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  • Paperback
  • 429 pages
  • The Occupied
  • Craig Parshall
  • 26 June 2019
  • 1496411358

10 thoughts on “The Occupied

  1. Sara Wise Sara Wise says:

    But you, on the other hand, are occupied by Christ By God s grace, and your faith You see, it is not what comes against you that matters It is who occupies you that counts Christ, the guardian of your soul I am new to Craig Parshall s novels, but wow did I start with a bang with The Occupied, a tale of spiritual warfare.Trevor Black is a former criminal defense lawyer who develops a unique gift the ability to sense demons, or horribles as he calls them, and their presence in huma But you, on the other hand, are occupied by Christ By God s grace, and your faith You see, it is not what comes against you that matters It is who occupies you that counts Christ, the guardian of your soul I am new to Craig Parshall s novels, but wow did I start with a bang with The Occupied, a tale of spiritual warfare.Trevor Black is a former criminal defense lawyer who develops a unique gift the ability to sense demons, or horribles as he calls them, and their presence in humans Using this gift, he is dragged into investigating some horrific murders and figuring out the connection between them and himself.Three distinct sections make up The Occupied The Flesh deals with Trevor s teen years and his introduction to the dark side of the spirit world We will eventually see how giving into the flesh impacts Trevor s future The World deals with Trevor s life as a high level attorney, some brutal murders, Trevor s loss of career, and his gain of Christ in his life It is during this time Trevor learns there is a higher purpose in life, his weapon is the word of the Spirit the Bible , and that God is always stronger than the enemy.During The Devil section, Trevor returns home to investigate the murder of a high school friend and if it is connected to the recent murders in New York City He begins to realize that he can truly visualize the true ugliness of the other side, and learns that Jesus has overcome the world, and through that power Trevor can overcome the dark side.Parshall does a great job of tying together the three eras in Trevor s life, and throwing in many awesome spiritual truths He reminds us that if we truly have faith in God, He will never leave us and will always provide us the tools we need to defeat the enemy As Rev John Cannon encourages Trevor God s Word is the road map But the walking is left up to you You are not alone God does not fail He empowers you Christ in you, the everlasting hope But the way is narrow Sometimes daunting A thin line, like a razor s edge The Occupied is a great murder mystery and an awesome spiritual warfare novel, with a little bit of legalese and a touch of potential romance It will send chills down your spine and keep you guessing until the very end So the only other question to ask is Who occupies you If you are a fan of Frank Peretti, Mike Dellosso or Ted Dekker, you will love Craig Parshall s newest novel I really hope there areTrevor Black novels to come Five stars out of five.Tyndale House Publishers provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review


  2. Lisa Johnson Lisa Johnson says:

    Title The Occupied A Trevor Black Novel Author Craig ParshallPages 448Year 2016Publisher TyndaleMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.Before reading the recently released sequel, The Empowered, I needed to reread what occurred to the characters and plot line in book one I am really glad that I did because I had forgotten what a well written story this is The main character is Trevor Black whose life has been realigned after falling apart as consequences from choices made by himself and other minor Title The Occupied A Trevor Black Novel Author Craig ParshallPages 448Year 2016Publisher TyndaleMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.Before reading the recently released sequel, The Empowered, I needed to reread what occurred to the characters and plot line in book one I am really glad that I did because I had forgotten what a well written story this is The main character is Trevor Black whose life has been realigned after falling apart as consequences from choices made by himself and other minor characters.While there are times when Trevor sees demons, and experiences their power or sees how they possess people, that isn t all there is to the book Trevor is a disbarred lawyer who tries to explain to a judge why he can t represent a client because he sees a demon while visiting the client He is on a journey that actually started in his childhood I think the author paints a good picture of how what happens when we choose to open ourselves to the spiritual realm when one isn t careful what one reads, sees or believes As I read the story, I began to understand that Trevor is seeing into the spiritual realm and doesn t understand how to handle it There is a minor character that comes alongside him to aid his understanding Trevor is on a spiritual journey where he is going to learn about the power of God that surpasses the power of the prince of the air.He is also becoming involved in a murder mystery that has stymied law enforcement and stretched from New York to Trevor s hometown The victims range from people he has no personal connection with to those who were childhood friends As I read these chapters, it really was emotionally impacting The ending is extremely powerful and one I didn t see coming I believe anyone who reads the novel won t soon forget the powerful impact to their heart and understanding what a brilliantly crafted tale leads to real truth I hope readers who want suspense, tension, action, adventure and a powerful spiritually impacted story will read the book and as well as the sequel, The Empowered


