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Living a Christian life means living like a renewed human being; you constantly expect the final redemption. To paraphrase the Bible, we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of the Lord, but when we repent, his grace and mercy still follow us. Our God forgives and loves his creation. Falling Toward Redemption by B.D. Vannoy is a fictional novel about redemption and God's love for his creation.
Queen Alequora, the queen of Atlantis, wants her superiority recognized. Like a god, she wants to be worshipped. This is because of the influence of her friend, Lilith, who is very evil. Anyone who refuses to bow down to her gets killed instantly. God sends the archangel, Chamuel, to go and warn her against her actions and the consequences that her actions will cause if she doesn't repent. She, however, refuses to listen. Chamuel destroys the whole of Atlantis, including the people who had not sinned and still believed in the one true God. This is not what God ordered. Therefore, as a punishment, God condemns the archangel, Chamuel, to live as a mortal being for one thousand years. As a mortal being, he would experience different lives. Each life will teach him different lessons. This will help him learn to appreciate God's creation.
This book contains two hundred and ninety-three pages. It is divided into thirty-six chapters. Each chapter has a subheading. Some parts of the book are written from the first-person point of view, while others are written from the third-person point of view. The book uses both the present and past tenses.
There are several things I liked about the book. First, the book has an interesting plot with several suspenseful scenes. These scenes kept me glued to the book. For example, I was eager to know the kind of punishment God planned for Chamuel. I was also curious to find out the missions God prepared for Chamuel and whether he'll eventually succeed in them. Second, the author's use of flashbacks helped a lot in developing an interesting plot. It also gave information about some characters, enabling me to understand them better. For example, when Mama and Misha told Chamuel how Sera and Drake were born and the circumstances of their birth. Since I only found two grammatical errors while reading, this book seems to have been professionally edited.
In conclusion, this is an interesting book. Although it talks about God, the storyline is independent of the Biblical stories and can be enjoyed by everyone, including those who haven't read the Bible. Although I found a few grammatical errors, they didn't affect my enjoyment of the book. I, therefore, rate this book four out of four stars. I recommend it to Christians who may have fallen out of the righteous ways as this book will encourage them that God is willing to take them back as long as they repent. Anyone who enjoys fictional novels based on a supreme being may also enjoy reading this book.
Falling Toward Redemption
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