Review: Perished

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5.0 out of 5 stars

This one deserves 5 solid stars.


Tony Parsons

4.0 out of 5 stars

God told the 2 of the Tree of Life & the Tree of the Knowledge which explains both Good & Evil in life

Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2016

Lucifer (archangel) told Michael (Archangel, Chief Prince) what his role would be.
Gabrial (Archangel) is the Messenger of God. He speaks of the Elohim being the whole truth.
Eloahh (God, Deity, Creator, Elohim) created the earth, plant life, stars, water, animals, Adam (1st. man, Eve’s husband) & Eve (1st. Woman, Adam’s wife).
Serpent explored the Garden of Eden.
God told the 2 of the Tree of Life & the Tree of the Knowledge which explains both Good & Evil in life.

Cain (16, Adam & Eve 1st. son) & Abel (Adam & Eve 2nd. Son) were born.
Abia is Adam/Eve’s daughter.
Narah (girl) was with child. Enoch (1) will be his name.
Eve was PG also. Seth is his name.
Land was being divided into quarters.
General Gareb murdered General Akkub.

Chakam (scientists) will use God’s laws to benifit society.
The Ark was built 450’ long x 75’ wide x 45’ high (3 stories tall).
Majestic City could be seen in the horizan.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written Biblical historical fiction book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great Biblical historical fiction movie, or better yet a mini TV series. It was different, & just OK for me so I will rate it at 4/5 stars.

Thank you for the free Goodreads; Making Connections; Create Space; T&R Independent Books; Author; PDF book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)


5.0 out of 5 stars

Fantastic and Rivating Tale of Genesis and the Flood

Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2011 My Thoughts:

I was surprised reading “Perished”; Based on Genesis, “Perished” brings the readers into an awe inspiring look of the events of Genesis, starting first with Creation and ending with Noah.

Filled with drama, intrigue, heartache and capturing what unfolded in the time from when the world was first created to the Great Flood, “Perished” kept me from being unable to put the book down, and hoping for the time to go back to the book, to read what would happen the next.

The characters are identifiable to those who have read and study the Bible, and Mr. Riddle did a wonderful job of giving the people of the Bible a voice and bringing the readers in to familiar stories and wanting to find out what will happen next, though for those who are familiar with God’s word, Mr. Riddle, took the familiar and re-created in a different light.

This is not a book for “delicate” readers who are discerning in what they read; Mr. Riddle captures the reality of a ruthless time that started in innocence and till Noah building the ark, became a time of immorality, sin and violence, but it is essential for the story, and brought Genesis, into more living perspective.

The reader will smile, cry, wince and wait with baited breath as the final moments (no spoilers for anyone who has read and is familiar with the story of Noah and his ark) are unfolded to the Great Flood that God sent upon the world.

This book was very exciting, something that I can see the guys would definitely enjoy reading and a book, that I just really had myself mentally going back to what I had read in the bible and lining up the events with the book as I found myself, just not able to find a “good place to stop” reading and instead found myself, unable to put the book down.

As soon as I had finished the book, I was quickly recommending and loaning the book out (with hopes it would come back so I could re-read) and finding myself scouring the libraries for additional copies of Mr. Riddle’s work.

“Perished”,though there are parts, that vital for the story, may seem untamed, really capture what could have been the thoughts, the emotions and the events, that for this book, led up to the Great Flood.

It help bring an added dimension of going back through God’s Word and looking at it, in a different perspective, and wondering….that brings a possible perspective to things.

Although this is a fictional work based on the books in the Bible, “Perished” will have you re-visiting the book of Genesis and even then, open discussions and with it being the summer, be one of those books, you find yourself, unable to put down till your finish and, if you’re like me, recommending it to others to read.

***Special thanks to R. Frederick Riddle for sending me a review copy.***


Maureen

5.0 out of 5 stars

Bringing The Bible To Life

Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2011

What an awesome book…even though you know the story, the author brings it alive. I felt I was right there with them living an everyday life. I know the book is fiction, but based on the first six chapters of the Bible. The book begins in the very beginning at the Garden of Eden, with Lucifer tempting Eve and Adam. The name Lucifer brings up images in my mind of ugly, but his name means beautiful one. He wants to have everyone worship him, and thinks the Lord is giving to much to the humans. Lucifer goes about the earth trying to dethrone God!
We follow along from the Fall through the slaying by Cain of Able, deaths of great Men and finally to Noah and the flood. As we know people kept turning their backs on God, and we are shown how they went about worshiping their Idols.
I highly recommend this book, it was an enjoyable read.

I received this book from First Wild Card Tours, and PublishAmerica, I was not required to give a positive review.


Jul 01, 2011

Andi Tubbs rated it 5 stars

Sunflower rated it 5 Stars

2011-book-reviews, first-wild-card-tour

My Thoughts:

I was surprised reading “Perished”; Based on Genesis, “Perished” brings the readers into an awe inspiring look of the events of Genesis, starting first with Creation and ending with Noah.

Filled with drama, intrigue, heartache and capturing what unfolded in the time from when the world was first created to the Great Flood, “Perished” kept me from being unable to put the book down, and hoping for the time to go back to the book, to read what would happen the next.

The characters are identifiable to those who have read and study the Bible, and Mr. Riddle did a wonderful job of giving the people of the Bible a voice and bringing the readers in to familiar stories and wanting to find out what will happen next, though for those who are familiar with God’s word, Mr. Riddle, took the familiar and re-created in a different light.

This is not a book for “delicate” readers who are discerning in what they read; Mr. Riddle captures the reality of a ruthless time that started in innocence and till Noah building the ark, became a time of immorality, sin and violence, but it is essential for the story, and brought Genesis, into more living perspective.

The reader will smile, cry, wince and wait with baited breath as the final moments (no spoilers for anyone who has read and is familiar with the story of Noah and his ark) are unfolded to the Great Flood that God sent upon the world.

This book was very exciting, something that I can see the guys would definitely enjoy reading and a book, that I just really had myself mentally going back to what I had read in the bible and lining up the events with the book as I found myself, just not able to find a “good place to stop” reading and instead found myself, unable to put the book down.

As soon as I had finished the book, I was quickly recommending and loaning the book out (with hopes it would come back so I could re-read) and finding myself scouring the libraries for additional copies of Mr. Riddle’s work.

“Perished”,though there are parts, that vital for the story, may seem untamed, really capture what could have been the thoughts, the emotions and the events, that for this book, led up to the Great Flood.

It help bring an added dimension of going back through God’s Word and looking at it, in a different perspective, and wondering….that brings a possible perspective to things.

Although this is a fictional work based on the books in the Bible, “Perished” will have you re-visiting the book of Genesis and even then, open discussions and with it being the summer, be one of those books, you find yourself, unable to put down till your finish and, if you’re like me, recommending it to others to read.


Dec 26, 2014

Sherry rated it 3 Stars

I received this as a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
I don’t really care for the biblical type books. This was ok. I haven’t been able to finish it though.


Nov 09, 2014

Teressa rated it 2 Stars

it was ok This book was based on the Bible itself and was and seemed factual,but I do feel that the author took too many liberties at guessing at some things and somethings in his book,just are not in the Bible at all.While that kind of fiction and guess work,may be fine for reading,I would not advise someone who does not know the Bible too well,read this book as it may be confusing.
All of that said,I do feel that the author has done his studies of the Bible,but as there were too many things that are not actually in the Bible,I would rather just read the Bible accounts of this time frame
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Noah rated it 2 Stars

This review is missing. The gist is that he skipped around the book and did not finish it. If I find it, I will post it.