The Dry Bones Society Book 1
An Unexpected Afterlife recently won a silver medal at the Readers’ Favorite 2017 Book Awards
STORY-LINE AN UNEXPECTED AFTERLIFE BY DAN SOFER:
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.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
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 religion; Sofer 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.