Editorial Reviews (The U.S. Review)

    Elohim II: Ascension of the King

    posted Jun 14, 2014, 5:50 PM by Kerry Barger

    reviewed by Caroline Blaha-Black

    "Anna, Tetu, and Elohim had been working together for eons and had advanced medical practices and technologies to levels that were formerly believed impossible, but restoring the broken body of Marduk back to life was something that could not yet be done, because of the way he died."

    The atmosphere of the planet Eris is slowly thinning, and Anu, King of Heaven, calls a council of elders. Gold must be brought from Earth in order to build underground cities and save the population of Eris known as the Anunna, an advanced civilization who created mankind. Anu appoints his first-born son, Elohim, as a king of Eris while he steps down. However, Baalthazar, also a son of Anu, feels that Elohim doesn't deserve the crown. Trouble ensues as some of the Anunna are sent to Earth in spaceships to collect a sufficient amount of gold and silver for the building operations. They manipulate the existing humanity to their own ends to obtain the metals, while Marduk, first-born son of Elohim, is executed by the Anunna on Earth based on a scheme created by Baalthazar. However, the Anunna have the technology to revive Marduk, and he is reborn as Immanuel, another name for Jesus of Nazareth.

    In this fascinating book, the author blends fact and fiction, while exploring the possibility that the humanity has been visited and influenced by aliens in the distant past, as referenced by the passages in the Bible and the Mahabharata, to name a few. He plays with the idea that there were once beings from another world who used their own DNA to create humanity. The story is fast-paced, and the plot keeps the reader glued to the page. The characters are well-fleshed out, and the reader can easily identify with the benevolent Anu, treacherous Baalthazar, or the wronged Marduk. The author's reference list is impressive, as is the way he intertwines fiction with factual information gleaned from his sources. This is a perfect book for lovers of science fiction.


    Return to USR Home

    My # 1 Best Selling Books!

    posted Jan 28, 2012, 5:32 AM by Kerry Barger   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 12:35 AM ]

    My first three books hit #1 in the Amazon Kindle Store on January 16th, 2012.

     (Click on the photo to go to my Kindle books at Amazon!)

    (Click on the links below to see proof.)

    20th Century History

    posted Dec 30, 2011, 3:15 PM by Kerry Barger   [ updated Jan 30, 2012, 4:21 AM ]

    An American Holocaust
    by Kerry L. Barger
    reviewed by John E. Roper

    "I remember being thrown up in the air like a toy... I keep turning and sspinning. Then darkness."

    The attack on the World Trade Center in New York claimed almost 3,000 lives and changed America forever. A little-remembered explosion of a school in the 1930s resulted in just over 300 deaths, yet it, too, had a tremendous impact on society. Barger revives the story of one of the nation's most poignant tragedies in his highly-moving tale.

    The school in New London was considered one of the most modern facilities in the state for the time period, and the residents of the small East Texas town were extremely proud of it. Like in many of the small towns near the oil fields, school officials had decided to tap into the natural gas lines to cut heating costs at the facility. What they never realized was just how dangerous that practice could be. On March 18, 1937, a spark in the wood shop ignited the cloud of invisible and odorless gas that had slowly permeated the school. The resulting explosion killed children and teachers alike, littering the area with body parts and completely devastating a community. The catastrophe led Texas to mandate the inclusion of an additive to natural gas that would enable people to smell it. The nation and then much of the world soon followed suit.

    Barger's book follows the lives of several families affected by the tragedy, including his own. By giving the reader glimpses into the hopes and dreams of individuals like his cousin, Lataine, he builds a literary memorial to those who lost so much to make others safe in the future. The book... stands as a much-needed reminder of an event that should never be forgotten.

    Return to US Review Home

    New Book Cover in 2014!

    posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:16 PM by Kerry Barger   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 12:08 AM ]

    Elohim: Ancient Science Fiction
    or Biblical God?
    by Kerry L. Barger
    reviewed by Peter  M. Fitzpatrick

    "I have sought to find additional truths underlying biblical texts by researching historical and archeological data."

    Sumerian literature, lately rediscovered through archeological relics over 5,000 years old, is composed of cuneiform letters that are difficult to translate. As a result, widely varying interpretations of its meaning have fueled controversial theories, the most famous perhaps being those of Zechariah Sitchin. His ideas about ancient astronauts from a planet beyond Neptune that mine gold on Earth by genetically engineering Homo erectus with their own DNA to produce Homo Sapiens, are echoed here. Kerry frames his narrative in the recollections of the Biblical Nehemiah as he is returning to Israel after the Babylonian Captivity. His memory of the Sumerian shards he was made to translate lead to a "flashback" style of recasting the Book of Genesis retold as if "Elohim" was in fact an ancient astronaut. The planet of origin is updated to the recently mapped Eris, 27 (%) more massive than Pluto. All "tree-of life" references are interpreted as being symbolic of DNA strands.

    The book is very heavy on theme, of course, the Biblical language of the ancient astronauts almost a word-for-word transliteration of passages from Genesis... The plot is Epic, of course, the creation of modern humans, but that is not the author's concern, really. His main purpose is to re-affirm a transcendent God behind it all, and to reconcile Sitchin's theories with religious belief. Not likely to be carried by Christian bookstores, the writer is nevertheless committed to a Christian belief.

    Return to US Review Home

    New Revised Edition Published in 2014!

    posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:11 PM by Kerry Barger   [ updated Mar 26, 2014, 11:57 PM ]

    High Times & Rough Rides...
    by Kerry L. Barger
    reviewed by Priscilla Estes

    "Below are my five recommendations to avoid going insane (like I did) and to avoid insuring that you become some kind of worthless, pathetic, immoral, blubbering idiot in the future."

    The cover shows an adorable pre-school cowboy clutching matching six-shooters and grinning at the camera. The Roy Rogers image belies the misery on the pages that follow. What started as a private, therapeutic journal steamrolled into an honest account of a life derailed by grief, drugs, and addictive relationships.

    Barger does not apologize, make excuses or ask forgiveness for the way he lived his life. He merely tells it... He chose to take drugs, have affairs and break the law. If this were a novel, he would not be a sympathetic main character. And he'd be the first to agree, describing himself as "moral scum," and his need for love "pathetic."

    Even so, Barger's unapologetic denigration of self renders him vulnerable and strangely likeable. After all, he didn't choose his broken, alcoholic family; he didn't choose institutionalization and ten electro-convulsive therapy (shock) treatments at age seventeen; he didn't choose genetic mental illness and a deep, gnawing emptiness inside. But he did choose to devote his life to working with the handicapped in state mental facilities in Texas and to write this book.

    Barger's factual style, callous accounts of womanizing and angry outbursts are sometimes uncomfortable to read... The book is a brave chronicle of how not to live and admonishes readers to follow their bliss, go for their dreams, and never give up.

    Return to US Review Home

    1-5 of 5