Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Who Will I Be With in Heaven: A Graphic Tale of Life and Afterlife by Jorge A Hernando with Paul Danner is a spellbinding and hugely inspirational novel with strong religious themes. James is a movie director who finds himself before the Judge in the afterlife. He has just had a car crash. Now, he is anxious to see if the Judge, who has a fondness for music, can be compassionate or severe with him. In what follows, James reviews his life in the presence of a Judge who reveals divine truths.
As I started reading this novel, I knew I couldn’t stop. I wanted to know what happens to the protagonist, a man with a strong imagination, and this is understandable as this quality is linked to his profession as a movie director. He is very convincing and as he reviews scenes from his life, reality is pulled in. The Judge is a character who epitomizes spiritual wisdom and speaks with a lot of insight. The story contains thought-provoking passages and insights. Who Will I Be With in Heaven: A Graphic Tale of Life and Afterlife is skillfully written. It is a work of great imagination with a powerful message, one that compels the reader to reflect on their relationship with God, the nature of God, thoughts on evil, and the sacredness of humanity. The prose is beautiful and the short chapters make for an enjoyable read. From the strong plot lines to the engrossing storytelling craft to the deft handling of themes, this novel makes for a delightful read.