“FOLLOWING CHRIST IN THIS LIFE….”

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Requires one to have faith in He that dwells within us.

“And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

Do we really know the ways of God? Do we really know how to keep in step with the Holy Spirit that dwells within us? The Word of God states that; There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12. The Holy Bible suppose to be our [B]asic [I]nstructions [B]efore [L]eaving [E]arth, however we tend to lean on our own understanding and begin to drift away from the truth of the Word and incorporate the things of the world; based on what we see, into our walk of faith, leaving us struggling within ourselves; flesh fighting against the Spirit and then we wonder why things aren’t working out according to the way we planned them. We receive many signals from the Spirit that tries to lead us, teach us, and guild us into all truth and the correct way to walk this walk of faith, but there always seems to be present with us this nature that keeps us from carrying out the things of God as we ought to…I’ve failed in this area many times in my life. God states that; “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9. And again the Apostle Paul states in Romans chapter 7:14-23; “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I…  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” The classic battle of the “flesh against the spirit.” As the Body of Christ…a spiritual church that is being built up in Christ, need to start realizing and claiming that identity in Christ and that authority given by Christ in this life and walk that walk of faith with such kingdom virtues that we begin to witness the power of the Holy Spirit just as if it were the yesterdays of our brothers and sisters that are now in that “Hall of Fame of Faith..” Hebrews chapter 11. Let us learn from them, for they were just as we are today, but with some exceptions…they believed; He said it…I believe it, should be our attitude when walking in faith…The Word said it, and I believe it. No room for doubt, confusion, discord, wavering or arguing amongst one another, but loving one another, praying for one another and speaking with the authority that has been given us from on high as men and women of God. Amen. Therefore, let us take on this attitude as we continue to walk in faith beholding before us the path many have already sacrificed to keep this torch, this flame of the Holy Spirit lit within us as children of the living God. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you, protect you, keep you and bless EVERYTHING you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen…God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

 

“STIR UP YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS…”

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BECAUSE THE TIMES DRAW NIGH.

“For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.…” 2Timothy 1:6

Has it really dawned on us the life and service we as children of the living God, the life we’ve been called to? The work and task that is at hand in Christ Jesus our Lord? If not, please allow me to remind you as well as myself. It is a life of servitude, sacrifice and of love. I often forget these things when I’m faced with worldly situations or just wanting to participate in certain things I see “the world” engaging in, as though I’m being left out of something very important, then in an instant I’m reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),…”Ephesians 5:8, stings a bit, but it is the truth and I can do nothing against the truth only for the truth. Then he also goes on to state; “For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.…” Romans 6:21. Family, I believe this is where suffering as we see it, denying the flesh its desires and passions according to “the world” standards comes in. Though we are in “the world”, we are not of the world, we don’t “act” as the world, speak as the world speaks or even see as the world sees…by no means at all. We were bought at a very high price…the shedding of the Blood of Christ, our Lord and Savior and we belong to Him and one another, and as it is with our immediate family members, so it is at times with our spiritual family…we don’t all at times about the same things, but God has given us as a spiritual family a way to look beyond the physical barriers that separates many worldly families and that is the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ that works in all and through all to come to an agreement in love, and in patience and with wisdom and understanding, that we may mature spiritually and press forward in that higher calling that is found ONLY in our Lord and Savior. Amen. He has also equipped us with the proper talents and gifts to lean on one another in the hour of need that NONE shall be lacking anything for spiritual growth and maturity. Therefore, let us press forward in our faith, flaming into fire the precious talents and gifts bestowed upon us by glorious Father, being about His business which He has so graciously called us for in this life that we may not be disqualified by the cares and concerns of this world and its affairs. For our Lord knows ALL that we are in need of, and hears even the slightest whisper of our concerns, fears and doubts. So having said this, let’s move forward rekindled in our faith, hope, and love for one another and a renewed spirit that’s ready to give account for the faith that we share as part of His heavenly kingdom and for His glory. Amen. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob protect you from the evil one and watch over you and your household in Jesus name. God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“BROKENNESS”…IS THE BEGINNING OF PERFECTION.

