Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids by Carol Van Atta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids
A thrill-packed ride with unexpected twists, “Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids” is a riveting novel that is soundly evangelical and Bible-based. In the small, seemingly sleepy and peaceful community of Cherry Creek, Oregon, nestled in the shadow of Mount Hood, a battle rages above and beyond the earth, a battle between God’s angels and Satan’s demons, a battle for minds and souls. A murdered pastor, an evil detective, a mysterious cult with Satanic intent, and devoted prayer warriors are just part of the scene. A new pastor is called from Southern California and pits his prayers and beliefs against the demonic intent for this town, and against the Master Plan set in motion to destroy all the good of Cherry Creek for eternity.
Author Carol Van Atta writes excitingly of the unseen battle, comfortably interweaving the spiritual background and the need for prayer to repel the demonic forces. Her characters are realistic and understandable, well-rounded individuals who stand at, or have stood at, decision points. Free will is an important concern here, as each individual must decide whose side to choose, and to accept the consequences. Nothing comes easy, but then this is war-spiritual warfare-and the stakes are high.
The author provided me with an e-book copy at Smashwords, via the Goodreads review group Making Connections, in return for my provision of a fair and impartial review.
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