Sunday, August 18, 2013

What I'm Reading Now!

Surviving Sunday by Melinda Michelle

The church is considered to be a place of refuge in times of trouble, but reality shows us that despite our sincerest motives, the evils of this world sometimes manifest in the hearts, minds, and lives of those who are striving to be dedicated Christians! In Melinda Michelle’s impressive debut novel, Surviving Sunday, the Heavenly Hosts must wage a fierce battle to save man's soul from the demonic spirits of deception, hatred, and jealously - and their human counterparts soon realize the multitude of prayers that are needed to win the war against darkness!

The battle is on at Kingdom Builders Worship Center, as some of its most loyal and faithful members are caught up in the evil crusade of “The Dark One” to destroy their lives! There’s the music minister and his wife, Seth and Sheridan, who are confronted with a deception so deep that it almost causes them to lose themselves, each other, and a powerful weapon in which to defeat the enemy. Then comes Grey, a head-strong woman who is struggling with her faith as her financial situation becomes very “complicated.” And, finally, Kadijah, a young woman on the verge of claiming her salvation but whose life is threatened by those closest to her! 

But like any battle, there are also those who fight on the side of good, and Surviving Sunday offers an intimate glimpse into the power of prayer and its ability to protect those in distress! Pastor Josiah, Mother Emma Lee Ellis, and Ms. Ruth prove eager and willing vessels in the fight against the sinister forces that are bent on the destruction of Kingdom Builders and its members. In their secret closets, they offer prayers of protection against “The Dark One” and his army of devilish imps, and even the Angels depend on these “seasoned saints” to provide the necessary prayer covering so that the Truth, which will redeem the saints and bring order back to the church, can be delivered! 

Surviving Sunday is the first novel in Melinda Michelle’s Christian warfare series and magnificently brings to life Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places!  It is full of intrigue and suspense, and I was blown away by the revelations that awaited me as I read page after page! Will Seth and Sheridan recover from deception? Will Grey continue to be steadfast in her faith despite her circumstances? And what will Kadijah do when she finally comes face to face with her hidden enemy? I couldn’t wait to find out the answers and neither will you as you read this fascinating account of the spiritual warfare that occurs daily on our behalf! I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading Melinda Michelle’s second book in the series, Monday Madness!