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“And he said unto me..; My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Recently I’ve found myself dealing with many struggles around my life that I haven’t been able to understand. Though I’m an author that writes much about spiritual warfare and identifying things that seems to attack Believers unaware, at times we receive these attacks when we’re least expected from those we feel are most dear to us. They are unaware of course that they are merely the means of the enemy to slip in when your guards are down such as Job’s wife; “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!” Job 2:9, and our Lord to Peter after pronouncing to build His church upon him; But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” Matthew 16:23. As our Lord and Job rebuked those statements from those close to them…I later pondered on the comment spoken to me…”Why are you the “Broken One.” Amen.  At the time I laughed it off not really giving it much thought , but took it only as a joke, but in all reality my life has been one of much suffering and lost…divorce, material lost, ridicule, and much more. Blinded by the enemy at every turn in my life, yet when given the opportunity to speak in front of brothers and sisters, I was told by other Pastors that I had a strong call upon my life some would say…as a Pastor, others, a Preacher or gifts they saw as an Apostle… though I didn’t understand this fully, I suppose they saw something I couldn’t. I’m just happy to have received a call at all…a sinner saved by the amazing grace of our God through our Lord Jesus Christ. For I am not worthy of such an honor, seeing that I feel that I am now the least in my Father’s household. Many days and nights of tears and sadness, yet, my God have been gracious unto me more than I could ever ask. I reflected on much of this and as Job shouted…”Praise be to God, for the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.” I came into this world with nothing and I will leave this world with nothing (materially) that is, so therefore I, too will boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. I WILL shout from the highest mountain of all the wonderful and beautiful things the Lord has done for me. Before His assembly I WILL tell of the unsearchable amount of riches I found in Christ in this life as He held my hand and completed the work He began in me as He carried me from faith to faith and glory to glory for His name sake. I only can pray that God continue to bless each and every one of you in Christ and may His power and Holy Spirit rest upon you in abundance as you are carried from faith to faith. Therefore, having said this, in all that I may encounter and go through, may God continue to be my defense in battle, my stronghold and support, my refuge and strength in my weaknesses as this world and the things thereof become more and more insignificant to me. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob continue to watch over, protect, and keep you and your love ones as you press forward in that upward calling in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen and God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD…”

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…ASSURES US VICTORY BY FAITH THROUGH CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.

Why do many Believers around the globe suffer shipwreck faith? Is it that we find ourselves weaker than the enemy? Perhaps we compromise too much with sin or just flat out get tired of feeling like things remain the same and can only see very little progress in our walk of faith? Or…it’s God’s will for us to continue to go through such suffering because it helps our growth? God forbid! Yes…our faith go through trials to prove itself genuine and yes…the enemy does tempt us with and by things of the world that leads to our struggle against flesh and spirit, however, our Lord stated in John 10:10; “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I’m sure the enemy would LOVE to take credit for such a failure in our lack of faith, but the problem most recently discovered is our lack to stand on and claim the promises of God in our lives by faith that puts God into action on behalf of His children. When was the last time you reviewed the promises of God spoken for Believers? I’m guilty…its been a while and for that reason of not speaking those promises, claiming those promises, and walking in faith because of those promises have too suffered shipwreck faith. Brothers and sisters we never intend to fail in this fight and walk of faith, but at times we tend to forget this was the problem of the Exodus generation in which they failed to walk by faith in the promises of God, thus “missing the mark” and “falling short” thereof of entering into God’s rest. This is where our flesh moves over and God the Holy Spirit takes control…this is living and walking by faith…it is God’s grace. Amen. The work of our Lord is complete, and we are made complete in Him, therefore we need only move “self” the flesh out of the way and permit the work of the Holy Spirit through us. God knows EVERYTHING we fight with, EVERYTHING that we are going through, EVERY struggle, EVERY temptation, EVERY painful situation and tears…He knows it all and as long as we stand in the way, because our God is a gentleman, He will let us try to work it out for ourselves as long as we stand in His way to work until we’re tired and suffered enough to say; “Ok, Father…I surrender this to you.” And then we begin by faith to see the miracles of the hand of God in our lives and watch EVERYTHING become new and transformed by the power of our God. Amen. Then we will see our joy complete in Christ Jesus our Lord and rise above these circumstances of the world and be about our Father’s business and press forward in the faith that we had when we first believed with a renewed faith, hope and love that wages war against the enemies of the living God as David did and claim victory in Jesus name, because the battle is the Lord’s and there is NO WEAPONS formed that shall prosper against the children of the most high God, because we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus our Lord!!  Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and of good courage. Fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee: He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”  Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed: for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea. I will help thee; yea. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteouness.” Therefore let us press forward without fear, for fear is a sin and DOES NOT claim the promises of God and may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you and protect you and bless you in all that you do and touch from this day forward as we claim those spoken promises of God in our lives by faith through Christ Jesus our Lord. God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“REAL MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD…”

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…SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD.

