Nicholas Keller has come to terms with his Thusian heritage and has finally achieved some normalcy in his life. But when new neighbors move in next door at the beginning of his junior year, everything changes. He is launched into an impossible search, uncertain of who to trust, and this time it's not just his own life that hangs in the balance - It's the lives of countless others and everyone he loves.
With the candor, insight, and humor that have become the hallmarks of his previous books, James Maloney presents a unique teaching on the concept of being baptized with fire. (Matthew 3:11) Rather than burn us to cinders, the spirit of God wants to set us ablaze, to fashion his people into firebrands in his hand, instigating radical change in everyone around us by increasing their awe of the God we serve.
"The Lord in the fires"
The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. As Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen.
When everyday people are confronted by the most charismatic individual in the history of the world, their reactions vary from doubt to anger to instant commitment; but one and all their lives are profoundly changed by the experience and so will the listener's be as they join in the character's encounter with the Master. For the most part, they were ordinary people…some were powerful... some were outcasts... but all had an opportunity unique in the history of our world - they personally met the Master.
As Nicholas Keller tries to deal with the tragedies that have followed him since the 10-10 Earthquake, he experiences a greater darkness than ever before - a darkness within himself. Hunted by his enemies, consumed by fear, and separated from the love of his life, Nicholas begins to realize that the battle between good and evil reaches farther and threatens more people than he could have ever imagined.