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Paradise – Reviews

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Paradise has a shocking ending, good documentation, great compassion, and it’s very intriguing and suspenseful. Thank you for a book that I want to share with as many as I can. I pray they will read and contemplate their eternal destiny.

 — Jane W.

“I’ve given Paradise to many people. One of my all time favorites!”

 — Joyce T.S.A.

“I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ. Although I am a pastor, I am not a full-time pastor. I didn’t know how the Bible was written, but when I read your book called Paradise, I found good answers about how the Bible was written. I have been troubled in answering questions from Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other churches, including Pagans. They have been defeating me in public. But when I read Paradise, I became a champion. I went to them again to tell them about how the Bible was written. After that, I won more Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others, and they became a real Christians. I want to thank you because of your book (and all the other books that you have written). It is powerful, and it is inspired me.”

— Pastor Henry S.

“My son told me, ‘I have read a book that has changed my whole belief system about God. It’s called Paradise.’ I grew up in church and wasn’t an atheist or agnostic, but everything puzzled me. I’m so mad at myself that I doubted all of this. I’m not a reader, but I read Paradise in 2 1/2 hours. My son’s cellmate picked the book from the book cart and laid it on the floor for a week before he and my son read it. My son read it first, then his cellmate, and both of them had the same reaction. Thank you for writing this book!”

— Sherry B.

“I just received the following message from inmate Travis who said, ‘Thank you so much the Paradise novel by Mark Cahill. It was very uplifting and humbling. May I have a few more Christian novels/as well by author Mark Cahill. Thank you, Chaplain.’ God bless you!”

— Kevin B.
Prison Chaplain, PA

“Thank you for your book Paradise. It was an excellent book that tied together evangelization and apologetics. Usually, you see one or another. I like how you tied both in.”

— Fred H.

“My name is Anthony, and I’m in a county detention center in Kentucky. Your books (novels) have done what I never thought was possible. I do believe and the hope and faith in my Lord Jesus Christ has saved me from the depths of Hell. Thank you, God, for putting your words in Mr. Cahill. Thank you, so much. I’m going to Paradise and to the kingdom of heaven! AMEN!”

— Anthony S.

“I don’t read fiction, but I started Paradise, and I love it!”

— Bill F.

“I have been going through a rough patch where I was questioning whether God was real or not. I keep hearing atheists say mean and crass things about Christians and prayed that God would show me His evidence for Him being real, so I would know the truth to whether He is the ultimate Creator. I randomly picked up your book Paradise, and I started reading it. What you have written is an answer to my prayer. I got goose bumps because I was so excited and amazed that God is very real and He loves me. I have never felt more excited to tell others about Him. I feel a literal fire in my stomach area. I believe God has big plans for me. Is it okay to dream that God can you for something big? Thank you again for writing your books.”

— Sarah B.

“Thanks so much for what you do! As a senior in high school, I have been a believer for seven years already. At my grandparents’ house, I read your book Paradise. It was amazing how you built the tension and shared evidence for the Bible. The book was sobering and motivational for me to evangelize, since I return home and start school again in the Fall. I think God provided this book just at the right time in my life. Even in my evangelism encounters, I ask people the million-dollar question: If you were to die tonight, and God were to ask you why He should let you into Heaven, what would you say? However, I never actually thought about a person who only has 24 hours to live. Because we don’t know the number of our days, for all we know, everyone could have 24 hours or less to live. Paradise really brings all these ideas together into a compelling story. Thanks again for such a wonderful book.”

— Daniel J.

“Loved this book Paradise!  I work at a local jail and want to put a copy in each cell! As an 85-year old, my time is short, and I want these inmates to read a captivating book that gives them lots of truth!”

— James S.

“A close friend gave me your book Paradise back in 2013, and honestly, it is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Prior to reading it, I was in a place where I knew God was calling me, but I was afraid to take the necessary steps to truly follow Him. After I finished your book, I knew what I had to do. I gave my life to Christ on the back of a bus going to one of my college basketball games. And, since that day, I haven’t looked back. Christ came into my life, and things haven’t been the same. God planted a seed in me, through you, and I just want to thank you for answering His call.”

— Brandon D.

Paradise was pure delight for me in that my scientific mind was opened to the possibilities of becoming a true believer in a higher power.”

— Kathleen M.

“You spoke at our church a few years ago, and you spoke in my Sunday school class. I was curious to learn more, so I returned to church that same evening to hear your talk. I left that night feeling confused and still needing answers. You encouraged me to take a book, and when I got to the book table, I picked Paradise. I read that book nonstop over three days, and on that day, I gave my life to Jesus. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you where God needed you to be in order to plant that seed!

— Stacy

“I just read Paradise and it sure was a page-turner! It made you really wanted to know what was going to happen to Josh. The quotes from Scripture throughout the book we placed perfectly and they applied to each conversation. It was like learning about the Bible without any lecturing. I’m looking forward to reading all your other books and watching the DVDs!”

— Jayne

“I’ve been reading your books. Right now, I’m on Paradise. The chapter about abortion made me cry. And the chapter detailing all of the prophecies about Jesus has been a real find for me. You’ve done a lot of work and did a great job. Thank you!”

— Alex K.

“Paradise has been changing my life! I grew up in the Catholic church until I finished my first communion. This book has truly inspired me to get back on track and change. I promised myself I would email you if I did ever finish this book. I wanted to thank you because this is what I needed in my life. I need to live for God and serve him.”

— Kimberly R.

“I am heading down the wrong path in life, but I’ve realized it, and I’m working on changing my ways. I’m turning to God. But I have a lot of questions, and your book Paradise has helped me so much. It answered a lot of my questions. I cannot put into words how much your book means to me. So thank you so much for writing it!”

