LILY GRACE by Susie S. Mozell-Smith


The Prophetic Word of God, Paving the Way for Jesus Return
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Mozell-Smith, who says she was told by God to write a book, shares favorite Scriptures along with some unorthodox interpretations of the Bible.

A retired school bus driver now attending university classes in Christian Studies, Mozell-Smith says her book is a prophetic update to the Bible. She has mined the Scriptures, assembling hundreds of verses on a variety of topics. Unlike most inspirational books, which indent Scriptures within the text or at least place them in quotation marks, Mozell-Smith often blends her thoughts and the Bible’s, and it can be confusing to determine where she finishes speaking and Scripture begins. Often focusing on race, she believes a number of biblical figures were black, including Jesus and Joseph, and she says Moses was the first albino. The Caucasian race, she writes, resulted from the curse of leprosy. Mozell-Smith believes in UFOs and says that because Satan lost the ability to fly, “He now relies on UFOs for transportation to and from heaven for approved visits only.” She writes that the Antichrist appeared in December 2012 but doesn’t say who that person was. However strange many of her statements may seem, Mozell-Smith appears sincere in her beliefs. She’s certainly entitled to her own opinions about Scripture, though her readers may be less accepting of her handling of scientific facts, as when she writes, “The earth do (sic) not rotate. The sun rotates around the earth.” She considers such information truth that was revealed to her. She also holds unusual beliefs on social issues and says the “gay movement” is causing the expansion of hell, noting, “God has it set on one temperature and that is burn baby burn.” She also opposes church leadership positions for women and says “woman is to man as a sheep dog is to a shepherd.” The book is riddled with grammatical errors, with Mozell-Smith often using “want” for “won’t” and incorrect verb tenses. Some chapters consist only of Scripture with no personal narrative added, which might relieve exhausted readers.

A bizarre twist on biblical prophecy.

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0615869148
Page count: 314pp
Publisher: WAVES
Program: Kirkus Indie
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