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A novel based on innocent children being exploited through the evil darkness of voodoo, supernatural and cults. Trevor Black is an ex-attorney and believer in Jesus who receives an invitation to speak at the national ABA convention in New Orléans. His daughter Heather disappears and he finds a note that suggests a connection to a local cult religion. Trevor becomes a suspect in a horrendous murder and he finds out about the innocent children. These are not isolated events and are leading his investigation to the highest seats of power.
Number of Pages: 432
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Trevor Black
He knows hell be in enemy territory, both as a disbarred attorney and as a follower of Jesus, but he determines to travel there and confront the supernatural element. Right after a grisly murder in his hotel room puts him on the suspect list, his daughter disappears, leaving a note that suggests a connection to the local cult religion. Now Trevor must not only crack the case but try to protect Heather from forces of darkness clutching at her soul as well. And just as he discovers that his ability to sniff out the supernatural has its limitations, Trevor learns that this web of evil extends far beyond isolated murders, enslaving scores of innocent children, with its head perhaps linked to the highest seats of power.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5great christian crime thrillerApril 6, 2018ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a crime thriller with a bit of sci if mixed in. Trevor Black is an ex criminal attorney that was disbarred for believing that he can see and hear demons. This was very interesting and had many twists and turns. Trevor meets his grown daughter for the first time and I hope she becomes a regular character if there are more books in the series. This book has God and Satan. This is well written. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5A fast paced suspense/thriller touching on spiritual warfare, demonic influences, voodoo cults, and sexual exploitationMarch 27, 2018Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The Empowered is the second Trevor Black Novel by Craig Parshall. Trevor Black is an ex-attorney hired to aid in the investigation of a missing girl in New Orleans. What starts as a seemingly simple missing person's case quickly reveals itself to be the stepping stone into a sinister world of demonic proportions involving voodoo rituals, human sacrifices, and child trafficking.
Gifted with the ability to sense demons, Trevor Black finds himself thrust headfirst into the battle between Heaven's armies and Satan's hellish plans quickly descending on life in the bayou. Aided by his recently discovered but long-lost daughter, Trevor must unravel the sinister plot being set forth, while fighting to clear his own name from evil implications. As the stakes rise, he finds his faith and sanity both questioned, and he must decide how far he is willing to sacrifice his own comforts in order to stand tall and honor the Lord.
This book is a fast paced suspense/thriller novel that touches on spiritual warfare, demonic influences, voodoo cults, and sexual exploitation while trying to solve a grizzly murder case and avoid legal entrapment. I'd recommend The Empowered to those who like thrillers that reinforce the omnipotent sovereignty of God and His will. It's also worth noting that, while being the second book in a series, this book is a suitable stand-alone read. 3/5 stars.
*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary print copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*
Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Powerful StoryMarch 7, 2018Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Empowered is the second book in A Trevor Black Novel series by Craig Parshall. I hesitated about reading it due to the back cover and reference to voodoo. While this is a story that deals with spiritual darkness, there is so much more in this story. Trevor was a powerful attorney in New York who became a christian and was given the gift of sensing supernatural forces.
Since being forced to stop practicing law, Trevor has moved and spends his time fishing and writing true-crime articles for magazines. He maintains his friendship with New York police detective, Dick Valentine. Dick has just called him regarding a spooky death of a Washington lawyer. When Trevor gets a call to speak at an attorney's convention in New Orleans, he and his daughter go to New Orleans. Almost immediately things begin to happen, someone is found dead in Trevor's hotel room and his daughter goes missing. Trevor starts investigating finds demon worshiping and human trafficking alone in New Orleans.
I am so glad I read this book. It has a slow start but gets moving and never stops. There is suspense and mystery. Some of the thins I enjoyed about the story was Trevor's strong Christian faith and his strength to speak out against the supernatural. Another things is since Trevor became a Christian, he is trying to change his life. He has united with a daughter he never knew he had and is trying to build a relationship with her. Due to the violence and topics in this story I would caution the prospective reader. This is not a book for the young reader.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network This is my honest review.
WagaboodlesMinneapolis, MNAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Hard to put downFebruary 24, 2018WagaboodlesMinneapolis, MNAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0The Empowered is a high energy novel that takes ex-attorney Trevor Black from his home on Ocracocke Island (NC), to Louisiana, to Washington, DC., as he gets drawn into a string of murders, a web of sex-trafficking, and a voodoo connection to it all. I'll confess that the mention of voodoo in the summary of the book almost made me pass it over as it seemed too forced--trying to make a story into a spiritual story for the sake of its readers. This, however, was not the case. Well, not entirely. The voodoo plot definitely is connected to a spiritualization of the events in the story, but then, the who story itself is focused on the spiritual realm and its connection to the physical.
In addition to a compelling story around spiritual battles manifested in the physical realm, The Empowered also develops a father's relationship with an estranged daughter who joins him in his investigation. Both father and daughter are drawn into an investigation riddled with danger and peril--not only for themselves but for many innocent girls as well.
I found Craig Parshall to be part Frank Peretti, part John Grisham, and part Robert Ludlum (the book cover references Stephen King and Dean Koontz as well). I found the book hard to put down, and I would definitely read more books by Craig Parshall.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased book review.
Cricket5 Stars Out Of 5Mystery That Exposes Real Life EvilFebruary 21, 2018CricketQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Trevor Black's reputation for unusual gifts in identifying the dark side of the spiritual realm sets the stage for a request to investigate a mysterious voodoo death in Washington DC. The twists and turns of the investigation is the theme of Craig Parshall's newest book, The Empowered.
Trevor's life has been more than a little adventurous after he was disbarred as an attorney, but his faith in Christ and his gifts of discernment of the evil that lurks in the midst of the tangible world opens doors to be a light in the darkness.
This latest fiction work reflects the real world truth of human trafficking around the globe that enslaves forty-six million people and also the "dark web" that feeds and sustains this industry. This "underbelly" of the Internet reportedly attracts 2.5 million visitors a day.
Most significant, however, is how Craig Parshall spotlights the truth of the two invisible kingdoms surrounding us, one of darkness and one of light, that we as believers can often forget.
As the world around us appears to become more dangerous and unpredictable each day, this spotlight is an important message for Christians to awaken to the real source of the division, chaos, and mayhem that is afoot. It is also time to awaken (as Trevor did) to our responsibility as "light bearers" in the midst of darkness.