Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Review of The Dividing Stone by Anita Estes

The Dividing Stone

Anita Estes
January 19, 2016
Tate Publishing

ISBN  978-1681872001
Print $16.99

About the Book:
A sinister, dark force hovers over the unsuspecting valley when Margo Pierson discovers a tattered letter illuminating a mysterious ancestor and warning them of “a diabolical evil that stalks this town.” Through preoccupied with preparations for the prestigious craft show, Margo, the young potter, is catapulted into a quest to unearth the truth and expose the uncanny murder of her namesake Unwittingly, she and her companions stumble upon an ancient stone that holds the secret to both the past and present dangers. Caught off guard by her nemesis, Bill Guiles, he kidnaps Ms. Pierson and attempts to erase all she discovered of the secret society, Will their plans be thwarted? Will havoc be the new order? Will relationships be ruined and marriages annihilated? As the forces of good and evil engage in a spiritual battle in the heavenly realm, can Margo survive and foil the deadly curses set in motion centuries ago?

Come join Margo Pierson and friends for a roller-coaster ride and supernatural adventure of your life.

My review:
Ms. Estes’ debut inspirational fiction is filled with darkness and terror, evil and demons battling for control. Using the cover of the church and secret societies, demons hold sway over those who have denounced faith, or who are weak-willed. Even Margo and her husband Chris’s friends are close to tragedy in this story of spiritual battle.

Told in multiple viewpoints, The Dividing Stone whips the reader from heaven to earth to the realms of the demonic in fast action. Detailed, brittle, even gory in places, the story unfolds as Margo gradually closes in on the truth of the events surrounding her ancestry in a quaint New England community. Little does she know the forces unleashed that fateful day of a long-ago suspected suicide have never left and are simply waiting to finish what they began when Margo finds a cursed piece of antiquity.

Friday, January 15, 2016

debut suspense novel from Anita Estes


Anita Estes debut novel

Product Details

ISBN 978-1681872001
January 19, 2016
Tate Publishing
buy from Anita's blogpage
buy print book on Amazon

Peppered with mystery and intrigue, The Dividing Stone engages the reader in a dynamic interplay of supernatural forces, reflecting the  multifaceted reasons for the demolition of marriages and division in the church. It explores the spiritual and human dynamics involved in the treacherous plot to destroy believers, and the extraordinary power of prayer to overcome evil

From the back:
A sinister, dark force hovers over the unsuspecting valley when Margo Pierson discovers a tattered letter illuminating a mysterious ancestor and warning them of "a diabolical evil that stalks this town." Though preoccupied with preparations for the prestigious craft show, Margo, the young potter, is catapulted into a quest to unearth the truth and expose the uncanny murder of her namesake. Unwittingly, she and her companions stumble upon an ancient stone that holds the secret to both the past and present dangers. Caught off guard by her nemesis, Bill Guiles, he kidnaps Ms. Pierson and attempts to erase all she discovered of the secret society. Will their plans be thwarted? Will havoc be the new order? Will relationships be ruined and marriages annihilated? As the forces of good and evil engage in a spiritual battle in the heavenly realm, can Margo survive and foil the deadly curses set in motion centuries ago?

Come join Margo Pierson and friends for a roller-coaster ride and supernatural adventure of your life!

The Dividing Stone
No one can escape it. 

Read an excerpt:
Margo stared at the tattered piece of brittle paper in disbelief. A gust of wind almost tore it from her hands, but the cold blast quickly died. Her eyes raced across the faded, amber-colored letter as she struggled to absorb its meaning. She stood transfixed and read the vehement warning written with a fountain pen in red ink. 

There is a diabolical evil that stalks this town. 

The next sentences were barely legible, but she could make out a phrase: “a true-blood Dubier.” 

The name sounded familiar from her research. Margo thought it might be one of the founding town fathers. She backtracked and deciphered a few preceding words. “They are closer than you think. Beware!”

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Book Release: The Dividing Stone by Anita Estes


Set on a quest to discover her mysterious ancestor, Margo Pierson, is catapulted into a battle to overcome a sinister society bent on annihilating Christians. 

On a hunch, she and her husband uncover a cryptic stone that thrusts them headlong on a path of destruction. While others are caught off guard, Margo senses an evil presence and comes face to face with the master manipulator, Bill Guiles. 

Through his devious devices she gets tangled in his web, until she is rescued by an unlikely character. In a struggle to posses the stone, the dark secrets of its origin  are revealed.



Enjoy a flavor of The Dividing Stone by Anita Estes


The Dragon Master of the Dark Abyss breathed fire and summoned all his minions. He roared with a fearsome anger like rolling thunder. “You fools! What bumbling idiot allowed that book to fall into her hands?"

Margo raced over and gasped at what was on the other side. “Oh no!” She couldn’t believe her eyes. Encased in a ring of open rectangular designs stood bands of stylized symbols. “Hieroglyphics?"
                                                                            

“Well, in the six months I’ve been a Christian, I’ve been saved by an angel and from the jaws of a bear.” He gulped his black coffee. “I never thought someone like me would’ve been helped by something I didn't even believe in, and now by...prayer!"




Monday, January 11, 2016

Wakulla Book Review: Christian Olympics by S.E. Gregg


       
“The Christian Olympics” by author S.E.Gregg is a pretty good read.The book covers a wide variety of issues confronting Christians. 

The book is interesting and thought provoking in its analogy of a Christian's life being like the Olympics. Struggles with life's little problems are broken down into categories such as competition, preparation, and exercise.

In reading this book, I was encouraged to realize that my struggles in life can be likened to a race where I can do better through diligent training, spiritual exercise, and a commitment to overcoming adversity. 

I enjoyed the book as a father because it addresses parenting and related subjects helpful to anyone with teenagers. 

Finally,the book is well written with reasonable scriptural references. I especially enjoyed the presentation of the material in an uplifting and meaningful manner as opposed to  some books whose authors are more dogmatic or demotional view to express their points.

I would suggest new Christians, newly married, and new parents read this book - and yes, athletes too!

Wakulla Book Review by Richard P.




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I want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews. 



Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
Wakulla Correctional inmates of John 3:16 books. 





Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. 
Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."
                                                                                                  

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