Have you ever wondered what Heaven would be like? With this latest release of The Carriage Driver3 series of stories the realm of possibilities continues. If we're to be presented with an eternity to live out our dreams what venue would you choose?
The book begins with a story about a guy with a dog called Zoey. For those of us who love our pets we find ourselves wondering what will happen to them after we depart. This tale gives a sense of peace and fulfillment that all will be well with the creatures we leave behind.
Those familiar with Goth or Emo can relate to the story about Lisa who distanced herself from her peers in an effort to pull “the cloak of fear” about her. She's comforted by the oracles that take her under their wings and render aid along with a heavy dose of much-needed healing.
My favorite characters in these twenty-seven stories have a strange resemblance to people I've actually known. Through these stories we meet Nichole, Ann, Magruder, Betty Lou, John, Annie, Paula; professors, farmers, hippies, pilots and soldiers, children, mothers, brothers and blue-bellied warriors. Some have seen nearly a century of life, balancing their toils with joys, dancing their way across the years while others are plucked early from life by the ruthless, murderous spawn of Satan. They're from Texas, Florida, New Concord, Pakistan; north and south, east and west. They've explored the Euphrates and the deserts. They represent folks from every walk of life. Each story has a character to which we can feel a bond, a familiarity and presence of someone we knew or held close.
Captain Griffin Chaffey and his trusty steed, Nuelle, travel the skies, transporting these dearly departed souls to the destination of their wishes, sharing an apple and small talk while we eavesdrop into their journeys, gleaning a fragment of hope and solace in our hours of need.
It's a book in which the reader will find comfort and hope. This is a book to be shared and treasured; a book that explores “our deepest desires for an afterlife free from the stress and constraints of our earthly bonds.”
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan