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The ancient books of Genesis and Enoch tell us that sprit beings known as the Watchers descended to the Earth, had sex with women, and begat a hybrid race of offspring known as the Nephilim. Such tales are as old as humanity itself. These histories and accounts of visitations and subsequent mixed-blood, alien-human races comprise the bulk of the world's myths, legends, religions, and superstitions.

The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim examines:

  • Elohim and the Bene Ha Elohim - God and the Sons of God
  • The Watchers: UFOs, extraterrestrials, angels, infiltrators, and impregnators
  • Biblical and apocryphal sources from Enoch to Moses
  • The role of the Fae, Elves, Elementals, and ancient gods

What if the old spiritualties and religions weren't just legends?

What if there was something living and breathing beneath the surface, a tangible interlinking of religious thought and spirituality, science and myth, inter-dimensionality, and cold, hard fact?

©2012 Career Press (P)2012 Career Press

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Was it destiny for me to read this?

What did you love best about The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim?

I have to say that I initially ordered this book thinking that it might be a fun and entertaining read, but hardly expected it to have any more impact on me than that. I thought it would be like reading some fantasy fable sort of material. Never did I realize it would have such a profound eye opening effect. It was like a person who lived trapped in a house with no windows. One day this person finds a door, opens it and realizes "My God there is a whole other gigantic world out there that just doesn't involve this house. You then begin to realize that this world involves not just millions and millions of other houses but other things that you don't even know how to describe, oceans, forests, mountains, deserts, multitude of creatures and animals. Yes, your house is part of the world, but just a very small little piece of it. The realization is both exhilarating and depressing at the same time. You begin to realize that humans basically are the equivalents of two year old toddlers in both knowledge and also in believing it is all about us and that everything revolves around us. The self centeredness, self importance and grandiosity that we have been imbibed with, especially in the monotheistic religions, begins to melt away and at first we may not be comfortable with understanding our new humility that begins to set in. We also begin to understand that maybe everything is not preordained.True, the forces of good seem to have the upper hand. I still believe good wil eventually triumph, but you begin to see that our opponent can be tricky and very cunning and appears to have made God go back to the "drawing board" at times to tinker with his plans and ideas. This seems to make sense too, because Christianity to me never seemed to address the conundrum of why an all loving God would not just eliminate the devil. Like the author hinted, maybe there is a historic battle of good versus evil taking place.Maybe our destiny is to hopefully aid God in some small small way in this epic battle. Perhaps things are not like a Brady Bunch episode where we all know that everything becomes righted in the end without even finishing the episode. This book has totally shaken up my world. It is basically all I have been thinking about for the last week.

What about Charles Bice’s performance did you like?

Yes very good speaking voice

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Extremely thought

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an exceptional resource

this is one of those books you will not only want to hear again, it's one of those exceptional books you will need to hear again to truly grasp the depth of the material. I found this book very interesting as well as enlightening.

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Good information to much repetition

The information in this book is fantastic. There was much that I hadn't heard before and some that correlated with other books I had read recently. I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in the Nephilim and giants.

As to the correlation with UFOs and Aliens today, I was left wanting. The argument for that theory was not delved into but left as kind of a sideline, barely mentioned. Additionally, there we're quite a number of times that the same sentences were repeated word for word across various different chapter which got a little old at times.

I found the narration to be a little bland and textbook like. Somewhat like a professor droning on in a lecture.

All in all though I found the audio book to be interesting and entertaining, it kept my rapt attention and made the recent long drives commuting back and forth go by quicker. I almost looked forward to the drives just so I could listen to the book.

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Interesting to say the least

It seems a bit repetitive at times, but overall I enjoyed listening to this book. Compelling, thought provoking, and an interesting take on the subject matter.

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Very interesting

I enjoyed reading this greatly. It raises more questions and perhaps is sending me on a new quest for knowledge. And of course the study of the Bible in great depth.

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Prerequisite: Book Enoch & Genesis

Any additional comments?

