EPIKLESIS is a spiritual mystery about light and darkness, life and death, hope and despair, and about two orthodox and conservative priests who find themselves in the middle of the ancient battle that still rages over the souls of men, women, and children. It is the story about a spiritual war that is, for the most part, unseen, unheard, unspoken, and ignored. It is a story about shadows, about seduction, about the primordial forces of darkness that continue to pursue and bewitch the Lord's precious children, even in the pews, classrooms, and administrative offices of the old mainline Christian denominations. It is also a story about friendship, faith, and the enduring power of prayer. The story begins in the turbulent days of the spring and summer of 1968, following the assassinations of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy, and then winds its way across three states - steadily and inexorably -- to the very doorway into Sheol. "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes" (Ephesians 6:10-11).
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About the Author
Steve Sellers is a newly ordained Catholic priest who served twenty-five years as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a former investigative newspaper reporter and is the author of Terror on Highway 59 (1984, Texas Monthly Press), an account of his 1982 investigation that broke up a corrupt sheriff's department in East Texas. His book was made into a television movie in 1989 "Terror on Highway 91" by the CBS network. He holds two doctoral degrees (D.Min. and Ph.D.) and teaches comparative religion at the University of Phoenix campuses in Houston. He and his wife Dixie live in Houston.
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EPIKLESIS: A Spiritual Mystery based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book should be a best seller. It is a spiritual journey complete with intrigue and mystery. The writer takes you with him on his compelling quest for answers to what is happening to him and around him...searching in places no one wants to go. It will awaken your senses and cause you to think and to question everything, everyone and yourself. The spiritual war between darkness and light is clearly evident and laid out as a warning to us all. There will be moments where you will want to skip around as if to solve many different puzzles. You will not want to put the book down, and you will want to read it...again and again. Carmen Arn
What a good read!! I really didn't know what to expect when I purchased this book, but I found it to be a great read. I really enjoyed the struggle between good and evil and the fact that evil was tangible. This struggle was apparent right through to the end. That being said, I really enjoyed the second aspect of the book, which I felt was a teaching component. When Father Steve was fighting off his demons and trying to figure things out, trying to stay on track, his meditations and thoughts were very helpful to me in my life. I learned a lot. I am sure anyone who desires a meditative and spiritual read will really enjoy this book.