The Enemy Closes In

Sunday, November 13, 2011

“Those aren’t dead spirits.” “What makes you the expert? If they’re not dead spirits, what are they?” Zach swallowed, took a breath and answered. “Demons.” Zach’s heart pounded in his chest. He knew what he should do, but with Ashley there, with all the kids standing around staring at him…

Book: The Enemy Closes In by Bill Myers with James Riordan, Zondervan, 2009
Genre: Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 12-16
Subjects: Occult, Family Relationships, Miracles
Summary: Still on the run, still searching for their imprisoned parents, Zach, Piper and Elijah pause for vehicle repairs in a small town where Zach meets a pretty girl who could very easily distract him from his purpose. There’s more danger than what they know though. Someone out there will do anything to stop them.
Notes: This is the 2nd in a series about a family where the youngest boy has some kind of supernatural abilities. He has been known to heal people who were injured. This has drawn the attention of evil who wish to possess him. The parents are kidnapped in hopes that they will release the boy to them. The three kids are on the run from these men, while trying to find their parents at the same time they escape the very ones holding their parents prisoner.
In this book, Zach gets mixed up in the occult when he meets an attractive girl who is involved in it. He has to make a decision – go along with what he knows is wrong in order to attract the girl, or take a stand and lose any hope of getting her.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms


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