Marc Schooley's KONIG'S FIRE
published by Marcher Lord Press 2010
(blog was written March 1, 2011)
Reading the blurb for this book does not prepare the reader. Written in first person, you quickly lose yourself in the story. You are becoming Sascha Konig. Set in the time of WWII at the height of the Third Reich, a young man, a Christian hidden under the teachings of Hilter's Youth, must battle the evilness of the Nachthaus, a secret underground cave that houses torture chambers and the oven, dubbed Dante's Inferno by Konig. Earning the name of Nebuchadnezzar, Konig strokes the fire seven times hotter than it had ever burned before.
It isn't the evil of Nachthaus that Konig, and his two fellow Christians-in-hiding, must contend with, but the evil that resides in the heart of all men. For all are sinful and all can fall, but only those who face the time of the final testing and overcomes (so says the philosopher-face) will see the result of what grace has bought for us.
This story will keep you turning pages, have you questioning ideas and beliefs, dare you to look at your own soul and inside your heart, and leave you believing in promised Grace. As Konig learns, "dreaming is seeing the world as it is not". And our dreams can lead us "through fire seven time hotter" and into the arms "of one like a son of man" who can carry us through the flames.
Because no words or review can do justice to this story...because it will speak differently to each reader...highly recommended.