Saturday, June 18, 2011
By all accounts, Jake Daniels should have died when his SUV collided head-on with a moving truck. Now the vision of the mysterious woman who saved his life is consuming his every thought.
A formerly nonreligious person, Jake becomes obsessed with learning more about angels, near-death experiences and spirituality. He leaves his fiancée and art career on hold to travel the country searching for the mystery woman, who he believes is an angel. As he's drawn into a series of earth-shattering angel and demon experiences, Jake discovers he's being prepared for an imperative task-to step into world affairs to prevent the clash of civilizations and reverse the violence and hatred of the post-9/11 world. As his search for answers leads him around the world and across faith traditions, Jake questions: Why him? Why now? And is it too late?
A riveting novel about the urgent spiritual and political questions we face in the 21st century, Messengers will leave you reconsidering your outlook on life and death-and why we are here.
My thoughts... "Messengers" is an interesting read to say the least. This is not your "end of time" novel but a story of love and compassion. The struggle of good vs. evil.
Jake Daniels is being given information by four angels after a near fatal accident. His task is to stimulate change in the spiritual aspect, to battle the evil man has accomplished in the world. The way he goes about it is fascinating and there are many miracles brought forth.
Arnett's debut novel leaves you wanting more. His characters are real and fascinating. The angelic messengers could have a bit more personality but I suppose many see angelic beings as being of few words and forceful with their speech.
I enjoyed it and give 4 stars.
Publisher: Unity Books
Pub Date: 06/15/2011
I was given an e-copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review.