Overall rating and opinion of "Killing Abel" by Michael Tieman

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of "Killing Abel" by Michael Tieman

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Wy_Bertram wrote:
09 Jul 2020, 16:31
Catie139 wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 12:59
I'm giving the book 3 out of 4 stars since it was well-written. Truthfully, however, I did not enjoy this book. I realize that the author took license to fill in the gaps left out by Scripture. However, he made God look like he really didn't know anything, as though God had to keep figuring things out. What happened to God's omniscience? In addition, there were a number of gaps which the author took the liberty of filling that didn't sit well with me.
This is what I was cautious of. There's always going to be some discomfort when it comes to books dealing with topics as personal as religion.
I totally agree with you. People are going to have different viewpoints with regard to various religious topics. Even among Christians, there will be multiple beliefs about things such as perception of God, salvation, Scripture, etc. I try to be open to differing ideas, but this book seemed to keep reiterating the same facet of God, which completely went against my view of God.

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Catie139 wrote:
09 Jul 2020, 16:50
Wy_Bertram wrote:
09 Jul 2020, 16:31
Catie139 wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 12:59
I'm giving the book 3 out of 4 stars since it was well-written. Truthfully, however, I did not enjoy this book. I realize that the author took license to fill in the gaps left out by Scripture. However, he made God look like he really didn't know anything, as though God had to keep figuring things out. What happened to God's omniscience? In addition, there were a number of gaps which the author took the liberty of filling that didn't sit well with me.
This is what I was cautious of. There's always going to be some discomfort when it comes to books dealing with topics as personal as religion.
I totally agree with you. People are going to have different viewpoints with regard to various religious topics. Even among Christians, there will be multiple beliefs about things such as perception of God, salvation, Scripture, etc. I try to be open to differing ideas, but this book seemed to keep reiterating the same facet of God, which completely went against my view of God.
Yeah, the contradiction can be difficult to deal with.

I had a hard time not being offended with Hollywood's various depictions of God and Jesus.

But it all comes down to the subjectivity of religion. I don't think any two people see God the same, and while we try to accept other people's versions, some people admittedly go way off.

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I would say, the author took his time to come up with such an educative piece traced back from the holy book. Reading the book is no different from experiencing real events as they take place. I would recommend it to anyone who values and enjoy reading.

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BY reading the latest reviews I believe this is going to be next in my list to read and then I shall definitely give a rating. It has a suspense plot that intrigues me to know more.

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I would recommend this book to people who already have existing knowledge of the Christian faith and would like to add on to it. To those who are oblivious to the Bible's teachings may find it hard to grapple and comprehend the concept of the book.
Moreover, the book in general is pretty good. It has some very deep elements conjoined with faith and it gives good reasoning for it. I would recommend this book for all faiths because it doesn't disregard any other religion - it mainly only talks about Christianity. The book also imparts some valuable lessons for life and inspires the reader to view the blessings of life rather than look at the negative aspects of it.
All in all, great piece of work, I really enjoyed it.

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I really think the is amazing, cause there a lot of pictures, imaginations and creativity that were brought into play by the author which is great. This book opened my eyes to a lot that I never thereby, adding to my knowledge.
I will recommend this book to all except for don't believe in God.
I will rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.

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Finished the book and submitted my review a couple of hours ago. Really enjoyed this book. I think the author has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into the book with regard to research, fact-checking, and putting everything together. I rated it a 4 out of 4 stars - loved it!
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I haven't read this book yet, but it's one to read. Although I've seen various topic and post about the book, with some readers pondering on the authors concepts, I suspect the book to be intriguing.

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I rate this book 3 out of four because the writer has done a tough job in recreating the Bible stories and inserting his ideas to give the book a sound representation.

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I did not like the book. I do not think it is poorly written. But his theme is something that can end up being very offensive, if not taken with an open mind.
This book from the title "Killing Abel", may end up offending people who take the contents of the Bible in dogmatic ways.
And they can take it as something that borders on heresy. The theme is somewhat delicate to take lightly.

Writing about Adam and Eve, their expulsion from paradise and bringing the story to the point of the first assassination casually is somewhat offensive to many. People tend to see the subject from a more abstract point of view, taking a more human perspective can be shocking to them. The reflection times and the casual humor can be to much for those kind of people. Let us remember that there are people who deny the possibility of evolution despite the extensive evidence that shows it.

So the book can be very well wrine but... you know this one I will no folow it.

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Can't wait to get started on this one, the title itself and the reviews have me chomping at the bits to get to it haha.

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A fine piece of writing that captures the reader's interest. The author has worked his magic and successfully incorporated the Biblical teachings in modern lifestyle. The book is definitely a miracle. If I were to rate it , I would give it 4 out of 4 stars. The book is an exquisite example of author's brilliant writing skills. The characters seem exceptionally genuine which allows the reader to connect to them easily. [ Narrative coherence is mainted throughout the book]. The volume is a must read for all the book lovers who like to read inspirational books with biblical references . I can't wait to finish it!.

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A magical amalgamation of biblical events and modern outlook. The book instructs the reader to incorporate biblical morals into thier daily life by narrating short inspirational tales .
A must read for all!!

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This incredible book is based on a religious topic , hence it can offend some of its readers. One needs to keep a calm head while reading it.

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Post by joenduga12 »

Well, it seem to be an interesting book that discuss Bible account. Good attempt, by filling some of the gaps. From the review, I could tell that the book interprets excessively, and some of the interpretations are not quite true anyway. But the review was good. People will like to read it.

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