I felt I was listening to a compilation of the most bizarre/rare/debatable passages taken from the bible and non-canonical books. The author however did not add much insight to these passages. Instead he brings each one of them to our attention with the purpose of making us think and draw our own conclusions. I’m glad I read the Genesis and the book of Enoch before I listened to this; otherwise I wouldn't have understood it. I felt angry at times because not much additional information was given, I wish the author would have at least offered more… He did a lot of research though, I can tell he spent time going over their history. I wouldn't recommend this book for Christians as it touches a lot on passages from non-canonical books, Alien theories, secular history and non-factual stories. Interesting to listen to nevertheless. I also picked up a couple of new Ideas and concepts I didn't know about.

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  • Joel
  • Sheboygan, WI, United States
  • 04-21-15

A work of indulgence

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The author was constantly critical of biblical thought while often in the same breath using biblical narrative to back up his lagging thesis. If he would have avoided this I might have enjoyed the listen.

What was most disappointing about Scott Roberts’s story?

The author has a way of using sources that leave out much of the contextual framework from which he is basing his thesis. There is little uniformity to his presentation which makes it hard to follow, and at times it is easy to forget what point the author was trying to make. The author also seems to have disdain for anyone that has a different idea or thesis then his own. All in all, the author comes off as arrogant and patronizing.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did fine work.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Mostly disappointment. He was very hostile to other ideas that, I might add, have far more proofing then his own work.

Any additional comments?

Could have been shorter. To much repetition.

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Interesting and slightly frustrating

Overall I found this book quite interesting, although he at times became somewhat strayed. Many of the ideas talked about and referenced in the book, I’ve read in other similar books, but his interpretation of some of the readings and histories as perhaps evidence of little green men was definitely something different. The author mentions that a lot of the early Canaanite cultures and even the Samarian culture proposed religious believes and ideologies that pre-dated that of the Semitic peoples. He interprets the histories as saying that the Israelites copied the religions of the Canaanite peoples into their own doctrine. Yet he does mention of course, that the book of Job is one of the earliest books written in the Bible, but he didn’t mention anything about how the customs and believes of the nation of Israel started as an oral tradition, only much later written down. From my study I find that it was the early civilizations of the Levantine region that drew upon the early Semitic writings and beliefs as the foundation for their religions, not the other way around. He only mentioned the Connection between the Tower of Babel in ancient Sumer in passing, if that, as I could be remembering that from other books. It seems the author has also lost his conviction that the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob is the only Almighty God, he seems to talk about all of the other gods quite a bit, And does mention that these gods could be thought of as angels or some type of spiritual creatures. His interpretation of the God of the Bible is somewhat like that of deist beliefs. The word alien an extra terrestrial do not bother me, because I understand they just represent something unearthly, but I think the author really believes that they were little green men with spaceships. I give the writer props for a lot of his research but I do feel that if he studies eschatology and biblical prophecy to a greater extent it will yield greater understanding of some of his research and readings in the Old Testament. I appreciate his rendering of the serpent see doctrine because with a close analysis of the Scriptures and Genesis I believe that there is an underlying story that has been covered up, not to mention the serpent seed doctrine makes a great deal of sense when we analyze the verbiage that Jesus used against the Sadducees and Pharisees calling them vipers and offspring of the devil. It also answers the question to where and why the sons of God would come to earth to mate with women, where did they get that idea? Overall the book was thought-provoking and did offer a good background on fallen angels and the Nephilim as referenced in the Bible and other early civilizations. If you are able to read books that offer varying and different interpretations of things that you have already read and researched, then I would recommend this book for it’s different perspective, but if you are the kind of person who is easily influenced by the words of other people, without looking at the evidence for yourself, then I would probably wait to read this book until you are better solidified and your faith.

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Very Well Researched

The idea's put forth in this rich volume of insight are just enough to leave you with more questions.

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  • John N.
  • HENDERSONVILLE, TN, United States
  • 04-24-17

Enlightening and Enjoyable

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I knew little about this subject and expected a dry delivery but what I got were facts delivered in a passionate style that made me more curious. I liked this a lot.

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  • 08-03-15

Worth listening to but a little repetative

In a couple of hours of easy listening I can quote a number of references to biblical accounts of Angels and Robert's theories linking these descriptions to Alien intervention.
Do I agree with his argument.. There is no evidence except that the Bible is probably based on older mythology. Interesting on a number of levels but is this mythology fact or ancient political and science fiction?

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