12 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful
Rachel R. (eli7) reviewed The Ishbane Conspiracy (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 8
I found this book to be a quick read, and one that I was unable to put down. Like all of Randy Alcorn's books, it was thought-provoking and masterfully-written. This short novel was very creative in its style and I highly recommend it to any Christian who is interested in reading a fiction book that isn't all fluff, but gives an idea of how real both demons and angels are. If you like this one, I recommend any other novel written by Randy Alcorn!
In one unforgettable year, four students do battle with light and darkness. Competing worldviews, occult influences, and the allure of a culture of death threaten their survival. Can they, and their parents, take the drastic steps necessary to resist the dark spirit forces attacking them? Can they summon a Power greater then the gates of Hell...Someone who calls them to a higher destiny?
This is a great eye opener and really good for teens or parents of teens. Written by one of my favorite authors, Randy Alcorn.
Back of book:
"Intense spiritual battle...confused parents...a year that will change four lives...forever.
Jillian Fletcher: the picture-perfect cheerleader-terrified of losing control.
Ian Stewart: an athlete who dabbles in the supernatural.
Brittany Powell: a brilliant tough girl who trusts no one.
Rob Gonzales: a former gangbanger facing his biggest conflict yet...
In one unforgettable year, four students do battle with light and darkness. Competing worldviews, occult influences, and the allure of a culture of death threaten their survival. Can they, and their parents, take the drastic steps necessary to resist the dark spirit forces attacking them? Can they summon a Power greater than the gates of Hell...Someone who calls them to a higher destiny?
What is this, a conspiracy?
Readers of all ages can eavesdrop on the enemy's targeting of four students you might meet anywhere. Read classified demonic correspondence revealing strategies to deceive and destroy them-and meet a generation of youth awakened to declare:
EQUIP YOURSELF FOR BATTLE!"
The devil sends messages to his troups, just as all soldier and generals do. The war is for our human souls and satan's generals known as Lords, use intimidation, anger, fear, hate and praise, to keep his soldiers in lines. Randy Alcorn is a very good author and an annointed writer.
Wow. This book left me totally speechless, so I'm not even sure what to write. It's a life-changing book with a really powerful ending. No matter what age or background, every person can relate to the characters and situations, and every person can learn something from this book. It was profound, encouraging, and inspiring.
I'm really impressed and will definitely read more of Alcorn. This is one of the best books I've read in a looong time. And I've read a lot of books.
This is an awesome book ! Anyone who has teens or deals with teens should read this . And the teen should read it too .(mine loved it!) It is a very easy to read book that is enjoyable and gives a powerful glimpse into the supernatural war going on around us. Can be read as a stand alone with no problem , or as a sequel to Lord Foulgrin letters.
Tiffany K. reviewed The Ishbane Conspiracy (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on
I have read other Alcorn books and this was by far not my favorite. I felt like it was more of a sermon cloaked in fiction. Not a realistic story line. He tried too hard to fit all kids of issues into one volume of writing. Does provoke one to think but still not a great work of literature.
I am glad FABIL recommended this to me. Enjoying Joyce Meyers' "Battlefield of the Mind," this book was the first time I read a fictional book portraying our daily battles. The book is directed towards Teens/Twenties but I enjoyed it as a parent. I wish I had someone to tell me how to fight the battle b/t good/evil twenty years ago, when I didn't do so well in the fight. Now, I am armed with what to tell my kids (who are too young to read this presently).
In the book, 4 teenager's lives are intertwined by friendship but differ in beliefs and gods. In each chapter their lives are portrayed, then a letter follows. The letter is written by one of two of Satan's demons. They talk about how they can pit themselves against the teens and make them fail to follow God (in their words, the "Enemy").
The book quotes and references scripture and how it relates to life struggles. One of the best Christian lit books I have read.
Randy Alcorn is an amazing author. A word of caution, if you have NOT read "Lord Foulgrin Letters," you MUST...for this book to make the most sense, ESP. If you read this then LFL. Alcorn does a great job of weaving important truth into a fictional story.