Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh Yes I HAVE to get this book!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The 13th Demon
Realms (October 4, 2011)
Bruce Hennigan


Bruce Hennigan was born and raised in the isolated countryside of Shreveport, La., a place full of possibilities for the active mind of a young boy. The fertile imagination he cultivated while playing deep in the Louisiana woods would lead to a lifelong love of creative writing.

In 2006, Hennigan pursued the Certified Apologetic Instructor Certificate from the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has become a frequent speaker at regional and state events on apologetics and his strong point is in making these sometimes hard to understand issues easily approachable for the average Christian. Hennigan’s experience in apologetics inspired him to write his new novel, The 13th Demon: Altar of the Spiral Eye, a supernatural Christian thriller that combines science and faith. Now, combining his love for apologetics and his love for the art of writing, Hennigan is pursuing a career as the “Michael Crichton” of Christian fiction building powerful, fast paced stories around the truths of Christian apologetics.

Hennigan currently resides in Shreveport with his wife and daughter. He continues to write and to practice radiology at the Willis Knighton Health Care System. He has secured Jeff Jernigan of Hidden Value Group ( as his literary agent and has signed a five book deal with the Realms imprint of Charisma Media for “The Chronicles of Jonathan Steel”.


When Jonathan Steel wakes up on a beach in a raging thunderstorm, naked, beaten, and bleeding, he has no idea who he is or how he got there. But just as he starts to make progress in his slow journey to recovery, tragedy strikes again, taking everything in his new life that he has come to love and rely on.

Filled with rage and a thirst for revenge, he searches the countryside for the entity responsible—an entity called only the Thirteenth Demon. His quest brings him to Lakeside, Louisiana, and a small country church where evil is in control and strange writing on the walls, blood-soaked floors, and red-eyed spiders have appeared in the sanctuary.

As he faces the final confrontation with an evil presence that has pursued him all of his life, he must choose between helping the people he loves or destroying the thirteenth demon.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The 13th Demon, go HERE.

Another Earth Movie Review

I had high hopes for this movie. I know it's not a big "blockbuster" movie. But I thought I would be better than it was.

Me, I want fantasy, I want to step outside of reality. My view of reality here isn't that great. I long for something more, or at least the idea of something better or just different.

Another Earth did not provide something different. All it did is give you the idea that there is this parallel earth that may be the same, may be different, may be you could live another life with different choices and consequences, maybe it would be better...
MAYBE. That's all this movie was. It was good at posing the questions, but there were no answers. In a movie that by the very title and description should fall outside of reality, this movie did not.

Another Earth did not answer questions, and did not give us even a glimpse of life on this other Earth. We didn't get a fascinating story line, it's just a normal story that anybody might have lived. A minor was driving drunk, killed a family, and was sent to jail for 4 years. The father/husband survived, after being in a coma. The story revolves around their lives after this tragedy and how they are coping with reality. This other earth and chance at another life, a different life, one where his family lived, and she didn't kill them. Yes the possibility was there, but nothing was shown to us, no questions of this other earth were answered, no visions were given, not even life as a dream. NOTHING except harsh reality and questions. Nothing to make me think, "oh this could be better, this could take me out of my reality into a better world." That's what I wanted to see, and failed to see.

Of course this isn't a real movie, we haven't found a parallel earth, but since this movie presented the Idea to us, it should have Shown us the possibilities!

But my opinion is just my opinion, while I am living a failed life, while I had to go and write about my life before I posted this review to show people where I am coming from.

All in all it's an average movie, it's a good drama. I deals with pain, loss, decisions and consequences. And what would happen if you made another choice. If you like dramas that deal with life, a life not your own, then by all means watch it, it's a great movie for you. But presenting it as this fantasy, alternate reality type of movie, that just didn't get me to like the movie.

Go to IMDB to read more about the movie