Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thomas Phillips' The Molech Prophecy ~ Reviewed
The Molech Prophecy
By: Thomas Phillips
Publisher: Whitaker House
Former gang member Tommy Cucinelle thought he had left his old life behind when he became a Christian. That’s why he’s surprised when his pastor asks him to use his old “skills” –finding people who don’t want to be found—to locate the church secretary after she mysteriously disappears and the church is vandalized. The police don’t have any leads.
Tommy’s investigation brings him face-to-face with unpleasant memories from the past threaten his new identity, but inner turmoil is soon the least of his worries. A local Wiccan church is at the heart of the mystery, and Tommy’s search uncovers a startiling prophecy about child sacrifice to the pagan god Molech. When the missing woman’s sister----and Tommy’s newfound romantic interest---disappears as well, the quest becomes personal.
Author Thomas Phillips wrestles with the important issues of faith, new life in Christ, and submission to God in this thrilling tale of adventure and mystery.
The Molech Prophecy starts out as a simple mystery and turns into a scary ride. The further I read in the book, the more suspenseful it got. The plot takes surprising and satisfying turns.
Tommy is as real and down-to-earth as a character can be. He’s also surrounded by side characters a person would run into in everyday life. Tommy is a fairly new Christian dealing with a secret past that is well-developed in the story. He draws you in from the first page.
I found the way the Wiccan church was portrayed as interesting and informational. The author successfully ties in a false God worshiped by pagans in the Old Testament. It had me searching the scriptures to study more on the topic. You know it is good Christian fiction if is has you seeking out truth in the Word.
I look forward to reading more from this new author, Thomas Phillips. I recommend this book but make sure you’re safe at home reading it.
Reviewed by Shellie Powell