This was listed as a controversial book because it is in places! It is good, it has plenty of war in for those who have been through wars. I did like the way Jesus was portrayed in most of the book. The things I didn't like were the two times that the author let Jesus say that this is the only world. That doesn't work for me. There are millions and billions of stars and galaxies that we can't even study because they are so far away, as well as those are that are closer and yet we can not get far enough to check them out. For us as humans to say that we are God's only creations, this world, this plant, for it to be the only one with life on it out of all that God has made has always struck me as extremely conceited.
The only other major issue I had with this book concerned the Red Sea part. That part bothered me more than anything else in this book. I was greatly saddened for the Author to have tried to make the Red Sea, including all the archaeological findings that are now well known, into a bog quake and a sea of reeds. :(
Those two issues aside it was well written and thoughtful.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Landis lives in New Hampshire.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Warren Harlan Pease, the young narrator of this spellbinding novel, returns to his native New Hampshire from the Iraq War and spends an entire day with Jesus visiting and contemplating hi own life with fresh eyes, and a willing heart. He examines his relationships to those he loves─his girlfriend, his best friend, his father, his dead mother, his daughter ─ and grapples with the pain he has been carrying since the death of his mother when he was still a boy.
While in Iraq, armed with his sniper’s ‘s rifle and his deeply held faith, Specialist Pease traveled across ideological borders and earned an appreciation for his enemy’s culture and for what connect us all as human beings. He also learned how to kill and taught others to do the same. “War doesn’t test your faith in Jesus,” Warren comes to realize. “It tests your faith in yourself.” The Last Day answers some questions and asks many more. It’s a powerful meditation on religion and war, love and loss.
This work of compassion and healing grace will resonate with skeptics and believers, be shared and discussed between friends and among families. It is a book for our time, and forever.
If you would like to read an excerpt from Chapter one of , go HERE
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1586421654