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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great for Teens. Understanding the importance for preparing ourselves for spiritual warfare.

I have always loved Randy Alcorn's books and was sooo excitied to find one that related more morenwith my age group ( teens). I never exspected it to convict me so much and open my eyes to whatbwas clearly their. It helped me understand that God isnactive in my life and...
I have always loved Randy Alcorn's books and was sooo excitied to find one that related more morenwith my age group ( teens). I never exspected it to convict me so much and open my eyes to whatbwas clearly their. It helped me understand that God isnactive in my life and so are demons. I realized that my soul was drifting away from the Lord and has helped me find and a new passion for his word. Praise the Lord for good christian authors and all his blessings.

posted by Anonymous on March 30, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A Poor Attempt to Copy Lewis and Peretti

I don't often read Christian fiction but the title caught my eye. Wary at first, but intrigued, I started out. First few pages into it, I pulled out some paper and took notes on what I thought of it. Unfortunately, I found myself irritated by it.

The book itself i...
I don't often read Christian fiction but the title caught my eye. Wary at first, but intrigued, I started out. First few pages into it, I pulled out some paper and took notes on what I thought of it. Unfortunately, I found myself irritated by it.

The book itself is thought provoking, should keep the reader's attention, and an excellent portrayal of teenage life.

However, when I read the summary on the back, I expected battles of angels and demons. I expected a Frank Peretti - author of This Present Darkness, Hangman's Curse, and The Wounded Spirit to name a few - style novel of a tightly packed plot, imagery of the supernatural, and lessons that weren't stated but rather shown. Inside I found that it was similar to The Screwtape Letters by the renowned CS Lewis with letters and not battles.

Surely a combination of those two would have been a fantastic novel to read, I thought. But it seemed that the book was very focused on preaching out against certain things too many times - so much that I felt irritated by the authors' apparant lack of faith, did they truly believe that their audience could not understand their point without repeating it a hundred times? The annoyance against certain movies/books seemed terrible. Sure, some people go to extremes over these things but that's a small percentage. It speaks out against Harry Potter, saying it promotes witchcraft. I have read Harry Potter and so have my parents who are both ministers. I look to both of them for spiritual guidance and neither of them say anything other than that it is a good story that should be treated as a story only. I understand and believe in the authors' points, but sometimes they just seemed to be ridiculous about it.

I found the story to be interesting and the premise to be of the highest praise. Unfortunately, they tried to mimick two very prominent authors: Frank Peretti and CS Lewis. They, in my opinion, failed.

In some regards, they appeared to have poor research, for instance, a rightside up star being a symbol of evil. It's actually a symbol of protection, actually an upside down star is thought to be a symbol of evil.

I give it my overall rating based on the fact that it didn't hold up to expectations, seemed a little too repetetive, but was thought provoking and had some excellent points.

posted by Apolla on June 26, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    This book is for those who want to relate.....they could be in the same situation as the people in this book....

    What most wiccans fail to realize is the reality of people who have friends involved in Wicca face the realities and hardships even more so than the wiccans themselves.....just because some wiccans don't believe in Satan doesn't mean he isn't out there waiting until they are so fargone that they're easy to just pluck them into a world they don't want to be in...I have friends who are involved in Wicca and i think it's wrong...and i'm not even Christian!!...I haven't read any part of the bible except Genesis and Revelations!!! I believe that any religion whatsoever ( including Wicca)is a cult and I'm against cults...they're so ewwwwwww...the review above mine is petty if she thinks that no christians understand or know what Wicca is about..there's a large possibility that they know more than she does...there i've said my piece...PEACE PEOPLE!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2002

    A book for all

    I loved the book. I think that it is for all ages but especially fits Christians that are leaving high school and struggle in relationships with friends and loved ones. Tells that no matter what you may suffer, God is still there. The insight to the demon letters are enjoyable to read.

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    Posted November 13, 2014

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