Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Angel of Wrath by Bill Myers - REVIEWED


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Angel Of Wrath

FaithWords (April 8, 2009)

by

Bill Myers



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Well, one thing led to another and even though I got C's in my one writing class in college (and told God I could do anything for him but write) I got my first writing job for a TV series. And then another and then some directing jobs and finally some books. (I think I've written and/or directed a few dozen films and about 60 books). The projects have won about 40 awards, I get to travel all over the world, and I'm having the time of my life. I often think that none of this would have happened if I lived my life my way. I would have never chosen writing and directing for a living. Instead, I might be in somebody's mouth this very minute drilling away as a dentist. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with being a dentist, it's just not what I was designed for. So, everywhere I go, I encourage people to say yes to God, no matter how foolish it may feel, because by doing that, they'll be in the center of His will and living a cooler life than they'd ever dreamed possible. It's not always easy and it can be a little scary…but it's anything but boring!

Today I live in California, not too far from Hollyweird (where I'm still trying to make a difference) with two cats, two kids, one dog and one wife.

Another Faithword book by Bill Myers is The Voice.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Thirteen-year-old Jazmin, her ex-Special Ops uncle Charlie, and former FBI agent Lisa are reunited in the second of the Voice of God series to stop a an assassin driven to murder members of a megachurch led by Lisa's brother. This assassin has drawn in a coven of teens toying with satanic practices to support his efforts. The naive youth engage in ceremonies that appear to usher in the death of each of his victims. When their rituals open a portal into the spiritual realm, a terrifying and mysterious entity crosses over to our world.
The battle culminates with the capture of Lisa's father as the next target and a Black Mass requiring both their deaths as a sacrifice. The team will, once again, have to rely on all their wits, strength, and faith to survive in this action-packed, unearthly warfare.

If you would like to read an excerpt from Angel Of Wrath, go HERE


MY REVIEW:

Angel of Wrath is a book that was preceded by The Voice, and I’m left with the distinct impression it would have provided some needed background for me prior to reading Angel. Regardless of this fact, I was able to understand the story, and overall it was quite an adventure!


I’d place this story in the realm of a supernatural thriller. The entire pace of the story is very intense – the action non-stop! I think this story expresses Myer’s fictional creation of the spiritual battle that is raging around the world today. Despite the fact that he chooses a whiny, smart-mouth young adult as one of his chosen conduits of spiritual warfare, Myers accurately portrays how guilt, fear and hopelessness rob believers of their victory over sin in their lives. Once God’s children realize that Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection covers all of our sin, then and only then can we gain an effective place within the battle that is raging. God’s Word is powerful, our prayers are effective, and the power of heaven surrounds us every moment.


Angel of Wrath is a dark and frightening story as a whole. I’m not sure I put much credence into the mechanics of the spiritual warfare as it is portrayed in the story, but rather feel it represents the fact that as Christians we need to face each day suited for battle. I didn’t particularly care for the Epilogue, but the story itself was one I didn’t want to put down. I felt like I was left to ponder the condition of my own spiritual armor, and whether or not I’m an effective warrior for the name of Christ. Angel of Wrath is not a tale for the faint of heart or the easily frightened, and it shouldn’t be read at bed time. Believe me, I know. Check it out!



1 comment:

Smilingsal said...

I agree that it shouldn't be read at bedtime. It had my heart pumping.