I remember when The Da Vinci Code movie, was first released in cinemas in Nigeria. It was the year 2006 and after much outrage by the Christian bodies, it was eventually suspended from showing in cinemas nationwide.
I certainly didn’t feel any sadness over the ban as I was one of those who wondered why anyone in their right mind would add or take away from the bible when it was clearly banned in Revelations 22:18-19.
I stayed away from biblical thrillers till I fell in love with other Dan Brown’s novels and went in search of Da Vinci’s Code and thereafter read all biblical thrillers I could lay my hands on, from Ted Dekker to C.S Lewis.
When I started reading Tunde Leye’s Guardians Of The Seal, I automatically knew I would love it as I’ve come to love most novels based on Christian mythology. It took me 8 hours to finish as I couldn’t, for the life of me, put it down till I was done.
I remember reading and then simultaneously turning the pages of my bible to confirm just how true the presence of the seal guarding the entrance to heaven’s portal was. I followed Tara’s ordeal in the hands of the demon, Lamela and prayed that the angel Gabriel would intervene and rescue her from the clutches of evil.
And even when he did, did Lucifer and the demons desist from following her and wishing harm on her and the descendants of Adam? Certainly not!
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