Thursday, July 8, 2010
Demon: A Sizzling Summer Must-Read
At the 1987 ACFW conference, I stood behind a line of fans to meet Tosca Lee, vibrant, gorgeous author of the hot new book, Demon. When it was finally my turn, we chatted. Tosca signed. I left, book in hand.
Later in my room, I opened the mesmerizing cover. Felt my eyes get wide.
There on the interior title page, she'd written, How does your story end? Love, Tosca
Goosebumps pimpled my arms. Would this book aid me in my Christian walk? Help me with the writing of my own story? Introduce me to a new friend?
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Three years later, Tosca has become a soulmate of the writerly kind, endorsing, encouraging...offering water to a sojourner on His road. I've watched my girl step out in faith, hold up under warfare, and emerge with a new publisher for Demon, Havah, and her new projects, Forbidden (with Ted Dekker) and Iscariot. Lord willing, Tosca's books will provide growth opportunities for years to come. So...what are we waiting for, huh?
Let's start where Tosca started...Demon. An awful, wonderful, MUST place to start for all who call on the name of the Lord. For temptation will come...will come...will come...
Suppose you are Clay, a recently divorced editor for a publishing house. A rather odd gentleman schedules an appointment with you, an appointment which you have no recollection of making. Suppose that rather odd gentleman is a demon. One of Satan's legions who wants you to write his story.
In Demon, Tosca brilliantly thrusts the harried Clay into a mad courtship with demons who take forms as varied and complex as sin itself. Soon the demon's story intertwines with Clay's own story; Clay struggles to differentiate between truth and lies. As heaven-sent forces rush in to pull Clay from the fires of hell, only one question remains: how will the story--Clay's story and the demons' story--end?
Even if Lee's plot weren't so intriguing, rich imagery and a strong, original writer's voice leaps from the page and pulls you in.
Lee's text spurred me on to research the scriptures related to Satan and his dark forces and their role in the spiritual battle which rages even as I write these words. I hated this book, loved this book...and finished it in two days. Demon, A Memoir, is an excellent read for Christian and nonChristian alike. But be prepared to lose a bit of sleep. Be prepared to spend time in thought and prayer. Be prepared to ask yourself the same question Clay wants anwered: how does your story end?
Check out the new Demon cover!
Which cover do you prefer; new or old?
Do share your hot summer reads!
For a chance at a random drawing for a copy of the rerelease of Demon: A Memoir, leave your name and a comment. Random drawee will be announced on 7/17/10!
And the winner is....Kathy! Congratulations, girl! I'll be getting ahold of you soon!
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