24 January 2015

The Ishbane Conspiracy by Angela, Karina & Randy Alcorn

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Jillian is picture-perfect on the outside, but terrified of getting hurt on the inside. Brittany is a tough girl who trusts almost no one. Ian is a successful athlete who dabbles in the occult. And Rob is a former gang-banger who struggles with guilt, pain, and a newfound faith in God. These four college students will face the ultimate battle between good and evil in a single year. As spiritual warfare rages around them, a dramatic demonic correspondence takes place.

Readers can eavesdrop on the enemy, and learn to stave off their own defeat, by reading The Ishbane Conspiracy.

The Ishbane Conspiracy by Angela, Karina and Randy Alcorn takes a look at the lives of four teenagers and the demons trying to tempt and steer them away from God. This novel tries to modernize the message of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, though I do think it falls a bit short. While the Alcorns have many valid, important points about spiritual warfare throughout their writing, the story itself could have been better crafted. Their characters seemed like mere caricatures of cliches, the exchanged (long-winded) letters between demons grew more tedious to read as the plot progressed and many moments of dialogue came across preachy and over-the-top. Strangely though, I couldn’t seem to stop reading it and the ending caught me off guard with a bit of emotion. The Ishbane Conspiracy is an overall interesting, thought-provoking read, but still, I can’t say that I see myself recommending this book to anyone - I think I’d be more likely to recommend Lewis’ classic for interested readers.

Thanks to Blogging for Books, I received a copy of The Ishbane Conspiracy and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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