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    Having seen this book on facebook I was intrigued by the idea so bought it to see if it was as good as the blurb intimated it would be I was not disappointed The story is a very rare original idea Not just a re write of someone elses idea as is usually the case with most books nowadays.The story is well researched, I found myself googling character names, words and places and found that they fitted well with the plot, not just a random name without any historical mythical or religious significance.All in all, this is a great story, imaginative and thought provoking I for one will keep my eye out for the sequel.


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    I have had the privilege to see an advanced copy of the manuscript for this book I have read this book four times so far The author has put a lot of work into this novel and it shows Many first time authors make plot mistakes, or there are a lot of errors that make the novel hard to read None of that is present here The characters are very engaging and you constantly want to know what is going to happen to the main character Elijah A lot of thought and research went into writing this novel.I would highly recommend this novel to someone who is looking for a good story that is built around morals and decency which is lacking in a lot of contemporary literature There are a lot of faith based elements here, but it never gets too preachy There is also a fair amount of action and adventure throughout the novel The book is a fun read and I enjoyed it a lot.


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    I found Elijah Hael and The Last Judgement a thoroughly enjoyable book to read I was deeply invested in the characters of the book, which, when I read a novel it is what I am looking for While I received advanced copies of the manuscript before editing, I still found the plot easy flowing and characters engaging I found my emotions were stirred constantly throughout the book yes, I shed a tear or two , and the book was very hard to put down once I began reading.If you are looking for a novel that includes some of the following elements faith, love, forgiveness, joy, sadness, sacrifice, adventure and action, then I would highly recommend this book for you.


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    Received free copy from the Author I was a little slow getting into this book, after coming off a bad book streak BUT so happy to have picked this book up It was an interesting storyline, not one I would normally seek out The story was fresh and even though I don t read or enjoy religious books, I did find myself lost within this story.Very much excited for the second book


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    I discovered Steve Goodwin s books advertised on Facebook I was immediately drawn to them after reading the plot and also because he is an Australian Christian author In my Christian fiction library, I do not have many Australian Christian authors, so to find another who writes in the genre I follow is worthy of my support Elijah Hael and the Last Judgement is the first in a series of novels This one concerns the death of Elijah from a bicycle accident He finds himself in a strange place being interrogated over incidents in his past Confused, he does not understand why this is happening Another man, Castiel, interrupts this interrogation and takes him away where he is shown significant aspects of his life where Castiel and Elijah comment on these events We see how these events, both good and bad, have impacted Elijah and made him the man he is All these events range from childhood through to his death Elijah begins to understand that he is in the afterlife and Castiel is an angel Through these observances of Elijah s life, clues are laid as to why this is happening leading to a decision Elijah has to make This comprises the first half of the novel It is very absorbing I could not put this half down Goodwin seamlessly blends in various topics of dysfunctional family life, sexual promiscuity, nothing graphic or descriptive , abortion, physical abuse, divorce, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, that Elijah was an observer to with his family Goodwin writes this without it being a hard read and successfully portrays Elijah s feelings and how he coped Throughout this half, he also blends in the spiritual aspects of sin, the interaction of demon spirits in these sinful acts and the effects it has on the characters in the spiritual plane and how this is manifested in a physical sense, causing ill health, and how sin enslaves them to this lifestyle In this spiritual side of Elijah s life events, and those of his family, we are introduced to Sophia, his guardian angel and how through his prayer to God, she protects him from the clutches of the demons, called Shadows We are introduced to the boundaries that these angels operate under not to cause physical or mental harm to their charge and not to interfere with their free will They can influence their thought process or manipulate their environment for their good in protecting them but that is all They also can only act with permission from their Higher Authority To go outside these boundaries is to suffer a penalty This is one very engaging half of the book It really does draw you in You feel as if you are there with Elijah and Castiel as they observe and comment on the events in Elijah s life, you also sympathise with him during the negative elements and react against the injustice he suffered You rejoice with him when he accomplished something good and when his life started to improve Reading the author Bio on and the author s blog web page, you can see that this half of the book must be based on his own life, for he describes his childhood as difficult and upon talking to the author via Facebook chat, he states that, I write based on my ideas and experiences He does this extremely well He also states that his past experiences .developed a fascination with the nature of the supernatural, spiritual and physical words and how they affect the lives around us This does add a lot of credibility to the plot and structure of this novel That is a great strength and an asset and he draws on this very well.Once Castiel is finished with showing Elijah his significant life events, he rewards Elijah with the answer to his question that Castiel has alluded to, that Elijah has to make a decision regarding his future This is pivotal for the remainder of the plot A huge twist occurs and one that is not expected or predicted by the reader The author states that this second half is, . artistic license, or the way I ve come to know things I will not try to spoil it by expounding on what the author means here by way of the plot, but it did cause me to question the author about this I wanted to see what led him to take such artistic licence in this second half I wanted to see what his sense of theology was and whether it was not based on the bible or some other New Age or non biblical source and to see if it aligned with what I had read of this author I was pleased with his response I have quoted some of his reply without adding spoilers One specific question I had concerning something I had not considered or entertained that Goodwin structured in this second half My first thought was that this was a real stretch of theology and I was concerned that it would not honour God and the Bible but was reassured when he wrote, Hi Peter, there are fictional elements to my story There is no way to know for sure the answers to your questions..I come back to the statement in the bible, Nothing is impossible for God I agree with this and I guess it comes down to the age old dilemma that there are things that we don t know about God and life and which the Bible does not cover or instruct on I am reminded of the verse that says, My ways are not your ways, My thoughts are not your thoughts Isaiah 55 8 He continued by saying further in his response to my Facebook chat I don t write anything I don t believe is possible though So to me, everything I wrote, is possible Is it that way My guess is things are a lot grand in God s World than we can possibly imagine Hope this makes sense I was reassured by all this I can see that Goodwin is a man of character and integrity and has a heart that does not want to dishonour God in his writing The account of the conversion of Elijah to Christ was very touching and meaningful and again, I believe it is based on the author s conversion experience More credibility to this author here Also this is backed up by reading of the author s baptism account in his blog That is a great witness The second half of the novel is one of action and adventure More spiritual warfare and supernatural events This almost reads like a computer game and this is interesting as the author mentioned that he would like to create Elijah in a computer game, seeing the author is a software developer and has created an Elijah and the Last Judgement app for the Windows mobile phone Hey, Steve, what about us iPhone and Android diehards LOL This is a faster pace than the first half but no less of the I cannot put this down characteristic, which seems to be trademark of his writing Don t change that ever, Steve This action and adventure half also has another subplot running through it where loose ends are tied up and tied up very nicely, leading to a sweet and solid ending that leaves you with the thought, Wow, that was a great read and a great story I must confess, I had a book hangover after finishing this, I was still in the world of Elijah and found it hard to get back into holiday mode where I am at the moment I can see the degree and positive effects of the influences of Tolkien and Lewis that have developed Goodwin s writing , creativity and imagination It is very encouraging I applaud this author for remaining respectful to the Bible and including biblical values in his novels Highly recommended.


