Friday, December 09, 2016

Review: The Fire Gospel

The Fire Gospel The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

The first book by Michel Farber I read was "The Book of Strange and Wonderful Things". In that book, Faber literally dictated the struggle of belief/non-belief as well as faith vs understanding. With that in mind, I sought out a copy of "The Fire Gospel".

Follow the path of Theo Grippin* as he reveals the newly discovered testament of Malchus, an "untapped" disciple of Jesus that was with Him in the Garden of Gethsemane and on Golgotha as the Savior died. Malchus' account, however, does not "at all" jive with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Being a Christian, some of it was hard to read...felt blasphemous. Nevertheless, Faber again painted a brilliant portrait of religion...the believers, the atheist and agnostic. The book was structured as a quick read, however, it held a wallop of emotion between the covers. Please understand, however, THE BOOK IS A WORK OF FICTION...but it will make you ask questions.

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