Playing Saint – a book review

Book Description

Yesterday, Parker Saint’s only concern was his swiftly rising star power.

Today, he’s just trying to stay alive.

Parker Saint is living the dream. A cushy job at a thriving mega-church has him on the verge of becoming a bestselling author and broadcast celebrity—until life takes an abrupt turn that lands him on the wrong side of the law. To avoid a public scandal, he agrees to consult with the police on a series of brutal murders linked by strange religious symbols scrawled on each victim.

Parker tries to play the expert, but he is clearly in over his head. Drawn ever deeper into a web of intrigue involving a demanding detective, a trio of secretive Vatican operatives, and a centuries-old conspiracy to conceal a mysterious relic, he realizes for the first time that the battle between good and evil is all too real—and that the killer is coming back . . . this time for him.

About the Author

Zachary Bartels is the author of Playing Saint. An award-winning preacher and Bible teacher, he serves as pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Lansing, MI, where he lives with his wife Erin and their son. You can find him online at

My Review

I have nothing but good things to say about this book.  It caught my attention right away.  I thought it was going to be a casual read, something with a little suspense, but I got more than I expected!  It was suspenseful from the beginning, taking a turn towards spiritual warfare that I honestly wasn’t expecting.  I really enjoyed it.  Although it’s a work of fiction, it kinda reminded me that the spiritual word is real and puts some modern day flesh on the story of demoniac in the New Testament.  There’s a sad part or two also, and I started to really care about Parker Saint.  I, very much, recommend this book, but be warned that there’s spiritual warfare involved.

Published by tammyk777

I want to be as open as possible, safely anyway. If I've been set free in something, maybe I can encourage someone else to seek God and they can be free too!

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