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Sojourning With Angels: The Rise of Zazriel Paperback – December 1, 2011
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From the Back Cover
"In Sojourning with Angels, R. Leo Olson has crafted an utterly original and soul stirring saga ofunseen warfare that will unnerve, inspire and challenge its readers to viewtheir thoughts, words and deeds in light of eternity. Olson has a knack for getting under your skin with his vivid characters and courageous observations about lust, greed, betrayal and mercy,and piercing your heart with the mysterious power of love. " --Molly Sabourin, Author of Close to Home and Orthodox Blogger
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The power of love, can make a blind man see
Can bring a man to his knees
The power of love, can make a sultan grieve
Can make a skeptic believe
From the opening pages we feel this power strong at work. Oh yeah,... and the power of hate, lust, greed, pride, etc., weigh in with force as well. The characters slide off the page and directly into your heart or under your skin. We have Milo the sleazy real estate guy, Lilly the seductive co-worker, Milo's feisty mother, a homeless guy, a whiskey priest and Natalie, Milo's pregnant wife for starters.
The power of love is south of south
And scorches out all the doubt
The power of love is the name of names
And burns away all the pain
Angels and demons show up as well. The hidden realms are made visible to the reader throughout... and some of the book's characters can see them too. Three angels specifically are highlighted along with a host of other spiritual beings. I know, it's been done in countless books before, but in my opinion not quite like this. The author has dug deep into both biblical and other ancient sources to bring the spiritual realm to life. (See "Authors Notes" on the RLeoOlson website.)
As the sordid details of Milo's life are laid before him by these spiritual beings, the burn and the pain become extremely real to him. "I never knew!Read more ›
I cried tears of joy at the end and it has been many years since a book brought moisture on the last page...
Outcome of this book for me: fight sin... fight sin... pray...pray... fight sin... for sin can be overcome - and we have guardians to help us....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't read a ton of self-pub books but this one really caught my attention. I'm a fan of the angel/demon genre in general and SOJOURNING WITH ANGELS did not disappoint. Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by Erin
Hard to believe this is R. Leo Olson's first novel! It was positively gripping! Whenever I had to take a break I thought of the characters constantly, wondering what might happen... Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Carin Ikenberg
I picked up this book because I like to support Christian authors and especially Christian fiction. Also stories involving the war or conflict between angels and demons are, or at... Read morePublished on March 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer
What a nice surprise! I really liked this book. It was a very fast read to me once I got past the first 6 pages where the author was setting up the characters. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by FASmith
R. Leo Olson's first novel Sojourning with Angels positively beams with it. Perhaps one phrase cannot possibly capture a book, but T-bone Burnett's song [Power Of Love] haunts me... Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Fred Hayward