Book Review: The Shift by M. Ann Ricks

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3-11-2014 6-37-58 PMTitle: The Shift

Author: M. Ann Ricks

Publication Date: December 9, 2013


There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable. Don’t be alarmed by the “sudden” moves of God.

Pastor Douglass and his family have been positioned for such a move but because of the dense fog of deception that seems to surround them, some in the Douglass family have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth, God’s truth, even when truth is staring them in the face.  They, like many, are living lives devoid of the knowledge of who they really are and robbing themselves and those they love of their true identity and freedom. Deeply embedded lies from enemy have blinded eyes, impaired hearing and hardened hearts, and Angels from the army of God have been deployed. The assignment: the execution of God’s divine design.  Dreams, supernatural revelation and actual attacks from man’s ultimate foe will expose all and confirm God’s plan for Xion, Veronica, Zeborah, Bo and Pastor Douglas. Can they handle the truth and surrender? Will the infrastructure of unbelief crumble?  The lives of the Douglass family will never be the same and neither will you, because of THE SHIFT !


I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

The Shift is a well written novel that would appeal to the specific audience of conservative Christians. Some readers might take offense to some of the content. For example, a woman who is a lesbian accepts Jesus as her Savior and now she won’t live that sinful way any more. As her mother put it, “…Your belief that you can do all things; like really love a man the way a woman should love a man, mind, body and soul after being a lesbian for most of your adult life is implausible but simply put, daughter, you relinquished that sin nature when he bid you to come and you repented and accepted him…”

M. Ann Ricks’ style of writing is easy to read for the most part. There was a lot of jumping around at times between demons, angels, and people, which was a little confusing at the beginning, but as the book progressed I got used to it.

The characters were well developed. By the end of the story it was easy to see why they turned out the way they did but, after all they’d been through, it still had a “feel good” ending.

If you enjoy conservative Christian fiction and you like a lot of quotes from the Bible in the fiction you read, then you will like The Shift.

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About the Author:

3-11-2014 6-38-23 PMM. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive. Using Jesus Christ as her example,  as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer.  M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be.   She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the insight that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him. She is the author Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance, The Son and THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.

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