Book Review: Prophet by R. J. Larson

Posted: April 24, 2012 in Uncategorized
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This is the first in a series of books in the “Books of the Infinite”. It follows the fictional journey of a young prophet named Ela. The writer mixes fantasy style writing with religious themes and it makes for a fancinating story.

I found myself lost in following Ela’s story and what would happen next. The book seems to follow in some ways the stories of the different prophets in Christianity. Ela deals with horrible visions about the future, is ostracized by many who she meets, has to go away from family and deal with hardship.

It is a tale of survival and persistance through hardship. Ela shows what it means to follow one’s faith and to follow God (The Infinite) no matter what the personal cost. I could not put the book down and I am inpatiently waiting for the next installment.

There are scenes of violence within the book so I would not recommend it for a young reader, but it would be great for a teenager or adult. Even though it is a fictional tale I found myself feeling for Ela and also gaining some understanding about the Biblical prophets and the struggle they faced.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.

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