I read this based on the fabulous reviews but was unsure whether I’d like a book with a religious theme. I was pleasantly surprised to find it to be a hilarious take on religion and Man’s interpretation of it. God comes home after 2000 years to find out what’s been going on in his absence and quite rightly he is not happy! For all that this could be deemed a risqué subject for a humorous book, it’s written tongue in cheek and is far from offensive in my opinion.
I loved how the characters had been brought into modern day and yet remained true to their biblical roots. The idea of Jesus texting his mum and checking an M&S catalogue for a suitable return to Earth outfit, had me giggling. A lot is packed into this short story, every character is clearly described by the clever dialogue and the totally believable situations they find themselves in.
This book is clever, witty and extremely funny but it does deliver a serious message through the humour. I often found myself nodding in agreement as I read Heaven’s take on how we’ve made a mess of the World. Needless to say, I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to other books by the author.
You can buy ‘Trouble in Paradise or When God Got Really Mad‘ at Amazon.