In this age of prophetic strife, spiritual darkness collides with servants of the Cross. Christians worldwide are persecuted at a heightened level, and while no safety seems to exist, one man steps forward to lend a hand to the defenseless laborers. Corban Dowler, an old-school spy, accepted Christ's gift of salvation six years ago, then resigned from the morally compromising C.I.A.. He now desires to help fulfill God's Great Commission, so builds the Commission of International Laborers (COIL) organization, and devotes his skills and resources to assist persecuted or kidnapped Christian servants in the most dangerous environments worldwide. At times, Corban Dowler must hastily extract missionary families and Christian workers from danger zones before death steals them from their righteous work. He develops commando-style teams using non-lethal weapons to extract the threatened or persecuted servants of the Lord. These covert multiethnic teams are ex-military or ex-CIA, and all believers in Christ. Satan is every bit the adversary as he operates through his demonic workers of iniquity, set on claiming the lives of the righteous that stand for Truth. While COIL is working tirelessly to rescue Christians in need, Satan's followers are placing roadblocks, destroying, and kidnapping to thwart the efforts of COIL. The operatives find themselves prey to the very wickedness that they are committed to fight, and a battle between good and evil emerges.
- Meaningful, challenging, twists, cliff hangers, adventure and action. An awesome series!!
My husband and I both love the COIL series. It took a bit to get into the story but persistence paid off. I finished feeling challenged in my faith and desperately needing to listen to the next book. I am now almost finished the fifth in this series and it's been an amazing journey... Highly recommend!! (It's a little intense for younger listeners, I'd recommend for teens up)
- Great Book - Unabashedly Christian in its nature.
I love this book. It is James Bond like in its intrigue, but it is unabashedly Christian in its nature. It is the best of Christian ethic, combined with the spy world of good vs evil. The hero’s, who are not only Christian in their worldview, but they are smart, courageous, a little crafty. They are confident, but a confidence not born of self, but instead, born of faith in God. The story is well written, and the writer either has had, or has researched spy craft, weapons and the like. The situations are believable and the story moves along very nicely.
The narration seemed very slow when on my MP3 player. (I use Smart AudioBook Player on Android – I recommend that too). I set my play back speed to 1.2 instead of 1.0 and that fixed the slow audio read back issue. Once I did this, I have thoroughly enjoyed the readers (Cameron Beierle) different characters voices and the intensity his booming voice brings to the story. It is a great book and I cannot wait to dive headlong into the rest of the series.
- Worth listening too.
Great thoughts and dialog on living the Christian life. The characters were a little dry, but over all a good story.
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