A Letter from the Dead is another book I won from Goodreads. I won it last year but it was one of those books that didn't even bring me to excitement. When I saw the cover, I thought, "Wow, this may be a little lame", but I read the summary and thought- "Okay- why not?" Now I'm just like... WHY!
The story is about a man who is Muslim who dies. He then proceeds to tell how he still held to certain senses until transported to a "waiting area" where he was to be processed for an interview with God. While waiting, he was permitted to go about, nosing into tours of both Heaven and Hell. He was also able to go and visit other processing areas for other faiths. Eventually, he interviews people and then watches how Jews are mocked, Christians are ridiculed and so much more. It was all so he could send a letter from his non-corporeal situation to those of us, in the world of the living.
Now the author of this book, M. Sarwar, MD, FACR is an intelligent person. What possessed him to sit and write this book is a wonder to me. I never felt insulted, but I didn't like how he used his thoughts and feelings to belittle the faith of others- though he says he's not doing so. He did mention there were no faiths once we left earth but everyone was being judged by their faiths. God looked down on us as jokes and laughed at us! Almost everyone! I was a bit lost and wondered what the point was? I know I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction; I look for entertainment in my reading, not to be laughed at by God, because we followed Jesus.
I was shocked that at least he saw God as the one who made us all and there were angels, heaven and hell- but the book itself didn't really hold much of a purpose to me. I just read it and felt it needed to go on one of my book stacks and not returned to a shelf. It wasn't written well or unwell- just basic, a simple book. Sarwar said it was fiction, but its written as though it all happened in a dream one night and then woke up and journaled it all. Like a memoir, I don't know.
Everyone feels their faith is RIGHT and others think there's no God at all. (What a terrible existence if that were so), but what I really feel is that I need to leave this book behind me and move on to the next one! Books like this make me stick to worlds of unreal!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
*Memorial Day is Monday, so no book review..
*Book was won from Goodreads.com giveaway and author for an honest review.
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