I stand in humility and reverence to the Lord Jesus. I had no idea this fictional story I wrote would be so timely and inspiring. A few years ago I was in my bedroom when a vision came before me. I continued to write until the vision left. I could literally hear a female’s voice, which happens to be the protagonist, crying in repentance. I made up fictional names and create a fictional word. I had no idea my story was in fact a reality. Some of my scenes are the reality for a few people. I found this out when multiple messages flooded my inbox.
Here is the book blurb: An ill-advised relationship with a married man in the church sent Ebony down a path of regret, which led to an unplanned pregnancy. When the pressure of being the pastor’s daughter and carrying a married man’s child weighs upon her, emotions flare. Shortly afterwards, she threatens to publicize the entire affair, deciding to bear the consequences of the matter. After an untimely event, and unprecedented conviction, Ebony is forced to confess as she battles with thoughts of betrayal to God, the church, and herself.
***I received countless messages from people who actually thought I spoke to someone about their current situation. Others have received closure for a dark moment in their life. I’m simply thankful to be used by the Lord to minister by the gateway of literature.***
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Was this a novel or biography? The events that took place in this story happen so often in church that it is sad. As Ebony Rose told her story I wanted to feel sympathy for her, but I will admit most of the time I was angry with her. And then she would say some of the most profound things through her personal confessions that let you know none of us are exempt from falling prey to sin. Through those confessions I got to see a broken person who was in need of the love of our sweet Savior. They way Ebony opened up her heart to let people who are involved in sin know that they need to flee from it, was beautiful. She didn’t hold back or try to sugarcoat her experience. What she went through millions of people are going through now and Ebony let’s them know they are not alone and that they must repent and surrender to God to be made whole. The Pastor’s Daughter lets you know you can’t be holy if you are not whole.
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Larry Isree has a gift….
I saw my friends die yesterday, one by one.
I beheld the events that led to their death. I must admit, I don’t read the Bible nor attend church regularly. Mistakes are common to me. My bad outweighs my good, so I don’t understand why this… whatever this is … happened to me.
My mother always told me the book of Revelations speaks about Heaven and Hell. I didn’t go to church, but I heard every sermon her pastor preached at least three times a week. I remember the last words she said to me while laying on her deathbed at St. Vincent Hospital. She looked at me through her hazel eyes and said, “Larry, one day the Lord is going to get your attention. I’ve already prayed for you, so I’ll know everything will be all right.” I never thought those words would be the last time I’d hear and see my mother alive. I’m all alone—my father and mother have passed, no brothers, no sisters, and the nearest relative is five hundred miles way.
I still don’t understand everything but yesterday my mother’s prayer came to pass. I still have the first Bible she gave me. Maybe it’s time to blow the dust off that Bible and crack it open.
It all seems surreal. I didn’t believe in Hell, but now I know it’s real. If I close my eyes, I can still see my friends burning in the flames of Hell. The stench of burnt sulfur was everywhere. I couldn’t stop gagging. Hideous creatures, of all shapes and sizes, viciously attacked their bodies nonstop like a lion lavishing a wounded gazelle. It all looked like a scene from a horror movie or better yet one of those gruesome Animal Planet documentaries about lions.
Please don’t look at me like I’m crazy. Maybe I am crazy. I don’t know what to think. Ok, let me try to explain what happened. A few weeks ago Joey Johnson died in a terrible accident. His little brother Thomas wanted to clear his mind, so he arranged a little outing with a few of his friends. I waited at my home for his arrival. My next few sentences may sound weird, but I’m going to give it to you straight. As I sat there, soft voices rang in my drums. I wasn’t spooked, but curious because those voices sounded like my parents. When I rose from the sofa, a bright light appeared and slowly expanded within the room. In the midst of the light I saw a man-like figure. Then, like a mighty rushing wind, a voice said, “Come up hither. I want to show you a few things.” From that moment, it was as if I was being hurled pass several horrible events. When the last person died in my vision, a bright light enclosed me again.
When I opened my eyes, I was back at the church, sitting on the pew. Before I could think, I jumped up and screamed … I mean yelled. Everyone probably assumed I was caught up in the service because Pastor Wellington and the congregation glanced in my direction. I quickly threw a smile their way and waved my hand. After a few minutes of gut-wrenching gazes, I slowly sat back down.
I closed my eyes and took in short increments of air, hoping to settle my nerves. My heart pounded like a marching band. Once the sound of my heart left my eardrums, I slowly glanced around the church and saw all of my friends sitting on the pews alive! Just a few minutes ago they were all suffering in the pits of Hell and now they’re alive! Tears streamed down my face like a running facet. Then ….
Everson is a top-notch lawyer with one mission; to come to the aid of helpless victims in their time of need. However, this time around it does not look that simple. Francis Newberry, a missionary arrested for a double homicide, seems to be hiding something even from him, her lawyer.
As the case progresses, Everson soon realizes he is caught up in a vicious struggle for revenge.
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