Saturday, October 8, 2011
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading Prophecy - The Fulfillment, by Deborah Jaeger. I thought it was a modern retelling of the virgin birth but I was slightly off in that assumption. The story is actually about the second coming of Christ, but in a different way.
Jillian is a typical teenager. After a breakup with her boyfriend, she learns that she is pregnant. Not only is she pregnant, but she insists that she is a virgin. It is difficult for her family to believe. Even the doctors are baffled by the odd results to every medical test they can throw at her. Things take an even odder turn as miracles start to occur.
At the same time that Jillian is going through medical testing, Stephen, a Biblical scholar, has begun to have prophetic dreams. He understands that he is somehow to take Jillian away from the chaos and the danger that surrounds her. He is to be her protector.
The story is exciting and very intriguing. It's an interesting question to ask - what if the virgin birth were to happen today? What kind of medical anomaly would occur with the Son of God? While some of the scientific parts dragged, and the end seemed rushed, the book on a whole is very worth reading. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it to anyone who has faith in miracles.