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GoodEvilFormat: eBook, Kindle
Pub. Date: 2011
Type: Fiction ~ Free from Author
Pages: 416
Read: 4/25/2016
Rating: Was O.K.♥♡

On December 4, 1968, theologian Father Louis Merton visited the ancient Dead City of Polonnaruwa, Ceylon, entered the Cave of the Spirits of Knowledge, and experienced a vision. It’s claimed he found a backdoor to the afterlife. That he looked into the Mind of God and escaped with a secret so powerful it could change all humanity. Bring wars to a standstill. End forever the age-old hatreds between races, creeds and cultures.

Six days later as Merton prepared to announce his discovery, he suffered a horrific death under mysterious circumstances. But the secret did not die with him. He left behind a journal.

The above is from Goodreads. I started reading this book with no description. It was sent to me by the author and I agreed to read it, sight unseen. An agreement I came to regret.

This is the first book of this genre I have read, religious paranormal? Or just religious ….. dogma? I didn’t like it. I only read about 3/4 quarters of it. Yes I finished it, but I skipped some chapters. The problem is if I tell you what I skipped, that would be a spoiler, and I promise spoiler free reviews.

This book follows Ian Baringer, a fallen priest (or rather a disillusioned priest, for reasons that are < spoiler >) and Angela Weber an atheist/agnostic/scientist. She loves him, but hates his religiousness, his need to reconcile his belief in God with all the bad things that have happened to him. He finds a way.

The church (Catholic church) doesn’t want him to succeed. Not being Catholic, I have no love for their dogma and this is why I skimmed some parts of the book. I really didn’t like this book.

Why the 3 stars? (Goodreads rating) I thought the book was well written, it had good character development and the plot was good. I would say if this type of book was your ‘cuppa’, you would probably enjoy it. As for me, I’ll take a pass on any future books in this genre.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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