The 6th Seal

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
318 Pages
Reviewed on 07/11/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

J.M. Emanuel's look at the future follows three believers as they resist the anti-Christ; who is leading a new world order. In this version of end days, the elect are not raptured out before the tribulation. Daniel, Revelations, Isaiah, Malachi, etc are all prophetic books of the Bible. They warn us of what is to come in the last days. J.M. Emanuel shares with readers his vision of what the future may hold.

Many authors have recently attempted to share a contemporary account of the future. The Left Behind Series is one such attempt. While I enjoyed that series, I felt they lost focus toward the end of the work. The 6th Seal is a much darker look at the future. While Emanuel follows Biblical prophecy, he does with a different perspective than most authors. Emanuel's former military expertise shines through in this version of Armageddon.

There are three views (that I know of) regarding the rapture. 1. Pre....The Left Behind Series focuses on this theory. 2. Post 3. Mid...this is the theory. The 6th Seal is based on. I do not know which theory is correct. I hope it is Pre. But I suspect from my studies it will be Mid. Regardless of your belief, this is a great fictional novel with bits of truth built in.


This book was a pleasure to read, containing the right balance between excitement, fear, sexual tension, adventure, and violence. The story line, while set in the future and thus unknown, is remarkable when contrasted with the Book of Revelation. The language is vivid and descriptive, the characters are believable, and the plot is tense. I've shared it with friends and have received the same response - looking forward to future works by this author.

C. Kirkpatrick

Good plot. Started slow but quickly built up with story about struggle between good and evil. Ending is a twist I didn't expect. Learned more about views of Bible and religion. Excellent details of southwest US. Need more!!

Richard R. Blake

J. M. Emanuel skillfully blends Biblical fiction, end times prophesies which envisage the future with a fast moving action plot, and a contemporary twist that challenges popular fundamentalist views on the time line for Christ's return to earth.

"The 6th Seal" takes the reader on a journey into the dark side of evil through to the light of revelation into the events of the Apocalypse, the preparation for Armageddon, the Harvest of the Earth, and the return of Christ.

Emanuel uses the journal of His Holiness Angelo Savitorri to establish the background for events leading up to the year 2027, fifty one years after Satan cloned himself to lay the foundation for his devious plan of deception to rule on earth.

An old devoted priest learned of the secret identity of the Antichrist. He and two young followers are driven to promote the true message of God, to warn the world of this deception and to prepare man for the real return of Christ.

It is Emanuel's earnest desire to point the reader to a study of end times for themselves, to consider his concept in light of Biblical truths in light of current and traditional interpretations.

Emanuel's writing is strong, tight, exciting fiction, believable, convincing, and engaging. His character development is superb. He has a unique way of creating an overwhelming sense of the darkness of evil contrasted with the purity of truth, revelation, and light. A thoroughly enjoyable read, thought provoking, intense, and enlightening.