"There were days God used it to convict me, remind me, and always bless me. It was a timely book for this stage of my life. I am so happy you allowed God to use you to write the book. It truly felt God ordained." -Veronica Taylor
"Wow- a book that is written from the perspective of a demon and all of his hellish comrades . . . what an unpleasant and frightening thought. I haven't read a book this artfully written about the spiritual world since Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness. The way the demon worked, how he attached himself to our character, how he responded to help from Heaven, was all so artfully written and really made us a part of the action making the invisible warfare visible. It was truly an intriguing read that kept me on the edge of my seat, and I could not put it down until I finished. Our author truly gives us the view and mission of a demon- to ensure a soul's destiny to hell. I think any Christian should pick this up to remind them of the reality of warfare that is invisible to the eye but is a constant struggle, and one we can claim victory in for our lives and the lives of others."
- Katie F
"After You was everything I was expecting, and more. Evil is everywhere, and there is a spiritual war going on that no one likes to think about, or talk about. But. It. Is. Real. Somehow Rodgers has managed to show us how easily our thoughts and minds can be taken over by evil. It can and does happen! Rodgers brings such an interesting perspective here, and one that quite frankly scares me – in a good way. Sometimes you have to know how the other side is thinking and acting so you know how to better prepare yourself in a war. Although this book is fictional, I think it depicts it very well, and gives readers a glimpse into what may be going on with their friends, their loved ones, and just the world around us. This is a book that will stick with me for a long time. It certainly makes me think about all that is going on in the world, and how easily people can be overtaken by evilness. Rodgers has gone outside the box with this, and I think it’s a book that can open your eyes." - Jessica B.
"I don’t think I have read a book like one before. The demons wants to take over and God wants to save us from them. The book is a little suspenseful due to not knowing what the demons are going to try next. It is about an young girl in high school and the struggles she has at school and home. Basically it is from the view point of the demons. Definitely a different way of presenting God’s love. It is a short book, that has a great message to it. The book did keep me on the edge of my seat. See how the power of prayers wins out." - Janice S.
“A creative and insightful story of the power of prayer. “Last Night, When I Prayed” reminds us that no prayer is insignificant.”
— Jacki Drane, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
"A concisely written, easy but thought-provoking read meant to prompt the reader to earnestly consider the power of consistent and persistent prayer. This new to me author has decidedly impressed me with this relatively short but memorable story. Perhaps meant for a YA audience, the message of the very real spiritual battle is one all readers can take to heart. This would make an excellent study book for youth, parents and leaders." - Jennifer B.
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"This was a super quick and interesting read. It was a great story and the very interesting writing style left me wanting more. I loved how Sunshine showed the power of prayer and how it can effect the spiritual world. I definitely believe there is truth in that and we have no idea, but this book gives a peek into the possibilities. Overall, an interesting story with a powerful message." - Melissa F.
"Sunshine's book about the Trinity is a breath of fresh air to all who are seeking wisdom about the Godhead." -RuthAnn Webb
"Wow. What a powerful little book. It is a great contemporary story of spiritual warfare after the style of C S Lewis' The Screwtape Letters. It graphically portrays the power of prayer and the support of fellow believers in spiritual warfare. It gives good examples of how believers can be tempted and distracted. The main characters are teens so it would really speak to young readers. The aspect of the novel that impacted me the most was the distinction between people who call themselves Christians and true Christ followers. Whether you are a true believer or not really makes a difference in spiritual warfare. I highly recommend this book. It is not precisely theologically correct, I suppose. But then, it is fiction. Rodgers is clear in her note to readers that it is a fictitious look at what might be the minds and motivations behind the Enemy's work. It is certainly thought provoking!"
- Joan N.
"I like this book! 😃 it brought me understanding about the Holy Trinity, particularly the Holy Spirit. For some reason the Holy Spirit always eluded me. But this book brought so much understanding. thank you for writing it!" - Zena
Reviews for "Last Night, When I Prayed" :
"This is a book for teens. This was a book about how demons seem to try to take over humans so that they can take them to Hades when they die. This shows how praying will help keep them away. It was a very interesting way to teach this lesson." - Virginia W.
