the time of Moses walked the earth?  What if these immortals were vigilantes for God?  Would you stop them?  How? 

Title – The Thirteenth Tribe
Author Robert Liparulo

Publisher Thomas NelsonDate of publication – April 2012

Number of pages – 416
*Thomas Nelson Publishing and Book Sneeze have provided me with an advanced, complimentary copy of “The Thirteenth Tribe” to read in order to write my review.*
About The Book: 
Immortal vigilantes from the time of Moses have planned the unthinkable.  But how can you stop what you can’t see? 
The battle didn’t start this year . . . or even this millennium.
It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment—endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God.
The Tribe is poised to execute their most ambitious attack ever and the lives of millions hang in the balance.  To buy this book go HERE.
About The Author:
Robert Liparulo 
Best-selling novelist Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first two critically-acclaimed thrillers — Comes a Horseman and Germ — were both optioned by Hollywood producers. Liparulo’s young adult series, Dreamhouse Kings, debuted in May 2008, with House of Dark Shadows and Watcher in the Woods. He is currently working with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) on the novel and screenplay of a political thriller. Liparulo lives in Colorado with his family.  For more on Robert Liparulo go HERE.
Now the good stuff, MY review!
This book was thrilling, engaging, and intriguing!  This was an excellent Fiction/Suspense/Thriller/SciFi book.  The book was an interesting trip into the realm of forgiveness, redemption, love, and the revelation of God’s word.  The book was not preachy but it did make you think about the way God’s word can be manipulated, twisted, and misinterpreted.  This book was an awesome example of theology gone wrong.  This book was a demonstration of what happens when you read the word but do not have a revelation of its meaning.  The “WHAT IF” factor of this book is mind-boggling!  I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  The book left me wanting more.  I wanted to know what were the last thoughts of Ben, where is Nevaeh, Where is Owen, How long did Jagger stay?  So many questions!!!  As a big fan of Frank Peretti books, I can honestly say that Robert Liparulo is poised to make a major impact on Christian supernatural thrillers!  The one thing I did not like about the book was that the book focused a lot on Nevaeh’s back-story but not so much on the other tribe members.  I think this was a mistake.  Other than that, this was an AWESOME READ!
This book would be a good book for a book club, men, women, or teen reading groups, for the churched and un-churched alike.  The book has a reading group guide, which will help those seeking a deeper connection with the word, or those looking for biblical correlation.  This book is a must read and on a scale of 1-10 I give it a solid 9.5!  

Happy Reading!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. mema
    May 03, 2012 @ 08:07:23

    Good review. Now I want to get the book. Job well done!

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