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The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars [Kindle Edition]

Donovan Neal , Adele Brinkley
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Book Description

The prequel to the Bible is here!

We have always thought Hell was created for man...we were so wrong.

The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars is book one of a five part series that explores the fascinating story of the Fall of Lucifer.

Lucifer was God's perfect creation. Yet he rose up to betray the Lord and bring Heaven itself to civil war.

Many tales have referenced this great angelic war but few have sought to explore the behind the scene relationships between God and the angelic hosts. Why did a third of Heaven seek to overthrow their creator?

See Lucifer and his actions in a light never before seen. Journey back to the beginning, and see the drama unfold before your eyes: as allegiances are broken; choices made, and why all of creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God!

˃˃˃ Man's was NOT the first sin

See the back-story to mankind's own story, in this powerful, gripping tale of angels at war.

Readers say, "I feel more at peace with the old "whatever happened to Lucifer?' question. I believe the author was given divine inspiration to share an account both interesting to read and grounded in truth. Although admittedly NOT factual, this story IS plausible."

Readers consistently say that, "I had to remind myself that this was fiction."

"Speculative Fiction at its Finest" 5 Stars!

Readers call it..

"Captivating"

"Enthralling"

"Intense"

"Amazing"

"Engrossing"

"entertaining

"wholesome"

"grabs you...hard"

"beautifully written"

"Thought Provoking"

"I am absolutely in love with all things fallen angels right now and this book did not disappoint!"

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...the story line was so believable that I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction... ...literally made me stop reading and repent for my sins...I'm not kidding. I loved it. I had to keep reminding myself that this was inspired and not hard facts! The details in the descriptions you gave really helped me visualize the entire story. The consistency in the language was spot on. --Pamela Bobyan

About the Author

Donovan Neal M.S.N.P. is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has a Masters of Science in Nonprofit management from Walden University. He has functioned in the ordained ministry for over 20 years, and has served in such functions as Dean and as an instructor in his churches School of Ministry, teaching on a host of subjects ranging from Apologetics, to Leading Different Personalities. Donovan is a prolific songwriter and singer having written over 50 different songs of praise and worship for the local church, and has performed in various schools and churches in the Ministry of Christian rap. Donovan’s heart for ministry has carried over into his secular pursuits and he has worked with countless abused and neglected children, adults with developmental disabilities, and women who have been victimized by domestic and sexual abuse. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Michigan. Donovan has three saved children Candace, Christopher and Alexander: each is involved in ministry. They currently reside in Michigan.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read December 7, 2013
By JT
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Though I am not one to read a lot of religious fiction, I did enjoy reading this novel as it gave you a different perspective in the life of Lucifer and nice spin on the the first 6 days of creation. I also loved that it accurately referenced things that would have been written in the Bible or other religious texts. At times it did feel as if it was part of a bible story as the author wrote some of the dialogue in the same style as you would find in the KJV.

There were however a couple things however that I didn't like about the book.

1. The author assumed that the reader, like him would have great knowledge about some of the biblical things referenced in the novel. There was little explanation as to what manna was, or the different hierarchy of angels. Thank goodness I was familiar with these things or would surely have been lost.

2. The author would switch from Third Person to First Person POV and at time I couldn't figure out who was really talking.

3. I hated that the author kept drumming into the readers' head that Lucifer shone like diamonds and everything about him was music to the ears. After the first 2 or so times, I think we got the gist.

4. The other also used terms or places that predated the the time period the novel was being written. For example, referencing coliseum matches or Jerusalem when man wasn't even created.

5. While I may not believe in the Trinity, I can appreciate other's viewpoint on that matter. What I can't appreciate is switching from one entity in the trinity to the next with no warning. One minute you have El, then you have Jehovah, then you got somebody else talking at different points of the book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Loved it!! February 18, 2014
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There were times I had to remind myself that this was pure fiction. I couldn't put it down! Even though it was fiction, it allowed me to understand Lucifer's hatred of humanity and pride in his own beauty.

It was just Awesome! I can't wait for the next book! I liked this first book so much that I would actually PAY for the second!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This speculative Christian fiction novel has been described as a prequel to the Bible. Please let me preface this review with a disclaimer. In no way is this book to be taken as a true scriptural approach to the events surrounding the fall of Satan and the rebellion of one third of God's angels. It is what it claims to be: A speculative book. Based on scripture, The Third Heaven gives us a possible behind the scenes look at the events of the great war and fall of Lucifer and his fallen angels. It is designed to answer how, along with one third of the angels, Lucifer lost his position in Heaven.

I thoroughly enjoyed the author's take on the fall of Lucifer and how that came to be. The reasoning behind how Satan thought he could get away with supplanting God on His throne and taking His place was an example of creative writing at its finest. The action and war scenes were masterfully and emotionally penned. The story flows wonderfully and his prose is remarkable. The descriptive passages seem to lift from the pages into your imagination. Descriptions of angel's personalities make them all the more real. Neal's handling of the story in my opinion was quite plausible.

