Elijah looked around and saw that most people were dressed in black and seated towards the front of the church. He could see a casket with a photo frame set on top and his picture inside. He scanned to the right and recognized the familiar sight of his family, seated in the front row.
"I am dead. This is my funeral."
Elijah turned to look at Castiel who looked back at him and nodded gently.
And in that instant everything changed, in ways that Elijah Hael and those who read his story could never anticipate or imagine. Refreshing and inspiring, this novel offers a fun, high-paced adventurous read that will leave the reader wanting to know what happens next.
Well-written and highly engaging, this book is a must for those that consider happenstance just as a coincidence of life-perhaps there is much more to life that we cannot see...this challenges the reader to consider the reality of eternity, salvation and the spiritual realm.
Join Elijah Hael on his spellbinding and unforgettable journey.
About the Author
After a difficult childhood Steve developed a fascination with the nature of the supernatural, spiritual and physical words and how they affect the lives around us. This led him on a journey spanning two decades of studying, experiences and discovery. As well as demonstrating a profound respect for faith and the battles of doubt, he seamlessly mixes reality with creativity, inspired by Biblical concepts and personal understandings, constructing worlds, dimensions, events, and stories that are relatable. He is also the author of the acclaimed Elijah Hael series of novels. Steve is inspired by authors such a J.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings) and C. S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia) who mix fantasy and reality while promoting Christian values. Steve’s successful software development career allows him to juggle being an author while still creating compelling software solutions for his clients.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 stars. “Life was never designed to be easy, Juliana. Life is designed to allow humans to grow, to feel, and-most importantly- to learn. To learn, sometimes you have to feel the worst pain imaginable. The deeper the pain the stronger the love you develop in the end.” I was given this book by the author for an honest review. This is a very emotional coming of age drama. The story is about a man named Elijah and his life when he was alive and his transition into his afterlife. Most of the story is about Elijah’s life when he was alive. He is brought to past life experiences that gave him great meaning in life. There were parts of the story that were very emotional because some events were traumatic. I was on an emotional rollercoaster while I was reading this story from the beginning to the very end. It has been a while where I’ve read a story that has put me through so many different emotions. I enjoyed reading about Elijah’s life and I felt like I understood him to a point. I learned about how he grew up and how he lived up until his death but I still did not connect with him as a person. I think there could have been more descriptions on his emotions in some of his life events. The emotions that were described were very short and concise. After everything that Elijah went through, I thought his emotions, feelings and thought processes should have been more in depth. I thought he was going to be a more complex character. I still feel like I need to get to know him more. I would have liked to learn about Juliana’s life more. There was a hint to some mystery to her life but maybe that will be in another book. Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I read Elijah Hael-The Genetic Code before this one so I was looking forward to getting to know Elijah. I do like Elijah as a character; I just didn’t feel emotionally involved in him. This was why it didn’t get five stars. The plot isn’t just a coming of age story, there’s some mystery and action in the end that was unexpected but it was great! It was a good surprise. I would recommend this story to anyone, regardless if you’re a Christian; I think anyone that wants to read a wonderful coming of age story, this is the book to pick up. Be warned that it is an emotional read that makes the reader really think about life and people; which I think it the best aspect of a book ☺ I would like to thank Mr. Goodwin for sharing his work with me. It was a pleasure as always!
This is a story of what happens after you die--it uses the Christian version which, although I am not of that religion, did not detract from the storyline. Is there really a heaven--or hell--do angels really look after us here on earth without us knowing. Are we manipulated from above by forces beyond our control? I know I have often had the feeling that "someone or something" was watching out for me and saved me from well--you know what I mean! Whether you are Christian. Muslim or Jewish-we actually all believe in the same G-d-I believe you will love reading this book. If anything it will bring hope as to what comes next.