Vetted Christian Political Thrillers bring Truth
In the Reality Calling Bookstore, Vetted Christian Political Thrillers bring Truth. I’d almost given up on political or military thrillers. I was tired of the “heroes” who are serial fornicators, brutal, and violent. I was tired of the assault on the good guys. The bad guys were almost always the government, the leadership, and so on. There was just no spiritual reality.

Vetted Christian Political Thrillers show what’s possible

Marc Romang offers incredible new thrillerChronicles of the Mercy Giver by Mark Romang

If you’re like me, the title Mark Romang offers incredible new thriller gets your mind a bit excited. This man gave us the Battle Series — an outrageous spiritual warfare thriller. He also wrote The Grace Painter & The Treasure Box which are also a solidly Christian thrillers.

Blurb: “Investigative journalist Lauren Kramer, a rising star in the Cable TV news industry, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime. Find an angel and interview him, and do it within a four-week window.

“Lauren’s target is a mysterious being who has rescued people from peril all over the world, only to disappear without a trace soon after performing the miracle. Armed with various newspaper accounts of the alleged angel’s exploits, an artist rendering of the angel’s face, and assisted by a kindly seminary professor specializing in angel studies, Lauren hits the road in an all-out effort to do the impossible and acquire the interview.
But Lauren soon discovers she isn’t the only one searching for the hero. A secretive group of people have spent large sums of money trying to capture him. And the more Lauren learns of these dangerous individuals and their plans to alter the planet, the more convinced she becomes she’s chasing the wrong story altogether.”

Here’s a Christian thriller with the bones of a Clive Cussler book. Brody is a hero like I wish Dirk Pitt could emulate. The differences are stunning and Brody shows far greater character strength and power. This book takes place in the real world—unlike the commercial fiction thrillers and their worlds of wishful thinking. I don’t want to spoil anything, but the characters are compelling, the action is exciting, the plot gets past the suspension of unbelief threshold very quickly.

Fallen Ambitions, 2015 book of the year, by Guy Stanton IIIFallen Ambitions by Guy Stanton III

The Spirit-Filled Speculative Fiction book of the year

“They desire me – They hate me – They molded me – They tortured me – They used me

I can’t give up because I’m different now. I will never give up exposing the truth of who they are!

Shoot me – Poison Me – Chase Me – Restrain me – Terrorize Me
I don’t care anymore. I’ve been redeemed and I’m standing where my God has placed me. I know the evil you’ve done. You know who you are. I’m not running. Come and get me!

A highly trained Russian assassin……….
An ex-pop superstar singer who just won’t be silenced………..
A New World Order, who plans to destroy what God has redeemed……..
All come together in a story of redemption that features faith, action, and a romance that bullets can’t kill.

Christian Speculative Fiction at its Best!

The Hidden Thrones Series by Russ ScalzoThe Hidden Thrones series by Russ Scalzo

Spirit-filled fiction award

“Jack Bennett has an unusual gift. His coveted ability means he is the FBI’s newest hire, serving as a consultant for their new Paranormal Division.
The government is convinced we are not alone in this world. With invisible forces all around, agencies are seeking how to harness that power for their own uses. The mystery swirling around the unseen and unknown has caused much speculation. Some suppose lost souls are wandering the earth, others believe deceased loved ones never truly moved on, and still there are those who are convinced that aliens have infiltrated our world.

Jack Bennett knows better. He knows who and what these powers are. The ancient scriptures talk about a great evil that was conceived in the depths of eternity. There, a great war occurred in a place called Heaven. Lucifer, the ancient serpent, the evil dragon of folklore, was cast out and bound to the earth and confined to its surrounding atmosphere.”

It’s a fun ride. Here’s a review: Hidden Thrones; Open WarfareFace to Face
Russ Scalzo's Hidden Thrones Series
Amazon Links: Hidden Thrones • Open Warfare • Face to Face


Falling Night by Phil Clarke

This one’s not redemptive but headed that way. It’s not fun, but a good complicated story. It reads like reality in a novel setting. But then, that’s what it is. It’s a young man from the UK who gets involved in doing good—even though he has no idea what that means. The result is that he’s thrust into the midst of a bad intertribal/civil war that is truly ugly. As I told Phil, the impact would have been greater if I hadn’t read it a few days after Black Sabbath, the start of the Israel/Hamas war.

The story has many realistic touches because the author has actually lived through things like this. So, this is not a feel good believing thriller. The lead in the tale was basically ambushed by reality. It changes him in ways he’s barely aware of. Yet, he’s headed for faith by the end of the book. This is one you should read—if the Lord tells you to do it.

The Warrior Spy by Dony JayThe Warrior Spy by Dony Jay

For fans of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Dale Brown, and maybe even Clancy, this book is well done. This is a SpecOps super hero backed up by the power of God. It fits the military thriller genre well. Here’s the blurb:

The CIA has a problem. Its best clandestine operatives keep turning up dead. And now, as if things couldn’t get any worse, a Defense Department scientist, specializing in high-energy lasers, has gone missing. America needs answers. And fast.
Delta Force operator Reagan Rainey, on temporary duty assignment with a secret CIA entity known as Directorate Twelve, is tasked to do just that—get answers. But to do so, he not only has to outwit and outmaneuver a dangerous cabal of foreign actors believed to be at the center of it all, he must contend with a deadly assassin who is bent on destroying him.
Relying on his bedrock faith in Almighty God, Rainey is forced to race against the clock to uncover what is really going on and why, before his beloved America is pushed to the brink of war.


I must admit, I’ve gotten tired of the heathens writing these books. I’ve quit reading them. This is a clean read, yet very exciting and compelling. I had a hard time putting it down.

Spiritually, it’s a weak four

The Christian life is not the focus of Reagan’s life. Rather he’s comfortable with knowing the Lord and thankful for the help he gets. He knows where the power is, and turns to it naturally. This is not a preachy book. Even the two salvations are very matter of fact, realistically done.

Like I said, it’s at the evangelical level. But doctrine has no place in the book or in my review of it. This is not redemptive fiction, but well-done Christian fiction. If violence and war bother you, you won’t like this book. This is a Christian warrior who is willing to do what he is asked to do to the best of his considerable abilities. I have no trouble with Christian warriors as you know. My technothriller, Daniel’s Mighty Men, is filled with them. This will work well for older teens on up to the late 90s.