A Theological Novel of Christ’s Victory Over the Powers
The story of Christ like you’ve never heard it before. Told through the eyes of the two thieves on the cross and the spiritual warfare hidden from mortal men.
It starts with the temptation in the desert by Satan and ends with Christ’s descent into Hades, his resurrection and his ascension. In between, we see Jesus’ ministry in the context of the Biblical motif of Christ taking back the inheritance of the nations from the rebellious Sons of God. The demons that rose up in that day were not random but were evil spirits with a purpose, part of a comprehensive battle strategy between Christ and the Powers. When it comes to spiritual warfare, Jesus was no pacifist.
Jesus Triumphant explains why most people misunderstood the deliverer to be a worldly warrior king instead of the suffering Servant he was. He was a warrior, but it was a war they could not see with mortal eyes. In Jesus Triumphant, we now see it.
Part of the Biblical Fantasy Series Chronicles of the Nephilim
Jesus Triumphant is the eighth book of the Biblical Fantasy Series Chronicles of the Nephilim, an epic story that begins with Enoch and Noah and tells the Biblical storyline of the Genesis 6 Nephilim giants, hybrid offspring of the angelic Watchers mating with human women.
Jesus Triumphant will…
• Show the spiritual warfare hidden from mortal eyes that attended Christ’s victory over the principalities and powers. The gods of the nations fight back with demons and face their ultimate battle.
• Tell the story of Christ’s descent into Hades to free the captives and proclaim triumph to the bound angels from Noah’s Day (1 Peter 3:18-20).
• Use the fantasy genre to express theological truth. Just like Lewis and Tolkien did.
• Maintain respect for the Biblical text, while filling in gaps with Biblical imagination.
Learn About the Historical and Biblical Research Behind the Novel
Author Godawa shares the scholarly research that undergirds the fictional adventure. Jesus Triumphant has an appendix that explores the Biblical theology of Christ’s descent into Hades, as well as the true nature of demons and their purpose in the Gospels, the binding of spirits, the Gates of Hades and how it connects with Mount Hermon. You will never read the Gospels the same again.
A NOTE ON THE AGE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE NOVELS
Some Christians have asked what “rating” the novels have in terms of the portrayal of sex and violence. I would say the series is rated PG-13. The Chronicles do deal with evil behaviors that would be appropriate for mature teens and above. The violence in the Chronicles is like the book of Judges. The sexuality is like Song of Solomon, alluded to poetically, but obviously. The description of sexual evil is like Ezekiel 16, sometimes shocking, but never glorified. There is an occasional profane word or vulgarity like in Ezekiel 23, revealing spiritual wickedness.
About the Author
Brian's articles on movies and philosophy have been published around the world. He has traveled around the United States teaching on movies, worldviews, and culture to colleges, churches, and community groups.
His popular book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is used as a textbook in schools around the country. His novel series, the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is in the Top Ten of Biblical Fiction on Amazon and is an imaginative retelling of the primeval history of Genesis, the secret plan of the fallen Watchers, and the War of the Seed of the Serpent with the Seed of Eve. The sequel series, Chronicles of the Apocalypse tells the story of the Apostle John's book of Revelation, and Chronicles of the Watchers recounts true history through the Watcher paradigm.
His main website is www.godawa.com.