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6.06.2013

A Season of Mysteries ~ Review

A Season of Mysteries
By Rusty Whitener

Dr Richard Powell is haunted by his memories from the summer of 1976, a summer when he experienced the supernatural world for himself.  Richard didn't go out looking for the supernatural, rather it found him in a way he didn't expect.

1976 was a year of friendship and discovery.  But some of the truths that he discovered were not fully realized until recently.

It was a summer of first love and First Love.  Join Richard as he revisits the summer that changed his life when he came face-to-face with the Evil One and went it battle with The Word and prayer as his weapons.  As Richard looks back and looks at the present he comes to realize that Good and Evil are distinct and separate from each other as are their warriors.  They ebb and flow throughout our lives as moments or periods of Light and Darkness as they clash to fight for dominion of our souls.

Early on in the book as Richard is talking with a colleague he says that his gift to remember conversations would be just words if he journaled them.  To this statement his colleague replies that Words are nearly everything and that early Christian text agrees with him because In the beginning was the Word and the Word was not for the faint of heart!   I think this is something we all need to remember - there is power in the Word.

A Season of Mysteries is an entertaining look at life not so long ago, but a simpler time when the world was larger than it seems today.  But though life seemed simpler there were still issues that were confronted issues of the heart, the mind, and the soul.  If you want a book to capture your attention while making you think about the unseen world around you this is the book you want.

Take a journey this summer with Richard, Willie, Zack, Donnie, Duffy, Julie, and Charlotte as they navigate faith and growing up in Alabama, you won't regret the trip.

I was provided a book by Kregel in exchange for my honest review.

About A Season of Mysteries: A Novel, by Rusty Whitener


Some may think the ability to recall entire conversations verbatim is a remarkable gift. But to fifty-year-old Dr. Richard Powell, it is a disruptive burden. He is being haunted by words. The words take him back to 1976, to the unforgettable summer when he and his friends of Boy Scout Troop 44 first witness an epic conflict between good and evil.
 
Faith was relatively new to Zack, Donnie, Skeeter, and the other boys who had played together on the 1971 champion Little League team. That baseball season was forever imprinted on their souls, due in large part to the life-changing actions of a boy named Rafer. But this summer--they would discover the real depth of their souls and the dangerous influences battling for control of their lives.

A follow-up to Whitener's acclaimed debut novel, A Season of Mysteries takes readers back to a time between the innocence of childhood and the uncertainty of teenage years; where girls, studies, and life's bigger issues become a reality. With the same gripping prose that made Whitener an award-winning screenplay writer, A Season of Mysteries explores the seen and unseen spiritual powers at work and the Ultimate Power who controls it all.