Thursday, April 27, 2017

You Know BC and AD

   Once again I will be reviewing a book handed to me at the Los Angeles Book Festival. This one is a delightful tale covering the period before the creation of man and the creation of the angels.
    I expected this to be somewhat like The Screwtape Letters which C. S. Lewis penned.
    Not quite. This book in a creative manner attempts to explain what heaven and the angels were like before Lucifer fall.   Or you could see it as using God and the angels as a family. The angels seem to have rivalry going on. On that level it also works.Or the author wants to show a  family that has troubles,maybe, this is a creative way to do it.
     It is not meant to be an angelology--that minor doctrine which covers the angels in Christian theological studies. It is meant to be a fun book.
    I myself found it very disrespectful both of the spiritual creatures that inhabit the spiritual realm and the Godhead. But as for the purpose of entertainment, it does a good job.
    You can tell it is self published, as the manuscript is poorly constructed and in need of a final proofreading. The word to and too were confused. Transitions were weak.
    As a story, the suspense also was weak. Even books looking at events with a touch of humor need that element.
   More respect needed to be shown to the Godhead. Nevertheless I am sure Carothers didn’t mean to write more than a piece of Christian Fantasy Fiction, as stated in her preface.
   She writes well and knows her subject. There really is not much out there about that time period to help in her research. So her imagination had to take over. For that she should be congratulated. She did it.
   She used Xlibris as her self publisher.
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  2. I did the best I could, Xlibris really sucked money out of me, I in no way was trying to disrespect G-D, I am a firm believer! My story was actually an attempt to rant about my family, since I cannot use their names because they would KILL me, I used angels. I love YESHUA, I also know he knows my true intentions. It is not my fault that my editors did not fix my errors. I paid them over $25,000 dollars! G-D sees all, what goes around will come around with Xlibris, I have heard I am not the only one they have done this to! I will never publish with them again! Sincerely Elisa Guajardo Carothers.

    1. Elisa, I have to agree with you about self publishers. They costs lots of money and don't really help struggling writers.
      I am aware of your spiritual viewpoint. I was glad to have been offered the book. I hope that you will be able soon to publish a book with a publisher who doesn't ask you to pay for the printing. You show talent. I liked the premise Sincerely, Dane Swanson

  3. Thank you Dane, I did feel sad when you said you thought I disrespected G-D. I used to be a nun, and still am a lay one. He is my all:) Xlibris is still hammering at me:( Please Pray for me, I know G-D will eventually get me through this, maybe this is my time in the desert. 1000 Blessings! Thank you for reading my book.