In a few weeks book number four,"The Redeemer" and the conclusion to "Reluctant Demon Diaries" will be out. What I have learned from my fan mail is that a lot of readers are worried about how this series will end. They have become emotionally attached to the sympathetic lead character, a fallen angel with no name, and are concerned about his fate. After all, he did not intend to rebel against God. He fell with Lucifer by mistake because he could not decide where to stand when the war in Heaven broke out. As a result, he became a demon, but not a very good one, and was sentenced to serve Satan as a watcher over the Earth to alert his master as to what God was likely to do next. When I read the reviews posted on various websites, I find it interesting how many reviewers find it necessary to remind readers that this is a work of fiction and that no such angel ever existed. Nonetheless, many people have written to me to tell me how much they identify with No Name as he stumbles and bumbles through history, always advising God on how to better manage the Earth while all the time planning his plea to re-enter Heaven. "This is a book about demons. Should I be laughing at this?" asked one writer.But now, the day of reckoning has come. No Name is about to encounter Jesus. Those who have followed him through the Old Testament must now confront his ultimate destiny. Can a demon somehow be redeemed? There is a theological divide between those who believe in second chances for all of creation and those who believe something else. No matter how the story ends, someone is going to be mad about it.
I can hardly wait to read it.LOB.
Seize the DayThree things happened this week that signal a transition of time for me. My birthday falls on Good Friday. My mother’s only surviving relative, her sister, died. I have now become the oldest living member of my family. I am not sure how that happened so quickly. As I look back over the expanse of my life I find myself thinking about what I would have done differently. I can think of one or two. First, I would not have wasted so much time worrying about all the terrible things that might happen – most of which never did. I am pretty sure my worrying about them was not the reason why. I wish I had learned sooner that life changes in minutes and moments and not so much according to our best-laid plans. That is why it is so important to live in each moment because it is impossible to know until they have passed how important they were. Finally, I would have given up my position as church critic long before I actually did. A few years ago I came to the realization that it was Jesus’ responsibility, not mine, that the church would consist of imperfect people and imperfect doctrine and He did not create me to set them all straight. At the age I now am, I find I have become Switzerland with no intention of going to war against the liberals, the conservatives, the denominationalists, the high church, the deep church, the emergent church, the evangelicals or whatever other groups there may be. I have learned that the blood of Jesus really is sufficient to cover all sins – past, present, and future, including wrong interpretations that have portrayed God as less than He is. So, I begin this new year of my life with a new sense of confidence that the best is yet to come and that Jesus will overcome the world just like He said He would. In spite of my advice.
I got the book from Barns & Noble a little early... couldn't put it down! I think that our friend No Name needed to admit that he WAS wrong. He questioned God in that moment, and it really was his fault he was thrown out of Heaven. I wish he had owned up to that in the end.In spite of that, I have really enjoyed these books! They are nearly impossible to put down and I read all of them in a matter of hours! Will there be more books? I want to know what happens next!!!
I LOVED THE SERIES!! WILL THERE BE MORE TO LET US KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN JONATHAN MARKS LOCATES NOAH ARK? AND WHO SAMANTHA YORK (BLACK ANGEL)IS, I.E., GOOD OR BAD SIDE, GUARDIAN ANGEL, ETC?LINDA
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This series Blew my mind. While historical accounts of Biblical events create the backbone of this story, I was reminded over and over again by this fictitious little demon how much my God did for us humans. What an amazing love story. And, while Ms. Brooks must keep reminding the audience that this is a work of fiction, I am able to attest that this fiction series gave me a much better appreciation of Gods overwhelming non-fictitious love for His creation. Thank you Ms. Brooks. You are an annointed author. That being said and without giving anything away, the end of "The Redeemer" certainly could be interpreted as the start of another book. Is this a possibility or am I too hopeful? And yes, your fans would love for you to write more on the nephilim. Thank you. Holly