The Influence

The Influence

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by Matthew John Slick
     
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615525730
Publisher:
StoneHouse Ink
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. Matt earned his Bachelors in Social Science from Concordia University, Irvine, CA in 1988. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, in Escondido, CA, in 1991. He now resides in the Boise, Idaho area with his family. He is ordained. Matt started CARM in October of 1995 to respond to the many false teachings of the cults on the Internet when it first began. Matt lives in Boise Idaho with his wonderful family and is the author of "The Influence" as well as many short stories.

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The Influence 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was much like the Peretti books regarding spiritual warfare. Matt is obviously highly educated and his conversations between the angel and the main character go deeply into philosophy and explain how God is the true answer to all mankinds questions. I want to read more books with these characters!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a slower reader but I finished this book in 6 days, I couldn't put it down. it is a great book, good doctrinal truths. I hope there is a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Ted Dekker Frank Peritti and books on spititual war fair this is a must read. Found by accident once started couldn't finish. Over 800 pages. Wish these type books were more affordable love reading an learning from them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hoping there is a sequel
becenu More than 1 year ago
A hate to use the common phrase , "a page turner", but it indeed was. The story line flowed page after page. If you enjoy supernatural, angels and demons, spirit realm stories as I do, Read the Influence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. The sad thing is, I cannot read it on my blackberry :(
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Room 21 <p> A dead potted plant sat by the door, and everything was tinted blueish. The bed was not made properly, and the window had lost it's curtains, but, overall, it was a nice room. A microwave sat dangerously close to a sink, but it was unplugged. The bed ad a beat up stuffed bear.
Nanasboys2 More than 1 year ago
Influence is an exceptional read. The story will make you look at your own life and wonder if you are worthy to be in God's presence. It was very hard to put it down and the angels &amp; demons definitely add the thrill factor.