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The Black Orchids

(Soul Defenders #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Will their prayers move Heaven's Heart before it's too late?

When Ted Lyons accepts the new pastorate at Cherry Creek's Community Church, he has no idea just how handy his former law enforcement skills will become. A murdered pastor, the pastor's kidnapped wife, and their runaway daughter are only the beginning in a series of problems he wishes were part of a bad dream. Ted
Paperback, 316 pages
Published September 13th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published September 6th 2012)
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Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you come to expect a certain level of writing from an author. I always find it amazing when the author not only meets, but also exceeds your expectations. Van Atta does that with this novel. It was an epic journey that you can’t help but fall in love with.

This novel takes Christian fiction to a whole new level in an amazing way. Van Atta manages to tactfully bring the voice of God to the forefront of her story without it becoming “preachy”. You never feel that she is trying to convert
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Soul Defenders is about one small town called Cherry Creek and it's battle in spiritual warfare. Many of the key players through out this book faced personal attacks from Evil One against their faith~Lily Howard faced more than most of key players. Lily soon to be sixteen will face many trials and testing of her faith in ways she does not expect or forsee either. Lily's guardian angel Argentio believes that his charge will come to see God's goodness and grace for herself~it's only a matter of ti ...more
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Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Review of Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids
5 stars

A thrill-packed ride with unexpected twists, “Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids” is a riveting novel that is soundly evangelical and Bible-based. In the small, seemingly sleepy and peaceful community of Cherry Creek, Oregon, nestled in the shadow of Mount Hood, a battle rages above and beyond the earth, a battle between God’s angels and Satan’s demons, a battle for minds and souls. A murdered pastor, an evil detective, a mysterious cult with Sata
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Carol Van Atta's book is a welcome edition to the spiritual warfare genre. Not only is her cover one of the best I've seen but what is inside is just as compelling. I have never read a book with a demon who longs to return to heaven... what an unusual twist. She clearly sends the message that prayer a difference in the spiritual realm. If you are a fan of Peretti's work you will love this book. The twist at the end was so surprising, I look forward to reading it again
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I really enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be very exciting . Its a biblical based supernatural thriller , which was an awesome combo. It's about a small Christian town that's being over run by a cult and the battle between good and evil for the citizens souls. Much of the battle is internal and unseen . Morals and prayer, two things that one can not see , play important roles in the battle to save the lives of this small town.
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
loved this book can't wait till the next one, Thank you, Carol for this wonderful book.
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book!! :)
Linda Walters
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Battleground? Cherry Creek; a quiet small town. What on earth could be happening there?
Only demons, a murdered pastor, kidnappings, torture, demonic harassment,and an international old evil; The Black Orchid organization. There's a plan to unleash evil on a level never before experienced anywhere and to cause it to spread worldwide; and Cherry Creek is their base. Not to worry there are angels dispatched to protect believers and intervene as they pray and as God directs. Ted Lyons comes to
Amy McNew
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An edgy and intriguing read!

I enjoyed this book immensely! It was a welcome change from most Christian fiction. By that I mean it dealt with topics that tend to be shied away from by Christian authors, making it feel more true to life. The way the author conveyed the spiritual battles and interaction between the angels and demons was particularly interesting. An overall great book, with few typos, interesting characters, and some scintillating twists! I hate overly predictable stories and Carol
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reminders to be Prayerful

I absolutely love the written word and I read a great deal of various materials. This book brought up some great questions. The book is based on spiritual warfare and the constant presence of an all knowing God and ever vigilant angels. This was well worth the time and thought. Just look at the world we are living in.....
Melissa Fore
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great great book.

Wow....a must read. Surely a life changing book. Please read, you will not regret it. Simple but hey complex theme.
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As an Author, I could be considered "genre-confused."

Are you already wondering what in the world is this lady talking about? ... genre-confused.

Let me explain!

I started my career writing Christian fiction, spiritual suspense and spiritual warfare stories. Good vs. Evil. Angels and Demons. I also am a contributor to a number of devotionals and anthologies by publishers like Zondervan and Regal.


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