Battle for His Soul

Battle for His Soul

by Theresa A Linden, Susan Peek

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Overview

1st-place winner of 2017 Catholic Press Association Teen & YA Book Award!

Jarret West, a rich teenage boy, has been accustomed to having control over others and getting his way. When his life begins to fall apart, his guardian angel Ellechial hopes now is the time for his conversion. Jarret must be freed from the deep clutches of Deth-kye, the demon bent on seeing him in hell. The fate of several others depends upon Jarret’s conversion.  
While Jarret gets ensnared in Deth-kye’s traps, Ellechial can provide little help since Jarret doesn’t pray, doesn’t believe, and hasn’t listened to him in years. Ellechial hopes Jarret’s twin brother, who has recently found God, will be able to influence him. But Jarret goes on vacation with his father and younger brother where temptations only increase. Meanwhile, Jarret’s twin and other teens form a prayer group and begin to pray before the Blessed Sacrament unaware of the power they provide the angels. Though Ellechial gains strength, Deth-kye wins victory after victory. His weapons: emotion, vice, and memories. Who will win the battle for Jarret’s soul?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997674712
Publisher: Theresa A Linden
Publication date: 10/02/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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Battle for His Soul 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AnOpenBookFamily More than 1 year ago
Battle for His Soul has the power to change lives. Even though I’ve always known, intellectually, that we live among angels and demons, I seldom give it much though. Theresa Linden vividly depicts the spiritual beings as they praise, defend, tempt, and deceive. It’s allowed me to see with fresh eyes these forces at work in my own life. I think this is a spectacular book for teens. First, it introduces them to listening to God’s call in their lives and discerning their vocations. Second, it demonstrates the practical power of prayer. Third, since teens are probably even more susceptible than the rest of us to living in the here and now, its vivid depiction of the unseen spiritual forces surrounding us is eye-opening. And finally, this book has its place in the Year of Mercy with its sterling examples of showing compassion and mercy to all, regardless of whether they deserve it. It’s that act of mercy, that prayer, that fasting, that may just make all the difference.
LDWahl More than 1 year ago
Battle for his Soul is the third book in the West brother’s series. This book focuses more on Jarret West – the brother who has spent his life bullying his younger brother Roland, controlling his twin brother Keefe, and engaging in many dangerous and self-destructive behaviors. This novel has a very interesting twist that the other two books in the series do not. Not only do we see the story from several different character’s perspectives but we also get to see this story unfold from a spiritual realm. We actually experience the fight between angels and demons that surrounds not only Jarret and his decisions but all the characters. It’s a fascinating concept to think about what could be happening around us as we go about our lives. Though this book is about a teen boy it would be great for all teens – there are plenty of female characters and an intriguing story that illustrates the struggles and temptations teens face and how they can protect themselves from those temptations. One thing I love about Linden’s books is the interesting Catholic topics she includes and this novel is no different with the idea of being called to a religious vocation. What a wonderful end to the West boys trilogy.
CTTexas More than 1 year ago
This novel has some of those amazing elements that I require to give a book five stars. Human characters have their story going on, while in a different dimension, guardian angels and demons argue and battle over the humans. Add to that flashbacks, which the author handles really well. This novel is strongly Christian and Catholic, containing many elements of the faith, so readers should not expect a typical secular story of good vs. evil. It is the third book of the West Brothers series and the third I've read. I think a reader would benefit from reading the two previous books to truly appreciate this one. I received an ARC of this book to review.