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The Ninth Generation [Paperback]

John L. Owens
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Feb. 23 2008
THE NINTH GENERATION Conquering the Giants In the preflood world of unspoiled beauty, a Sethite tree-village is gripped by a strange terror. Another daughter has vanished from the valley. Tracks point to the south-a mysterious continental island-the land of the Nephilim giants. Methuselah's son, Lameck, is forced into a desperate rescue journey that turns romantic, but encounters supernatural opposition unleashed by the angelic adversary, Lucifer. Only Enoch-the one who walked with God-could free Lameck and prepare him to face and overcome the fortresses of evil. ____________________ For those who have ever tried to imagine what the earth was like before the Biblical flood- Step back into Genesis-the antediluvian earth that once existed-walk among the behemoths with Lameck, the father of Noah, who lived at the time of Adam. Learn wisdom through the creation, and faith from the fathers, while considering the mystery of the Nephilim and the most dreaded creature, Leviathan. Through Enoch, the glory of Heaven and horror of Hades are also glimpsed. But the greatest revelation to be gained is what the fathers knew about the blood sacrifice that continued from Eden to Calvary-the coming of the Conqueror. The Ninth Generation is more than a suspenseful adventure set in an epic time-frame of history. It contains the classical elements that are found in memorable stories-tragedy, love and redemption. While categorized as historical fiction, it follows the Genesis account and includes additional insights from early historical records and creation / flood research. It is a novel that is designed to entertain and reward in an edifying way.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Intersting premis Jan. 8 2011
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating page-turner that stays with you May 15 2010
By Maggie Jarpey - Published on
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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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very intriguing Sept. 3 2009
By Tina - Published on
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Time of Mystical Youth & Adventure Sept. 3 2009
By M. Stanhope - Published on
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A New Voice for Lessons of Old March 14 2009
By G. Reba - Published on
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Ninth Generation May 13 2009
By Connie C. Carpenter - Published on
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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