A Spiritual Battle
The Lie by L.R. Clarke is the second book in The Seekers series but can be read as a stand-alone. It is a YA Christian novel that I really enjoyed even though I am considerably older. The novel is an adventure. There is a mystery to solve and a life to save.
L.R. Clarke shows through her imaginative plotline that life is a spiritual battle against the forces of darkness. There is much more out there than we can see, feel and hear. We need to stay closely connected to God and make sure that His is the voice that we listen to. “Just because the Way is narrow, you do not need to fear.” Faith is the opposite of fear. If we have faith in God, we need never fear as He is always with us.
We need to remember to pray. Prayer is the most powerful thing we can do. We need to fight all our battles on our knees. “She did the only thing she could do… She continued to pray.”
There are some truly beautiful scenes set in the Garden of Eden. The reader can ‘feel’ the perfection and then the despair, following the fall.
What we focus on and think about shapes who we become. If we know God and His word, His light will shine out of us for all to see. “The Apprentice could barely stand to look at her, such was the anointing.”
The Lie was a cleverly constructed novel. It’s time periods went backwards and forwards from present day. The story was the product of L.R. Clarke’s imagination interwoven with scripture from the past and a foretelling of the future. I really enjoyed The Lie. It was like nothing I had read before but it was entertaining and it made me think.
Life is a spiritual battle and we would be wise to remember that. We need to be careful what we fill our minds and souls with.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.