Reviews for "God the Father, Jesus the Big Brother, Holy Spirit the Best Friend" :
"(Sunshine's book) taught me new things and I'm trying to master CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy). In this book, she uses CBT parallel with God and backs everything up with scripture. This is probably the most real book I have read." -Joel Bratton
This book is one of the best I have read in a while. If you have not gone out and bought one you should do so Today! If not for yourself for someone else we all have someone who could use this. #sunshine #greatlesson&read #loved it - Carol H.
Reviews for "After You: A Demon is Always Lurking Nearby" :
“A fresh, original, fictional story by a growing, talented Author; a contemplation of a family's encounter with Angels between Heaven and Earth.” –Liz Dodd, A Christian Mother
“After You” is an interesting take on “the Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis. Similar to “Screwtape Letters,” Rogers uses the idea of two fallen angels trying to keep a human from going to heaven. But she changes the story to fit our modern day issues.
As a whole, the story was interesting and never seemed to drag. It was a pretty quick and easy read, and for the most part I really enjoyed the book." - Victoria R.
"I recommend this book to older mature readers because the story does clearly show what demons do, they occupy your mind and make you do things that aren't always evil in themselves but things that steal our focus and thoughts off Jesus and steal time from prayer and Bible reading, things like shopping and phones apps. A big part of this story is what happens when others pray. My favorite part of the book is chapter 11. It is in this chapter that Jesus talks to Jennifer and tells her that He loves her and that she is the best thing that has ever happened to Him. This whole chapter was like God was speaking to me personally. It is good to be reminded that God loves us. I remember feeling lonely and was bullied in high school, so this chapter was like God telling me to put the past behind me and to love in His love now and in the rest of the my life because even now that I am 59 I still have feelings of doubting His love and not being worthy of Him. I will be reading chapter 11 again and again." - Debbie C.
“An imaginative glimpse into the unseen world of spiritual warfare and the hope we have that our prayers are always heard.”
— Matt Drane, Campus Minister at the University of Memphis
“As Sunshine Rodgers’ wonderfully illustrates, prayer is always powerful and effective. As a person who battles to be always thinking truth and to not doubt,
this book is a great encouragement!”
— Chuck Lester, Tennessee Chi Alpha Director
"It was in interesting read, with a perspective that I hadn't had before." - Tena
"The illustrations were really vivid, the language was good. I would share this book with some children and maybe adults I know but I am aware it was some pretty heavy content. It would be of interest to people dealing with a hard point in their lives." - Joanne
"I like the premise of this book and how it was a modern twist on "The Screwtape Letters", which is an excellent book that I highly recommend. This book does an excellent job of making the reader think about the things we do when we mindlessly pick up our smart phone or use a credit card. The other really made me stop and think several times. This is an excellent book to pick up and get you thinking!" - Amanda H.
Reviews for "This is My Heaven" :
"Loved this captivating plot so much, a precious inspirational story beautifully depicting a voyage from one wicked mind to the next one.. the natural, demonic and evil of the corporeal sin come to a suspenseful play in this endlessly enthralling Christian fiction. A highly recommended treat." - Kelly
"I found it fascinating to read this book. I thought the approach to this topic was the best part of the book. It was interesting to have it from a demon’s point of view. The author does a great job with sentence structure and usage of words to grip the reader in each chapter. Spiritual warfare is not to be taken lightly and this book managed to paint it in light that many readers can follow and understand. It is creative and enjoyable to read. I haven’t fully processed what I have read and will go back to read it again, but I can say this book is one that leaves a reader with much to think about. I recommend this book." - Bree H.
"We all know that we are fighting a spiritual battle. This novel helps show us what we cannot see. This book takes a look into how the demons affect our lives. This book is an eye-opener and will make the reader think about this battle that we are engaged in every day. One thing to remember is that prayer is our key weapon to fight these demons. This book was very engaging and eye-opening. "
- Mary Ann B.