• Unknown Empire

  • The True Story of Mysterious Ethiopia and the Future Ark of Civilization
  • By: Dean W. Arnold
  • Narrated by: Dean W. Arnold
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

  • Keepers of the ark of the covenant
  • The garden of Eden
  • The first Christian empire
  • 1,000 years Jewish before Christ
  • Ethiopia makes remarkable claims!

The future of civilization is shifting. Some say to an Asian world, others a Muslim world, or perhaps to a "New World Order" (if China and Islam do not win the day). However, a new book offers the little considered thesis that Ethiopia, unknown as a majority Christian nation and the first Christian empire, could be the next epicenter of civilization.

Unknown Empire begins with a barefoot Ethiopian army defeating thousands of European soldiers in 1896. As the only African nation to never be conquered, they defeated Mussolini during WWII. With the West dying but Africa booming, Ethiopia faces population control leaders such as Bill Gates and the U.N. in an epic confrontation for the future of civilization.

In all these confrontations, the ark of the covenant plays a central role for Ethiopians who believe that they have held the world's most famous object since before the time of Christ. The author explores the ark claim throughout and weaves in the claims of Eden and empire. Utilizing his trademark style - history with a plot - Dean W. Arnold provides a unique and edifying experience, a "nonfiction novel" where every exciting action and quote is true.

©2019 Dean W. Arnold (P)2020 Dean W. Arnold
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Much more than I expected

If one begins this book thinking it is only about Ethiopia, one will be greatly surprised.

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Conspiracy laden

The author is not an expert and much of the book is focused on conspiracy theories that have little to do with Ethiopia.

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Well worth it.

A well researched, well written, book that everyone should have in their audio or physical library - especially Orthodox Christians.

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Seriously good!

As a Orthodox Christian, I found this book fascinating. I had very little knowledge of Ethiopia before this book, but I am pleased to say that Ethiopia is now a country that I feel I must visit once before I die.

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Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction

I confess having a hard time finishing non-fiction books, but this book kept me hooked and excited to find out what happens next! This is partly due to his unusual writing style. He tells several parallel stories in pieces throughout the book, and tells them in an exciting narrative way that really hooked me. This was a country I knew nothing about before this and now I can see how important it is, and has always been. He is also an outstanding researcher, going out of his way and even paying people via Craigslist to hunt down rare primary sources. For this reason I have confidence in what he reports.

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five stars

hands down Dean Arnold did a fantastic job. I highly recommend this book. highly recommend for anybody interested in early church history.

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