Monday, April 28, 2008

Bill Myers' Dark Powers Collection coming in May!!

Suspense and action abound in the republication of Bill Myers’ Forbidden Doors series. Zondervan had re-released the first three novels of these popular teen books and entitled it the Dark Power Collection. The collection includes The Society, The Deceived and The Spell. Each story is based upon Rebecca and Scott Williams’ experiences as their lives transition from that of missionary children living in South America to the suburbs of California. The loss of the children’s father in a plane accident has plunged them headlong into a series of changes that proves to be both physically and spiritually challenging.

Bill Myers has chosen a common occult practice to highlight in each novel, and he uses the middle school and high school settings of the Williams’ world to reveal the real danger that faces today’s teens. Myers displays the lure of the dark practices of Ouija boards, hypnotism and spell casting and shows that there is true and dangerous power behind these deceptively innocent “games”. There are many books, movies and television shows that showcase these “dark” powers as something exciting and glamorous, but Bill Myers reveals the hidden dangers that lie beneath them. There are always consequences to our choices, and teen curiosity can lead kids onto paths that will have life-long effects.

As the mother of teens, I am glad to know that these issues are presented in such a fast-paced suspenseful format. However, before sharing them with my children, I would want to discuss the topic of occultism with them and make sure they know what the Bible has to say about these things and that Christ has already defeated Satan and his demons for all eternity. Spiritual warfare must be handled with much caution and, with proper parental guidance, I think these books can be a powerful teaching tool.

I’m a huge fan of suspense fiction, and Bill Myers has done an outstanding job dealing with a topic that makes a lot of folks very uncomfortable. Zondervan is re-releasing the entire Forbidden Door series in a set of four collection books. Each story follows directly on the heels of the other, so this new format will be a terrific way to showcase these novels. Great job, Mr. Myers!!


Bill Myers (www.billmyers,.com) is a bestselling author and award-winning writer/director whose work has won forty national and international awards. His books and videos have sold eight million copies and include such titles as The Seeing, Eli, The Voice, My Life as...series, and McGee and Me.

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