10/17/17

An Unexpected Afterlife: A Novel (The Dry Bones Society Book 1) -DanSofer


4.5 Stars!


ABOUT THE BOOK -
You only live twice?

Moshe Karlin wakes up one morning, naked and alone, in the Mount of Olives Cemetery. According to his family and friends, he died two years ago, but Moshe is not about to accept his demise lying down. Is his new lease on life a freak of nature or the start of the long-awaited Resurrection? Moshe doesn’t really care. He vows to beat his “afterlife crisis” and win back his life–and his wife–if it is the last thing he does. But the road ahead is full of unexpected dangers. Along the way, he gains insight into life and love, as well as the suspicion that perhaps his perfect first life was not so perfect after all.

Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption–and the end of life as we know it–when a freak accident changes the course of history.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Dan Sofer won the 2016 Best Book Award (American Book Fest, category: religious fiction) for his novel, "A Love and Beyond" ("A mysterious crime. A ruthless secret society. And a desperate bachelor...")

His second novel, "An Unexpected Afterlife" ("You only live twice?"), won a silver medal at the 2017 Readers' Favorite Book Awards. The sequel, "An Accidental Messiah" ("He defeated death. Will he beat bureaucracy?"), hits the shelves in October 2017.

His novels blend romance, adventure and magical realism, sprinkled with humor and insights into Jewish life and legend - entertainment for the heart and soul.

Dan lives in Israel with his family.

Visit  him at his website - DanSofer.com and download a free book.

MY THOUGHTS -
What a fantastic, crazy ride that was. This book made me smile. It was a fun and very interesting story. There are so many ways to describe this book and they all contradict each other. Can a Biblical book that is based on history be fantasy or somewhat paranormal? But that's what is was really. Well whatever words you use to describe it - it was great!

It takes place in Jerusalem and is full of history and Jewish tradition. Great characters with excellent character development. There's Moshe who died two years ago. The first thing on his list after resurrection - getting his wife back from his ex-best friend. Then there's Rabbi Yosef, a very kind man who takes in all the misfit resurrectee's (is that a word?). And then my personal favorite - Eli Katz, aka the Prophet Elijah! Ha! loved him. He was very good looking. At least all the nurses thought so after his freak accident landed him in the hospital. I could have read a whole book just about him. There are a lot of other minor characters that are equally as great.

There's some suspense, a little mystery and even a few heartfelt moments, but what makes it are those unexpected, unexplainable things. A great mix for a great book. I can honestly say I have not read another book like this. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series - An Accidental Messiah.

I don't think it matters what your personal beliefs are - just read it for entertainment.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from the author  ~ Thank You!

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