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

Many of us today, especially those of us that are of the household of God that claim to walk in faith and keep in step with the Spirit of God…the mature in the Word of God…Leaders, Pastors, Preachers, Teachers and those with years of service as children of God in one way or another have fallen prey to the enemy, and thus have failed the test.  Today, we have the appearance of men and women in bodily form, but the mind of a child when it comes to the things of God. Why? For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.…”  One reason…because we have compromised with the world and therefore our faith has been compromised. Fear has paralyzed our faith and un-Godly success has separated us from God.  Becoming “spiritually mature” is not an easy task and is a process, I include myself as well in this matter for I, too am part of the body of Christ and as Paul states; “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5. God cannot be tempted by evil and our Lord Jesus Christ had only one thing to say when confronted by the enemy when it came to compromising His walk of faith…”But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:23, he recognized the true enemy in spirit, able to see and hear clearly with the eyes of God. I share this with great love and concern for those of us who share in the same household of God, because we are believe it or not a frontline defense for a spiritually captive people in need of our Lord and at times it appears that we are in more disarray than the world around us, a laughing stock for celestial eyes to gaze upon. It is one thing to watch a suffering humanity that’s lost, but to also watch brothers and sisters of Christ fall prey and victim

At the enemy’s choosing saddens my heart, bring me prayer and more than I care for…tears. I remember once asking the Lord to show me how He sees the crowd of people that I was around at one time and a friend was standing there with, but it was just a silent prayer. In that moment as God is witness to this, the Spirit came over me and I began to cry so hard and uncontrollable that my friend stood there staring at me saying; “Daniel, what’s wrong?” I replied…”Look at all those people, Christ is knocking at their hearts and they won’t let him in.” It was by far the most painful, heartbreaking experience I have ever felt til this day…I couldn’t support the pain I felt in my heart. My friend stood there trying not to look embarrassed, but his face was red as an apple, and he said “Ok…I better leave it looks like you need a moment.” And then the Spirit lifted off me. I share this, because this warfare is very real indeed and we need to start seeing the world through the eyes of our Lord. Stop worrying about whether your ministry is going to be ok, or if the people going to show up if you speak. Stop worrying if you’re making a difference in the lives around you or if your being a good “Christian” or not, you know why? Because when we’re walking in faith as men and women of God, the enemy has no foothold for us to even begin to doubt such things, because our faith speaks for us displaying the power of God is evident in our lives. God will do the rest, because he’s faithful even when we fall. Amen. Therefore let us press ahead in faith and spiritual maturity, graving the higher gifts in Christ that we may be made complete and shake this world by our faith in an almighty God, Father and Lord. Let’s make our calling sure and may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keep you and protect you as you go out and come in and bless everything you do and touch in Jesus name. God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“THROUGH CHRIST…WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERS”

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…CHILDREN OF THE LIVING GOD THAT RECOGNISES THE TRUE ENEMY.

Far too often as strangers passing through a foreign land, we are blinded by sight. Some things tend to be smoked screened by the enemy and therefore we have become nearsighted and have forgotten our positioning, once Christ has been accepted as Lord and Savior in our lives here on earth. Or best said, we haven’t exercised our faith enough to realize who we truly are in our Lord. My beloved, we often open many doors through many things we don’t realize and allow the enemy to have a stronghold on our lives that really hinders our walk of faith. The Apostle Paul stated; “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13. So indeed it is nothing “new” that the enemy has presented, but merely our willingness to compromise with sin. God knows that we are in spiritual war constantly and it states He will not allow us to be tempted more than we can handle, however, it is us that hasn’t realized the seriousness of this walk of faith, this warfare and the enemy, the captives of those spiritually still in chains, our commission and our positions in Christ Jesus our Lord here and now. Now I truly understand the urgency in the message of Paul in Romans 12:1 and 2; “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  It’s not that our loving God and Father doesn’t permit us to enjoy the life which He’s so wonderfully blessed us with when it comes to families, friends, our jobs and achievements. Things we desire for ourselves and those we love, however, these things can’t be permitted to blind us from our callings and the gifts God has given to perform the task that we were created, called and predestined for in Christ. This truly calls for spiritual maturity, because without the leading of the Holy Spirit, we are almost certain to suffer shipwreck faith. Having said this, therefore let us rise and stand together as an unshakable force in faith created by God representing the kingdom of heaven for a good work here in this “Valley of the shadow of Death” , and grow up in spiritual maturity making our calling sure. Continue to press forward, continue to pray for divine intervention, continue to stand and fight the good fight. The more we realize WHO we truly are and wake up to this awesome calling trusted to us, then we will begin to realize how very important we are to each other and how well loved we are of our heavenly Father who watches over us and protects us from ALL unseen hurt harm and danger, whether seen or unseen. Therefore let us move forward in faith beneath this tent of the body of who we REALLY are in Christ…”More Than Conquerors” that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob may continue to bless us and supply us with every need in Christ Jesus that we as the body of Christ lack nothing as He, our Lord continue to increase our spiritual growth from faith to faith and glory to glory. I am confident that our God will be pleased to see such a faith from His children. May God protect you, keep you and bless you in everything you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen.  “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” SPIRITUAL WARFARE IS VERY REAL.

