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"Mr Allen has an engaging talent in writing at a level that kept me as areader engrossed and eager to know what would happen next. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was disappointed it finished where it did,but in so doing it left me in no doubt to move on to Book Two [No Hell]." Ken Fry - bestselling author of "The Lazarus Succession" and "The Patmos Enigma."
"Kudos to the author for producing a work of fiction that's, at once, intellectually stimulating and a lot of fun to read." Reading Glass Reviews.
"Raised Christian, I am drawn to debates surrounding the holy bible: creationism versus evolution, science versus religion, etc. Tenets of the faith are central to my world-view, although I cannot converse intelligently about scripture, so I find fictionalized discussion highly alluring (ala Dan Brown). Why not wrap it in story, as the bible does, as do the sacred documents of all religions? ... And along comes Lex Allen." Adrienne LaCava."No Heaven, while revolving around the apparent 'second coming of Christ,'is many things, but one thing it isn't is 'Christian Fiction.' Reasonably open-minded fans of that genre may enjoy this book, but those who explicitly avoid it will too." - Big Al's Books and Pals.
"... there is a great deal of artistic license taken in the writing and, in this case, this really works; the inclusion of conspiracy theories,paranormal occurrences and historical accounts mesh nicely together to make this a complete and unbiased viewpoint of what is a highly flammable issue." Cate's Book Nut Hut"Allen's proposed views on spirituality borrow heavily from Buddhism and the philosopher Baruch Spinoza (whose very sensible view of God was accepted by Albert Einstein himself)... There is no reason for the people of the various religions of the world to oppose one another." Nick Verboon -Amazon "Vine Voice" Reviewer.
"His knowledge of the Bible, first century events, quantum physics,and current science is remarkable. The story is imaginative and interesting. He keeps even the skeptical reader riveted to the outcome.He does a better job than Dan Brown." Seeley James.
"I found "No Heaven" one of those strangely beautiful original novels whose substance shines on the reader's consciousness like a glorious sunrise..." "I suspect this first part of a continuing story is going to become a classic read." Patrick - Reviews by The Thursday Interview
From the Author
"Imagine there's No Heaven, it's easy if you try
No Hell below us, above us only sky."
"Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for, and No Religion,too"
In writing the trilogy, I placed specific interpretations of humankind's history, science, philosophy, fantasy, and the supernatural into a large fiction mixer. I added an eclectic group of characters that share an-ages old past; including, as one reviewer reported, an"antagonist with no redeeming qualities whatsoever."
Stephen King says, "Fiction is alie, Good fiction is the truth inside the lie." I hope you'll find some truth within this work of fiction. More importantly, I hope you can think outside the box, question what you've been taught, told, and indoctrinated to believe. Finally, I hope you will remember that every great lie holds a smidgen of truth and nothing is as it seems.
Lex Allen, Heidelberg, Germany, 2018
- Publication Date : September 22, 2016
- File Size : 3584 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 218 pages
- Publisher : Evolved Publishing LLC; 3rd Edition (September 22, 2016)
- ASIN : B01LZWN4Q3
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,189,993 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Hailing from a parallel universe, Jesus is known as Eloah. He is not a god, nor the son of God, but simply a product of an advanced race possessing advanced powers. Appearing first in Cologne and simultaneously Washington, D.C., Jesus quickly convinces his chosen team of humans to accompany him and assist his mission. Allen’s characters are well developed, empathetic, and totally suited to his story: centrally, there’s a tough-guy mouthpiece for religion skeptics, a theology academic enduring a crisis of faith, and a budding filmmaker seeking clarity of vision. Both inventive and plausible. Oh, and there's that magician in Vegas, who has everybody fooled, shadowing their quest, intent upon disrupting it.
NO HEAVEN is book one of a trilogy. Mr. Allen does a great job introducing questions necessary to alter mankind's course of faith, and wraps it all in a captivating, speculative adventure. Thought provoking, without being heavy-handed or contrary, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Bring on books two and three!
It's nearly impossible to provide any sort of synopsis or summary without spoiling the surprises--there is a new reveal every few chapters--some predictable and others which will make you gasp in amazement. The plot, as good thriller plots should, moves you smartly from place to place and scene to scene while still providing at least a modicum of local color and character development which will be just enough for most readers.
