Friday, November 28, 2008
Alton Gansky's Enoch ~ Reviewed
by Alton Gansky
Paperback: 307 pages
Publisher: Realms (October 2, 2008)
An unusual message is popping up in unexpected places around the world--in radio commercials, movies, TV shows, even within the pages of the New York Times.
Believing that someone is playing an elaborate prank, FCC agent Gene Manford and FBI agent Katherine Roone begin an investigation. But nothing in their training has prepared them fo what they are about to encounter. Enoch will take you on a mind-bending, fast-paced journey tnrough a story of good versus evil.
Alton Gansky is an author with a unique and compelling voice. Those who have read his work are in for a superb treat with his latest release – Enoch! Time on earth is growing short, and God has decided to send a message to the world. The method, the world’s intricately interwoven communication systems. The voice, that of one who never died. The message, well, you’ll have to discover that for yourself!
This story begins with a rapid introduction of a rather eclectic group of characters. As events unfold the characters’ roles become defined and a very suspenseful and other-worldly struggle begins to reveal itself. The messenger is following God’s plan as it is revealed, and along the way he picks up a very unlikely side-kick, Eddie Feely. The FBI teams up with the FCC, while a New-Age leader unwillingly teams up with the reality of her once imagined spirit guide. The plot moves at an ever-increasing pace, and before you know it, you are deep into the story and holding your breath to see what happens next!!
I imagine Mr. Gansky is used to folks taking him to task over his creation of extra-biblical actions of Biblical characters. (in this case a prophet) Just remember folks, this is fiction. Mr. Gansky is simply exploring the “what if” behind God using our world-wide communications systems to give earth’s inhabitants a final head’s up about the Gospel message that was sent so long ago. He also explores mankind’s reaction to this message through some very realistic avenues that allows the reader to realize anew that without Christ human depravity knows no bounds.
I really enjoyed this story! It was different, it was suspenseful, it was a story that grabbed you and didn’t let go. I LIKE that!! For those who enjoy a thrill ride with a true and thought-provoking message, I highly recommend Enoch!!
Reviewed by: Kim Ford