But, if you have a bit more time on your hands, then “The Days of Peleg”, by Jon Saboe is a must read!
Â This is a great book! I can’t imagine the time it took Jon just for the research that went into this great first novel, never mind the time it took toÂ actually write the nearly 600 page historical piece.
OurÂ sympathies go outÂ to his wife Valory.
We’re not sure what we do well here at s8int.com, but one thing we’re sure we don’t do well is book reviews. One measure I canÂ give about how much I enjoyed this page turner is that I have repeatedly had to repent from the sin of covetousness (hugging myself and imagining I’d wrote it).
The scope of the novel is epic, spanning the time from a few hundred years after the great flood to the time God begin to set aside a people for Himself.
It was great fun discovering the books’ intersection with the Bible and with elements of high technology or anomalous ancient events covered here at s8int.com and other places. I read copious amounts of science fiction as a child and young adult but at the center of those sometimes greatÂ stories was the sense that man was preeminentÂ in the universe. In Jon’s book the characters rediscover that God is preeminent.
Mr. Saboe has written aÂ stirring, fun, engrossing, scripturally sound andÂ thought provokingÂ book with extensive footnoting for those who might want to dig deeper.Â Â Congratulations Jon, it’s a great book. You should be very proud of it. (I know I was when imagining I wrote it :0) )
I will now turn the reviewing over to the professionals over at Jon’s website, where you can purchase the book and obtain signed copies from the author;
The Days of PelegÂ
The exciting new novel from Jon Saboe!â€œÂ
Set in ancient Mesopotamia, The Days of Peleg is an action-filled, yet thought-provoking epic which combines the enigmas and mythologies of ancient civilizations with the intrigue of hard science fiction.â€Â Â Why Is Humanity Dying?Â Â Â Â It is now one hundred years since the Great Awakening, and the human race is finally colonizing the world with new settlements and centers of commerce. Reu-Nathor, High Minister of the Citadel, announces an expedition to explore their new world, and Peleg is commissioned as Chief Cartographer aboard the Urbat. Pelegâ€™s core beliefs are challenged and his sense of reality is undermined by the new cultures and tremendous tragedies he encounters during his twelve-year voyage. But he has also been given a secret mission to discover the answer to the one question that no one dares to ask aloud: Why is the human race dying?Â What he discovers forces Peleg to re-evaluate all he has ever knownâ€”and also provides him with staggering revelations that will determine the eternal destiny of the entire human race!Â About The Days of PelegÂ
Â Â Set in ancient Mesopotamia, The Days of Peleg is an action-filled, yet thought provoking epic which combines the enigmas and mythologies of ancient civilizations with the intrigue of hard science fiction. Issues as diverse as origins, linguistics, and phenomenology are concealed within an exciting narrative that boasts diverse characters embarked on an unimaginable journey.Â
You will never think of ancient man in the same way again.Â
The Days of Peleg provides an exhilarating yet entertaining look at who we once wereâ€”and who we may one day become.Â