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Journal of the Angelic is narrated by an angel who is looking back across the depths of antiquity and relating details and events from his great past. From his own creation and maturation among the hosts of Heaven through the fall of Lucifer, the wars in heaven and the Adamic dispensation, Karmus bears witness to events that determine and shape our existence on Earth, and our life in the hereafter. J of A is an epic story of great love and unimaginable loss: how the kingdom came to be broken and can never again be whole, and how we are eternally involved from the very beginning.
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Studio: WingSpan Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2007
Publisher WingSpan Press
ISBN 1595941649 ISBN13 9781595941640
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Angels are metaphysical beings that are recorded in the sacred books of all three of the Abrahamic faiths Apr 4, 2008
Angels are metaphysical beings that are recorded in the sacred books of all three of the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A conservative Christian believer, Mark Raborn has chosen a fictional format in which to explore a myriad of issues concerning the existence, purpose, function, and behavior of angelic beings. The method is a narration by Karmus, an angel who ponders the depths of antiquity and the events from his own past beginning with his creation by the deity, his maturation among the hosts of Heaven, the wars in heaven, the fall of Lucifer, and the Adamic dispensation. Along the way such issues as why did so many supposedly superior beings betray God and follow Lucifer? If God is all knowing, how could he let such a development come to pass -- and why? Although a skillfully articulated work of speculative fiction, "Journal Of The Angelic" is as thoughtful and thought-provoking, as it is informatively challenging and occasionally iconoclastic as it provides the reader with a scripturally based glimpse into the heavenly realms of the past and the present. "Journal Of The Angelic" is especially recommended and rewarding reading for anyone who has ever speculated on the role and purpose of angelic beings with respect to our lives and the history of the human race.
Not just for the religious Apr 3, 2008
For starters, I am not a huge fan of religion. So when I received this book to review I thought I had made a mistake in accepting it, but grudgingly decided to give it a shot. I must say, that I am very glad I gave it that shot. Mark A. Raborn did an excellent job at writing this. He writes from a viewpoint of an angel, Karamus. His book outlines the events that took place among the angelic before humans came to be.
Mark A. Raborn takes his readers on a journey through the heavens and introduces us to his interpretation of god and his billions of angels. He tells the story of how Lucifer betrayed the Holy Father, Jahveh, by taking over the kingdom of heaven and deceiving billions of angels into worshipping him.
What made me turn the pages in interest was not the actual story itself, but the way it was written. The language flowed beautifully and the level of description was amazing. One of the things that I really appreciated in this story was the constant reminder that when the angels spoke, or more importantly, when God spoke, the author reminds you that their words are spoken in a "language for which no humanistic interpretation exists, for it was communication of a higher knowing than that of mortal creatures (Raborn, p. 117)." I believe that this was done to constantly remind you that as you are imagining this story unfolding, the reader should be imagining a power greater than themselves, one so great and holy that we could never begin to decipher what they are saying.
As someone who is not familiar with the Bible or any of the stories in it, I found that reading this for the first time perked my interest greatly; causing me to wonder what else was in the Bible. When Jahveh allowed his son to sacrifice himself to save the angels, I really enjoyed the story of how earth was created and what was put on the earth, and how Adam and Eve came to be. I felt bad for the angels that were condemned to earth and turned into humans; not the ones who worshipped Lucifer, but the ones who were undecided who they wanted to worship as their god. I did not think that Jahveh should have been so tough on them.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a truly great read. I would even recommend this to someone like me, who does not follow this faith. If you stop thinking as this book as a religious book, and just enjoy it for what it is, then this is a really great read!