My employers, The Chalcedon Foundation (http://www.chalcedon.edu ) have first dibs on my formal review of these books, but I think the time has come for me to give “Abner Doubleday” his real name. I hope they don’t mind.
“Abner” is Brian Godawa, a professional Hollywood screenwriter, and his books are The Chronicles of the Nephilim. I have read the first three in the series: Noah Primeval, Enoch Primordial, and Gilgamesh Immortal. You can find them all on amazon.com and read about them there.
I admire Godawa’s non-fiction writing, I respect the scholarship which he has put into all his work, and I salute him for his efforts to bring the Bible to a wider audience. But I have serious reservations about the way he has gone about it, which I have expressed here on several occasions.
It may be that God will use these books in ways I never imagined; and if He does, I can only give thanks and rejoice.
Now it’s your turn to read about these books, or read them, and judge for yourselves.
5 comments on “So Who is ‘Abner Doubleday’?”
That’s a surprise. I haven’t read the books but I have heard Godawa talk about them. I agree that using modern lingo in a book set in the ancient world is off-putting.
I know! This was unexpected. I knew about Brian Godawa, but I have never read his books before. On FFAOL he puts in a good word for the audio-book “Under Drake’s Flag”. This is quite a surprise.
He used to write movie reviews for us, too, and they were great. But that was before he got all rich and famous.
Too bad. He could have used his influence and money to help Chalcedon Foundation.
Maybe buy some advertising for my books,.heh-heh