The Power of the Armor of God in Human Form by Todd Rutherford

Author, L.A. Kuehlke was inspired to write her latest novel, Pursuit, after reading a passage in Ephesians 6:10, which speaks of the armor of God, and she asked herself the following questions:
What if the power of each piece (of armor) was contained within six individual human beings? What if Heaven had to fight to protect those with the powers? What if all of Hell was determined to stop them?

The six items of armor described in the passage are the belt of truth, the feet of readiness, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit.
Pursuit immediately engages the reader to uncover each character’s secret, and the ease in transition from time and place keeps the pages turning. This is an enjoyable read and readers will be happy to know that Pursuit is part of a planned trilogy. Kuehlke is currently working on the second book, entitled Redemption, which promises to be an equally enjoyable read.

Combined into one riveting story, the six items of armor from Ephesians serve as special powers for the story’s characters, and the classic conflict between good and evil couldn’t be more compelling. Indeed, the author has set up a most alluring plot. Readers will thrill as they discover, one-by-one, each of the powers that correlate to the six items of armor.

While Kuehlke’s characters have many unique gifts, she feels she doesn’t possess any of these; instead she says, “My life experiences always find their way into what I write, one way or another. Though my life has not paralleled those of my characters exactly, people who know me personally will see little pieces of me reflected in each of my characters.”

Kuehlke is a teacher and a writer currently living in New Jersey, in a quiet suburban town not unlike her main character and is inspired by people who have a genuine heart for others, who want to make a positive impact in this world. Inspired by Charlotte Bronte and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Kuehlke re-reads these works often for their depth of character and rich description of time and place.

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