The Message? By Avam Hale

The Message? A Thinking Thriller About Change And Choice is an interesting read to say the least. The characters are great, Dr. Marcus and Professor Bradshaw we’re my favorites from the start. The story line was also a good one.

However, I wouldn’t not call it a thriller. It just wasn’t at that level for me. Did it make me think yes but it wasn’t an “Oh My Gosh! What if this, What if that?” for me. Not saying it wasn’t a good book but I found that feeling came from books that didn’t classify themselves as a thriller on any level. These books were both The Messenger books by Paul Miller and The Shack by William P. Young.

Now this story is about a woman this is in an automotive accident that leaves her in a coma. Shortly after her coma she miraculously wakes from her coma with an important message. God Loves Us. From ย the time she wakes up to the end of the story is about her getting her story out, fighting for her life, loss, and ultimately love. Yes there is romance in this story and I will say that threw me for a loop because I didn’t expect it. That did make me stop for a minute and think…I knew it! As word of Leah’s miraculous recovery spreads with her message, society erupts into chaos both in support of her and against her.

All while this is taking place, we also read from Professor Bradshaw’s point on view in his classroom talking Philosophy with his students. He puts a philosophical spin on Leah Warner’s message while also talking about all the philosophers that hold relevance to the situation.

The end of the story, I could say I also didn’t expect. In the end, it is all wrapped up quickly and very well I might add. Love blossoms between the characters, and Leah’s message is out and things go back to normal to a degree ( obviously things will never be just as they were). I would recommend this book as it was a good read and of course everybody’s opinion will differ to an extent. I rate this book by Avam Hale aย 3 out of 4 stars!

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Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit by Maria Isabel Pita

Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit is an autobiography and Maria’s personal account about how Lucid Dreaming brought her back to Christ.

I received a copy of this book for review via Onlinebookclub.org

As my first dip into the pool of autobiographies, this was a really good first read. I was able to connect with the author on many levels and reading about dreams I thought was fascinating. Dreams have always been an interest of mine so reading the description, I was very optimistic going in.

I say that I could relate with the author because she grew up catholic and as she got older she lost her way. Growing up, I was also raised catholic and I have lost my way and still trying to find the right way back. So for me it made the reading that much better, being able to relate on some level with the author.

This collection of dreams occurs over the course of five years. As the book progresses, Maria’s knowledge and ability to lucid dream grows and as it grows she comes closer to Christ through a man she came to know as her “Guardian Lord.” People she knew and people she didn’t know made appearances in her dreams and all played a role in her journey.

I particularly liked the ending because throughout her dreams when her guardian lord would make his appearance she would feel an immense love and wonder. Well at the end of the story she realized her guardian lord was in fact her experience of Christ. The feeling of love from both ends was palpable and made me smile quite a few times. I will say that as a skeptic some of it I had a hard time believing but that is me as a skeptic. I also know that anything is possible. Cliche I know, but true.

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