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on January 17, 2015
I give this book five stars. It was beautiful in it's portrayal of the angels and Jesus. The way he described he'll and the demons really took you there. How he described the love of God was amazing. It was a beautiful book and for me it was a privilege to be able to read this book.
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on January 9, 2012
Poor spelling and grammar, dull unimaginative plot and haphazard narrative structure. I would have expected more effort to have been made.
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on May 15, 2011
Characters are shallow and predictable. Dialog of the characters is shamefully wanting and full of excuses for the dry exchanges. The writing is horrid and in dire need of professional editing.

It's dry and torturous reading and over priced at $2.99.
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on June 10, 2011
...But I wanted my $2.99 back right from the first sentence. "Near the ceiling of an immense, dark cavern, a tear in the fabric of space wrenched open and was followed by a twisting metal sound that echoed among the craggy walls."

Now, most any author concerned with actual storytelling would remember that space doesn't normally tear asunder in one's everyday experience, and so would embellishment this fanciful concept with more than just a sound effect. Alas! Matt Slick has more on his mind than constructing a proper novel.

As amateur Christian lit goes, I can imagine worse. Had it been worse it would have made for a more interesting read! Instead we are treated to heaping doses of the things the author is most interested in: his own particular theological theories (laid out in thick, pedantic slabs as a mostly one-sided conversation between an angel and Mark, a human he has rescued from the brink of suicide) and Matt's near masturbatory descriptions of demons.

To call the characters two dimensional would be an insult to the Y-axis. They serve mostly as the mortar between hot demon-on-angel action and heavy doses of religious philosophy. The latter are attempts to construct an argument for God's existence based on logical axioms. Unfortunately, the author's fatal misunderstanding of the nature of logic leads to some absurd deductions.

Were Matt Slick more concerned with humanity the book might actually gel as an engaging read. He is at least able to put one foot in front of the other as a writer, but the characters are so wooden, the demons so Disney, the beauty of heaven so drippy and cloying, that The Influence reads as one elongated Chick tract.
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on February 12, 2013
Good to read thriller.
opened my eyes to the supernatural. It is real.
Get a copy today
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on November 18, 2012
I can't fathom the level of mental illness required to believe we live in a world like the one in this book. I know it's supposed to be a work of fiction, but having read and listened to Matt Slick, I think he truly believes there are angels and demons.

Ok, no. Some animals (humans included) are naturally bad or good. I have two dogs; for some unknown reason, one is very bad, always picking on and terrorizing the other one, and the other one is sweet and good natured. Am I supposed to think one is ruled by an angel and the other by a demon???

Go to youtube and search for silver fox experiment.
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