Item description for Abiding Darkness (The Black or White Chronicles, Book 1) by John Aubrey Anderson & Lillian Thayer...
Overview There was turmoil in Mississippi in 1945. Race relations were tense, money segregated and good versus evil went to war at Cat Lake. Missy Parker, a wealthy young white girl of just seven, is the target of a horrific attack. After her best friend, the son of a black sharecropper, saves her by giving his own life, she takes on a life mission she won't truly comprehend for years to come. As the families of these two children realize the truth of what happened that day at Cat Lake, their lives are forever connected. Torn between a life simple and ignorant, or one complicated by Truth, Missy Parker must come to terms with the battle she's been thrown into....and either win it, or watch her loved ones die trying.
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Studio: Blackstone Audiobooks
Running Time: 690.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.28" Width: 6.62" Height: 1.05" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2006
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Series Black Or White Chronicles
Series Number 1
ISBN 0786171359 ISBN13 9780786171354
Availability 0 units.
More About John Aubrey Anderson & Lillian Thayer
John Aubrey Anderson was growing up in Mississippi cotton country when he saw John Wayne starring in "Flying Tigers "and knew he wanted to be a pilot. After graduating from Mississippi State University, he joined the Air Force, served three tours in Southeast Asia, and went on to fly planes for Delta Air Lines for twenty-eight years. Now retired from the cockpit, he writes novels, including the acclaimed Black or White Chronicles trilogy, and lives with his wife in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas.
John Aubrey Anderson was born in 1940.
John Aubrey Anderson has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Abiding Darkness (The Black or White Chronicles, Book 1)?
Lots and Lots of Room for Growth May 22, 2008
A rambling, bewildered hodgepodge of schlock from the dead center of mainstream evangelical Christianity. The characters are drawn fairly well; at any rate, they're better than the pompous angels and demons who pop up every now and again to provide sonorous intonations on the action. The author has created a universe where everything is as it should be if party-line evangelicalism were true; everyone who disagrees with the Christians either caves in to its obvious superiority or becomes a demon puppet. For its few dubious strengths, the book in the end reads like a lengthy gospel tract clumsily stitched together with iffy action sequences. As Christian fiction, it's all right. As fiction, it's way below average.
To know Him and make Him known Oct 30, 2007
What a remarkable book! To see realistic characters who are so devoted to the Lord and so quick to pray about their problems was very gratifying. The glimpses into the spirit world were believable. The snake attack and the attack of the deranged man were especially gripping. The various deep South dialects were probably hard work to write, but they came off well and added to the illusion of reality. I had never heard of this author prior to reading this book; he has won me over.
Southern Fried Suspense Jul 27, 2007
When I received my copy of John Aubrey Anderson's debut novel, Abiding Darkness, in the mail I was really excited. Anyone who's an avid reader knows the history of excellent southern writers. It's a huge pair of shoes to have to walk in. I know I'm one of those southern writers still hoping to break into the market and have my own books on the self.
Anderson does not disappoint with this haunting tale of angels and demons at work in the lives of some common folks of Mississippi. These are folks you know. They've been your neighbor. Maybe they still are. This is the tale of one headstrong child named Missy Parker along with family, friends and foes.
It starts out innocently enough. Children at play. When suddenly some adults come on the scene and stir things up. Words and threats are exchanged. And then we're given a glimpse of the truth behind it all. Some unidentified individuals stand nearby watching. One announces to the other, 'It has begun'.
And then things ramp up. As the truth of what that innocent little event really meant unfolds we realize something bad is happening in Cat Lake. Something evil. And it wants Missy Parker. The remainder of the story chronicles her life as she grows into a young adult. She lives, stumbles and learns. She lives, loves and looses.
For me, one of the highlights of the story is Mose and Pip. A black couple, strong and wise, who are much like parents to Missy. They counsel and console. Teach and love. And at times reprimand.
Abiding darkness is a story with heart and soul. You'll laugh and cry. Get scared out of your mind and anger will bubble. All at the guiding hand of this new and talented author John Aubrey Anderson. He has some profound things to teach us along the way. It's well worth your time to look into this novel, enjoy and learn all in the same sitting.
A book like this is rare. Check out the sequel, Wedgewood Grey (The Black or White Chronicles #2), and the soon to be released third in the series, And If I Die (The Black or White Chronicles #3), also.
REVIEWER'S NOTE: This review corrects typos and has additional info not available in a previous review I did under my old profile. That review is called Suspense In A Southern Tradition.
The Best May 30, 2007
One of the BEST books I have read in a long time. I have read some really good books but this book is FANTASTIC.
An Avid John Aubrey Andersen Fan May 12, 2007
I became a John Aubrey Anderson fan while reading his book Wedgwood Grey. I became an avid John Aubrey Anderson fan while reading Abiding Darkness. Both books are part of a series which I read out of order, but that did not deter my enjoyment of either in the slightest.
The talent God has given him as a writer and story teller is eclipsed only by the purpose to which he has obviously dedicated his life and talents--which is knowing God and making him known. Woman Submit! Christians & Domestic Violence