Friday, June 28, 2019

Walking with the Enemy by C. Read Review


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Walking With the Enemy," by C. Read is the true story about the authors involvement with a Bible study group that turned out to be a cult remarkably similar to the Branch Davidians of Waco Texas led by David Koresh.

As of 28 February 1993 Read had been with them for some three years and had grown to love and trust the leaders completely but after she found out the truth about them she could no longer remain.

That did not stop them from wanting her back under their control and influence and her testimony will show how they tried so hard to convince her that they were right and she was wrong.

Cults are on the rise and no one is exempt from their evil influences! And even though David Koresh was violently removed from this earth over twenty years ago his spirit still lives on in the hearts of some very deceived and wicked men.

AWARDS

Walking With the Enemy: A Testimony by C. Read

Published by True Light Publications

www.truelightpublications.com

2017 Best Book Awards--Sponsored by American Book Fest

Award Finalist--Christian Inspirational category

9 November 2017



Fourth Annual Illumination Book Awards 2017

Bronze Award--Illumination Medalists in the EBook Non-fiction category

12 January 2017



Dan Poynters 2016 Global EBook Awards

Bronze Award--Non-Fiction - Religion/Faith categories

14 August 2016



Nonfiction Book Awards

Two Silver Awards--Religion and Spirituality categories

5 July 2016



Moms Choice Awards

Silver Award--Named among the best in family-friendly media products and services.

5 August 2015



Author Bio Read first committed her life to the Lord Jesus Christ in the fall of 1979 while she was in the United States Marine Corps. She was stationed in Hawaii but while on a temporary assignment to Yuma Arizona the Iranian students seized the American Embassy in Tehran and had taken several American hostages.

A special friend of hers was on a six-month deployment to Japan and was placed on red alert. He was prepared to go to Iran at a moments notice and she felt so helpless to do anything about it.

That was such an uncertain time in her life and as unbelievable as it may sound Read was actually thankful for the Iranian Crisis because it was that momentous event that caused her to see the great need for her Savior. About that same time a young Marine whom she had never met came up to her as she was leaving her barracks in Yuma and handed her a Bible and said Here I think you need to read this. He just walked away and Read never saw him again but she will never forget him!



That brief encounter was a major turning point in Read s life and she did take his advice. Read started reading and studying the Bible but that was just the beginning of her walk with God...



“Walking with the Enemy is Read’s story of a three-year engagement with a religious cult and the miraculous event that gave her the courage to escape. …this book is an important narrative for any Christian believer, and might be of particular interest to anyone who is a survivor of a religious cult.
–Foreword Reviews

“An inherently fascinating, thoroughly absorbing, candidly personal story that should be considered urgent reading for anyone having to deal with a loved one tempted to join a cult or already part of one. Simply stated, ‘Walking With the Enemy: A Testimony’ is very highly recommended for personal, church, community, and academic library collections. Indeed, ‘Walking With the Enemy: A Testimony’ is critically important reading for all members of the Christian community regardless of their denominational affiliation!” –Midwest Book Review

“Read offers her personal tale of religious awakening, including her experiences with people whom she says were falsely serving Jesus Christ…
Debut author Read’s story is clearly heartfelt. ..Readers will likely be convinced of the author’s devoutness early on, which she bolsters with many biblical references…
…her memoir delivers a quick, highly personalized account of her life’s journey.”
─Kirkus Reviews

My Review:

Wow. This book opened up my eyes to the fact that anyone can be pulled into in occult, not because of who they are, but because of the leaders of the cult. This was a fascinating and sometimes scary look at how close this woman came to losing her identity. I also want to mention that this is also a book that shows religion in different ways, sometimes in ways that I did not agree with, ut had to read to understand what the author went through. This is not a book to be taken lightly. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. 

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