I struggled to try to figure out who would enjoy this book the most. Readers of Dan Brown and religious fiction are a perfect fit of course. Open-minded religious folks should like it along with fans of action-adventure, science-fiction, and fantasy. Also, romance readers who would enjoy evidence of an actual and mutual soulmate relationship! And, of course, those who just want a way to relax with a good book for a couple of hours whatever the subject.
I also have to say that i am currently a Pagan and am an ex-Christian and the author is right on-target and obviously comfortable writing in both categories--there is nothing I could find to challenge or change in either area. It is unusual to find such evidence of research in what is normally regarded as a 'casual' or mass-market novel.
But at bottom it's a fast-paced, easy-reading novel which might well coax your mind into nooks and crannies it has never before ventured and yield some authentic delight along the way. I envy you the journey and I eagerly await the next volumes in this series so I can acquire all the 'good news'.
Oh, just one more bright spot. Being a victim too many times of self-edited KDP books, I was delighted as an ex-copy editor to find less than a handful of minor issues such as typos which I passed on to the author and they might well be corrected by the release date as I understand there will be a final edit before the official release date. There were no formatting issues on my Kindle edition. Well done!
[Note: I received this book as an Advanced Review Copy]
ELOAH: NO HEAVEN, by Lex Allen is the first book in a three book ELOAH series, and is a fascinating blend of religion, alternate history and quantum physics. In NO HEAVEN we are introduced to Eloah, who claims to be Jesus Christ. But not at all as we have come to know Jesus from standard religious teachings, which Eloah claims to be inaccurate. Immediately I was drawn into this potentially explosive and controversial tale. I will not launch into a synopsis of this novel or reveal spoilers in this review. For more information pertaining to this superb tale you can read the book for yourself.
ELOAH: NO HEAVEN, is extremely well written, the characters are wonderful and believable, and the pace is perfection. I suggest if you have a particularly busy schedule, that you complete those tasks you have to do first, before you start to read this book, as you will find this novel nearly impossible to put down.
I highly recommend ELOAH: NO HEAVEN, to everyone with an open mind, who loves a great story and is not afraid to think about or consider alternatives.
Top reviews from other countries
The story is original and inventive and Mr Allen has certainly done his research into religion, history, quantum physics and philosophy. There is no specific genre in which to place the Eloah series, it is a thriller but covers most of the others including some sci-fi and fantasy. I found this story to be beautifully written, engaging and exciting with a fabulous plot and super characters and dialogue. I don't want to spoil the story by explaining it here but do want to let you know that the only disappointing part was coming to the end of the book!
I found this a very intriguing read. Great settings and characters I can believe in and an obvious in-depth knowledge from the writer on the subject matter/s. Description and speech are real, showing this writers ability to bring the reader along on the journey.
I've often thought of God/Jesus as coming from another planet. It makes sense. Who knows, in a few thousand years when mankind lands on another planet and mixes with the indigenous race we may be seen as gods too. This story takes that one stage further with...well, I'll let you read and find out, but if this is the second coming, then I for one will not be too worried.
I found the concept real, the story flows well and short concise chapters' keeps the pages turning. The pace of the story is excellent. I was disappointed to come to the end!
I suspect this might upset a few deeply religious people but that, to me is half the fun, it opens up questions that you just have to think about even if you cannot answer some of them. Great sub-plots keep you thinking too.
I wasn't going to mention Dan Brown but seeing as his name crops up...
I've now read both and know which I prefer. Please don't think this is the same sort of story as D B, it is not!
Will I buy the second and third books in the series? Is the Pope a Catholic?
The one thing I had problems with was a tendency to swap characters point of view within a scene. It wasn't a major issue and didn't happen all the time, but for me it was a bit jarring and tended to remind me I was reading a book rather than remaining immersed in it.
Overall, a very good first book in the series. Well worth a read.
This tale is a mixture of Dan Brown style conspiracy, mixed with some science fiction and religious, thought-provoking ideas.
A man claims to be Jesus, the son of God and draws key other characters into his secret world whilst being pursued by the CIA, amongst others. Each character has been chosen for a particular purpose and the complex story woven by the author which links these characters will drive you ever onwards until it becomes impossible to put the book down.
This is a great first instalment and will have everyone reaching for the second book.