I received a copy of The Resurrected Ones by Richard K. Thomas from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
This book is about those resurrected at the same time as Christ’s resurrection to do God’s work. Each chapter of the book told a story of one of the three main characters aiding a Believer. The stories in the book take place all the way from Christ’s time to present day. Though based on real events, this book is fiction.
I finished this book a few minutes ago, and to be honest I am very happy to be done with it. I did not enjoy this book very much, and I only gave it 1/5 stars on Goodreads. The stories bored me quite a bit, and I really didn’t have any attachment to any of the characters. The writing style was hard to get past. All of the sentences were short and choppy, and the author hardly used any pronouns and just repeated names over and over again, which got really annoying. I felt like I was reading something that a child had written. Also, this may be just because I read the ebook version, but the book was filled with typos. It seemed like the author was trying to write both a novel and a study, but he missed on both. Finally, the stories that Thomas created were just so far fetched and unbelievable (as well as fictional) that they just really put me off. The author says he wrote this book to teach his children about God’s providence, but if that’s the case then he should have just shared stories of real things that God has done.
I gave this book 1/5 stars, and it is not a book that I would recommend to someone else. As the entirety of this book is fictional stories and speculation, I do not believe that it conveys Biblical truth, though I am not well educated on this subject.