Up Pops the Devil by Angela BensonBy Jeanette Wallington • Aug 10th, 2008 • Category: Book Review • Email This Post • Print This Post
Reading this book brought a couple of scriptures to mind that were relevant to the story. One is “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart.” Preacher got his name because he was always carrying around his grandmother’s bible. Before she died, she raised Preacher and his sister in the church and the bible was the one thing of hers that Preacher was able to keep and thus keep his upbringing in his heart. Also, I thought of the scripture that says “when I would do good, evil is on every hand.” Preacher tried to do right; live according to God’s word, but the devil and his agent were there to twist and turn things around so that Preacher and all those close to him would suffer.
I loved how Ms Benson built up the suspense in this novel. I could see all the layers of each individual’s life come apart. I eagerly anticipated the cookout scene when all the characters came together. All the tension at that gathering was just the groundwork for even more suspense. I think Up Pops the Devil will appeal to both Christian fiction and urban fiction readers.
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Jeanette Wallington is a Michigan native and resides in the greater Detroit area. She has been a member of APOOO since its conception. She is also the co-founder of the Motown Review Book club and a member of the APOOO Exchange Team. You can find her reviews on Amazon.com. She loves to read. Reading allows her to escape from the pressures of life, live vicariously through characters and learn about new and exciting places, cultures and experiences. She cannot name her favorite author or books because her list changes constantly--she enjoys a variety of genres and writers. If you were to view her home bookshelves, you will find that her books are diverse and eclectic.
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