Among The Dead by Greg Mitchell

Among The Dead is a short story written by Greg Mitchell as a prequel to his new “The Coming Evil” trilogy.  It is included in the back of the first book, The Strange Man.  I recently reviewed The Strange Man for The Christian Manifesto, and I thought it would be good to give you a review of this prequel short story as well.

The book maintains the same main characters as The Strange Man, but does a great job of establishing their characters and the evil that is just around the corner for them.  The world no longer believes in the creatures and monsters of the night, but these Demons are real and they are coming to stake their claim in this little town. Continue reading “Among The Dead by Greg Mitchell”

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The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

Andy Andrews has been getting a lot of reviews from me recently, but it is for a really good reason.  Andrews has a way of writing that cuts to the heart of the story and feeds you the most tender cut of meat, something you really can grow on.  He writes about things that not only are interesting and exciting, but are of spiritual significance.  The Heart Mender is another such book, and is quite possibly the greatest book he has written thus far.

In The Heart Mender Andy writes about a personal discovery that led to learning of some really exciting events that took place in his own backyard…..literally! Continue reading “The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews”

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

Max Lucado delivers again in this stunning book that seeks to awaken a movement among christians that will rock this world.  What would happen if the events that took place in the book of acts took place just in our home towns?  In our back yards and on our porches?  What would happen if we christians cared for the world as Christ calls for us to do many times throughout the bible?  What if we gave a little to pay for a well in africa or to feed the hungry or clothe the naked? Continue reading “Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado”

The Noticer

The Noticer by Andy Andrews is a great story, written as an allegory of sorts.  The author begins by telling a bit of his own story, how he came from nothing, and how with a bit of perspective, he grew to become a very successful speaker.  Of course, as is a work of fiction, Andy took the liberty of introducing the person of Jones into his own life story.  It’s just Jones, no mister.

Jones first appears in Andy’s life when he was at his worst, crying underneath a pier. Jones does what he always does and introduces a new perspective on his life to Andy.  He leaves shortly after imparting his wisdom, but not before giving him a few books to read. Biographies of successful people who came from nothing. Andy reads those books, and reads and reads more and more, and it wasn’t long before the things he learns from these people begin to turn his life around. Continue reading “The Noticer”

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker is a New York Times bestselling thriller author. Heralded as a “master of suspense” by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands (he is the fourth most popular thriller writer on Facebook and more than 40,000 readers congregate on his website, www.teddekker.com).

The Bride Collector

This book starts off with FBI Special agent Brad Raines standing in a gruesome crime scene. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and this is his latest. Brad uncovers a note left by the killer which leads him to a most unusual place: the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals who are also intellectually gifted. He meets Paradise, a woman who has the extraordinary ability to see the ghosts of the last moments of a person’s life when she touches a dead body. However she is plagued with her own problems. When she was little she witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped with her life. She has been followed by her past, and it is the reason she is in the CWI. Continue reading “The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker”