MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Derik R. Girdwood's "The Church of Jezebel, Hijacking the Gospel" is a Christian fiction suspense novel depicting the dark and corrupt side of some churches -- hidden beneath a thrilling murder mystery. The purpose of this work, other than to entertain, is to unveil several false doctrines that various churches and televangelists teach that result in misplaced faith.
"The Church of Jezebel" weaves a fictional mystery amidst the concepts of Christian faith, and not only exposes false doctrines, but also enlightens readers through Scriptures from the Bible. The main character of the story is Christina, an eighteen-year-old who is excited about being admitted to Bible college. Although she is easily awed by the power of the dynamic speeches and doctrinal messages, there is unmistakably a sense of alarm from the first page of the book.
The antagonistic figures in this novel are Pastor Smith and his wife, who are only concerned about bringing a cash flow -- at all costs -- into the church, and the church prophet, whose "invitation only" lectures are more demonic than they are Christian.
The novel culminates in a mission trip to Haiti, where nothing is what it seems, and ends in an ultimate confrontation that shakes the highest levels of this mega-church. The book explores popular doctrines such as word-faith, Christ-consciousness, seed faith, faith healing and the "prosperity gospel."
One reviewer wrote that this book calls all Christians to better discernment and it is a "must read" for every Christian.
"The Church of Jezebel" is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most Christian bookstores. For more information go to http://www.churchofjezebel.com.
SOURCE Derik R. Girdwood