Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet and Wagner weave a fast-paced, end-times tale of good vs. evil and the promise of a new dawn for humanity.

Set in 2048, when planet Earth is suffering from the damaging effects of years of misuse and abuse, cultural history professor Paul Binder receives a mysterious letter that leads him to examine a lost 2nd-century Diatessaron manuscript. Ancient prophecies, cryptic letters, and strange events set him on a course to uncover the missing clues that could lead humanity into a new age. Each character embodies elements of the four horsemen in a race to save the world from total destruction. Layered with forgotten symbolism from the ancient, Jewish, and Christian traditions, the novel is a type of engaged fiction in which the main character’s lost journal serves as a guide to the reader in interpreting clues and understanding the novel’s conclusion.

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About The Author

Leonard Sweet is author of more than 200 articles, 1200 published sermons, and almost 40 books. He is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Lori Wagner, a United Methodist pastor, has published poetry, articles, and reviews on cultural studies of science and literature and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in writing, English and German literature, and science and culture.

Books by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner