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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Xulon Pr (Feb. 23 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604776560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604776560
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.5 x 15.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,609,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I just finished reading a book called The Ninth Generation by John Owens. (I'm on spring break from school and have time for such things ...) I was introduced to the book itself by the author when he saw my novel And The Beat Goes On on line and noted that it also dealt with the Nephilim. I guess it goes to show you that somebody, somewhere out there is reading something I've written! In any case, I did enjoy this book for a number of reasons, although I do also have a few criticisms. Let's deal with the positives first.

The book is set in a pre-flood world and centres mostly around a man named Lameck, the father of Noah. Owens has done a fabulous job of painting a very descriptive and believable picture of what the earth was like at that time. His imagery is rich and thorough. It is obvious he has done extensive research on the topic, and he presents the earth, as it would have appeared under a young-earth model of creationism, in a detailed and imaginative way. I also appreciated the way he constructed an explanation for the presense of the Nephilim - the giants of old. There is lots of debate among Biblical scholars about who these 'men' really were, but Owens takes a stand on the side of the supernatural, which gives his version that sense of fantasy not unlike those metaphoric 'giants', Tolkien and Lewis. I also saw glimpses of Frank Peretti's classic This Present Darkness, as he delves into the spirit realm, although Owens treats the existance of spirits and angelic beings in a much more literal way. Early humans could apparently see and interact with supernatural beings on a daily basis. This aspect of the book certainly appealed to me since I do love the fantasy/Sci-fi genre and Owens delivered on that score.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating page-turner that stays with you May 15 2010
By Maggie Jarpey - Published on Amazon.com
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This fascinating, original story manages to be completely believable even though it deals with amazing events. The author's imagination is huge but never crosses the boundary of biblical possibility. Thoroughly enjoyable and at the same time spiritually edifying. It stays on your mind, and I plan to reread it in the future.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very intriguing Sept. 3 2009
By Tina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I don't usually read alot of these types of novel, but I have always been intrigued by earth - life way back when - before Noah's Ark and all the biblical references. It is almost impossible for me to imagine what that world could have been like.

Enter THe Ninth Generation: Conquering the Giants. What a fascinating look at the world before any of us knew it. Full of mystical and supernatural, intertwined with unimaginable hardship, mixed with romance and suspense. This book has it all and gives us a totally imagined and intriguing point of view of how the world was in the beginning.

I loved the writing and the author does a wonderful job of moving the story along - dealing deftly with the mixture of all the possibilities -making me really sit back and consider the possibilities.

I really enjoyed this book.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Time of Mystical Youth & Adventure Sept. 3 2009
By M. Stanhope - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Such a long time ago ... there are biblical quotations used throughout this book titled "The Ninth Generation: Conquering the Giants" by John L. Owens. It starts out with two brothers Lameck and Aril on a fishing trip for food that ends so very wrong when a giant named Trog, Lord of the Coastlands dies in a scenario of kill the brothers or the brothers kill the giant.

The more Lameck tries to make things right surrounding everything that took place with Trog's death the more things go wrong ... he even finds his girl is not so true to him, here enters the reference of the Garden of Eden. This bringing is up subjects of love, lust, material belongings, and covenance.

Once a shocking death is revealed, there is a scene where Lameck strikes out for revenge. Here he is visited by "Lucifer" promising security and safety for his loyalty. As you'll read throughout the book several passages are referenced and meaning is brought forward in the story being told. It makes you stop and think. The end goal is for Lameck to hold on to his family and faith. I enjoyed this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A New Voice for Lessons of Old March 14 2009
By G. Reba - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Journey into biblical times, a full generation before Noah and his ark, to see the world as it once was...full of life and beauty, yet equally sewn with hardship and grieve. Mr. Owens weaves a story of passion and intrigue using religious references from books of old. His writing style poetically describes the lands into which the reader will travel allowing them the chance to experience the tale first hand. The characters voices speak from the pages with both a depth and sincerity felt within heart and mind. A well-suited book for the casual reader as well as the religious scholar, able to be enjoyed on both levels.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ninth Generation May 13 2009
By Connie C. Carpenter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
What an enjoyable piece of work I found the Ninth Generation to be. I seldom read novels, but I know the author John Owens,he does meticulous research to anything he writes. I found Ninth Generation to be intriguing,and suspenseful. The great descriptive detail made the story very picturesque. The inter-play of the active spirit realm is recognizable as being active today and in the lives of many. I believe Frank Perritti fans would enjoy Ninth Generation. Connie Carpenter


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