The words that come to me to describe this book are "Real Life"! I realize that so many people do not see in the Spirit, but for those of us who do, life is *never* the same as everyone else's. Life here on Earth is never dull, it is never boring, it is instead an on going war until Jesus comes back end the battle. Those of us who see Angels, and Demons live lives that are not really the same as other people's. We often just sit and pray. Many who do not see do not understand. In this book those who see are called Watchers or Warriors. They have a huge mission to fulfill, and just as you or I, they don't always know exactly where God is leading them, only that He is leading.
As Christians we live in a physical world that is totally controlled by a Spirit world. Some people believe this, and others do not. Do I see, yes, I do. Do I know others who see? Yes, I do. Do I know ever so many who do not see, yes indeed! The fresh open honest writing of this book leads me to believe that if Mark Andrew Olsen doesn't see, he knows many people who do. You (Yes, you my readers!) are in a life and death battle that you need to learn more about to survive in this world. Thus, this book is highly recommended reading. It isn't just a really good story, but it is a peak into the real lives of people who live like this daily. A fast paced action packed read, this book has many merits! I urge you to check it out!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. His last novel was the supernatural thriller The Watchers.
The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a Professional Writing graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A failed recon mission deep in the tunnels of Afghanistan has provoked a demonic onslaught that had been brewing for centuries. The mission's sole survivor is reformed black ops assassin Dylan Hatfield, and he once again teams up with Abby Sherman, now at the helm of the Watchers, an ancient spiritual force. Uncovering and preventing a secret wave of death whispered across cyberspace and threatening to be unleash against civilization will require another level of spiritual power and expertise--the Warriors.
Journeying across the Alps of Europe through the multilayered history of warfare in the unseen world, Dylan and Abby uncover an age-old stone engraving that rouses the church's Warriors to action, placing them dead center in one of the fiercest spiritual battles of their time!
And once again they are reminded: This is all part of a vast and perpetual war, a war beyond all human conflicts, one that has engulfed heaven and earth since before the dawn of history....
Abby Sherman is headed back to Israel, where a Watcher, the Sentinel of Jerusalem, lies dying. In her last breaths the old woman tells Abby of an ancient document prophesying humanity's full-scale entry into the ongoing conflict between armies of heaven and fallen angels.
Dylan Hatfield has decided to answer a summons from his old boss and join a secret operation, its mission to reconnoiter the Afghani tunnel complex from which Osama bin Laden escaped in 2001. What he discovers sears his very soul and likely will end his life.
Abby learns of the peril facing Dylan, and she sends out a call for intercession on his behalf. Her frantic email message sets in motion a series of harrowing events, propelling the two on a new mission and quest--one where the stakes are the lives of millions!
The Warriors is packed with high-octane action, featuring exotic international locales, with characters in a clash against spiritual "principalities and powers" with eternal consequences, The Warriors is a story that will enthrall, enlighten, and engage its readers.
If that piques your interest, you can read the first chapter HERE
"Olsen, one of the better writers in this subgenre, delivers powerful, action-packed plots that delve into mystical paranormal worlds."
~Library Journal, Feb. 2008
"Olsen delivers an entertaining thriller likely to be enjoyed especially by fans of the spiritual warfare genre."