Paradise World

      Dan Edmund
Paradise World

Concert musician David Eliot is murdered only to awake in a beauteous paradise where death, pain and sorrow no longer exist. However, he discovers even in Christ’s Millennium there are challenges, including convincing an atheist that he is not dreaming, as well as meeting up with his murderer and helping him to reform to a life of love and peace.Concert musician David Eliot is murdered only to awake in a beauteous paradise where death, pain and sorrow no longer exist. He immediately falls in love with his new life, although he sorely misses his beloved wife, Jenny. Yet being in Christ’s Millennium, he is certain of her imminent resurrection. However, he must first accomplish two missions. The first entails helping an atheistic historian to believe that life in paradise is real, not merely a dream. Yet persuading the brilliant but eccentric and traumatized Professor Harry Marston, a chronic lucid dreamer, is no easy task. If the first task proves to be difficult for David, the second is horrendous. He must also meet up with his murderer and help him to reform. However, Paradise World is not just a story; it is also a spiritual odyssey, a quest to attempt to understand the great mysteries of life and death, but from a millenarian Christian perspective. Yet the story is not dogmatic, nor is the Christian perspective the only one to be explored. Through the characters of Professor Harry Marston, Dr Roger Farthing and Thomas More, other avenues and subjects are also traversed, from philosophy and history, to ancient western and eastern religions, as well as studies into the paranormal. Yet interwoven into the story is also the discovery of beauty, love, faith, forgiveness, peace and happiness. In a world filled with so much suffering, pain and uncertainty, Paradise World may seem to be a mere dream. However, great dreams are worth pursuing, and in the end it may be that this life may be the dream, even the nightmare from which we will all one day awake.
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