By M. Ann Ricks
Publisher: M. Ann Ricks Literary Creations
Published: December 9, 2013
There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning many into what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable. Don't be alarmed by the "sudden" moves of the God. Pastor Douglass and his family have been positioned for such a move but because of the dense fog of deception that surrounds them, some in the Douglass family have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth, God's truth, even when truth is staring them in the face. They are living lives devoid of the knowledge of who they really and robbing themselves and those they love of their true identity and freedom. Deeply embedded lies from enemy have blinded eyes, impaired hearing and hardened hearts and Angels
I found The Shift to be unique because it wasn’t just about the troubles and difficulties that the Douglass family were going through that we could see, but we could see much deeper than that. We had a window into the spiritual world that is normally invisible to us. We were able to see both the angels and demons as the encouraged and/or tormented each character in the novel.
As we all do in real life, Veronica, Zeborah, Richard and Xion have their own secrets or deceptions that they have surrounded themselves with. These are things that they believe about themselves, whether they are true or not. Secrets they have kept “so that others won’t be hurt”. But what they find is that these secrets and lies get in the way of God’s plans.
The Shift was a fascinating look at how God works in the lives of people and leads them to Himself, freeing them of the bondage that has held them sometimes for many years. It is amazing to see the kind of changes He can make in a person’s life if we will let Him.
The most powerful part of the book for me was to see what the spiritual battleground might look like and how the enemy might be working to influence us with discouragement, frustration, negativity and lies. I also loved the character of Bo, who becomes our example of how to love unconditionally.
The only negative comment I would have about the book is that I noticed a number of proofreading errors in the text as I was reading it.
This was a very inspirational read. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive.
Using Jesus Christ as her example, as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer. M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be. She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the insight that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him. She is the author Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance, The Son and THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.