— Ari R.

“Just finished Paradise! Woke up over an hour ago and couldn’t sleep, so I finished the book. It is an excellent book, and I love how you shared verses throughout. The conversations were dead-on and very interesting. Really makes you think and seek where you stand with God. Really makes me want to write a book. Definitely a book I will be recommending.”

— Kymberly

“First of all, I want to thank you for sharing the Word with me. I am in a moment of my life that I am questioning everything. I have the same questions that the character Michael had. These past two weeks have changed my life. It is crazy how God has been working on me and how he is trying to bring me close to him. I know I have faith in God. I do believe in Jesus. However, I still have questions. I finished reading your book Paradise. It was great. It was easy to read, and I could not put it down. The book addressed many of my questions.”

— Carnelos

“Just finished Paradise! Woke up over an hour ago and couldn’t sleep, so I finished the book. It is an excellent book, and I love how you shared verses throughout. The conversations were dead on and very interesting. Really makes you think and seek where you stand with God. Really makes me want to write a book. Definitely a book I will be recommending.”

— Kymberly

“I was sent Mark Cahill’s book Paradise, and I am so amazed by it. I have read it several times.”

— V. Blair

“My son and I met you at the Casa Grande restaurant in Winnipeg where you paid for our lunch, chatted after lunch, and gave us each a signed copy of a book. Mine was Paradise, which I found most enlightening and very well written. Thank you so much for the encounter we had with you.”

— D Little

“I’d like to say your book Paradise is wow! Superb and amazing! I’m born-again, but this book makes me stronger. Personally, I’d like to give it to many others to read it as well.”

— Wanjiru

“Just finished reading Paradise, and as a retired airline employee, I fly to Waikiki every winter for about ten days, so I’m very familiar with the setting of this book, and will pass it along to my son who is eagerly waiting to read it (he is a Christian). But I would like another son, whose faith is questionable, to read it but he probably won’t. How sad an ending, but so realistic for today’s world. Josh had the gospel presented to him, but he procrastinated just too long, and it had dire results. Thanks for all your books!”

— Dan W.

“I was so enthusiastic to read your book on Saturday, especially after personally meeting you, that on the first leg of my return flight to Hawaii, I actually read your book Paradise from front to back! I must tell you that I really enjoyed reading it! I loved the easy-reading style of this book. The mixing of the Hawaiian language was genius! You kept my attention the whole time and left me wanting to read more! By the way, I made the decision to go to the real Paradise a long time ago!”

— T. Mortenson

Paradise is a good book and actually helped to clear up some questions I had wondered about in my own life— about works versus Jesus. You make really compelling arguments for creationism, and I think you’re right: the world and universe could NOT have been made randomly, as evolution posits. In fact, that’s almost insane. I can’t believe, now, that my college major actually spent so much time on that subject! I think science is really just a way for humans to decode what God has created in a way that is understandable to us. I suddenly don’t look at the sky, clouds, the environment, other humans, or really anything else in the same way as I did prior to reading your book. I was walking home earlier and looking at the sky and thought, “Wow, a true artist had to have created all of this.” Aloha, Mark, and thanks again for the wonderful book!”

— I. Kahoano

Paradise-group-5“Your book Paradise is truly an inspiration here at our Tuesday morning women’s group. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this amazing gift! God bless you and your ministry!”

— N. Jordan

“I’m totally surprised at all the apologetics packed into Paradise when it’s supposed to be a fictional novel! The story was suspenseful and intriguing enough to compel me to keep reading to the end of every chapter. I actually finished it in one night because, honestly, I couldn’t put it down. I had to find out how it ended! Throughout the book, there was so much evidence to back up relevant topics such as creation/evolution, Catholicism, the resurrection, fulfilled prophecies, etc., just to name a few. It’s an easy book to give away because it satisfies the need for drama with fiction readers, as well as the desire for meat for the intellectuals! I love this book and look forward to the feedback from those I give it to!!!”

— L Goodall

“As a team member of Project Truth, we get to evangelize hundreds of college students during our ministry, all of them seeking their own idea of what paradise means to them in their own mind. Mark’s book Paradise is right on and makes us each ponder our own journey during the short period of time we spend here. Paradise opens the truth to Christians that we must get out of the vacation mindset when it comes to giving the gospel message.”

— B. Aguilar
Team Member of Project Truth

“I cannot thank you enough for your resources and materials, the example you live out, and the bold commitment you clearly make to spread the good news of Jesus Christ through conversational engagement. You have simplified the overwhelming mental taxation of witnessing to simply conversing! Genius. It’s just like how Christ literally walked and conversed. Tonight, Paradise provided a definitive God moment when I invited two 19-year-old Mormon girls into my residence. After conversing, I gave them your book before they left, and, of course, they told me they could not read it during their mission. However, one young lady was already scanning it before she left. God truly uses you to make an impact anywhere and I am truly grateful.”

— R. Roanhaus

“Just finished reading your new book Paradise. It is GREAT. Thanks for writing it. Can’t wait to share it with others!”

— S. Lewis

“I love how Mark has creatively woven tons of stimulating and insightful information into the fabric of this interesting story about four friends on vacation in Paradise. It is a great balance between education and entertainment. I was literally holding my breath at the end waiting to see what would happen to the book’s protagonist, Josh!”

— A. Reilly

“I read Paradise in one day! Couldn’t put it down. My neighbor will love it, since she is from Hawaii.”

— L. Breaux

“We briefly met at the San Antonio airport. You were kind enough to give me a copy of your book Paradise. I finally picked it up and read it straight through in two days. Thank you for writing a book that has and will continue to change my life!”

— C. Nick