Contact: Derik R. Girdwood, 586-783-8095; www.churchofjezebel.com
MEDIA ADVISORY, March, 28, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Much has been written about the Jezebel spirit as it applies to individuals but what if a church bases its entire doctrine on it?
Derik R. Girdwood's "The Church of Jezebel, Hijacking the Gospel" is a Christian fiction-suspense novel depicting the dark and corrupt side of some churches--hidden beneath a thrilling murder mystery. The purpose of this work, other than to superbly entertain, is to unveil several false doctrines that various churches and televangelists use that result in misplaced faith.
The Church of Jezebel weaves a fictional mystery amidst the concepts of the Christian faith, and not only exposes false doctrines, but also enlightens readers through Scriptures from the Bible. The main character of the story is Christina, an eighteen-year-old who is excited about being admitted to Bible college. Although she is easily awed by the power of the dynamic speeches and doctrinal messages, there is unmistakably a sense of foreboding and alarm from the first page of the book.
The antagonistic figures in this novel are Pastor Smith and his wife, who are only concerned about bringing a cash flow--at all costs--into the church, and the church prophet, whose "invitation only" lectures are more demonic than they are Christian.
The suspense builds as the truth comes out, and there "might be evidence of some type of cult at work, maybe satanic, or something similar to voodoo or Santeria." From here on out, it's a roller coaster ride for Christina, who hits an emotional high and then a low that all but destroys her.
The novel culminates in a mission trip to Haiti, where nothing is what it seems, and ends in an ultimate confrontation that shakes the highest levels of this mega-church.
The author: Derik R. Girdwood is an attorney in Michigan. His practice consists mostly of divorce, custody and criminal defense.
Book website: www.churchofjezebel.com