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The Messiah Secret,
This review is from: The Messiah Secret (Paperback)I tend to like these kind of stories because I use them to test my own faith and beliefs and was looking forward to reading this when I got it from the library (yes I'm a skinflint!), however, I was sorely disappointed.
I have never read anything of Mr Becker's before so I know not of any of the characters or his style, and I probably wont be in the near future.
Although, I was disappointed at the way the author has seemingly researched into the happenings of Christ's day, it is clear that he has only taken some of the facts and used his artistic flare to make it into what I read, and to me this book seems more like propaganda against believing in Christ (as if he had a grudge against being a Christian).
But my main concern is more about the way it was written.
The chapter length - is reasonable and I was surprise how quickly I got through the first 8 chapters, but the content was something to be desired. The way it is written seemed like it was from someone still at school who is trying to impress teachers (trust me I receive work like this all the time!). But, in my humble opinion, the worst was the jumping between characters. I found this, not only annoying, but hard to follow because when I had latched onto the main char (I would say Bronson's ex wife!), I found if hard to see things through someone else's eyes...like I was just getting used to one person's POV and then he goes and changes it to someone else who will think differently and see things differently...
Don't get me wrong, jumping between characters can work quite effectively (although, none come to mind at the moment!), but, I am sorry Mr. Becker, in this case, it does not.
Good luck with future editions though.