Ace new book review of "Last Door" by The Book Whisperer. Be sure to check out her awesome site: http://book-whisperer.blogspot.com/ and at Goodreads.com
Last Door is a terrifying story that portrays any family’s worst nightmare. I found myself captivated by this book description, and was compelled that this was a story I just had to read. Reluctantly, I began to fear starting this novel due to my own fears of demons and possession. In an effort to overcome my fear, I dove right in. Immediately this novel had my full attention, and I was surprised to find this novel to be so much more than a story of possession. As a Christian, we are to believe "He will deliver us from evil".
Although this is a true story about what happens when evil is brought to you, this shows how the actions done by others left this family with a decision to battle evil in their own home. It is incredible that this child had undergone so much and had found a way to cope by dividing himself into over 400 separate persons. While much of this book sickened me to experience this child's abuse, through the retelling of this story, I was overcome with the urgency to press on.
Throughout all of the trials and obstacles that this family saw, I was empowered by this family and the glorious miracles they received. It is obvious that the Lord was assisting this family to heal this young boy. What an incredibly strong family this must have been to continue on untainted and faithful through such a traumatic time in their Christian lives. I see the accomplishments by this Loving family, but I am saddened that they were not able to fully recover. While life pressed on and the miracles of the Lord gave this young man a somewhat normal life, the Last Door was left closed, and this young man will never fully recover. Though as a believer I have to think that just maybe this was for the best. Only God would know if this was the better option. That maybe "The Last Door" would have been Brendan's undoing.
The Afterword was a very strong proclamation for this author; this being her attempt to show others what evil really exists in our world. It was also a stance on her own beliefs that I find to be very honorable. While I began this novel with my own fears; I concluded this novel with new feelings. Just maybe this was my own way of understanding a little better, and alleviating some of my own fears. While this is a terrible story, I praise the wonderful work of the Lord.