|Reviews for Almost To Heaven|
| Michael Kelso 4/20/11 . chapter 1
I'll admit to being somewhat confused by your story. You started out with saints, who really aren't, realizing their friends are their enemies. You say that "according to them Jesus is a major pain...and yet I still try to put a smile on my face..." Making it sound like you are defending the faith. Yet, in the next few sentences you go on to say "The children are bound...allowed sins to ruin their reputation." and "The holy body of Christ is broken and my once unshakeable faith is now shaken." Now this sounds like you're not defending the faith. Then you speak about fallen saints and ones no longer in the faith. When you speak of these, you start out speaking with reverence, then almost turn to a tone of vengeance with "the sound of silence consumes them like fire." Then you change again to a almost willing servant to carry out God's will. Maybe I misunderstood. I am also a Christian, and understand that we aren't perfect, I just couldn't get a grip on what your true point of view was. I liked it, it evoked emotions in me, or else I wouldn't have sent such a long review. Your statements had wonderful language to them. "children are bound in chains..." "the holy body of Christ is broken..." "Empty pews tell stories..." "sound of silence consumes them like fire." Very vivid, excellent imagery. Well written. I have two stories about the faith as well. "judge and jury" and "The invisible". They aren't as straightforward as your story, but there is a message in each.