At a dinner party in the spring of 2007, a woman asked Leslie Michael if he knew why God would create Paradise and then allow Evil (the Serpent) to mingle with Adam and Eve – the noblest of God’s creations.
Michael admitted that he did not know, but assured the lady that there must be a story to it.
He was determined to find out what could have possibly taken place and set about the unenviable task of putting his research into his first book.
The book, The Angel with A Broken Heart, vividly describes that incredible battle for Heaven between Michael (Good) and Lucifer (Evil.)
“It is the original Star Wars,” says Michael, originally from Bombay, India, but now a resident of Maple Ridge.
Lucifer was the most magnificent of the angelic hosts. He was the “Bearer of Light’” the “Son of Dawn.” He was created from fire and embedded with precious stones. He was an angel of awesome beauty and of dazzling brightness – yet he chose to challenge the power and majesty of God.
Having lost the battle for Heaven, he sought vengeance and swore he would conquer earth. He convincingly outsmarted God by tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, thereby causing their fall from grace. Lucifer – now Satan – was having the time of his life, and couldn’t believe how easily man fell into sin through his greed, lust and envy.
But Satan’s life was turned upside down when he learned that God had sent his only Son to redeem the world.
The Angel with A Broken Heart tells the reader of Satan’s wicked and diabolical scheme to get rid of the Son.
“While the story is based on the foundations of history. It is also the result of my imagination,” says Michael, who spent three years researching the book.”I am solely responsible for any intentional or accidental straying away from history that the world has, without question or reservation, come to accept as fact.”
“ This book could never have been written without my recourse to the inspired word of God as laid down in the Holy Bible,” adds Michael. “Neither would it have been possible without the work of all the authors and historians who have gone before me.”
Meet the author
• Leslie Michael will be signing copies of his new book The Angel With A Broken Heart at the Save-On-Foods in Valley Fair Mall, 22703 Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 20. Copies of the book are also available at the public library in Maple Ridge and on Amazon.com.