Monday, October 30, 2017

An Unexpected Afterlife by Dan Sofer (Dry Bones Society #1)

An Unexpected Afterlife

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Written by: Dan Sofer
ISBN-13: 9780986393235
Publisher: Dan Sofer
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Series: Dry Bones Society , #1
Pages: 284
Genre: Scifi, Fantasy
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But the road ahead is full of unexpected dangers. Along the way he gains insight into life, love, and the Jewish State, as well as the suspicion that perhaps his perfect first life was not so perfect after all.

Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption-and the end of life as we know it-when a freak accident changes the course of history.

Readers who enjoy the satire and humor of Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Hiaasen, Terry Pratchett, and Douglas Adams will enjoy this intriguing and humorous mystery in the Jewish lore and legends of the Resurrection, the World to Come, and the Messianic Era.
An Unexpected AfterlifeAn Unexpected Afterlife by Dan Sofer

A unique and unusual take on the resurrection, An Unexpected Afterlife, blends humor with the heart-crushing reality that life goes on without you and the result on those who would rise again.

Original and a well-developed cast made the reading seamlessly flow.

The devotion of the main character to his wife is something to behold. Even after his 2-year absence and her moving on to his best friend, he must come to the realization that a moment in time for him was years in their lives.

Some things just don't die. Blending Jewish and Christian belief systems with an artistic flair, Sofer offers just enough realism to make his tale read like truth. The story bends some religious icons and belief systems to fit this fictional tale. Those who would take offense, this story is not for you. And this is where I have to admit, I was not comfortable with the telling. Introducing this theory by Rabbi Yosef he uses "Your dead will live, their corpses rise. Awake and sing praise, you that dwell in the dust for your dew is the dew of light..." Isaiah 26:19 as well as Ezekiel Chapter 37 to explain the risings. To me, this is definitely using some artistic interpretation. And though it was not for me, I have to appreciate Sofer's ability to write a strong, tantalizing, and original plot.

I received this copy of An Unexpected Afterlife from Dan Sofer. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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