Thursday, October 22, 2020

Spotlight: Playing with Fire by Billy Hallowell

Author: Billy Hallowell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Publication Date: September 8, 2020

What is our fascination with the other side?
Join investigative reporter Billy Hallowell as he delves into the strange phenomena of supernatural activity. Themes of demonic possession have overtaken Hollywood, with countless films and TV shows delving into the age-old struggle against evil. Why?
Yet, with so much focus on the topic there seems to be very little public knowledge and discussion about the real-life nature and reality of demons.
In many foreign countries, however, supernatural activity is often recorded and discussed
  • Government officials watch a nine-year-old boy walk up a wall
  • A sheriff hears a demonic voice over his radio
  • Doctors witness a child exhibit extra-human strength
It’s no surprise international media took note. Quite often, though, many people remain silent about their experiences or resort to quietly whispering about what they’ve seen, heard, or felt for fear of being labeled insane or crazy.
The truth is, even pastors, priests, and clergy who have observed firsthand accounts of possession and deliverance can succumb to the strange and terrifying effects of intense spiritual warfare.
For people of faith, Playing with Fire will address these core questions:
  • Are demons active today?
  • If they do, indeed, exist, what are they? Are they fallen angels? Nephilim?
  • Can demons inhabit human beings?
  • If they exist, what can be done to stop them?
Playing with Fire will explore the theological underpinnings surrounding demonic forces. Relying on firsthand accounts, newspaper reports, and Christian experts, Billy Hallowell will take readers through the various views and perspectives surrounding supernatural activity.

About Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than two decades. His writings, interviews, and social commentary have appeared in Deseret NewsTheBlazeHuman Events, Mediaite and, among other outlets. He has served as the faith and culture editor of TheBlaze, senior editor of Faithwire, and he has written four books. Hallowell has a BA in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, and an MS in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.

Connect with Billy
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Instagram tour:
Monday, September 21st: @jessicamap
Tuesday, September 22nd: @sweetbookobsession
Wednesday, September 23rd: @bookpairings
Friday, September 25th: @spookypumpkinqueen
Saturday, September 26th: @thecityofdarkclockwork
Sunday, September 27th: @fearyourex
Monday, September 28th: @ve_xo
Wednesday, September 30th: @one.chapteratatime
Thursday, October 1st: @katieneedsabiggerbookshelf
Friday, October 2nd: @thebookend.diner
Saturday, October 3rd: @nurse_bookie
Sunday, October 4th: @_ebl_inc_

Review tour:
Monday, October 5th: Leighellen Landskov and @mommaleighellensbooknook
Tuesday, October 6th: A Dream Within a Dream
Wednesday, October 7th: @the.magicalpages
Friday, October 9th: Well Read Traveler and @wellreadtraveler
Monday, October 12th: Mom Loves Reading and @mom_loves_reading
Tuesday, October 13th: The OC Book Girl and @theocbookgirl
Wednesday, October 14th: PhDiva Blog and @thephdivabooks
Thursday, October 15th: Books Cooks Looks
Friday, October 16th: @readinggirlreviews
Monday, October 19th: Hallie Reads and @h.szott
Monday, October 19th: The Lit Bitch and @thelit_bitch
Tuesday, October 20th: Tabi Thoughts
Wednesday, October 21st: @brabsandbooks
Thursday, October 22nd: From the TBR Pile
Friday, October 23rd: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Monday, October 26th: The Hi Reader and @thehireader
Tuesday, October 27th: Barks Beaches Books and @barksbeachesbooks
Wednesday, October 28th: @dropandgivemenerdy

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

This sounds so creepy but I can't help but want to read it. Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours