Book Review - The Last Judgement by Steve Goodwin | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Last Judgement by Steve Goodwin

The Last Judgement by Steve Goodwin | Blushing Geek

The Last Judgement by Steve Goodwin
Series: Elijah Hael, #1
First published on September 12, 20112 by Software Development Pty Ltd.
Genre: Christian, Fantasy
Source: Book Review Request
3 out of 5 stars
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A thought provoking Christian story of love, life and death, the afterlife, and spiritual warfare.

I am dead. This is my funeral.

Elijah turned to look at Castiel who looked back at him and nodded gently.

And in that instant everything changed, in ways that Elijah Hael and those who read his story could never anticipate or imagine.

Enter a world of intrigue, suspense, wonder and living energy where our souls are battled over, unseen by many but experienced by all.


This book talks about Elijah Hael’s adventure after his death in heaven. At first, I thought it was a bit similar to Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom but I was wrong. Though, at first it was talking more about what he did way back when he was still alive on earth, but as the book progresses I realized that the two books are different. I even thought of this book as somewhat similar to a children’s story.

I remember telling you guys that I can predict whether a book is going to be boring based on just reading its first chapter eh? Well, honestly, I find the first few chapters of this book a bit boring. As I’ve said, the first few chapters talk about Elijah Hael and his life on earth, probably on what he did there.  I wasn’t just bored but I was also confused, especially on the scene between Elijah’s older sister and Dale (their mother’s lover) in her bedroom.

And also, I was a bit annoyed at the over-exaggeration of the main characters traits. I thought it’s only possible in a romance novel, so that’s why I wasn’t prepared to read that in this book. And also, I can picture Elijah as a teenager than a married man with 2 kids because of the way he talks. Well, I don’t know how to say this, but I find the way he explains things very detailed. No offense meant, but all the guys I’ve known isn’t really the type who likes to explain things in detail. And Elijah is just the opposite of them.

When Elijah made his decision, that’s the time I totally enjoyed the book. It’s starting to get interesting and humor is finally added which makes this story an enjoyable read. But sometimes, I find this story hilarious. Imagine heaven having the latest technology gadgets? OMG! Sorry, I just can’t help but giggle with that. And what’s also great, was the “imagine and it will happen” thing. Wow! If that’s going to be possible in real life, it would be awesome!

I also can’t help laughing at the scene where Elijah was training on how to use his wings. Oh man! You are flapping your arms and legs? Haha, what’s the use of your wings then? Haha, sorry for being so sarcastic. 

Weird to say, but I quite enjoyed Elijah’s adventure on earth. They look like an investigator. Quite interesting eh? An angel investigator. And I was also entertained by the talking sword. Oh men! That’s epic. And the binding spell cast on Sophia, my oh my! That reminded me of the Supernaturals series that I’ve first read.

This story isn’t exactly my favorite read, but it’s a refreshing book to me. And I must say, I am looking forward to the second book and to read more about Elijah’s adventure and to know more on how advanced the technology in heaven is.

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