The Cards

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Phillip sat for a long minute. His heart raced to keep up with the questions flooding his mind. Was he really going to do this? What were the odds that a little stack of cards could give him the answers and the hope he craved?

Book: The Cards by Bill Myers, Tyndale House Publishers, 1998
Genre: Supernatural/Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13-18
Subjects: Occult, dating relationships, trust in God, outreach
Summary: A hope and a future. Phillip craves this and is desperate enough now to do whatever it takes to get it. When Madame Theo promises hope and a future he can predict and control, he willingly gives himself over to the tarot cards, breaking off the associates they say will hurt him – including breaking up with his girlfriend and pursuing the things it says to. The problem is Madame Theo isn’t who she pretends to be. And the one living in her happens to be quite dangerous.
Notes: This is another book about demon possession and another form of the occult: tarot cards. The character, coming from a difficult home life, is longing for hope and a future, and the tarot cards promise a future and give hope for being able to control it. He has to learn where real hope and a guaranteed future can be found. Just as the others in the series do, this book does a good job looking at how serious the occult is and how seriously powerful God is.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


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