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There is a book in the Bible where God’s name is nowhere to be found: Esther. Some say it was because God withheld his presence for a time, others say he was secretly working behind the scenes to accomplish his purposes. There was another time that God was hidden: In the period after the Great Flood before Abraham. Gilgamesh Immortal is a story of that time period. GilgameThere is a book in the Bible where God’s name is nowhere to be found: Esther. Some say it was because God withheld his presence for a time, others say he was secretly working behind the scenes to accomplish his purposes. There was another time that God was hidden: In the period after the Great Flood before Abraham. Gilgamesh Immortal is a story of that time period. Gilgamesh Immortal tells a tale of the greatest king of ancient Mesopotamia shortly after the Flood, the mighty ruler Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. He is a giant, born of god and man who oppresses his people for his own power and glory. But when a Wild Man named Enkidu comes to town he is the only one mighty enough to stand up to Gilgamesh and put him in his place. Enkidu’s simple but strong character impresses Gilgamesh and the two become best of friends. But Gilgamesh longs for immortality, so they embark on a quest for eternal life that takes them from a giant’s forest, to the mountain of the gods, to the Path of the Sun in the Underworld, and ultimately to a distant magical island to find the one man granted divine favor during the flood: Noah. Gilgamesh Immortal is an adaptation of the oldest written hero story in history. And yet it is timeless in its universal themes of friendship, courage, purpose, the pursuit of immortality and the meaning of life. Chronicles of the Nephilim is written in the mythic genre of The Lord of the Rings and Narnia, blending fantasy and mythopoeia with history to retell the Biblical narrative with a fresh perspective, while staying true to the original spirit of the story....

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ISBN : 9780985930943
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 366 Pages
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Gilgamesh Immortal Reviews

  • Josie Sinatra
    2019-03-27 02:17

    Love love love these chronicles!Since book 1 I have not been able to put them down!!Thrilling to read and really makes you stop to think about the bible. I highly recommend these for all, spiritual or not. A very exciting and though provoking story line.Brian Godawa is a modern day C.S. Lewis

  • Kevin Black
    2019-04-03 04:07

    Well writtenI would advise the reader to read the Epic of Gilgamesh first to get an understanding of what is added by the writer to embellish the story and make it a good read. I enjoyed the story very much. My negative is a pet peeve of mine, the silly name calling and pet names for each other does not add to the story but detract from the seriousness. I do like how the bible is brought into the story.

  • William Kamau
    2019-04-15 05:05

    I could barely put the book down. I read long into the night.

  • Kirk
    2019-04-18 22:32

    I have been enjoying Brian Godawa's Nephilim series and felt his first two volumes (Noah and Enoch) were strong offerings for his first foray into the realm of fiction writing. However, it seemed that Gilgamesh Immortal (GI hereafter) was a step backwards for Godawa. But before we get to the bad news, I want to point up the positives of this volume.First of all, in the realm of Christian fiction, Godawa is pleasantly unafraid of historical realism, unlike the schlock that populates much of the shelves in Christian bookstores. His books are not for the squeamish, but neither is the Bible. The depiction of the depravity and abject darkness of the ancient world is vivid, and his knowledge and research of the ancient Mesopotamian religions/cultures shines true.The second positive is that GI turns out to be something like a narratival form of the message of Ecclesiastes. Gilgamesh's vain search for immortality is thrown in his face over and over in imaginative ways. Despite all of his strength and longevity, the grave would be his ultimate end "and the living will lay this to heart (Ecc 7.2)."The last positive is the subversive nature of GI. Godawa has woven his story together in such a way as to show how all the ancient myths (Enuma Elish, Epic of Gilgamesh, etc.) are ancient propoganda pieces invented to serve deceptive ends. This is refreshingly counter-cultural since much of mainstream media and scholarship tries to lay the same charge against the Bible. Godawa masterfully shows throughout the narrative how the Bible, especially the Pentateuch, was written to give a true account of all that transpired from creation on. Kudos, Mr. Godawa.Unfortunately, the negatives outweigh the positives. Though GI's realism is accurate, Godawa dwells on the depravity too much. I feel like Godawa violates his own principle of "exploitation vs. exhortation" in the artistic depiction of sin (see his book "Hollywood Worldviews" for more on this subject). Especially in relation to the sexual depravity of the Watchers and Gilgamesh himself, Godawa goes to far. All of the sexually depraved musing by the characters is not simply disgusting but extraneous and unnecessary for establishing the historical realism that Godawa seems to be after. This is a major negative and should be addressed if a future edition is released. Lastly, I struggled with the lack of any redemptive character. I didn't expect Gilgamesh to have a conversion experience (I'm kind of glad he didn't), but I can't think of any character whose development left them in a significantly different place at the end. Enkidu came the closest through his movement from Wild Born to civilized man, but even he never really got beyond the "there has to be more than this" mentality. And he threw a poisonous verbal dagger at his bride on his deathbed that ruined her character arc (at least in this volume of the series). Maybe this part of the whole Ecclesiastes-in-narrative-form goal of the book, but even Ecclesiastes ends with, "The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil." And GI decidedly doesn't end there.In the end, I appreciate very deeply what Godawa is doing with this series. But, if I could make a humble suggestion, the author ought to take a page out of C.S. Lewis's book "Til We Have Faces". In that book, Lewis re-writes an ancient, pre-Christian myth in which the harsh, pagan culture is depicted well and the main character, Orual, is defiant against the gods in the beginning. However, she has an experience that humbles her and reveals the loving presence of the divine in the world.

  • Stacy
    2019-04-08 02:29

    I seriously couldn't put this book down. When I would fall asleep from reading, I would wake up an hour later just to grab the book and keep reading. This was one of the most amazing books I have read. Warning though....It can be very scary at times. He puts biblical characters in the real world. He makes you see that they were living at a very vicious time. You feel like you are right there the whole time. He describes characters and scenes perfectly.Just an absolutely amazing series so far. MUST READ!

  • Jonathan Roberts
    2019-03-28 02:24

    These books are just terrific. Now grant you I would not have said this after finishing the final chapter of this book, I would have said it was pretty good, but then I read the appendix where Godawa explains why he wrote a book about Gilgamesh....and it blew my mind. What a cool concept! I am excited to see what comes next. Starting book four now!!! Highest recommendation!

  • Tanya
    2019-04-15 23:31

    This was another good book in this series, although very different in that it bases it's story around a pagan legend. But it was really interesting to see how the author took this legend and viewed it from the Biblical perspective. I didn't like this book as well as Enoch or Noah, but it was still very interesting. I'm looking forward to the next in the series, Abraham Allegiant.

  • Leah Speller
    2019-04-03 22:26

    I have found a new author in Brian Godawa. The character development you could follow in how each their decisions were made affected them be it good or bad. I know he has written another but I am ready to read some of my other books. I will look forward to more of these stories from him and perhaps will find other of his books.

  • Marianna Farney
    2019-04-13 06:19

    I enjoyed Noah and Enoch much more. Gilgamesh felt like it was dragging on and became unbelievable. I hope Abraham is better.

  • sue fitzgerald
    2019-04-03 06:25

    Awesomethis one was harder to get into than the previous.. I kept looking for the hero, one never came, still it was a great story and well written. I look forward to the next!

  • Wilna
    2019-04-12 22:12

    excellent!!!Really enjoyed how this archeological story from Babylon fits into the Bible. Excellently done. Can't wait to read all the books in the series!!!