Using his keen understanding of theology and history, he has skillfully infused this novel with the grand themes of grace and redemption at every turn. Moody bible institute faculty profile for bryan litfin. See more info on the sword from author bryan litfin. Every once in a while i decide to put down nonfiction books and dive into a fiction book. As armies begin to mass for a final battle, the odds seem to favor the forces of evil, and teo and ana will have to fight for faith when all hope has been lost. The sword is the first book in the chiveis trilogy. In the final book of the chiveis trilogy, litfin takes readers on a journey filled with peril, faraway lands, and adventure. In this kingdom, called chiveis, snowcapped mountains provide protection, and fields and livestock provide food. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The sword chiveis trilogy, book 1 by bryan m litfin book cover, description, publication history. A book left behind by an ancient is discovered and with that new ideology is introduced to the people of chiveis. Four hundred years in the future, a deadly virus and colossal nuclear war have. This book is a fascinating dystopian novel set in a medievaltype world.
Jenkins some fiction is mere entertainment and some fiction is chiveis series is a mirror of who we are at the core and what we struggle with in our nonfiction lives. The gift is the second book in a series by christian author bryan m. Author bryan m litfins complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. The people live medievalstyle lives, with almost no knowledge of the ancient world. A wellcrafted story offers the reader a personal existential investigation. Litfin, sword, audio books, christian audio language english. Bryan litfin a wellcrafted story offers the reader a personal existential investigation. Also, a fiction trilogy set in the ancient roman empire is coming in october 2020, available now for preorder. The sword bryan litfin book one in the chiveis trilogy. Peter and the sword of mercy ridley pearson and dave barry 14. Theologian and scholar bryan litfin has accomplished a rare feathe has fashioned a land and time unique to any readers experience. Bryan litfin, professor of theology at the moody bible institute.
If a society had no knowledge of christianity, and then a bible were discovered, what would happen. Bryan litfin is professor of theology at moody bible insitute. He is the author of getting to know the church fathers, as well as several scholarly articles and essays. While i am an avid reader, i find most pages i turn to be filled with facts, dates, concepts, and footnotes. Litfin phd, university of virginia is the author of the chiveis trilogy and several other books, including getting to know the church fathers. He earned a degree in print journalism from the university of tennessee, a masters degree in historical theology at dallas seminary, and a ph. Litfin phd, university of virginia is associate professor of theology at moody bible institute in chicago. Fantasy and adventure readers will be hooked by this first book in a forthcoming trilogy. The two heroes, captain teofil and the farm girl anastasia, are forced to fight rough outsiders, religious persecution, and their own internal struggles with doubt. Litfin paperback june 30, 2012 newly redesigned, the sword explores a world where society has no knowledge of christianity, and a bible is discovered after being lost for centuries.
This novel of pageturning action and adventure poses the question, if a society had no knowledge of christianity, and. You should consider the sword if you are looking for a fun family book to read that will no doubt produce imagination and conversation. Litfin crossway books, 2010, 412pp the sword is the first novel in a fantasy trilogy by a publisher that is better known for theological nonfiction books, so dont expect anything new, but with that warning, lets dive in. Mark elfstrand litfin has woven another fascinating narrative in his imaginative future world of epic adventure. Check out the book trailer for the chiveis trilogy. This first book, entitled the sword is part of a trilogy of books, all written by dr. Litfin is the author of the sword, book one of the chiveis trilogy, as well as getting to know the church fathers. Litfin phd, university of virginia is associate professor of theology at moody bible institute. In books 1 and 2 of the chiveis trilogy, the sword and the gift, teo and ana find. He is the author of the chiveis trilogy as well as getting to know the church fathers. Litfin is the first book in a very interesting trilogy about a kingdom, chiveis, set 400 years after a deadly virus and resulting nuclear war has eliminated most of the people on the planet, including all their technological advances and more importantly their understanding of christianity. Theologian turned futurist bryan litfin provides us a compelling tale of the endurance of gods amazing love even to a distant remnant. The sword explores a world where society has no knowledge of christianity, and a bible is discovered after being lost for centuries.
Litfin phd, university of virginia is the author of the chiveis trilogy and several other books, including getting to know the church. Jun 10, 2010 you should consider the sword if you are looking for a fun family book to read that will no doubt produce imagination and conversation. Bryan litfins chiveis trilogy begins with the sword. Four hundred years after a deadly virus and nuclear war destroyed the modern world, a new and noble civilization emerges. Bryan litfin was born in dallas, texas, and raised in a christian home as the son of a seminary professor, pastor, and college president. But some of that population is beginning to reject the four. Author info bryan litfin phd, university of virginia is associate professor of theology at moody bible institute in chicago. It is in this setting, four hundred years into the future that we find the author, bryan litfin, leading us onto a wild, heart pumping, heart wrenching adventure in the kingdom of chiveis. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the sword. The genre seemed to be christian fantasyadventure, framed in an archaic future, and it was from crossway. The amazon page for the sword summarizes the book this way. In books 1 and 2 of the chiveis trilogy, the sword and the gift, teo and ana find the old and new testaments, which had been lost for centuries.
See the complete chiveis trilogy series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Through a commanding use of descriptive language and character development, litfin engages his readers to the point that they will feel a part of the journey themselves. Currently professor of theology at moody bible institute in downtown chicago, he teaches courses in theology, church history, and western civilization from the ancient and medieval periods. Bryan earned a degree in print journalism from the university of tennessee.
Litfin includes books the sword, the gift, the kingdom, and several more. He then went on to study for a masters degree in historical theology at dallas theological seminary. Liftin s novel, the sword, is a story about struggle, persecution, and truth in a postapocalyptic world. Book one in the chiveis trilogy four hundred years. Hundreds of years in the future, after a supervirus and global nuclear war destroys human civilization, all current world religions have been forgotten by the population of the kingdom of chiveis. He earned a degree in print journalism from the university of. Bryan is the author of three fiction books the chiveis trilogy from crossway and three nonfiction books. Jan 24, 2012 the sword, the gift, and the kingdom by bryan m. A novel chiveis trilogy by bryan litfin posted on july 12, 2012 by jennifer m eaton 10 comments i started reading this novel with the free excerpt from amazon, and i immediately purchased it once my free pages were done. Interview with bryan litfin on his first novel, the sword for his. Theologian and scholar bryan litfin has accomplished a rare feathe has. He is associate professor of theology at moody bible institute.732 567 259 257 956 1541 477 176 524 388 1018 676 35 1169 47 1359 351 619 104 605 590 465 1127 7 1507 466 982 1509 1039 76 287 538 1635 754 699 1007 586 557 30 1358 18 1404 407 1367 730 352 22