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    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 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 in depth I thought he was going to be a complex character I still feel like I need to get to know him I would have liked to learn about Juliana s life 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


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    Elijah Hael and The Last Judgement Steve Goodwin 2013 December Software Development Pty Ltd Pages 325 Source Ebook purchased First sentence What is your name Elijah looked around, puzzled.Premise Plot Elijah Hael has died The journey has not ended in fact it has only begun We will follow him as he rewatches the highs and the lows of his life Then its time to see what the rest of the journey is for Elijah.My thoughts I truly enjoyed reading this book I found that I had an incredibly hard time putting it down The pacing was good there were a few points where the pace felt a little off for me because it would get fast then slow down then speed back up, but overall it was a great read I felt that the authors take on what happens around us that we don t see was quite interesting I have found myself talking about this book to people quite a bit.Recommend Absolutely I already have beenRating 9 10


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    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.Elijah Hael and The Last Judgement


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    I found this book really interesting and a new spin on how Angels are formed And that no matter how dark you think things are, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel That maybe there is hope for everybody.I would read this book again and I would recommend it to other readers.Thank you to Goodreads Giveaways for the opportunity to not only read this book but to be able to win a copy of my own.


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    I must start by saying I am not a fan of books unless I am studying a topic However Once I started reading this book I could not put it down Very much enjoyed the story and the portrayal of the different characters As much as it is a Christian book it is a great read and is very thought provoking and well worth a read Bring on the next book Mr Goodwin.


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The Last Judgement (Elijah Hael #1) A Thought Provoking Story Of Love, Life And Death, The Afterlife, And Spiritual WarfareI Am Dead This Is My FuneralElijah Turned To Look At Castiel Who Looked Back At Him And Nodded GentlyAnd In That Instant Everything Changed, In Ways That Elijah Hael And Those Who Read His Story Could Never Anticipate Or ImagineEnter A World Of Intrigue, Suspense, Wonder And Living Energy Where Our Souls Are Battled Over, Unseen By Many But Experienced By AllDon T Miss The Opportunity To Join Elijah Hael On His Spellbinding, Dazzling And Unforgettable Journey Through His Life To His Destiny An Adventure, Infused With Christian Values, You Ll Never Forget Those Who Enjoy An Uplifting, Challenging, Touching Story Will Adore This NovelSee At ElijahHael

  • Kindle Edition
  • 325 pages
  • The Last Judgement (Elijah Hael #1)
  • Steve Goodwin
  • English
  • 10 July 2017

About the Author: Steve Goodwin

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 co