Of All Things Sacred

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Pub Date 12 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 24 Apr 2024

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Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

A prophet has arrived in the small mountain town of Red Tree, California, bringing with him a revival. Repenting of sins. Healings. Exorcisms. Speaking in tongues. Visions. Prophecies.

Something big is happening in Red Tree, something so transformative the small town can barely contain it. And Iron King's mother is the Prophet's most committed follower, even though Iron's father isn't totally on board.

Any doubts the townspeople have that the Prophet was anointed by God evaporate when a man who questions his integrity is struck by lightning on the church steps. Unreproachable, the Prophet's stature—and his control over the souls in his care —grows along with the size of his church, despite whispered rumors and his increasingly strange prophecies.

Until Iron falls in love with a girl and realizes that between God and Satan, between truth and deception, lies a great contradiction. And a horrific terror.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

A prophet has arrived in the small mountain town of Red Tree, California, bringing with him a...

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This was an intense story with riveting characters. Nonstop action and turmoil. The ending fell a little flat after such an epic build, but otherwise, this was a great suspense thriller with a bit of mystery.

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This was a detailed and intelligent book; one that covered, amongst other things, something that fascinates me: how sane people and families can become indoctrinated into religion, cults and religious cults.

The tension is palpable as it mounts steadily, all starting with a shocking murder flash forward before changing pace completely and introducing us to the main character Iron, and his parents - following their seemingly normal intro to a local pastor before Iron starts speaking in tongues and becomes enamoured with religion; all whilst the father struggles with his own real life demons.

It’s a slow burn, but well worth the wait as the book reaches it’s conclusion after meandering through various characters and the mystery being woven for the reader to try to solve themselves (before being ultimately solved).

More True Detective than Preacher, the pace is low key but the payoffs are there for the diligent reader. I recommend it if you need a longer, cerebrally challenging read.

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Step into a world where the line between reality and the supernatural blurs in Moses Yuriyvich Mikheyev's gripping novel, "Of All Things Sacred". This thrilling tale takes readers on a journey through the mysterious and the unknown, challenging perceptions of what is real and what lies beyond our understanding.

Mikheyev weaves a complex narrative that seamlessly blends elements of suspense, mysticism, and human emotion. The story follows the protagonist as they navigate a series of inexplicable events that force them to confront their deepest fears and question the nature of existence itself. Through vivid descriptions and expertly crafted plot twists, the author keeps readers on the edge of their seats, eager to unravel the secrets hidden within the pages of this captivating novel.

"Sometimes the most sacred things are the ones that terrify us the most, for they hold within them the power to change us in ways we never imagined."

"Of All Things Sacred" earns a solid 4 out of 5 for its engrossing storyline, well-developed characters, and thought-provoking themes. While the pacing may feel slow at times, the novel's rich atmosphere and spine-tingling moments more than makeup for any minor shortcomings. Mikheyev's unique voice and masterful storytelling make this book a must-read for fans of the supernatural and the unknown.

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Of All Things Sacred shows lets us witness what happens to individuals and to an entire town when they fall prey to a false prophet. Told through the eyes of a young boy named Iron we witness Irons mother become a religious zealot and his father attempt to keep his wife happy by giving in to her religious demands. We see “the Prophet” gain more and more power among the community as he is both revered and feared. When a lightning strike and a car accident kill two locals who dared to confront the prophet the people of Red Tree decide it’s best to keep their doubts quiet. Meanwhile, Iron has grown older and wiser and with wisdom his own doubts grow. Iron studies the Bible and finds many contradictions within. As Iron learns more about the written word, and about the Prophet and especially the Prophet’s “girls only” bible studies he decides that the Prophet….this false Prophet…is not a man of God at all and he must be stopped.

This work of fiction includes quite a lot of scripture within the narrative. I could tell that the author is well researched and really knows the Bible well. It was interesting to read of the various inconsistencies within the Bible, but the author does not go so far as to say that the Bible is false or that God does not exist. This is not an anti-Christian book, I felt more that this book affirms that there are many faiths and one can love God, Father, Allah, or believe in all or nothing, There is not a one and only true way. Most importantly, use your own mind, trust your inner guide and do not blindly follow any leader.
Thank you #netflix for allowing me to read and review #OfAllThingsSacred This book is intelligent and thought provoking.

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