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Obama's Dream: A Divine Revelation in the Style of Shakespeare, a Primer for the Days of Trump (The Epics Collection Book 1) Kindle Edition
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From the Author
I began this story in the Spring of 2015, when I imagined angels intervening in the course of current history. And as the story developed, I embraced the parallels with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Both works have night-time visitations of spirits who present the protagonist with a series of scenes to transform him. I also made sure to include my favourite episodes of the Old Testament: Ezekiel 1, Zechariah 3, and Isaiah 6.
But John Milton's Paradise Lost, with its great seraph Abdiel, was the key inspiration. So profound is the impact of this epic poem on my life that I not only changed my official name to Abdiel in 2013, but went on to give the angel recurring roles in this poem as well as my signature epic poem, Elijah.
I also relished devising Satan, whom the Bible describes as a fallen angel, the father of lies, the accuser of the brethren, and one who masquerades as an angel of light. But the potrayal was further enriched, albeit unwittingly in his case, by the tactics and demeanour of a devious opponent I was contending with in court at the time.
If you would like to hear my readings from Obama's Dream or any of my other published works, you can find them at poetprophet.com.
- Publication Date : February 15, 2016
- Publisher : Unparagoned (February 15, 2016)
- ASIN : B01BISB2EA
- Print Length : 116 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- File Size : 2557 KB
- Language: : English
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : B085RV589T
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,724,348 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is the fourth book by Abdiel LeRoy that I've reviewed, and hands down, uncontested, it is far and away the most hilarious of the four!
Mr. LeRoy humbly self-deprecates, mocking the fact that whether anyone is from Greece or the United States, they all speak English with a British accent, and he asks his audience to overlook this and suspend disbelief. No problem! I know I've been overlooking Greeks with British accents at least since I watched 300.
The most hilarious thing about this book however, is not hearing Abiel LeRoy deliver Plato or any of the Obamas' lines (male or female) in a British accent; it's how much this whole book reminds me of A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media by Bernard Goldberg!
Barack Obama is portrayed as a naive but likeable oaf who needs Abdiel's namesake and Plato to school him on Christianity and what evil, greedy, violent countries the U.S.A. and Israel are, and how peaceful and bountiful the whole world would be if those two countries weren't such self-serving bullies.
W., however, gets bird-bombed.
This is all immensely entertaining, and well researched, creative, thought-out, and delivered, even in British accents (masculine and feminine), but I'm docking it a Star for its shameless advancement of the liberal agenda, with which I, having made a career in the U.S.A.'s evil, violent military, strongly disagree.
This was a fantastic “journey” that is set in the White House while Mr. Obama is dealing with how things are/aren’t going. A President’s own ethical stances/agenda can often be usurped by politics and politicians. This is what we see as Abdiel takes him on a journey that reminds him of the hope one man can represent.
I am a retired minister who is ordained by the same denomination Barack Obama claimed in Chicago. I know some of the people who were influential in his faith upbringing. Being retired means I’m not as “fluent” in Bible as I used to be. “Obama’s Dream”had me reading with a Bible app open to check and cross reference LeRoy’s citations along with a modern version of “Paradise Lost”. I adore challenges, and this was one. Warning: it is poetry, but accessible poetry. I highly recommend this book. 5/5
[disclaimer: I received this book from the author and voluntarily reviewed it]
In this book, OBAMA’S DREAM – Book 1 of his Epic Poetry series, Abdiel offers a new view of the life of Barack Obama and its impact on the world – or as the poet phrases his ‘Apology’ concept on recording the audio version of this book, ‘With my recital of this epic book, I pray your kindnesses shall overlook Shortcomings and rendition imperfect. Of course, God speaks the British dialect As everybody knows, the angels too! It even works for Satan, and who knew Plato speaks the Queen’s English, though a Greek? But with the American characters, do not seek Authentic imitation of each note, I but the spirit of their speech denote. Even the title character forgive — Suspend your disbelief, the role shall live. With all that said, I hope hereby to bring A wondrous journey on imagined wing.’
What follows, in simple rhyming couplet format, is an epic tale with considerable writer’s freedom that makes the book wholly entertaining. An example follows:
A Seraph’s Ministry
One of the four mighty beings cleanses Obama’s lips with a coal taken from the temple altar, and then assumes a man-like shape.
Now bursts Obama’s heart, he weeps, tears stored
In Heaven’s scroll. A seraph to console
With lightning motion swoops the fire toward,
Takes hold of tongs and with their help a coal.
The man he touches on the mouth with this.
“See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is gone!”
That touch of Grace, unmerited favour’s kiss,
Sets free the man’s troubled conscience therefrom.
For even as Obama’s eyes poured out
Tears to God, His Advocate on high,
His Intercessor, Witness, Friend devout,
Pleaded with God, Mercy to gain thereby.
Rejoicing in his heart, he turns to thank
The luminescent being stood before
So swift alighted from the seraph rank,
A man-like guise now on that temple floor.
Obama gasps, for Abdiel stands with him,
Shapeshifted from angelic form — a nod,
A smile, an ally in the seraphim!
The man’s heart is aglow with thanks to God.
Read one of Abdiel LeRoy’s books and more than likely you’ll reach for the others! Grady Harp, September 18
The audio version is presented by the author reading his own work. I had heard an audio sample and it was his narration that attracted me. He is very good. The story is a fun and entertaining fantasy somewhat along the lines of "A Christmas Carol" although told in the form of an epic poem, and there are some nice family-time scenes with the Obama family written in.
Top reviews from other countries
I admit that I approached the book with trepidation, not being used to poetry, let alone the epic variety, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! Cleverly done, real and almost believable, and "Oh, don't we wish it were so!"
Full marks, Abdiel!