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Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Reluctant Demon Diaries
Ancient language expert Samantha Yale returns to translate a new batch of scrolls written by the fallen angel from Lucifers Flood.
Samantha Yale has taken on a daunting translation project. A set of scrolls, delivered by a man she knows nothing about, tells a fascinating and frightening tale of what went on behind the scenes of biblical history. What is even more incredible is who is telling the tale--a fallen angel who immediately regretted his decision to side with Lucifer.
In book three of The Reluctant Demon Diaries series, we find that the mysterious Wonk Eman has disappeared. Fearing the remaining scrolls may be lost forever, Samantha is determined to find him. Her search leads her an old church where she finds Wonk and convinces him that he must overcome his fear and allow her to examine the remaining scrolls.
This new volume of writings begins with the time of the judges over Israel as the nameless angel continues to watch and report to Satan on the progress of humanity as God leads them forward through the reign of King David.
FayeBabyMonticello, FloridaAge: 55-655 Stars Out Of 5A great continuation to books 1 & 2March 7, 2011FayeBabyMonticello, FloridaAge: 55-65Quality: 5Value: 5Love the first person telling of this story. The young demon is funny and so sincere in his efforts to assist people make the right decisions in their lives because he is aware of where the wrong decision can lead. He makes you hope that by the end of book 4 God will hear his pleas and have mercy on him, but you know that is not going to happen, but your heart goes out to him any way.
Bea Benamati5 Stars Out Of 5August 10, 2010Bea BenamatiSurprisingly educational. Really makes you think and research the scriptures. Talks openly about questions many christians are afraid to even think about let alone discuss. I find myself hoping that God will somehow redeem this poor fallen angel. Once you've read these novels you will never take Grace for granted again. I can't wait for the 4th book!
Christy Lockstein5 Stars Out Of 5May 23, 2010Christy LocksteinThe King by Linda Rios Brook is the third book in the Reluctant Demon series. Samantha Yale has received another series of scrolls for translation from the mysterious source, Wonk Eman. He warns her that no one else must see or know about the scrolls, but forces are searching for both the scrolls, and Dr. Yale. Her translation picks up the continued story of an unnamed demon who works for Satan observing the humans and reporting back to the fallen angel about their doings. This demon is putting together his case to present to God as to why he should be allowed to return to Heaven, having no desire to continue in slavery to Satan, he uses his observations about the humans to attempt to understand God himself. The book covers the Old Testament books of Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel with the time of the judges and the Saul and David's kingships. Brook has created one of the most unique works of biblical fiction on the market. Much of the story comes directly from the Bible, but Brook inserts a bit of humor with the demon as narrator. He asks the same questions that readers have been wondering about for millenia, and inserts a sense of immediacy to each story because of his presence. She makes these age old stories very real and understandable for today's reader, while cautiously touching on deeper topics as they relate to the tale. I truly enjoy this series, because Brook gives new insight to stories I've heard my entire life, plus the framing story is really beginning to ratchet up the tension. The Reluctant Demon series should have strong appeal to both young adults and older readers.
Author: Linda Rios Brook
Located in: Tequesta, Florida
Submitted: June 20, 2010
Tell us a little about yourself. I spent 25 years in television as President & General Manager of network affiliates in Texas, Florida and Minnesota. In 1991, I led an investment group to acquire an independent station in St. Paul, MN for 3.2 million, which I managed until we sold it in 1998 for 52.5 million net to the shareholders. From 1999 until 2007, I was the President of the Lakeland Foundation. I am presently the President of the RiosBrook Foundation and an ordained pastor/teacher at Covenant Centre International in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
What was your motivation behind this project? I had been praying for quite some time about my frustration with with how believers struggle with the same maladies of illness, lack, broken relationships, and despair as those who have no hope in God. I preached a message that prayer changes things, yet I didn't see it happening in the lives of people who were examples of faithfulness and holiness. One day I said to God, "Unless You can show me some great eternal purpose in all I see, I don't think I can continue to tell people that You make a difference in the lives of those who serve You and those who don't." Shortly after that, God gave me an incredible dream of eternity - but it was eternity backwards in time. The message of the dream was "you cannot understand the end until you understand the beginning." I didn't know where to start to write what I saw in the dream. Then it came to me to write the story from the point of view of an angel who was cast out of Heaven by mistake. That's how the series began.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? The source of evil in this world is Satan not God. From the beginning, God's plan is that the Earth is the battlefield for for the universe. The war will be won or lost through human beings who will obey what God has created them and called them to do. I have tried to make the Biblical characters real and believable, asking the same questions all Christians want to ask but are afraid to do so for fear of appearing faithless or doubting. The person I had in mind while writing is one who seeks God, does not believe the Bible is true, but desperately wishes he/she did. These books are true to the story, but from a point of view that makes the Bible entirely believable.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? God's relentless pursuit of and willingness to forgive humans for grievous failure is too big for the narrow lens through which we view Him.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Greg Boyd ("God at War" "Satan and the Problem of Evil") Dr. Peter Wagner, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Chuck Pierce, Derek Prince
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Other readers' comments can be found at our website