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The Last Apostle

(John the Immortal #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  19 reviews
FINALIST for the American Christian Fiction Writers Debut Novel of the Year

What if John, the last living apostle of Jesus Christ, was still alive and well… and living in Seattle?

In A.D. 100, John is restored to the body of his youth and sent on a mission with a warning: to never reveal his true identity. He winds up on a small Greek isle where he faces an attempted assassi
Paperback, 286 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Made for Grace Publishing
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Glen Robinson
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I was intrigued by the concept: what if Jesus' words about "not all of you will die before I return" to his disciples were taken literally, and John the Beloved, the youngest and last of them, was blessed with the task of living until Christ's Second Coming? The story takes off from this premise, basically telling two stories: one of them in the days when John leaves his old life behind and assumes his new role, complete with new identity; the other in modern day, where John lives under the name ...more
Donna Peake
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book, can't wait for the next one to come out. What would it be like to never die, and still be on earth after 2000 years? To have experienced early Christian life, been an apostle of Jesus and to be able to share his love for mankind.

A big twist on this story is John cannot let anyone know he is the Apostle John.

The story was well written and offered the message of love of mankind. Also loved how the clean water worked it's way in the story.

This was my favorite book that I have rea
Kim Vandel
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dennis Brooke effortlessly blends past and present as he creates a world where Jesus’ beloved disciple is still alive. Readers get a glimpse of daily life in the ancient Mediterranean and how the Gospel spread across the Roman Empire. The burden of living a prolonged life is also explored, along with the challenges of staying hidden in our shrinking modern world. Drama, romance, and humor all come together in a story that’s a must-read for anyone who’s wondered about the rumor mentioned in the b ...more
Sonja Anderson
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved it! The concept is original, and I was captivated by the entire "what if?" scenario of one of Christ's original apostles still walking the earth. Perhaps I am too used to middle grade fiction (my first love), but it felt like this book didn't complete its own "arc" before turning us over to the sequel (which I can't wait to read). The "bad guy" set up in the middle didn't have his day in the sun yet, and I kept waiting for that story line to show up. Seems we have to wait for the sequel ...more
Kyrene Roy
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was awesome!! I personally love this genre where the author plays with What Ifs, like What If John the Apostle's work wasn't finished and he was actually still alive...and in SEATTLE?? I really enjoyed this book, and iw as hooked part-way through page one. There were multiple viewpoints in this book, and it flipped back and forth between modern-day, and ancient history, so that you as a reader got the origin story, and what he was doing today and why. It was a fun book, and I plan on buying ...more
Pam Mooney
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating! This is going to be a superior series. I loved the history along with current times that is so well done. I became attached to all of the characters even those playing relatively minor roles. A captivating novel with a plot that will tempt you to do your own research. Very well written and certainly and author to follow. A good read.
Julie Zander
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading The Last Apostle. It's an interesting concept--what if the apostle John were still alive today? The author did a great job of switching between present day and the time of early Christianity. It's one of those stories that stays with you long after you've finished reading it. It's a well-written book and an enjoyable read. ...more
Lynnette Bonner
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t have to read far in Brooke’s debut novel to realize this was going to be a captivating read. Strong characters, who are easy to relate to, and a compelling plot propel this story in a way that simply carries the reader from one page to the next. One for the keeper shelf!
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
It feels a little odd to review this book since I actually know Dennis Brooke in real life. I enjoyed this book although for my personal taste it was a slow read. Interesting idea and I'm looking forward to the next in the series. ...more
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I won this book through Goodreads. Really enjoyed this book. Such a fast read, couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Can't wait for the next part of this story. ...more
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In A.D. 100, John is restored to the body of his youth and sent on a mission with a warning: to never reveal his true identity. He winds up on a small Greek isle where he faces an attempted assassination, a run-in with the Roman authorities, and develops a relationship with the daughter of the village leader.

Fast-forward to modern day Seattle, where John leads a foundation dedicated to bringing clean water to third world nations. A new television series brings attention to ancient legends about
Carol Caldwell
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The premise of the book is a good one, that the Apostle John didn't die after all, taken from what Jesus said to Peter when he asked Jesus "what about him?" referring to John. Jesus' answer was that Peter didn't need to think about John, just himself. Jesus left the question unanswered. Brooke takes that scripture and creates an interesting story line.

We see John's story right after he has been made young again, and his story in the present time in Seattle as manager of a project to bring clean
Robert Conder
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finished the book in three days. It is a book that I did not want to put down. It is built from the scripture John 21:20-23. It was recommended to me by a friend and I kept putting it off because I was not convinced I would like it but I was wrong. I hope book 2 is released soon.
Jun 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Any time I'm impatient to get back to the story it gets 5 stars. ...more
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Stunning detail.
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The author sure likes describing the looks of the female characters.
Linda Howell
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is fantastic! The author made me feel like I personally knew John, The Last Apostle. This book made my heart hurt at times, but to smile also. I wish I could be more like John in my life, but I fall really short. Just think. To have been able to actually speak with Jesus face to face! I think it is harder on present day Christians to have the faith to believe, without the face to face with Jesus or Angels. But some of the people who did meet him, still didn't believe. I am waiting for ...more
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book on Goodreads.
It was awesome! I loved it totally and can't wait for the next one in the series. I wish and hope and pray that this story is a little bit true. It has adventure, joy and sorrow, life and death experiences, the devil's work, romance and just a good feeling about it. Reading one chapter set in early times and then one from today made me crazy. I kept wanting to know what happened next in each era. It was truly amazing.
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Dennis Brooke is a former US Air Force Officer who counts standing on the Berlin Wall in its last days as one of the highlights of his life. His work and travel have taken him to locales all over the world including Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Strasbourg. His home base is in the Seattle area. He and his wife, Laurie, are believers that you make your own adventures and they are avid hikers, kayakers, an ...more

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