Saturday, October 25, 2014

Review: The Second Coming: A Love Story by Scott Pinsker

**I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review**
3.5/5 Stars
Synopsis per Goodreads:
Two men claim to be the Second Coming of Christ. Each claims the other is Satan in disguise. But only one is telling the truth.

In The Second Coming: A Love Story, the devilish new novel by Scott Pinsker, the culture war between Red America and Blue America turns shockingly real when two self-declared saviors appear on earth. The first “messiah” attracts legions of liberal and secular-progressive followers with his message of New Age brotherhood, quickly becoming the darling of the left. The second “messiah” preaches fire-and-brimstone traditional Christianity, gaining a grassroots army of conservative worshippers ready to battle to the death.

It’s finally happened: Red America and Blue America are headed for Armageddon!

My thoughts on this book:
This book wasn't really an easy read, it's thought provoking and filled with symbolism and theology.  There are more questions than answers.  The point's of views changed, between the different messiahs, and the different followers, some of it was hard to follow, and a lot of the questions being raised and asked and the theology behind them were a bit over my head, this book is perfect for someone who likes to read about theology and those questions "did mankind write the bible or did God" type stuff.   My interpretation also included a bit of political Blue/Red symbolism too. 
The author himself managed to be brilliant by not leaning heavily more on one side or the other, I think early on I though out what I expected from the book, and found it to be true.  It wasn't an easy read as far as being able to pick up the book and read it right then and there in one sitting on a lazy Saturday morning.  It leaves you kinda winded with a headache from overthinking, but the second installment should prove to be another interesting read.  It doesn't really read like a fiction/nonfiction but more of a long essay or something along those lines.  It was a good book though.

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