Thank you to everybody who has shown and will show interest. I’ll soon send out the sample chapters in a .doc attachment.
I thank Jason for explaining my need to keep this offline with limited distribution.
This is a 31-page sample, which is highly polished. I want to see if it needs more polish. The first three chapters in a nonfiction book are critical for a book proposal.
I want to know if it’s an easy read. For example, it would help me to know if 90% of test readers have no idea what I’m saying in a particular paragraph. I don’t need anything in depth. For example, you could identify if you think that a sentence or paragraph might need to be recast, but you don’t need to make any suggestions about the recast. And I need to know if I missed a typo.
Also, if it makes you nod out and you cannot complete reading it, then gently let me know in an email.
I’m not concerned about theological criticism in this. I’ve made plenty of posts on the forum where we can do that to our hearts content. LOL:) And all of the major theological concepts that’ll be in the book have already been addressed one place or another in the forum.
Well, I’m an Evangelical Universalist who believes that Hades isn’t the final state of abode for anybody.
My commentary will eventually cover, Revelation 20:14 TNIV, “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.”
Some of the Church Fathers that I’ll quote don’t make much distinction between Hades and the lake of fire. And Luke describes Hades to look similar Gehenna, but perhaps less intense.
Hades will be a special topic at the end of the commentary. Sorry that you won’t see it in the sample chapters.