Mr. Neal realizes that this story is hugely speculative and that there are problems with telling it. The fact that there isn't much written in the Bible about it is a witness to that fact. He has provided a link for some of these questions at:[...]I would recommend you read this before reading the book, though it's really not necessary. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the story of the fall of Satan and the one third of angels. At the very least this book provides some possible thoughts as to how this came to be. Just remember, keep telling yourself "It's just a story!"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Too Drawn Out March 9, 2014
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I found the book really captivating until the actual war breaks out in heaven. The author spent an inordinate amount of time drawing out the war. It soon became all too redundant and boring. I skipped several pages just so I could get to the part where God returns from Sabbath. Overall, the story was quite good if unrealistic. The Kiln and the God stones seem too sci fi. In fact, much of the book reads like a science fiction adventure. I know the author wasn't claiming any of this to be biblical, but a lot of the scenarios were just too fantastic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING..... February 27, 2014
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I loved this book, the descriptions were so vivid, I could absolutely see them my mind. I couldn't put this book down. I will be re-reading this book probably more than twice. Knowing this is fiction inspired by the Bible, it seems so real when reading it. I especially enjoyed the many different characters that entered into the story, all the different angels and how they were trusted to do the right thing even knowing that they wouldn't. Just as the Lord gives as the choice and we are tested along the way, making the decision is up to us. I still could not get my mind to accept Lilith as a man, as I have always thought of that person as being a woman, each time I saw that name i.e. questioned if it was a man instead of a woman. Can't wait until this next installment is out. Plus,i.e. Can't imagine what it will be about. is it still going to be about heaven, or are we venturing to hell, or we going to be in the garden, so many possibilities. Great writing. LOVED IT.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars gives us the answers to the question most readers of the Bible have ever asked: How did Satan come to be? Read more
Published 6 days ago by Kathryn svendsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael has always been my favorite and to see how he was so hurt by...
The beginning of creation...the writing of the book with .God and the angels with the rebellion of Lucifer is so realistic it puts you right there at the beginning ..St. Read more
Published 11 days ago by irene
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Potential but Technical Difficulties Hamper It
I am always on the fence when it comes to angel-oriented speculative fiction. I decided to try this book because I had only read one other book that focused on the fall of... Read more
Published 13 days ago by KimberlyR
4.0 out of 5 stars Could not put this down
I love reading! especially when you cannot put the book down! I cannot wait to read the next book. I definitely recommend this book and am sending a copy to my son who is in the... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Yvonne Poston
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good attempt to handle a difficult subject matter
A very good attempt to handle a difficult subject matter. I liked that the writer did not become preachy and made out God to be quite humanlike, instead of the cold unfeeling,... Read more
Published 21 days ago by JJB
1.0 out of 5 stars ... discovered this book and thought it would be a good read. Imagine...
I discovered this book and thought it would be a good read. Imagine my surprise when Satan utters every word that Christ said. Blasphemy!
Published 1 month ago by David Monroe
5.0 out of 5 stars Really grabbed me and would not let me go.
The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars by Donovan M. Neal really grabbed me and would not let me go. The action and adventure is nonstop and takes your breath away. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Larry B. Gray
3.0 out of 5 stars An exciting action story with a heavenly ending!
An entertaining read! Hard to put down for sure. As long as the reader remains mindful that this is a work of fiction and not intended to be a scripturally accurate vision, this... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious dialogue
I liked the idea of the story of how it came to pass that Lucifer and the fallen angels were kicked out of heaven. Read more
Published 2 months ago by sharwind
3.0 out of 5 stars appreciate the big picture
Food for thought, but rather confusing. The type of story one has to re-read to get a more in depth and better understanding of the little details to appreciate the big picture.
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More About the Author

Donovan Neal M. S. N. P. is an Adjunct Professor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a self-published author. He is also a freelance writer for Examiner.com.

He has served in the ordained ministry and as an instructor in the Bible for 20 years, and is the author of the self-published the book, 'The Gospel Explained.' Donovan is also a prolific songwriter and singer having written over 50 different songs of praise and worship for the local church, and has performed in various schools and churches in the Ministry of Christian rap.

Donovan has spent his entire 23-year career, helping underprivileged and disempowered populations ranging from abused and neglected children, adults with disabilities, to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. He has been an experienced trainer in such areas as nonviolent crisis prevention intervention, adult CPR and First Aid with the Red Cross,and many others.

A lover of media Donovan has produced multiple video trailers using such programs such as Sony Vegas pro, and Adobe After Effects. In his spare time when he is not reading or writing he enjoys, video games, epic fantasy movies, and sci-fi.

Donovan brings a wealth of experience and interests that has allowed him to write on a host of subjects ranging from gaming, internet/technology, Christian themes, nonprofit management and leadership.

You can learn more about Donovan at his website. http://www.donovanmneal.com/





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