  3. Gail Welborn Gail Welborn says:

    a modern spiritually based crime thriller of good versus evil Craig Parshall s intriguing new Trevor Black suspense series, The Occupied released September 1 from Tyndale House Publishers The complex thriller wraps mystery, murder and spiritual warfare into a thought provoking, faith filled story that gives new meaning to the term occupied The story was inspired by an experience Parshall writes about in Mystery and True Crime News, Prose n Cons, He Scared the Wits Out of a modern spiritually based crime thriller of good versus evil Craig Parshall s intriguing new Trevor Black suspense series, The Occupied released September 1 from Tyndale House Publishers The complex thriller wraps mystery, murder and spiritual warfare into a thought provoking, faith filled story that gives new meaning to the term occupied The story was inspired by an experience Parshall writes about in Mystery and True Crime News, Prose n Cons, He Scared the Wits Out of Himself and Out Came a Novel And what a novel of suspense it is once characters are drawn and the stage set that lifts the veil on unseen spiritual forces only understood through the Holy Spirit s gift of discernment However, that would come 25 years later from seeds sown by Trevor and Augie when they were bored and innocent teens in this book of three parts, the Flesh, the World and the Devil There might not have been a story to tell if Trevor and Augie hadn t gone to creepy old Mason Krim s corner mansion after he died If they hadn t tried to recite the Latin incantations from Krim s aged book that led Trevor to ask, from the living room of his musty, very creepy corner mansion, Is anyone there Is anyone listening That s when the jangling of the telephone began, Augie went bug eyed and Trevor thought Why doesn t it stop Why is it still ringing When he picked up the receiver Trevor heard a Then Augie grabbed the phone and listened intently before he very slowly placed the receiver back onto the base Even though Trevor asked him what he had heard many times Augie would never tell him then or ever.Thus begins a modern spiritually based crime thriller of good versus evil that keeps pages turning long after lights should go out Complete with brutal murders, detectives, demons, and a bit of romance and divine truth wrapped in a story of spiritual warfare and belief in God Belief in Christ and other Scriptural truths weave throughout a clean read story that contains no bad language, sexual scenes or grim and gory crime scenes It s simply a well written mystery that leaves readers wantingThe sequel hasn t been announced but I m sure there is one in the not too distant future because of the way The Occupied ends Fans of Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker or Steven James would enjoy The Occupied The Occupied A Trevor Black Novel , by Craig Parshall, Hardcover, Tyndale House Publishers, September 1, 2016, 425 Pages, 978 1496419187, 22.99Midwest Book Reviews Gail s Bookshelf August 2016 Pinterest GailWelbornTwitter GailWelbornFaceBook Gail Welborn


  4. Susan Susan says:

    Such a powerful fictional novel of Spiritual warfare This novel doesn t do what some would consider bogging the reader down in Christianity The author did an excellent job of keeping the listener engaged This is one of those books I will re visit for another listen I m looking forward to the next in the series and will be purchasing it next month from audible The narrator is excellent Whether you are a Christian or not it will give you plenty to think about and I pray you will.


  5. Daphne Self Daphne Self says:

    Once again I ve come across a book that leaves me with a deeper meaning to spiritual warfare The Occupied isthan mere thriller or horror it is also a book on truth about the unseen forces that influence the world today just as it did in the past.Because we can t see it, doesn t mean it s not there The character Trevor Black and I started to see a little symbolism about his name as I readis blessed with the gift of discernment Discernment meaning he can smell and sense the evil Once again I ve come across a book that leaves me with a deeper meaning to spiritual warfare The Occupied isthan mere thriller or horror it is also a book on truth about the unseen forces that influence the world today just as it did in the past.Because we can t see it, doesn t mean it s not there The character Trevor Black and I started to see a little symbolism about his name as I readis blessed with the gift of discernment Discernment meaning he can smell and sense the evil of demons around him and at times see them as they occupied a person.Although the Christian aspect is not heavy or layered thickly throughout the book, the belief in Christ is made evident As is the Scriptural truths about the battle that we cannot see.Some people may scoff and say that this is truly a work of fiction, but lessons and truth are often threaded through fiction Can anyone smell demons Yes, they can Can anyone see demons Most assuredly Is there a way to be protected from them A definite and resounding yes And in the book this is shown multiple times.It is a book that leaves you wantingof Trevor s story leaves you with questions and the need to understandleaves you with a veil lifted from your eyes and the desire to understandabout the full armor of God.Craig Parshall has brought to readers a solid book of mystery, thrills, passion, hope, and above all love Emotions ride high in The Occupied And I will repeat this, buy the book It s a book that will stay with you for days to come I received this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange of a full and honest review


  6. Ian Ian says:

    Trevor Black is a high flying criminal defence lawyer in New York And he gets to defend people who have committed some heinous acts.Through a series of circumstances Black s life is turned upside down He loses his job, his marriage and his NYC lifestyle And then he finds God.Told in first person across three sections The Flesh, The World and The Devil, we see Black s life from when he was a kid through to his high flying days and finally to being chased by evil which takes him back to where Trevor Black is a high flying criminal defence lawyer in New York And he gets to defend people who have committed some heinous acts.Through a series of circumstances Black s life is turned upside down He loses his job, his marriage and his NYC lifestyle And then he finds God.Told in first person across three sections The Flesh, The World and The Devil, we see Black s life from when he was a kid through to his high flying days and finally to being chased by evil which takes him back to where it all began his home town Evil chases Black in the form of a series of copycat murders that lead him from NYC to his hometown and draw him into a web of small town politics and satanic rituals.This is a classic detective story but with a supernatural add on Black along the way develops the gift of seeing the demonic in people Parshall does an excellent job revealing the thin veil between the natural and supernatural worlds And he has a vivid imagination in creating some fabulously scary demonic creatures.I liked Trevor Black and there s good development in his character through this story It s a challenge for an author to write in first person as the entire story is told from the eyes of the one person But Parshall does this really well and it adds to the feel of it being a classic detective story which are often shown from the eyes of the detective.Black develops a romantic interest which adds to the story and the lady in question Ashley is another excellent well rounded character who struggles with anxiety I hope we seeof Ashley in the next story This is the first Parshall novel I ve read and I m excited about reading the second book in the series


