BEHIND THE SPIRITUAL LINES by R.J.  Ellis

BEHIND THE SPIRITUAL LINES

Curse of the Gifted Child

KIRKUS REVIEW

Angels, demons and the supernatural collide in Ellis’ first book.

Ellis takes readers into a supernatural realm, similar to limbo, where good and evil fight for control. Cliff, a 16-year-old boy, has been chosen by warrior angels to carry out a mission—save his possessed sister and conquer evil. Demons possess him in the process, and Cliff, an angel in human form, soon lands in an asylum, desperately searching for a grip on reality. This book is a story about good and evil and, through Cliff’s journey, delves into what happens behind spiritual lines—what happens in everyday life that isn’t visible to the human eye. Vivid descriptions of heaven, the Garden of Eden and angels provide insight into what “the other side” actually looks like. These battles not only well illustrate what happens in a heavenly battle, but they also symbolize the binary decision-making process between right and wrong, often represented by a demon on one shoulder and angel on the other. Cliff is not by himself in his struggle. In an effort to spread the message of Christ, angels come to Earth, live as humans and try to conquer evil. Cliff is one of the many who must navigate good and evil in human form, despite being an angel. The clashes between angels and demons, and Cliff’s journey in an asylum, speed the pace. The possessed teenager has the requisite charms and flaws to appear three dimensional, and the author describes the celestial imagery in memorable detail. The ongoing inner struggle between the possessed teenager and the real angel within ratchets up suspense. While the book needs a good copy editor, the fast-paced read is worth the grammatical oversights.

A fine story of angels versus demons and their unseen spiritual battle.

Pub Date: March 9th, 2012
ISBN: 978-1470140151
Page count: 264pp
Publisher: CreateSpace
Program: Kirkus Indie
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