Monday, November 10, 2008

When The Day Of Evil Comes by Melanie Wells

Hey Everyone! 

A "little bird" told me the third book of her series was the best, but I think she sold her self a bit short because this book was great!!! I read it without stopping to do anything else major! That includes the stew I ate while carefully not dripping on my book! ;) A gripping very real life story of what happens when we encounter real life demons and angels. I enjoyed every second of reading this book, and I am going to be reading and reviewing the 2nd book in this series soon! Then, when I finish it, I will be hunting about to see if I can find any other work by this wonderful Author! 

On a more personal note, this book was so much like some of my own writing that I was encouraged, and the flame that causes me to write was reignited. I am dusting off my far behind novel that I started last year. I simply must finish it, I think people might need it! So, not only did I get to read a wonderful book that left me feeling encouraged and strengthened, but I also feel a renewed urge to work on my own writing!  

Find this book and read it! 
Carol :) 

Bizarre Encounter Initiates Extreme Spiritual Battle 

Dylan Foster’s carefully constructed, orderly world begins to fray, thread by thread, the day the eyes of hell turn upon her. After a chance encounter with a creepy, sickly looking stranger, her days become punctuated with disturbing, inexplicable events. Desperate for answers, Dylan seeks not only to extricate herself from the nightmare, but to separate the spiritual from the earthly, friend from foe, angel from devil, good from evil. She’s smack in the eye of the battle with only God-issued spiritual armor and her own wits to protect her. 

I saw the first fly alight on the edge of my plate during supper. This was no ordinary fly. It was huge. The size of a small Volkswagen. I could have painted daisies on it and sold rides to small children. 

Hotter than the eyes of hell... 

School is back in session, but for psychology professor Dylan Foster, the promise of a new semester is dying in the heat of the late Texas summer. First, there is the bizarre encounter with a ghastly pale stranger. Then her mother’s engagement ring turns up—the same ring that was buried with her mother two years before. 
Soon, Dylan’s carefully ordered world is unraveling, one thread at a time. A former patient accuses her of impropriety, putting her career in jeopardy. A suicide plunges her deeper into shadow. Relationships with colleagues start to crumble. And then there are those flies in her house... 
Dylan Foster is about to get a crash course in spiritual warfare—and a glimpse of her own small but significant role in a vast eternal conflict. But when the dust settles, will anything be left of her life as she knows it? 

Story Behind the Book
The reality of spiritual warfare has long fascinated Melanie Wells. A practicing private counselor, she is energized by pondering the significance of seemingly mundane events, the importance of individual faithfulness, and the connection between the spiritual realm and the empirical world. She emphasizes these themes in her book, where the first scene came to her in a dream. 
A native of the Texas panhandle and the child of musicians, Melanie Wells attended Southern Methodist University on a music scholarship (she's a fiddle player), and later completed graduate degrees in counseling psychology and Biblical studies at Our Lady of the Lake University and Dallas Theological Seminary. She has taught at the graduate level at both OLLU and DTS, and has been in private practice as a counselor since 1992. She is the founder and director of LifeWorks counseling associates in Dallas, Texas, a collaborative community of creative therapists. When the Day of Evil Comes is her first published work of fiction, and the first of a three-book series. The second work, The Soul Hunter was released in May, 2006. Melanie lives and writes in Dallas.
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