The Second Coming: A Love Story by @ScottPinsker #bookreview

The Second Coming: A Love StoryThe Second Coming: A Love Story by Scott Pinsker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Second Coming: A Love Story is a book which considers the return of Jesus Christ. It is set in America. Two deities come to earth both claiming they are the second coming of Jesus and that the other one is the devil. Joe and Israel gather followers, some key players are modern day mirrors of their biblical counterparts.

There follows discussions, preaching, teaching and miracles, which gain each party popularity from a nation lost and confused. America becomes split as it does with election fever, both sides falling to modern marketing methods to sell themselves.

The main story is interwoven with parables adding an extra layer to the storyline. The characters perform with passion and their roles are well written. The book is around 400 pages and for me I found it heavy on the philosophical dialogue. I’m from the UK and the parallels with the modern American marketing of the political presidency race weren’t of interest to me. The book does make you think about your own views of the bible and religious messages we are given in the modern world. I think the book will be like “marmite” and like the followers of the second coming, readers will be divided in their opinions of the content.

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The Sacred Sword by Scott Mariani

The Sacred Sword (Ben Hope, #7)The Sacred Sword by Scott Mariani

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read this as an actual book rather than via kindle which I seem a bit addicted to. I do enjoy a historical intrigue especially when there is so much extra about the life of Jesus that no one knows. Ok its a story, but I’m convinced there is so much more than the Bible versions. After all religions across the world all have some interesting cross over themes. Modern day people are chased across the world in this race against time and the deadly teams sent to stop them.

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