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Kregel Tour: The Aleppo Code (Book 3 in The Jerusalem Prophecies series) by Terry Brennan

on January 12, 2016

code_zpsffgtleak About the Book:

The living members of Tom Bohannon’s band of adventurers gather again in Jerusalem–physically battered, emotionally exhausted, spiritually challenged, and in various stages of shock–to examine a copy of the tenth-century Aleppo Code, the oldest complete text of Jewish scripture. What the clues inside reveal could lead to the reuniting of the Ark of the Covenant with its true source of power, a weapon that could lead to victory for this ragged bunch trying to save the world.

Hunted by the relentless assassins of the Prophet’s Guard and caught in the web of an international conspiracy plotting the conquest of Europe, Bohannon’s team searches the ruins of Ancient Babylon. Their search lands them amid the chaos that engulfs western Iraq, but they must press on to accomplish one of the most pivotal pieces of end-times prophecy. This intrepid group will uncover secrets that require them to risk everything for their faith, their country, and the peace of all mankind.

Unfolding against the backdrop of an Israeli/U.S. strike against Iran and the planned economic overthrow of the European Union by the sinister, secret head of the international Muslim Brotherhood, The Aleppo Code is a heart-pounding race. Brennan takes an epic story on a grand scale and tells it primarily through the eyes of one man who is desperately trying to save the world as he follows God’s purpose for his life.

Purchase your own copy at Kregel.

Learn more about the author and his book on his website, Terry Brennan.

My Opinion:

I love a good mystery and weave it together with Biblical history, people and places and well the author might as well know they’ve sucked me in. Such is the case with Terry Brennan’s The Jerusalem Prophecies – all three books pulled me in and kept me reading them till long into the night even when I had to be up at 4:30a.m. to go into work. That said this review is to be mainly focused on the third book, The Aleppo Code, but the first two are an absolute must read before you begin the third book. While The Aleppo Code may be able to be read alone it will be better understood if you start with The Sacred Cipher and then The Brotherhood Conspiracy as each book builds upon the other and the entirety of the story will be better understood by reading the whole trilogy.

As I mentioned above this book picks up where book two left off – Tom Bohannon and his family, friends and colleagues are still being pursued by the Prophet’s Guards and all their lives are still at risk unless they complete the code and take the next steps. Having to struggle with each of their own doubts about their faith each character must examine his or herself to find where they stand when it comes to the Lord. The struggle is real. Trying to decide to step out in faith and put all their trust in the Lord is also real, the characters are well developed and as I read I felt as if I could be right along with them. I could feel the heat of the Middle East, the terror as I’m being pursued by murderers and the thrill and the fear of finding, well, I won’t give away the story.

If you enjoy archaeology, history of any kind but especially Biblical history, twist and turns and a good mystery then look no further than The Aleppo Code because it has it all. Terry Brennan has put a lot of heart and soul in this book and it shows – the details in the book are so real the places almost leap off the pages as I read it. I won’t keep repeating myself about this book and the series in general – this is a must read and I don’t usually say that lightly. While it was a thrilling read and it kept me up late it also took me longer to read than normal because of the detail and not wanting to miss anything. Terry has also kindly included a list of characters, which helped as I read it especially at the beginning to keep them all straight. An excellent read!

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