Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Ride of a Lifetime

I did it! I finished all six books I set out to read this month. Here's a review of the last one, which I downloaded to my Kindle (free from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review).

I chose this book based on a brief description:

Once he rode for gold-buckle dreams. Now ride with Lucas McCade as he scouts the back trails over the rolling hills of Oklahoma and encounters the paths of the powers of darkness. It promises to be the ride of a lifetime!

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but figured it would be a good Christian fiction read. As it turns out, it was a good read, but not at all what I expected. Rather than simply a story about Lucas McCade and his experiences as a new believer in Christ, this book also brings to light Satanic forces that are at work as they attempt to destroy a large church that Lucas and his family have recently begun to attend. The first look at the church made me smile because it portrayed a "typical" large church with lots of small group activities, no altar calls or spiritual growth, and a pastor more concerned about offending someone than preaching the Word.

This book is definitely not for everyone as there are scenes that involve a human sacrifice, casting out demons in the name of Jesus Christ, Satanic power being demonstrated (by stopping a moving bullet), and angelic warriors arriving in response to prayer. I, however, truly enjoyed the book as it reminds me of the spiritual warfare that is going on around us at all times.

Here's a thought provoking quote from one of the occult members in the book:

Let's just say that evil can sit right beside them on those church pews, and they don't even know it. Everybody is so distracted with things in the world, and honestly, most people can't even comprehend why their God would love them anyway. Most churchgoers are more worried about where they're going to eat Sunday dinner than they are about the things of your God.

Wow - I never want to be one of those Christians who gets so distracted with the things of the world that I worry more about what's for lunch than growing in my relationship with the Lord.


  1. Interesting book, I as well pray my focus is more on God than Sunday dinner though food is a powerful distraction.

  2. OMG!! 6 books in one month!! I am impressed. I read about 3-4 books a month and thought that was good! I enjoy thorough book reviews. Thanks for that!

  3. So impressed; I managed two this month!

  4. Hi Melissa, thanks for your nice comments and I am sure you will enjoy Stargirl.
    I was intrigued to know that readers have me signed up in google. I couldn't find where you can see that?
    Tried to email you but couldn't. Sorry a bit slow on the tech stuff.

  5. Interesting quote, Melissa...and I too am impressed with six books !
    Alison xx

  6. Congratulations on achieving your goal - six books is quite something!


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