An Unexpected Afterlife By Dan Sofer


The Dry Bones Society Book 1

An Unexpected Afterlife
An Unexpected Afterlife




An Unexpected Afterlife recently won a silver medal at the Readers’ Favorite 2017 Book Awards





Moshe Karlin’s life has taken an unusual turn.  After waking up naked and alone in the Mount of Olives Cemetery, Moshe thinks it’s the day after his birthday party.  However, he finds two years have passed, and unbelievably he was dead and buried.  Unable to understand what has happened, he consults with his local advisor, Rabbi Yosef.  Rabbi Yosef has an entirely different take on Moshe’s resurrection

Moshe finds he has lost his wife to his best friend and business partner, lost his home, and the business he worked to build is failing.  Meanwhile, as a mysterious prophet heads to the cemetery, everything changes in the blink of an eye; a man who thinks he’s someone he could not possibly be.  Or could he?

Come with Moshe as he travels a road of enlightenment, danger, and controversy.  My book reviews of An Unexpected Afterlife follows.


Dan Sofer created an original, tantalizing, and intriguing drama in An Unexpected Afterlife.  Filled with fascinating facts of the Jewish faith, I found myself enthralled.  I have always wondered about the culture, practices, and worship of the Jewish religionSofer answered an array of my questions.  With vivid descriptions and skillful prose, Sofer grabbed me immediately and did not let go.

Sofer introduced a tantalizing concept through Rabbi Yosef of the valley of dry bones, the Resurrection of the Dead, the Prophet Elijah, and revelation of the Messiah.  If you are not familiar with Ezekiel 37, I partially quoted from the King James Version of the Bible below;  for more extensive reading see the above chapter in the Bible or on the internet.


The Congregation A Jake and Amanda Bannon Novel by Desirée Bombenon Pub date 8-25-15

the congrgation

Powerful Secrets!

Secret Organizations!

Time Running Out!

Jake and Amanda are back in action in this book; this maybe their toughest case yet as it deals with the Church, beliefs, secret organizations, secret meetings, secret agendas;  so many secrets.


Jake and Amanda are vacationing in Rome, as well as, getting a blessed rosary from Cardinal Roland for a friend of Amanda’s very religious mother. Amanda offers to deliver a religious relic to the Cardinals friend, Father Kristofferson in Chicago when they visit Chicago.


Cardinal Roland and Father Kristofferson have a secret between them. Something that will take place Dec 12, 2012. Cardinal Roland is inconsolable with grief over the secret.


Once in Chicago, Amanda is getting the sixth sense, clairvoyance, that Cardinal Roland may be in trouble of some kind.


Anytime the Church is involved you know your heart is going to be pulled from your chest.  There are a lot of twists and turns, which Ms. Bombenon will weave together to form a complete story. There is Josh and


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