The War in Heaven: The Chronicle of Abaddon the Destroyer (Tears of Heaven) [ Paperback – 1 Jul 2009
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The actual term - war in Heaven - is Biblical, found in the Book of Revelation. It's meaning is open to interpretation: Milton took it as the war that led to Lucifer being exiled to Hell just before God created the Earth. Most others view it as referring to the end of days, when Satan will build his forces and assault Heaven. This is the premise of the present book.
It's about a group of humans, most suffering in Hell, who are freed by the fallen angel Abaddon and mount an attack on Satan - who, all the while, seeks to defeat the forces of Heaven.
This book, while readable on its own, is the second in a trilogy. The entire trilogy is exciting, and well worth a read. While encompassing epic battles, it's also a story about love.
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The 'story' as told by Kenneth Zeigler is quite unique. It grabs your attention! We know of the Word in the Book of Revelation, but this novel, that is part of the Tears of Heaven series is enlightening, easy to read, a story to tell, and a book for the Bible novel reader. It is a book for 'prayer warriors'to read. The novel stage is set with the reference from the Book of Revelation 12: 7-9.
It was said of Jesus that...
"It was as if a portion of God's divine spirit had been placed into a vessel of flesh. He was well known and respected by this assembly, the only true son of God the Father - Jesus the Nazarene." And "the angels are to treat humans as they do God's firstborn."
I believe it fails to give Jesus the glory found in Revelation (Rev 1:9-18) (Rev 19:11-16) and I feel it lacks the majesty and sanctity of the true Heaven of Revelation.
It strays into the impossible realm of human warfare in both Heaven and Hell, complete with weapons and killing, explosions, atomic bombs, and rubble and all the hallmarks of a normal war along with space travel, worm holes and high tech gadgets. Meanwhile God and Jesus sit back and agree with Satan not to interfere. God is basically held hostage in the Holy Place along with any humans who seek refuge with him, until those humans get angry enough to rise up and fight. Heaven it seems, is not a safe place for angels or humans and God is pretty weak and without discernment.
Again the Holy Spirit is reduced to something that powers spacecraft.
"At some point he would have to switch to internal power - the temporal capacitors. In essence, it was the power of God's Holy Spirit captured in a high energy containment field." end quote.
Can the Holy Spirit be captured and contained? That the Holy Spirit is reduced to a power source, and not truly God, co-equal with the Father and the Son, continues to concern me deeply.
I cannot seriously recommend this book because at the core of the Tears of Heaven series, the Holy Spirit is just raw power and Jesus a created being. If as a Christian this would bother you, then don't read it. If it doesn't or you want to check it out, go ahead. It is a good read, even though I don't agree with the theology at all. Missing in this series is the worship of Jesus. If Jesus is not worshiped, then who is the Jesus of this Series? Not mine. Not the bible's that's for sure and that really matters.