Friday, September 14, 2007

Good Omens!

"I don't see why it matters what is written. Not when it's about people. It can always be crossed out"

These are the delightful words of Adam; Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of this World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, Lord of darkness...AND.... eleven year old boy head of the "Them", an unlikely gang of boys and even a girl raised in the town of Tadfield.

As he faces Metatron voice of God, Beelzebub, the Four riders of the Apocalipse, Crowley an unlikely demon, Aziraphale his angelic counterpart and a confused group of bystanders, Adam proves to be a surprise for all. The Antichrist child raised in an average home, complete with friends and a dog is found to be less and much more than the host of hell and heaven's armies expected.

I loved this book and this line in particular. How true it seems in the light of the Scripture writings whose protagonists include the likes of Jacob, Sampson, Rahab, Mary Magdalene, the Sons of Thunder, a lucky thief.....and as this truth of grace applies to our lives, often on a daily basis...crossed out indeed!

The humorous take on theology, angelic relations, the end of times, made for very fun reading . In a lighhearted and often irreverent manner, the authors touched, questions we often are afraid to ask about the plans of God, the nature of truth and the contradictions that so often are a halmark of being human.

...a must read!


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