Item description for Ishbane Conspiracy, The by Angela Alcorn, Karina Alcorn & Randy Alcorn...
Overview INTENSE SPIRITUAL BATTLE... CONFUSED PARENTS... A YEAR THAT WILL CHANGE FOUR LIVES...FOREVER! Jillian Fletcher: the picture-perfect cheerleader-terrified of losing control Ian Stewart: an athlete who dabbles in the supernatural Brittany Powell: brilliant tough girl who trusts no one Rob Gonzales: a former gangbanger facing his biggest conflict yet... In one unforgettable year, four students do battle with light and darkness. Competing worldviews, occult influences, and the allure of a culture of death threaten their survival. Can they, and their parents, take the drastic steps necessary to resist the dark spirit forces attacking them, and summon a Power greater than the gates of hell?
Publishers Description INTENSE SPIRITUAL BATTLE CONFUSED PARENTS A YEAR THAT WILL CHANGE FOUR LIVES FOREVER Jillian Fletcher: the picture-perfect cheerleader terrified of losing control.Ian Stewart: an athlete who dabbles in the supernatural.Brittany Powell: brilliant tough girl who trusts no one.Rob Gonzales: a former gangbanger facing his biggest conflict yet In one unforgettable year, four students do battle with light and darkness. Competing worldviews, occult influences, and the allure of a culture of death threaten their survival. Can they, and their parents, take the drastic steps necessary to resist the dark spirit forces attacking them, and summon a Power greater than the gates of hell?
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Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Treasure Publishing
Running Time: 400.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.29" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.93" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Treasure Publishing
ISBN 1934384038 ISBN13 9781934384039
Availability 0 units.
More About Angela Alcorn, Karina Alcorn & Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries. His books include the bestsellers The Treasure Principle, Deadline, Dominion, Lord Foulgrin's Letters, and The Ishbane Conspiracy. He has written seven other nonfiction books. Randy and his wife, Nanci, live in Gresham, Oregon, and have two grown daughters, Karina and Angela.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ishbane Conspiracy, The?
Not Worth Your Time Jul 22, 2008
I have read another of Randy Alcorn's fiction books and loved it (Safely Home) but was very disappointed with this book. I work as a college minister and am very familiar with what young people are into these days but I found Alcorn's scenarios sensational and overblown.
Within the book a handful of high school students are involved in every 'evil' practice imaginable: witchcraft, drunk driving, drugs, abortion, pregnancy, bringing a gun to school, suicide, death by alcohol poisoning, etc. It's a parent-of-a-teen's worst nightmare. I'm sure the author's intent was to scare parents into being involved in their kids' lives and to warn teens of the dangers out there. But if I was a parent of a teen reading this, I would be scared to death that one misstep (like letting them listen to Metallica or watch Pleasantville) and my son/daughter would be strung out on drugs, channeling spirits, and on the brink of suicide. I think the resulting life/parenting would be a cloistered, fear-filled Christianity that is nothing like the bold, in-the-world life of Jesus.
Beyond that, I found the dialogue stilted & cheesy and the plot lumbering. Not one of Randy Alcorn's best (though I remain a big fan). Read Safely Home or Heaven instead.
Isbane ... May 7, 2008
Alcorn is a C.S. Lewis fan and it definitely reads in this book! It is a great book that will open your eyes to the spirit realm. It is a mix between Peretti's This Present Darkness and Lewis's Screwtape Letters. It does have scenes and topics that aren't appropriate for younger audiences. I would love to see this one at the movies!
t apking Nov 28, 2007
Love it, Love it, Love it....Great book and I love how Randy Alcorn has the demons banter back and forth. They don't interrupt at all. I agree that every teenager and anyone involved with youth should read this book. EXCELLENT READ!
This book could just change your life... Oct 1, 2007
Any book can tell the story of four imperfect students. But this book is different.
Jillian may seem like a good Christian girl, but she's struggling. Brittany may seem like just another of those pretty girls that got in with the wrong crowd, but she's dissatisfied. Ian may seem content with his drinking, interest in witchcraft, and girlfriends, but he's afraid. And Rob may seem like a happy, moral guy, but he's hiding something.
Only God can help them. But this is Lord Foulgrin's greatest fear.
Every other chapter is a letter from the correspondence of the Devil's servants as they discuss how to ruin the four main characters. But through these letters clearly shine numerous messages to the readers. So while the evil tries in vain to destroy the good, readers are challenged to persevere for the good. To flee from evil. To see through deception. To comfort those who are struggling. To stand up to what is wrong. To encourage others to do right. To treasure God's Word. To be continually praying and to understand the power of prayer. To value one's family. To put others first. And to imitate Christ's forgiveness.
It causes you to think of life through the eyes of God. It's a glimpse of the big picture. And all the while, it's one of those books you don't want to put down.
For teenagers or parents, this book is worth your time. All the way.
Distrubing - in a good way Jul 25, 2007
I liked this book, but was disturbed by it. By that I mean, the "letters" between Ishbane and Foulgrin made me really start to think at how Satan works on us.