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Sheep Gate Prophecy by Dr. J.E. Van Horn
Fiction: Christian / Suspense
“Fans of religious thriller stories who like their spiritual elements to take concrete forms with face-to-face clashes will relish Sheep Gate Prophecy for its hard-hitting, action-packed read which combines character growth with a story designed to shake spiritual foundations, lives, and perceptions."
—Midwest Book Review
When Dr. Carroll finds her grandfather’s journals, a prophecy leads to spiritual warfare and a quest for finding an heir with paranoid schizophrenia who holds the key to saving the earth from demonic destruction.
Sheep Gate Prophecy is a story of spiritual warfare, the prophetic, demonic torment, redemption, and God’s judgement. One of the main characters, Dr. Laura Carroll finds herself in her grandfather’s attic, blowing the dust off his forgotten prayer journals. A watcher angel is there as she uncovers the prophecies, one in foreign tongue, that lead her to an unknown male relative, who needs healing from paranoid schizophrenia, like that experienced by his grandfather before his mysterious death, so he can fulfill his anointing and save millions of lives.
But who is this descendant? Her mother was an only child, and she, his only grandchild. The truth leads her to Dr. Grady Shepard, a researcher in quantum physics at Johns Hopkins, jaded by tragic events in his own life, who is incapacitated by his demonically-derived diagnosis.
This tale of spiritual warfare unfolds as the demons work to lure the angels into a trap, which is part of the plan of several power-hungry demons, Furies, Tat, and Cerluna, along with Lucifer to take over the heaven and earth; only later discovering the collateral lethal damage to the earth’s atmosphere that unwittingly alerts the angels to their plan. The angels, including the Cherubim and Messengers communicate through dreams, sending Laura, her husband Ryan, Grady, and his father Oliver to find a supernatural healing pool, stirred by a healing angel, like the one at the Sheep Gate in Bethesda, on a hidden island; and reveal the source of demonic destruction.
In the spiritual realm, the descendants of Jennings Evans, Grady and Laura, have special markings that alert the angels and demons alike to their special purpose on the earth, thus causing them to be receivers of angelic protection, and contrarily, targets of tribulation. Before his healing, Grady’s sins are litigated in the Court of Heaven, having been accused by evidence drudged up by the dim-wit demons of the accuser committee, led by Sham, Pry, and Rash. In the comical court scenes, the demons must speak through intercom from their fiery pit, are shaken to the core by God’s thunderous voice, and temporarily blinded by brilliant light cast from a piece of evidence as Jesus, his defense attorney, reads about Grady from the Book of Justice.
Can Grady forgive himself and God for the hurts from his past? Will he be declared guilty or innocent? Will his journey to Redemption Island, filled with talking creatures, and trees containing supernatural fruits, lead him to his healing before his group is taken out by demonic half-breeds watching their every move? Will he be able to complete his mission so he can finish his research and save mankind amid demonic attack?
Dr. Grady Shepard’s research in Quantum Physics holds the key to reproducing the sound of the Voice of God. His team, including his half-cousin Dr. Laura Carroll, race to harness its power, and deliver it in a unique way to demolish the demonic stronghold, thereby overthrowing the demon’s plan to cause a premature "War Before His Return," designed to capture the warrior angels and their special task force, the Holy Terrors; leaving mankind unprotected and doomed to earthly annihilation.
Jill Van Horn, D.O., was born in 1973 in Dillsburg, PA. She spent most of her adult life as a family physician until her childhood love of writing developed into an urgency to develop and create a story based on unfortunate real life experiences in her first book, Sheep Eaters (Westbow Press, 2016), and then became a passion that expanded into fictional writing that depicts the spiritual world around us, concentrating on spiritual warfare between angels and demons and their interaction with humans.
She now lives in Whitsett and enjoys spending time with her sweet husband George, renovating an old Victorian home, and taking care of her cats and dogs.
Her latest project includes a change in genre to writing a heart-felt romantic comedy soon to be released.