Ohmigod!: What if He came back today? – Review

by Aaron Asadi 

I grew up with a very Christian Southern grandmother who spoke every day about Jesus’ return. We were lectured daily about how we were “living in the end days” and how we needed to be ready. She had me scared to death God was going to return and I’d be in dirty underwear or cheating my chores. Now an adult, I don’t believe the ways my Granny did, but her words did stick with me for a long time.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if God showed up today? Did you grow up in constant fear of that, as I did? If so, you may enjoy this humorous story of one man’s life when God comes back. I’m talking about the book, “Ohmigod! What if He came back today?” by Aaron Asadi.

I received a review copy of this book to enjoy, and have the great pleasure of being able to share with you here. Please know going into this that it is meant with good intentions and all in good fun, and is not intended to insult any individual or their specific faith. With that said, let’s dive in!

It all begins on a Tuesday, the day before bin day, which funnily enough, is my bin day, too (maybe that’s a sign?). Knowing my luck, God will return on the day I forget to take the bins down and we’ll be overflowing with garbage.

The book is from the point of view of our main character, Sam. And from the first two paragraphs, I could tell I have a lot in common with Sam. His reasoning behind taking the bins down the night before – but not too late – sounds exactly like me! But now God has returned and Sam frets that maybe this return of God will impact bin day.

The world is stunned by the news, TikTokkers are blasting videos everywhere, but Sam seems more bothered than awed. His mom ponders if they should go to church – or what they should do. He’s taking it all much more in stride, watching it pan out on the television but staying a safe distance away from all the hub-bub.

It’s not too long before God starts taking some action here on earth. The story continues to unfold through our main character’s eyes. One thing I like is that the chapters are short and sweet – to the point – and easy to read in bite-sized pieces, if you are so inclined. Another thing I like is that Sam seems to suffer from the same types of social anxieties that I have. It’s very evident in his interactions with other people (which he mostly seems to try to avoid). He doesn’t really know how to talk to people, and seems to prefer to be alone.

He tolerates his mother, and speaks to her with kindness, showing he does love her, even when she’s getting worked up over the whole God-coming-back thing. Maybe she spent her whole childhood afraid of this very same thing, too. She’s scared, but Sam knows there’s nothing you can do. He’s God, after all…

The book dives into other people’s responses to God as well, and we see the good, the bad, and the ugly of mankind. The varied themes covered in this dark comedy are what make it a wonderful thought-piece. From religion, politics, humanity, and your own introspection, it’s definitely a book you’ll think about long after you put it down. And I can say with confidence you’ve likely never read anything like this before.

There’s really a LOT going on in this book and I don’t want to ruin it for you, so you’ll have to read it yourself to find out about all the things God does when he returns to earth in our modern times. Plagues? Disaster? Murder? It may definitely challenge your thinking when it comes to religion/God/Creator and lack thereof.

If you are a believer, you may find this book offensive. The author makes no apologies for this. It is what it is and I appreciate the boldness of it, as well. All in all, it was an entertaining read and one that made me think about a lot of things about myself and the world we live in after reading.

This book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle edition and also in Kindle Unlimited.

About the author

First and foremost, I am a fool. And also tall, so a noticeable fool at that. I have had a long career in consumer media, which explains why my name is attached to so many random books here. I have, though, always wanted to tell stories so finally started doing that. You can get up to all sorts of mischief with a story, as well as figure out what your own ideas might be. There is something quite pleasing about putting much of yourself and your thoughts and flaws into a written snow globe and seeing what it looks like.

I don’t know if this is a bio or not. Does anyone really care that I have lived my whole life in the south of England? Or that I like Spider-Man? I am not the most exotic individual. I am going to make some toast now and have it with butter. Bye.

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