Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky

A Spiritual Battle Against The Darkness

Invitation is a unique collection of four stories. They are Christian supernatural suspense and very intelligently written. Each story has its own author… Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky… and each tale follows on chronologically but from a different character’s viewpoint.

The characters each have their own skill set and gifting which they apply in an attempt to make sense of supernatural happenings that cannot be explained or understood. The reader sees that life is a battle between good and evil. We must “stay on the path” of goodness.

God speaks through dreams. He foretells what is to come so characters are prepared. We need to put our hope, faith and focus on God.

There are times when we have no words to pray. “All I remember was praying… ‘Dear Jesus, dear Jesus.’ ” God hears the cries of our heart.

God gives us gifts. We see the gift of healing in the novel. We do not heal but God uses us to heal. “I’m just one tool in God’s toolkit.”

Fear can consume us and take over. “You cannot fight fear. You can only replace it.” When fear threatens our lives, we need to lift our eyes to God and focus on Him. He is bigger than any fear we can ever face. “Blast this fear… What was the dark, but absence of light?” We must seek the light at all times.

Sometimes it feels like everyone is burying or twisting the truth. We need to cling on to and speak the truth at all times, in spite of those around us. “Truth is truth… even if I’m the last one alive to believe it.”

There are times when we are called to fight against the forces of darkness. We are never to do this alone but in tandem with God. “The power’s not in us, but God can give us the power to fight.”

There is a wonderful bond between the main characters. They have each other’s backs and support and trust each other.

Invitation was not my usual genre but I really enjoyed it. It was gripping and I am looking forward to reading book two in the Harbingers series. The stories were well thought out and flowed together. Not a book to be read alone or in the twilight. Make sure the lights are on.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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