Mark is in his garden, grieving and depressed over the unexplained death of his son and without knowing it, is almost coaxed by a demon into committing suicide. But, at the last moment, Sotare, an angel, rescues him and is later permitted to appear to Mark in the Garden. The two dialogue about God, life, death, good, evil, the spiritual realm, and the nature of truth. However, all is not well. The demons are watching and powerful evil forces are sent to kill and destroy those who are close to Mark and those who are praying for him. As Sotare teaches Mark, he is given answers to his questions - but they do not come easily. He must face his greatest challenge in order to learn his greatest lesson. The battle over Mark unfolds in both the spiritual and physical worlds as angels are sent to battle against the evil forces that are seeking to destroy. True victory is never easy.
©2012 Matthew John Slick (P)2012 StoneHouse Audio
I am a glass artist and while I create, I listen to books. each creation has memory of one listened to. I love Jesus and my family.
Insightful spiritual truth!
This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the call of God and the spiritual realm activities! Many deceptions take place in our world but this book breaths life and brings a great reminder of the daily battle over our souls and who is the ultimate power!
I know that there is a spiritual warfare going on...this author has created such a story that draws you in and really causes you to take pause and examine your own relationship with Jesus, At the same time you are on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens to these very relatable characters.
Most definitely Frank Peretti's books, This Present Darkness and Piercing The Darkness....if you liked those you will love this one!
I love Mr. Kennedy's narration. He is exceptional. I especially love the pastor's voice, sounds just like Gregory Peck's!!
There were several moments throughout the book that were very intense and gripping. Others that really made me cry. Just a great listen, a really good story.
First, not only is the reader excellent, but so we some sound enhancements. Writing we at times a bit preachy and peachy, but there were a lot of wonderful "ponder points" even for maturity Christians. Non-Christians with questions will appreciate various arguments made from view point of the characters of Mark and his wife. As a believer, I came away from this read with reminders of God's live for me & that He has set angels to watch over us - even when we *feel* unloved and unprotected.
Not since The Screwtape Letters have I read such a biblically accurate tale of the behind the scenes battle for our souls.
This story is fiction, and yet it holds more truth than some of those popular so-called non-fiction near-death experience books (such as The Shack and other such new age garbage).
This was a great book. I could not wait to finish it.
Loved it! This book really brought me a deeper appreciation and awareness of the spiritual world. I realize how much more I need to pray, when and about what. If I want to be protected, I need to ask.
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