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The Departed: A Novel

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Unexplained voices. Desperate apparitions. A dangerous coven of witches. Welcome toThe Other Side.

Joshua Lazarus and his wife, Maggie, are reeling from the overnight success of his new television show, starring Joshua as a medium--passing messages to the audience from their dearly departed. It's all a sham, of course--but when strange voices begin to haunt him without reli
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 6th 2005 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2005)
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this is the first christian chiller i've ever liked.

the dark forces at work were a blend of demons and people, alike. this was a plus. i strongly dislike demons being reduced to bogeymen and the people who do their bidding reduced to puppets. people make decisions, so people are culpable of the wrong-doing. it's an important point and it's a pet peeve of mine when i see it being glossed over. in this book, it wasn't.

now, in this story a washed up magician finds something to believe in. sadly, w
Susan Jones
Feb 15, 2016 Susan Jones rated it it was ok
The story starts out with a young girl name Tanya, who is pregnant and her mother wants her to get an abortion. The young girl does not want to but in the end her mother wins out and she gets the abortion. This part of the story ends tragically. Meanwhile, the main character of the book, Joshua, Lazarus and Maggie his wife become overnight success in a new television show called The Other Side. Joshua with the help of his sister Geneva have cooked up a scam that has Joshua passing messages from ...more
Feb 28, 2014 Angie rated it did not like it
I thought I would be reading a spooky story about paranormal activities. Instead, it was an evangelical 'praise the Lord' book. Not my cup of tea and I would not recommend it.
Sep 10, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
Excellent Christian novel about witchcraft/occult.
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Oct 10, 2013 Evi De rechter rated it did not like it
It was easy to read, but I didn't like it. The story could've been great, but instead it's just plain boring. Especially the ending was a big anti climax for me.
Mar 11, 2013 Michele rated it it was ok
it was a quick read but I wouldn't recommend ir
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I was glad when I turned my last page..
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As a screenwriter (writing as Kathy Mackel), Kathryn Mackel has worked for Disney, Fox, and Showtime. She’s famous with the kids for the Disney movie Can of Worms. She was the credited screenwriter for Frank Peretti's Hangman's Curse (with Stan Foster) and part of the story team for Left Behind: The Movie.
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