Mar 23, 2011
Csff Tour: The Resurrection (day 3)
The Resurrection has been an exciting book to read. It is about so much more than a person being raised from the dead. It also deals with the war between good and evil, God and Satan, Christian and warlock. Reading this book reminded me of reading Frank Peretti's Piercing the Darkness and This Present Darkness. As Frank Peretti does, Mike Duran shows us the spiritual side of things, so often overlooked. There is another side out there. Jesus is King of kings. So obviously there are other kings. There are "rulers, authorities and powers" that we stand against, as Christians.
The resurrection in this book is the beginning of a chain of events. The forces of evil have had control over the town of Stonetree for a long time. Once before, a church tried breaking the bondage over the town. But evil forces retaliated. The church burned to the ground, the minister got sick, and a fever swept through the town. The church members gave up. Now, it is time again. Time for the church to take it's stand and oust the forces of dark.
I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to those interested in fictional books on spiritual warfare. If you have ever read Frank Peretti's books, and enjoyed them, then try Mike Duran's The Resurrection. The setting is different, the tone is even different. But the warfare remains the same. I guarantee you will come away with a better understanding of what is really out there, and how strong our God really is.
Posted by Cynthia Dyer