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- Listening Length: 16 hours and 14 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 18, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009CMODDM
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Yes, it's the classic good vs. evil fiction, and as an author, Edward is no Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien or various others who have examined the theme. Edward refers to it often as the light forces vs. the dark forces. (almost can see Darth Vader as a character on that dark side)
But what makes this book appropriate today is the sense of 'something coming" that so many of us have, especially in view of the Mayan prophecies.
Edward looks at some of the problems that are leading some people into a fear of the future: falling economies, terrorists attacks, unusual problems with the weather. No, I am not afraid of the end of the world with on a specific date, I do become concerned with the the fear I am hearing, with the people who are hoarding and stockpiling for impending doom.
Edward reminded me of the importance and simplicity of my own faith. I loved the way he wove in various faiths, starting with a council of faith, called by the pope in this story, involving leaders of so many varying faiths, including the Dali Lama. (ahhh kudos to fiction!) I liked having a pope, along with a television celebrity known for his "whacko" theories, a simple psychic woman, a noted celebrity singer and a novelist traveling on the same path and getting some of the same "messages". I liked the simplicity of the message and yet it's complexity. In the battle of light vs. dark forces, Edwards' theory is to simply choose to do the right thing. I liked a surgeon with a god-complex who as a result of his choice, loses what he loves most in the world, but comes to grow beyond who he was. I liked when the celebrity singer in first encountering a vision of the Lady of Guadalupe meets a woman dressed in black, grieving because her son was brutally murdered! One thing I didn't think I liked initially but has since grown on me was the inclusion of one of the worst murderers of our time, choosing in the afterlife to be on the side of goodness. I liked the references from C.S. Lewis to Dr. Who.
There were two things I didn't like however. As another reviewer pointed out POTUS is an acronym for President of the United, States not a name; it's a title. As such once a man is a former President, I don't think he is any longer referred to as "POTUS".
My other problem was initial confusion of two "spirits" where I couldn't determine initially which one was on which side.
This is a story, a piece of fiction, and as with Dr. Who, the Chronicles of Narnia, the Stand, and Star Wars for example; it can offer me something to learn about life.
One of my favorite many quotes from the book, was one that took me by surprise as I expected it to be parallel to the famous JFK inauguration speech. Two religious leaders, two different faiths, in their New Year's message advise people "...Each of us must ask ourselves not what we can get from God, but -- am I open to receiving God's love?" My personal faith belief is that it is in being open to God's love THEN I am able to give to God and to others. I needed to hear that at this time. Ironically after finishing the book, I "coincidentally" picked up a Chinese fortune cookie that read, "To experience the light, you must first see the darkness."
So many different things are going on and working towards both Evil happenings on Earth and towards the "Good" trying to stop it. The book will appeal to the Spiritual and the Non-Believers as there is no right or wrong when it comes to our beliefs - except as it appeals to the Good versus Evil struggles that we all deal with in our lives. Do we all have a reason for our existence and, is it the choices we make during our lifetimes, that determine what the outcomes are in our lives? Is it easier to choose Evil than it is to choose the opposite? Is there a fight with the powers that be for our souls? Is there a God and a Satan? Which Religion is the true religion? Is there a Heaven and a Hell? Does God allow Evil or is it our choices that that contribute to some of the bad things that happen in our lives?
I wrote this comment to John Edward on his Facebook page: "Last night I was up all night reading "Fallen Masters" until I finished it at 7:30 this morning. Thank you for writing this wonderful book. I loved the premise of the impending end of the World and the fight of Good versus Evil for our very souls. We all have choices that we make throughout our lifetimes here and it certainly can be easier to choose the wrong ones with temptation.- Let us make sure our conscience is following the right guides...."
You must read this book - it will have you thinking. It will challenge your thoughts and some of your beliefs- but you won't be disappointed...
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If you are a Spiritual person a terrific read to open your mind to the wonder of the beyond.