Item description for Fires of Darkness by Tom Buford...
Overview Douglas and Amy Canton's world is turned upside down. The whole town of Cory is in an uproar over a strange new merchant. The reader is taken on twists and turns through the small streets of the town as we learn that there is more here than meets the eye. 'Fires of Darkness' is a tale of spiritual warfare in the small town of Cory, Nebraska. When a strange tornado destroys Douglas and Amy Canton's farm house and rocks the community, they lean on a memorable cast of characters for support and encounter another world in their search for the meaning of this tragedy."
Publishers Description Fires of Darkness is the tale of Cory, a typical small town in the Midwest until it becomes the target of a grave and dangerous evil ? an ancient evil that means to destroy the town and its people. Cory becomes the background for a spiritual clash between good and evil, and the battleground is fierce as drugs, pornography, and homosexuality are introduced into the community with devastating results. Written with insightful imagery and a vivid understanding of spiritual warfare, the author takes the reader into the Fires to see the eventual power of faith, prayer, and love. A heroic pastor and the town's Sheriff recognize the real enemy and join forces to combat the terror. Add to this, expert character development and unforgettable personalities and you have an entertaining, yet thought-provoking read. Fires of Darkness fills the bill in the spiritual thriller genre and will keep you reading to the very last page. This book will impact how you think about the spiritual realm and God's incomparable love for His own.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.74" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Mar 25, 2005
ISBN 1933148144 ISBN13 9781933148144
Reviews - What do customers think about Fires of Darkness?
Captivating look at Creepy Sep 14, 2005
Author Tom Buford explores the interesting concept of how the battle between good and evil takes place by alternating between the spirit realm a and the earthly realm, much like Frank Perretti. He realistically addresses the subject of pornography, homosexuality, addiction, and drug use, without resorting to condemnation. Buford offers hope through these fictional characters as many real-life testimonies support the fictional premise.
Cory Nebraska is the town that everyone wants to live in. It is quiet, friendly, and neighborly without the big-city vices-until a demonic army lays claim, focusing its battle on Douglas and Amy Canton, a young married couple expecting their first child.
The supporting characters in the book represent people in modern society who are easy to identify with:
Grandy is a lovable older man who faithfully attends church and keeps himself away from temptation. But it is soon revealed that he collects pornography and feels helpless to overcome the addiction. He thought he had it conqueror do, until the demonic army said in two plays a series of events that triggered his craving.
Carson is a young man, a schoolmate of Douglas, convinced from boyhood he is not right sexually and succumbs to the lure of homosexuality.
Douglas thinks he is happily married. At least he thought so, until a glimpse all of two males and a pornographic magazine ignites conflicting emotions and he finds himself attracted to Carson.
Pastor Dewey as a recovering addict and able to share his own fight and offer forgiveness and unconditional love as well as a way out.
Mrs. Osborne is also important as she takes Amy under her wing and teaches her to be a prayer warrior and how to offer unconditional love to her husband, Douglas, as he fights his way to victory there for the dark forces.
Fires of Darkness is an important book for both believers and nonbelievers as it challenges readers to explore the "what if?" scenario of different types of sexual addiction, the power of prayer, and the spiritual battle that takes place daily.
Dispelling the Darkness Oct 12, 2001
Tom Buford has not only written a very entertaining book, but an important one as well. There is a darkness sweeping across our land but there is power available to dispell that darkness. This book has it all - demons and warriors locked in a desperate struggle.
I loved it. Not because it's a spiritual shoot'em up, but because it is also a book of light,hope and love.
Delivered From Darkness Into Light Aug 3, 2001
Thought provoking - soul searching - turn you upside down -life changing! Tom Buford, the author, has used his life experience, that took him beyond the gates of hell and back, to write a book that induces self evaluation from a new dimension. He proves with each page that Fact is stranger than Fiction! This story could take place anywhere and could happen to anyone of us. If there were more Mrs. Osborn's in this world, drugs, pornography, violence, and all things evil would not prevail. Each character walks in our day to day life and you find yourself comparing them to those around you. My thought process and perspective on many things are forever changed by this book. This writing reinforces that it is never too late to go toward the light, no matter how black the darkness!
Most entertaining Christian novel I have read recently Jul 25, 2001
Mr. Buford has a real skill - bringing a very serious Christian moral issue to light in an entertaining fashion. I would feel very good about recommending this book to any young or old person as a novel to read over holidays or on a weekend. I couldn't put it down the first time that I read it. Great characters and a great plot. I hope that Tom writes another novel soon!
The Danger We Face Jun 25, 2001
This book has a message that will enlighten anyone to the danger of pornographic material.Tom Buford knows by experience and has this great talent to convey to the reader with words that keep the pages turning. Fiction is at its best when real world truths are revealed. A must read for our world today.