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“THE CHARACTER OF A PERSON TRIED BY FIRE…

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…Determines their standing before God.”

Character summarized: distinguishes the combination of different qualities within an individual or group from another.  

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.  Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.  The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” Jacob was a man determined to receive his blessing from the Lord, til the point of struggling with the Lord all night…can you imagine? What an honor and privilege to stand on such Holy ground and see the Lord face to face and yet live. To have your name changed because of the character that you possess struggling with God and man. This reminds me of the children of God today. Can we speak open and honestly among family? I believe that some of us have had the fight knocked right out of us by the enemy. This is not stating that we are defeated, by no means, however, the enemy has caused many of us to doubt, to shrink back, to walk lukewarm, and for some just rebel against God’s Word. Amen. To get drawn away by feeble tales and unscriptural doctrine…anything that is pleasing for our lifestyle and the moment of pleasure. We fight today just as Jacob did back then…God who tries and test the hearts of His people to see if we really seek after Him and love him, not for what He does for us, but just for being God, our Father, Lord and King, period. Then the temptations of the enemy [spiritual warfare] or men used by the enemy to attack, abuse, etc…, this is a form of fighting with man and the spiritual forces. Surely this is faith tried by fire, is it not?  “That the triall of your faith, being much more precious than of golde that perisheth, though it bee tryed with fire, might be found vnto praise, and honor, and glory, at the appearing of Iesus Christ:”
– King James Version (1611)  1Peter 1:7. My dear family, but when it has been proven… the shaping, the molding, the testing, the proving…results in something that sets us apart unlike anything, individual or group that we are in the company of, that the evidence of the one and only living God resides with you, with us as a body that all doubt and questions of “Is there a God?” diminishes from thought. Amen. This is when our blind eyes are truly opened, when we begin to walk in step with the Holy Spirit, hearing the Lord tell us what to say at the right time. We begin walking as a people parallel in the natural and spiritual realm that surrounds us. Witnessing the enemy for who they are, what they are. This is when…Praise God…! We begin to speak with Kingdom authority given to us, casting out what doesn’t belong and binding that which rises up against the house of God. Then we are truly co-workers alongside our Lord continuing the work HE began. Amen. That integrity, that Kingdom character isn’t driven by emotions, is not persuaded by things in the world, DOES NOT compromise with sin or the enemy, but knows that he / she has been hand selected by God to perform that which they are called for in Jesus name. “…But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Mark 6:33. How can we therefore think that we could receive without these kingdom virtues? “…And His righteousness…” Amen. I think we at times forget that part…I’m guilty. Having shared this…which there is so much more to say on this, let me say this. Let us therefore seek after God’s blessing as if our lives depended on it. Not because we seek something material in this life from God, but because we just love Him and we want our Lord and Savior to know that you died for me…now I want to live for you…bless me…change me and give me those kingdom virtues I so lack to keep in step with thy Holy Spirit that I may praise thee and the world may see that you live in me as I in you. For the Lord said; “Ask…and you shall receive, knock…and the door shall be opened, seek…and you shall find.” God is not a man that He shall lie.  “Father, I pray that each ne of my brothers and sisters that read this post and those that are scattered throughout the world and those held captive by the enemy, receive open doors to be freed, to receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit and begin in this hour to realize their true identity in you my Lord. Forgive us for our sins committed against thee, for thou art merciful… oh God, and a loving Father. May each one of your children grow in spirit as we ought and in love as you have taught us and protect them as they lay to rest from all unseen, hurt, harm or danger…seen and unseen. Amen.” God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels