Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: The Second Coming: A Love Story @ScottPinsker


The Second Coming: A Love Story
Title: The Second Coming: A Love Story
Author: Scott Pinsker
Release Date:
June 5th 2014
Format: Paperback & Ebook
Publisher: Scott Pinsker Publishing
Source: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review.

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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!
Divinely provocative and wickedly intelligent, The Second Coming: A Love Story will keep you guessing who-is-who until the very end…
…and possibly even after that.
A nationally-recognized marketing expert, Scott Pinsker has worked with a vast array of sports stars, Grammy-winners and entertainment icons, managing everything from crisis communications to film properties.  His analysis of publicity trends has been showcased multiple times on FOXNews.com, where he occasionally contributes as a marketing expert.

Scott Pinsker lives in Tampa Bay, Florida, with his wife, two young boys, and his 220-pound mastiff.  This is his first novel, and it’s the first in a trilogy.  The follow-up, Three Days Later: A Revenge Story, will be released in early 2015.

The Second Coming is a book about more than religion. It presents us an scenario where two man say they are the second coming of Christ. Of course each one states that the other is Satan.

These men, Israel and Joe are poles apart. With their opinions on religion and how faith should be lived, they makes us questioning what is the escence of one of the oldest reiligions in the world.

The book alternates between them and their followers. Each man forms a group of disciples who will be in charge of spread their word to the world. The changing POV was a good idea to get a complete view of what's happening.

The characters were questionable to say a thing. Their acts and choices are nowhere near what a good person would do. In the name of God both sides commit errors.

The author gives good and well written arguments for each side. However, I think that somehow the story is guiding you to the "correct answer". Despite the effort of creating a neutral narrator there are glimpses of how the story will end.

I like the idea of re-thinking about where Christianity is going. The book propose everyday topics like Heaven, forgiveness and how religion deals with subjects like Homosexuality.

Overall, this is a good book with an original approach to religion. I would have like a bit more of action because the rhythm is too slow for me. There are little moments of action and adrenaline but is not enough.




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