Doctrines of Demons
A Timely Novel by Dr. Eddie Donnally
A Christian Thriller for these End Times
When Casey Carl’s midnight exorcism becomes a rape charge and police find kiddie porn on his computer, the small-time LA pastor sees his ministry disintegrate.
Seeking answers, he and pretty Times reporter Haley Woodhouse explore the city’s satanic scene and encounter theistic Satanists obsessed with UFOs. Their paranormal attacks threaten his life, scorch his soul and ransack his sanity. Yet the former Heroin addict and lonely widower’s biggest threats are relapse and acting on his growing desire for the reporter. And is she really on his side?
Can this unlikely demon fighter win a battle with the prophesied Moonchild, a modern day warlock with superhuman powers and extraterrestrial connections?
For the pastor, dying is acceptable. Dying in disgrace is not.
Defrocked and defeated, dare he invade their lair, try to save those he loves from agonizing death and halt the mass human sacrifice that will allow Revelation’s flying locust demons to descend to earth and dawn the new age of global mayhem.
Doctrines of Demons Reviews
It took awhile for me to sit down and read this book, but once I did, I gulped it down within 2 days, being irritated any time I had to stop. (It) is written well enough that it developed a wonderful suspense/thriller movie in my thoughts. A movie in which I didn’t want to hit the pause button! I’d recommend this to anyone. Christian or not, you’ll enjoy yourself with this one.
Writer Brian Reynolds
A dark, gritty, supernatural thriller that tackles some heavy issues like drug addiction, prostitution, and abuse without shying into ambiguity. Clearly, Donnally handled the creation of his fallen pastor with deft purpose. It is remarkably easy to get swept up in Casey’s plight. Donnally knows how to bring his characters to life, and his skill of inserting real-life issues into fiction is undeniable. Though the book is heavily laden with ideas rooted in the Christian faith, it could very well be appealing as a cross-genre book for those interested in the idea of spiritual warfare Doctrines of Demons should appeal to eschatological Christians and paranormal readers alike.
Self-Publishing Review, 4 Stars (Reviewer said it would have been five but hated the cover):
The books great strength was its character developments–all the main players on both sides were 3D and believable. . . The unexpected romance was tastefully explored, as was the growth of spiritual strength.
I must say that it was a spell binder. The book posits that there are demons among us, ruled by an ancient dark power. I loved the characters who emerged, grew, and changed. There were sparks of humor periodically that momentarily broke the tension. The ending is intriguing, leaving me wanting to know where these characters go from here.
Eddie Donnally Bio:
Eddie Donnally has lived a most unusual life. He is the only professional horse jockey to have won an Eclipse Award for Newspaper Writing and one who has been a television show producer, racing show host, certified fund raiser, ordained minister and hospital and hospice chaplain.
His self published bio, Ride the White Horse, A Checkered Jockey’s Story of Racing, Rage and Redemption sold thousands and remains a consistent Amazon best seller.
A jockey for 19 years, he rode over 10,000 races at 54 tracks, winning an estimated 1,100. He was once indicted for sports bribery and his life threatened by Boston’s notorious Winter Hill Gang, led by James “Whitey” Bulger, convicted of murdering 11 persons and the subject of the movie, Black Mass. A sexually abused adolescent who lived as a bisexual for seven years following a divorce; he was jailed in Los Angeles in 1996 for Assault. But his holding cell filled with a blue metallic haze he believes was God’s Shekinah Glory, and he’s been in full time Christian ministry since. Ministering at the Los Angeles Dream Center, he was licensed as an International Church of the Foursquare Gospel minister less than five years after leaving jail.
A former journalist at the Dallas Morning News, he’s published over 100 articles in a score of newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, New York Times and their Sunday Magazine. He served as Associate Pastor at two Los Angeles churches and is an endorsed chaplain. He served as Director of Development for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America for eight years. There, he founded the White Horse Award, given each year during Breeders’ Cup week to an underserved racing hero. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry, a degree he earned in his 60s.
His story has been published in magazines and books, including Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul, discussed on radio shows and featured on The 700 Club and the CTN’s Herman and Sharron Show He is a frequent speaker in churches, recovery conferences, rehab centers, libraries and prisons.
Today, he shares his life as a checkered jockey, his sibling sexual trauma and battles with a crack cocaine addiction and same sex promiscuity, and the 1996 supernatural jail cell miracle that changed Eddie’s life. He, wife Sandi and formerly feral cat, Minnie live in Clearwater Florida where he ministers as a professional hospice and hospital chaplain and continues to write and speak.
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