His assignment from Satan was to kill Pastor Craig Groeschel. Today he sits on the front row of that pastor's church. For twenty years of his life, Michael Leehan lived and worked for Satan. At age 33, he made a decision to serve the darkness that he felt had consumed his life, but instead of making things easier, it began a steeper downward spiral replete with ritualistic cuttings, blood sacrifices, jail time, job loss, estrangement from his friends and family, and actual murderous assignments from Satan himself. Ascent from Darkness relates Michael’s gripping, real-life encounters, enslavement to the powers of darkness, and miraculous emancipation from the clutches of the Enemy.
For anyone who has ever struggled with spiritual warfare, addiction, depression, or hopelessness, Michael’s story is a bold reminder of the redemptive truth of the gospel that anyone - even a soldier of Satan - can be transformed and used for the glory of God.
Now a servant of Christ, Michael exhibits the power of God’s relentless love and offers listeners the chance to experience their own ascent into God’s glorious light.
©2011 Michael Leehan (P)2011 Oasis Audio
I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
I learned more than I wanted to know about Satanic influences, but I'm glad I suffered through it. Michael Leehan is proof that no one is out of reach from God's forgiveness. If there's someone in our congregations that seems oddly remote and secretive - we might wonder what is going on in the dark, and we should be inspired to pray more.
This is a great book that reveals the spiritual darkness around us. This book is creepy to read at times but a very powerful example of how Jesus can save and use absolutely anyone. Mike Lehann reminds me of the apostle Paul. This book is a testimony to the unsaved and strengthening to Christians.
This book is for anyone who questions or doubts the existence of God's love. Also serves as a refresher course to those who believe, but are lukewarm in their daily lives. Very inspiring & well told!
It's pretty high up there.
It's told from Michael's perspective so... Michael.
While not the best narrator, he turns in a good performance that helps things breeze along.
Yes. I looked forward to starting again whenever I stopped driving.
If you believe in the subject matter, it is illuminating. If you don't believe, it is entertaining at the very least. While the presentation of choosing the light comes across heavy handed from those he encounters, almost bullying, the analysis of a willing descent into evil, blood sacrifice and other twisted encounters is absolutely fascinating.
One can debate/ponder for forever-and-a-day about the existence of God, God's love, sin, evil, and the supernatural, but when you get a story like this you stop wondering and just get to know what is and how it is. This is a story that will revitalise your prayer life. It will show you that God is always in control no matter what. It will show you that you can never fall so deep that God can't reach you. It will show you that it's all worth it and to never ever give up until God cuts the line. It will convince you not to live in fear but to be bold and full of courage. God loves you way more than Satan can hate you, or you can ever hate God (for whatever reason). God does not hold grudges. He will use you when you come to him no matter what you did or tried to do. This book is a great investment.
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