Monday, November 24, 2008

Field of Blood

We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world.
Ephesians 6:12
With the current popularity of a certain vampire series, bells and whistles sounded in my head when I first read the description of Eric Wilson's Field of Blood. Could there seriously be a "Christian" book about vampires? Would that even work? With my interest piqued, I sat down to read the first few chapters.

As I grew to love the main character Gina Lazarescu, I learned that there is more to her and to her blood that meets the eye. Digging a little deeper I dove into the world of the Collectors and their desperate need to feed their deepest desire. And let's not forget the good guys, the Nistarim who are on the side of the Nazarene. The ultimate fight between good and evil is once again portrayed--Collectors vs. The Ones Who Resist.
There is a constant battle going on around us. A battle for our souls. Will we choose to accept or reject the Nazarene? Will we be ruled by our own selfish needs and desires? Can we see ourselves mirrored in the lives of the Collectors?

From Seattle to Romania and all the places in between, Wilson definitely captured my attention. He does a wonderful job weaving Israel's past with the United State's and Romania's present. His use of quotes from the book of Jude and from Dracula add to the uniqueness of the story.

After a slow start, in the end I did not want to put Field of Blood down. I will anxiously await the 2nd part of this trilogy. My only complaint is that I have to wait till the end of 2009!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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