James Byron Huggins’ past works were largely Christian, faith-based fiction. Like a few other of my fav, faith-based authors, he’s oh so talented in producing content that’s largely fiction, yet superbly mingled with Biblical, faith-based fact.
The book featured in this review is consistently a go-to when folks ask me for reading suggestions. I can easily and confidently suggest this novel, for those who enjoy a great thriller, because it’s faith-based and not infused with sexual situations and foul language.
I got to do that very thing, last weekend, after church It’s also the reason I’ve produced a refreshed version of a review I wrote about Mr. Huggins’ book, Sorcerer, several years ago. The story is a favorite and I’ve read it several times.
Some books are like that. You make friends with the characters. A certain season arrives and it’s the perfect read for that season. Sorcerer is one of those kinds of books. So, let’s jump into the good stuff and lemme tell you why you should invest in this book.
The declined condition of the human spirit is an even bigger asset to help him succeed. The stick-packing, prayer-wielding nomads are long dead and most of mankind has either lost all faith or has developed great faith in things that can’t save them.
The story gets grim as the sorcerer begins his rampage. The more pain and destruction he delivers, the more intense his pleasure and desire to bring about more calamity. Just as he’s surfing high on his wave of dark destruction, a light ignites, dispelling the gloom around it.
To his dismay, he can’t extinguish it. It was produced by grace, is fueled by faith and it’s growing. At first, there was only one, but soon, other light-bearing warriors appeared to assist, each with their own special talent to wage war against the sorcerer.
The sorcerer’s resolve hardens, though, as his ancient mind produces memories of long ago. He remembers both failures and successes.
The man can write heroes that are unforgettable. He gives them dazzling qualities while outfitting them with just enough vulnerabilities to keep them challenged. The situations they face are ferocious, in both the physical and supernatural realms. They provide a quality glimpse of what actually goes on around us, in the war for our souls, that we often don’t get sight of while living in these temples of flesh.
Sincerely, just 'cause we can't see some things, doesn’t mean they aren’t there... (2 Kings 6:17, KJV)
Shalom!He remembers that even in the most experienced and talented light-warriors are sometimes vulnerable to discouragement, allowing their faith can be shaken. The sorcerer is counting on that, and his own cunning, to undo the enemy and blast them out of his way while. Once done, he’ll be set to take on the rest of mankind and then destroy it.
Wear goggles and pack your chute! You'll need both when Huggins yanks you off the edge in this one!
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