The Day The Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker

The mythical elements are mixed well with a sort of coming of age story about friendships, family and loss. While it isn't exactly a thriller there is a nice mix of mystery, suspense and reflection. The characters are filled out enough to make the story work but there isn't a constant attempt to fill in the details and give everyone a complete backstory.

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Night of the Living Dead Christian by Matt Mikalatos

I said of Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos that “the book walks the fine line between slapstick comedy and insightful spiritual commentary – and in my opinion manages to pull it off for the most part.”  Mikalatos follow up, Night of the Living Dead Christian, attempts to walk that same line – with less successful results.  What starts out as a slapstick spoof on cheesy horror movies suddenly turns into a very serious story and spiritual commentary. The transition is...

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The Narnia Code by Michael Ward

In the end, I think The Narnia Code is a well intentioned attempt to take a detailed academic literary thesis and bring it down to a popular level. For a variety of reasons I am not sure I am best able to judge its success. But it is an interesting subject and will be of great interest to Lewis and Narnia fans.

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