This is a novel of spiritual warfare. We Christians sometimes want to forget that there is a very real world of spiritual beings – good and evil – that impact our lives. Revell reminds us of their reality in this chilling novel. She also shows the very real dangers of dabbling in the occult.
Field is an English farmer who is about to lose his farm to his
(literally) evil step-mother. Aaron has experienced much tragedy
including the untimely death of his mother and later his pregnant
wife. He's struggled with his Christian faith and has all but lost
spiritual atmosphere at the farm is revealed when Meaghan Knight
comes to talk to Aaron about the Guy Fawkes bonfire celebration the
church is planning. Meaghan senses there is something evil in the
farm house, especially when the step-mother is near. As Meaghan and
Aaron begin to develop an attraction for each other and talk of
spiritual things, the evil oppression grows and becomes deadly.
is a pretty well written spiritual warfare thriller with lots of
suspense. We see the demons appear and attack. We also see
Christians' prayer coming against them. Revell has provided clear
Scripture references within the novel dealing with salvation and
spiritual warfare. She has also added a prayer at the end. The novel
is pretty graphic with respect to the demon attacks so those
sensitive to such descriptions should take care. This novel follows
in the style of Frank Peretti.
aspect of the novel I felt was a little less than perfect was the
quickness of Aaron and Meaghan to fall into a lighthearted attitude
after a demonic attack. That just did not seem realistic to me.
Nonetheless, this is a well written novel. I recommend it to be
reminded of the reality of the spiritual world we so easily ignore.
lives in a small town in England with her husband and three children.
Find out more at http://www.revell124.plus.com/clarerevell/.
White Rose Publishing,
322 pages. You can buy the book
received a complimentary egalley of this book through the Book Group
Network for the purpose of this review.