In 2009, my little brother told me about a series of books called, The Mortal Instruments. Book one is titled: City of Bones. The series revolves around a group of people that hunt supernatural entities such as vampires, werewolves, witches, etc. As the book progresses, you learn that the “heroes” are half angel and half human, and are referred to as Nephilim. Again, they make no attempt to sugar coat any of this, the heroes are called Nephilim in the book and they are depicted as heroes. Well, some of them are, but not all.
I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of the series and never thought they’d turn this into a movie. The series features fallen angels and demons as well, and is very well written. It seems as though a lot of research went into the books, but that doesn’t always translate into the film version. If you want to check out the series for yourself before the movie is released in August.
- Book One: City of Bones
- Book Two: City of Ashes
- Book Three: City of Glass
- Book Four: City of Fallen Angels
- Book Five: City of Lost Souls
This series is definitely not written from a Christian perspective, but if you know the truth about the Nephilim, their parentage, and their purpose, then you shouldn’t have a problem enjoying this series.
Even though this book presents the Nephilim as “heroes”, they do have a dark side, which is also shown. The good thing about this series is that it will get people interested in the Nephilim, and prayerfully lead them to Christian websites so that they can find the truth about what the Nephilim were really all about. Let’s pray that they are led to Christian sites like mine and others, and that they are led to Christ if they are not Christians already. This movie will be a guaranteed blockbuster hit, and this is the perfect opportunity for people to take a renewed interest in the Bible.