The Sword: A Novel

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Crossway, 2010 - Fiction - 412 pages
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This novel of page-turning action and adventure poses the question, If a society had no knowledge of Christianity, and then a Bible were discovered, what would happen? Four hundred years after a deadly virus and nuclear war destroyed the modern world, a new and noble civilization emerges. In this kingdom, called Chiveis, snowcapped mountains provide protection, and fields and livestock provide food. The people live medieval-style lives, with almost no knowledge of the ancient world. Safe in their natural stronghold, the Chiveisi have everything they need, even their own religion. Christianity has been forgotten--until a young army scout comes across a strange book. With that discovery, this work of speculative fiction takes readers on a journey that encompasses adventure, romance, and the revelation of the one true God. Through compelling narrative and powerful character development, The Sword speaks to God's goodness, his refusal to tolerate sin, man's need to bow before him, and the eternality and power of his Word. Fantasy and adventure readers will be hooked by this first book in a forthcoming trilogy.

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User Review  - JenniferRobb - LibraryThing

Interesting concept idea for the storyline, but for me, I could not get into the story and stopped after part 1. I couldn't put a finger on why I didn't want to continue reading it--I guess I didn't bond with the characters and at first, it seemed rather ordinary plotting. Read full review

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User Review  - beckie -

"The Sword" by Bryan Litfin is a futuristic novel about a professor/guardsman, Teo, and a peasant girl, Anastasia. The world as we know it has come to an end and a new society has begun. With the end ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

BRYAN M. LITFIN (PhD, University of Virginia) is associate professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is the author of Getting to Know the Church Fathers, as well as several scholarly articles and essays. The Sword is his first novel.

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