  7. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    About the BookFrom New York Times bestselling author Craig Parshall comes a riveting story of supernatural suspense.As a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldn t comprehend Years later, Trevor is a high flying criminal defense lawyer in New York City, with a six figure Aston Martin and a trophy wife But in an extraordinary turn of events, he receives a burdensome gift the ability to perceive the invisible And the dark forces he now sees are all gunning for him.When one of T About the BookFrom New York Times bestselling author Craig Parshall comes a riveting story of supernatural suspense.As a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldn t comprehend Years later, Trevor is a high flying criminal defense lawyer in New York City, with a six figure Aston Martin and a trophy wife But in an extraordinary turn of events, he receives a burdensome gift the ability to perceive the invisible And the dark forces he now sees are all gunning for him.When one of Trevor s hometown friends is murdered, the MO is eerily similar to a shocking trail of murders that have already crossed the lawyer s path So Trevor must return home to find the killer and face not only his own personal demons, but supernatural ones as well.My ReviewThe Occupied by Craig Parshall was my very first of his books and I enjoyed it very much If you re a fan of Frank Peretti s This Present Darkness than this would be a book for you It s a mix of mystery, suspense, warfare, and the supernatural This is a novel that will satisfy all fans of these genres Even the pickiest like myself


  8. Reader Reader says:

    Excellent Christian supernatural thriller My favorite quote from the book is this one But you, on the other hand, are occupied by Christ By God s grace, and your faith You see, it is not what comes against you that matters It is who occupies you that counts Christ, the guardian of your soul


  9. Ashley Ashley says:

    4.5 StarsI m always in the mood for a good book that deals with spiritual warfare and this one was excellent From the first line I was hookedI keep monsters in my peripheral vision When you ve been attacked by the horribles, you never forgetThe Occupied takes the reader on a journey through Trevor Black s life divided into three sections titled The Flesh, The World, and The DevilFirst, there s the world, and all that s in it and all that we see, but also what we can t Second, th 4.5 StarsI m always in the mood for a good book that deals with spiritual warfare and this one was excellent From the first line I was hookedI keep monsters in my peripheral vision When you ve been attacked by the horribles, you never forgetThe Occupied takes the reader on a journey through Trevor Black s life divided into three sections titled The Flesh, The World, and The DevilFirst, there s the world, and all that s in it and all that we see, but also what we can t Second, the flesh all those desires, arrogances, strivings when we let it rule us Last, but definitely not least, there s the devil That s in reverse threat levelFirst in The Flesh we get a glimpse at when Trevor was a teenager and first came into contact with the supernatural veil Then, The World, takes a peek into his life in New York City as a lawyer, his deteriorating marriage, his first encounter with the horribles , and becoming a Christian And finally, The Devil, where he makes his return home to solve a mystery and fight the horriblesEven in all the mud and mire through which we plow, there is a benevolent heavenly Father holding us up with an invisible hand, guiding our ends from our beginnings and nudging us toward the light rather than the darkness Giving us a thousand chances to make a thousand good choices if we will only take themPowerful, compelling, and, at times, chilling, The Occupied was fast paced and impossible to put down I can t recommend it enoughYou see, it is not what comes against you that matters It is who occupies you that counts Christ, the guardian of your soul


  10. Jerry Jerry says:

    An engaging look at spiritual warfare Looking forward toin this series.


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The Occupied[BOOKS] ✮ The Occupied ✰ Craig Parshall – Thomashillier.co.uk From New York Times bestselling author Craig Parshall comes a riveting story of supernatural suspenseAs a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldn t comprehend Years later, Trevor is a From New York Times bestselling author Craig Parshall comes a riveting story of supernatural suspenseAs a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldn t comprehend Years later, Trevor is a high flying criminal defense lawyer in New York City, with a six figure Aston Martin and a trophy wife But in an extraordinary turn of events, he receives a burdensome gift the ability to perceive the invisible And the dark forces he now sees are all gunning for himWhen one of Trevor s hometown friends is murdered, the MO is eerily similar to a shocking trail of murders that have already crossed the lawyer s path So Trevor must return home to find the killer and face not only his own personal demons, but supernatural ones as well.


About the Author: Craig Parshall

Craig Parshall is a bestselling fiction author with twelve suspense novels to his credit His tales of human drama and spiritual encounter have garnered rave reviews from critics and readers alike Craig is also a Washington insider serving as special counsel to the American Center for Law and Justice on matters before the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill, and before state supreme courts As a constitutional lawyer, Craig has testified frequently before committees of Congress and the FCC, and has been interviewed on a wide range of cultural issues by most of the major media networks and newspapers nationwide.