- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Enclave (October 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982598750
- ISBN-13: 978-0982598757
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,895,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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König's Fire Paperback – October 1, 2010
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It isn't the evil of Nachthaus that Konig, and his two fellow Christians-in-hiding, must contend with, but the evil that resides in the heart of all men. For all are sinful and all can fall, but only those who face the time of the final testing and overcomes (so says the philosopher-face) will see the result of what grace has bought for us.
This story will keep you turning pages, have you questioning ideas and beliefs, dare you to look at your own soul and inside your heart, and leave you believing in promised Grace. As Konig learns, "dreaming is seeing the world as it is not". And our dreams can lead us "through fire seven time hotter" and into the arms "of one like a son of man" who can carry us through the flames.
Because no words or review can do justice to this story...because it will speak differently to each reader...highly recommended.
Konig runs a Nazi furnace deep inside a mine in the forest of Romania. Dedicated to his work her serves with a passion, but when a young girl he kills in the furnace begins to haunt him he begins to question things. When nature itself rises up with an army of its own to fight against the atrocities being carried out in the mine Konig finds himself even more conflicted.
5 Stars, I can't recommend this enough!
You've probably read the book description by now but let me tell you, it's not what you think. A book about a torture camp during WWII would not be on my list of reading material but it's so much more then that. It'll challenge you, keep you thinking and shine light into your darkened corners.
Biblically I like the way Marc thinks. I've read a few of his Internet articles and listened to a couple interviews which sparked an interest in his writing. Especially his view of The Shack. Marc is not only a Bible teacher, he is a student of philosophy and it shows in his writing. Not only is it Biblically solid it's philosophically rich. He doesn't paint a one-dimensional god but shows an awesome God as testified in Scripture. God's love and forgiveness shines through but it doesn't end there - we also see His wrath and the consequences of our sin. Konig's Fire is one of those books that will change the reader forever if they allow it.
The writing style is really good although if I heard the word "screeched" one more time I was going to... screech! The storytelling is unique as it doesn't seem to follow a prescribed format. I did have a couple of minor plot concerns but nothing terribly important. I can't reveal them without giving a lot away.
This was the first book I read on the Kindle. The formatting was good and I saw no problems. I'm very thankful that Marcher Lord Press has made their books available as ebooks on Amazon and at a great price too. I'll be reading a lot more of their books from now on.
1 Star = Pathetic
2 Stars = Fair
3 Stars = Good
4 Stars = Excellent
5 Stars = Life changing
It is therefore a testament to the author's story-telling that the characters and plot were as fresh in my mind at the end as when I first cracked the spine three years earlier. This is rare for me. The details of most books fade with time--some faster than others. Konig's Fire, however, managed to etch itself into my brain. I don't doubt that it will be a long time before I forget the imagery crafted by the Marc Schooley.
This is a Christian book, but probably unlike any you've ever read. The setting is claustrophobic, the characters intense, and the creatures that inhabit this hellish world wonderfully surreal. Threaded throughout is the hope of redemption through Christ, but it is cleverly done and never overbearing. The ending was one of the best I've read in recent years.
Another reviewer drew comparisons with Stephen King. As far as sheer imagination goes, Marc Shooley is definitely in the same league.
An easy five stars.
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