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Horn and Putnam Have a Winner; Simply Put, “Petrus Romanus” is Stunning!

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” alt=”” width=”260″ height=”403″ />Petrus Romanus is scheduled for an April, 2012 release.

It isn’t every day that I get to preview a book that pulls me in hook, line, and sinker, but Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here has done that and more.

My preview copy runs over 500  tantalizing pages, and each chapter has surprised me. Co-authors Cris Putnam and Tom Horn offer their readers an honest, balanced, and faithful examination of St. Malachy’s famous prophecy and the Catholic Church itself, or perhaps I should say ‘herself’. During their years’ of painstaking research and study, the authors have uncovered literary trails and discovered secret documents and hidden prophecies that rival the plot of a Dan Brown novel.

Unlike many of Brown’s books, Petrus Romanus is not a slapdash roll-out meant to take advantage of our plunge toward the world’s December 21, 2012 appointment, but rather it is a delicate dissection intended for scholarly scrutiny, and each chapter is filled with deep history and careful citations.

But don’t be alarmed. While scholars will dig deeply into each nook and cranny of the text and bibliography, you and I can easily access and appreciate the exciting history, biography, and prophecies surrounding the church that calls itself ‘universal’. More importantly, this book will help prepare all of us for the final phase of the great war between good and evil: Daniel’s 70th week.

As we enter into the final months and weeks of 2012, it is quite possible that the you and I will witness the ascendance of Malachy’s final pope. Has he already been chosen? Very possibly. Will he take the name of the man the church claims as her founding apostle–that of Peter, also known as Simon, called Cephas by Christ?

Read this book to prepare yourself, for soon, we will all know the truth. And when you’re finished–read it again.

 

Review: Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch Discovers T.I.A. in ‘The Last Enemy’

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'The Last Enemy' is part of the Masterpiece Contemporary series on PBS.

Since I watch Netflix streaming to ‘get sleepy’ each night, I’m always on the lookout for a multi-episode whodunit or conspiracy thriller. To my delight, ‘The Last Enemy’ gave me both.

Listeners to PID Radio will know that Derek and I have been discussing Total Information Awareness (T.I.A.) for years, but the surprise here is that T.I.A. is not only public information, it’s open touted on talk shows!

The setting is a post-‘Victoria Bombing’ UK, where CCTV cameras and National IDs provide tracking information for Her Majesty’s subjects. To link all the hundreds of private and government databases is the ultimate dream, and it’s provided in the form of Total Information Awareness (complete with a polite and oh-so-helpful female voice).

Following the death of his brother Michael, Stephen Ezard (played by Cumberbatch) returns to London from China, where he’s spent the previous 4 years in self-imposed isolation ‘to keep his mind pure’ for mathematics (Ezard is a math genius). I won’t give away the plot, but let’s just say that Stephen knew very little about his brother’s life in Afghanistan (where Michael died when his jeep hit a mine). Michael’s charity organization had been helping out with Hepatitis B inoculations, which had precipitated dozens of unexplained deaths. Stephen falls down the rabbit hole in London and never climbs out. T.I.A. knows all…but what about the old world Scottish spy played by Robert Carlyle? Is he a good guy or a bad guy?

Find out by streaming or ordering the DVD for ‘The Last Enemy’.

Genres:
TV Shows, Dramas, British TV Shows, Miniseries, British Movies, British Dramas
This show is:
Gritty, Suspenseful
Availability on Netflix:
Streaming and DVD