Wednesday, February 24, 2016

He Can See Heaven Book Review

I have a very compelling book to share with you called He Can See Heaven written by J.B. Keats that I think you will enjoy reading!
He Can See Heaven is the fast tale of Ellen Shea, an intrepid doctoral candidate on a dangerous search, first for a cache of ancient scrolls, and then for her lost faith. Along the way Ellen learns that the real history of early Christians and their literature has been hiding in plain sight and that like the New Testament, it's been much altered by time and human nature. 
She interacts with a parade of intriguing characters including two alluring men, sharing their spiritual perspectives while trying to resist their corporal charms. 
There are tales within the tale, one of the scrolls' hazard-filled journey from their creation in Asia Minor, through the Roman, medieval, and modern worlds, and another of the young Hierophant's emergence into the present, culminating in the realization of his startling prophecy. 
My Thoughts:
This book will get you to thinking about things that I am sure you have thought of in the past, but this story will have you thinking about God and Heaven in a whole new light, if you follow the book religiously. I started out just half reading it because religion and the way that the Bible is written, I lose track of what it really means.
Thankfully, this book made those teaching's more understandable and it got me to thinking and I guess that is a good thing, because it's good to question things and get them straight in your mind and heart. You definitely want to know the difference in some of the teachings.
This story deals with a woman named Ellen and her bodyguard, Mateo to go to Grenada, Spain in search of answers and Ellen got a lot more than she bargained for in this quest. She is befriended by someone who pretends to be her friend. What he really wants is the same thing that Ellen is searching for.
One thing is for sure, it will open up a debate among your family and friends and in the end that is all that is required to seek and find the truth, no matter what it ends up being!
Happy Reading!   
About the Author: 
Joel Benner (J.B.) Keats is a retired medical school professor whose lifelong academic interests merge in his new novel, He Can See Heaven. A Catholic altar boy steeped in evangelism as a teen, his extensive exposure to Eastern, Native American, Muslim, and Jewish traditions infuses his exhilarating and provocative historical novels with a kaleidoscope of characters and perspectives.
In addition to He Can See Heaven, Keats is the author of the forthcoming Dixie Traveler and a new work of non-fiction, The Habit of Habits.
Just wanted to let you guys know that the author has gotten in touch with me and offered to give 5 books away! So, all I did in this post is change the Rafflecopter to a new giveaway. The winner of my giveaway has been notified and verified. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Christine Savinelli said...

I have not watched Indiana Jones or Da Vinci Code movies!

Linda Herold said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Victoria Barbour said...

No I have not watched any of the Indiana Jones or Da Vinci Code movies

Misty said...

No, I have not watched any of those movies. Every man in my life has, and they love them.

Megan Parsons said...

Yes I have watched them all. This looks like a great book and hope to get the chance to read it. Thanks Mary!

Meredith said...

I like listening to other's opinions on biblical history.

wisedup1 said...

THis book sounds great! Whether I win or not, it sounds like a book with great perspective!

Jeanna Massman said...

I am intrigued by the plot of this book. The search for faith and the search for truth come together in this book.