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“Brother Half Angel”
By Martin Roth
“Brother Half Angel” is the first in a series of international thrillers by Martin Roth. These feature Brother Half Angel, the leader of a secret new church military order dedicated to helping Christians under attack around the world.
In this first book of the series he is dispatched urgently to China, where an underground seminary is under siege from fanatical sword-wielding members of a local cult who still pay homage to the bloodthirsty extremists who tried to expel all foreigners from China in the nineteenth century.
The following is a short excerpt from the book (continued from http://www.emmaright.com). Scroll to the end to learn how to read more, and also to learn how you can buy the book for a special price and with the chance to win a $200 Amazon gift voucher.
These Chinese Christians are under enormous pressure to renounce their faith, and it is sad to see many do so. Often it is after they have been beaten on the order of the magistrate. They are then taken to the temple where they solemnly pledge to leave the church and to stop meeting foreigners, and they receive a card to wear, to prove that they have renounced their religion. They are then safe from the marauding hordes. I can tell you that these actions cause us more pain that all the attacks of the Boxers.
We try not to talk of these things among ourselves, in order to keep our spirits up. But this probably makes it worse, because we keep hearing all the rumors.
We have sufficient supplies. We even have a couple of guns. And now we are arguing. This is what it has come to. We are fighting among ourselves. Truly, the evil men are outside the compound, but Satan is already within, sowing discord.
Some people say it is wrong in any circumstances to use our guns. That we must have faith in God for our protection. But others say we should use them now. Act first.
We have two revolvers. Harold says we should use them right away - break out of the house, shooting anyone who tries to stop us, then head for the mountains. But John says we must wait. He says the revolvers are only for self-defense. And even then he says he will only use them to save me or the children. He believes we must accept God’s will in these matters.
But then Harold argues that if we do not use our weapons right away the men outside will easily overpower us. And then they might kill the men and children, but keep alive the women, for their own evil purposes.
Sometimes I think John is right, and sometimes I think Harold is right. But can you not understand what is happening? Satan is destroying us from within. We are becoming utterly confused.
We do not wish to die, but that is what we now expect. We pray without ceasing that we shall be spared and that God will allow us to meet you all again on this earth. We pray that someone will come to rescue us. But if it is not to be, then we shall see you in our beautiful Home where there is no more sorrow.
Ever yours lovingly,
A further excerpt from the book will be published on December 4 at http://sunnebnkwrtr.blogspot.com/.
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