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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Soul's Gate review

   Soul's Gate (A Well Spring Novel)  Description:

What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.

Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future.  Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned.

They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural.  Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.

My Review:

If you enjoyed Frank Peretti's Piercing the Darkness or This Present Darkness then will probably enjoy Soul's Gate as well.  Spiritual awakening, fighting the forces of evil, realizing the power we have through Jesus to overcome, this book has it all!

The only drawback about this book is that it wanders a bit farther into mystical than I would like.  While the author freely admits at the end of the book that he does not believe it is possible to travel into the soul of another and battle there, that is the HUGE premise of this book.  It is a wonderful thought, but ultimately our soul battles are our own.

The characters are great, the hurts that must be overcome are relateable (is that even a word?!) and you will probably find yourself in one of them.  (Although I have to admit that the way I pictured them was NOTHING like the actors in the above book trailer.)  It was a good read, and a great reminder that we are all called to battle the forces of evil, we all have the power of Christ that we can use during these battles, and ultimately the battle has already been won!

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