2 out of 4 stars
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Something is coming towards the earth with supersonic speed, and somewhere in America is inferred to be ground zero. Hey, it is Jesus! He is coming to save all who are willing to confess their sins, ask for forgiveness, and be born again.
It's In God's Hands by Roger Ray Rogers is a fictional story about the second coming of Jesus Christ in today's society. Jesus visits America first and is giving all who are willing to accept him as their savior, the promise of eternal life in bliss. In his journey, some people do not believe he is the messiah and some plot to take his life. But will many take this second chance? Will plots against him succeed? You have to read this book to find out.
Roger Ray is on a deliberate quest to win souls through Jesus in this book. Though a fictionalized piece, the author is relying on readers' familiarity with Jesus in the Bible to create Jesus' character in the book. Thus, there was no background story on Jesus. I must commend the author for being able to fuse Biblical prophecies with fiction. I fell in love with Jesus' character in this book; he is funny, a good singer, and an agile sportsman.
I love the use of simple language in this book. The author stayed the course of making sure the book came out concise and clear. He didn't dwell much on the descriptions of characters and their surroundings. Instead, he concentrates on narrating the events that portray the social ills in our world and the supernatural powers of Jesus.
There are 29 short chapters in the book, and each has a title that conveys a minimal summary of its content. There is a clear intention to bring some of the societal ills in the world to light. The author uses Jesus to talk about issues like animal cruelty, terrorism, and domestic violence, to mention but a few. I appreciate the strong message to the influential in our society: to be better role models and good examples to others. Thank you, Mr. Rogers.
What I disliked most about this book was the political statement in it. I didn't understand why Jesus compared the past and present presidents of the United States. Though a fictional work, it wasn't necessary to the plot and might provoke some. Also, I think the other characters in the book were not well-developed. There was neither a signature detail nor a backstory for them. Hence, I didn't feel any tension as expected with fictionalized stories. Keeping the pros and cons in mind, I rate this book 2 out of 4 stars. I found this book to be clean, professionally edited, and with a few typos. I recommend this book to Christians who like fiction stories, though any curious reader can still give it a try.
It’s In God’s Hands
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