Thursday, October 6, 2011
I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book. But, after reading several reviews, I thought it might be worth the read. I thought I'd read it for the same reason I read books of former atheists . . . I believe it is important as a follower of Christ to know how the enemy works. After reading "Ascent From Darkness," I still have mixed emotions. I know that the spiritual battle is truly real. I've experienced supernatural episodes that gave me full view of the spiritual battle that exists. But, I've never read anything as described by Michael Leehan. (Maybe some have read or watched thing similar in the horror genre.) Truly, the work of the devil is more frightening and powerful than we care to know.
For many, this book will simply be unbelievable. They will not be able to accept that Satan is "that" real. For me, I'm like most who know he is very real, but don't really want to acknowledge it much. I'd rather not talk about it. This story is NOT an easy read. Although I finished it in two sittings, this book carries with it the darkness that Michael Leehan experienced. It is VERY disturbing throughout most of the book. However, Light does come into the darkness. Redemption comes. It is truly remarkable . . . and again, will be unbelievable to most.
You will not be able to put down this book. It will affect you from MANY different aspects. It will alert you to the fact that satan is at work all around you and is deceiving beyond all your imagination. It will convict you that most of us are not strong enough believers to face the devil when we see him face to face. (I am amazed at how the staff of LifeChurch.tv handled the whole situation . . . truly warriors of God!) The message in this book will also alert you to how real the spiritual battle is in this life. I'm certain that if you're a believer, you will examine your faith and find yourself clinging to Jesus more than ever. But, mostly you will be amazed at the truth that there is NO ONE too far gone that God cannot reach. God's grace and forgiveness knows no bounds. LITERALLY NO BOUNDS. In Christ, there is hope at all times.
Truly this was an incredible story that I am thankful is being told. But be aware that the content is VERY disturbing. It is not for the "light hearted" or "lukewarm."
*I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.
Posted by Cherie Hill at 9:08 AM
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