Ascent from Darkness is a powerful personal narrative about the spiritual battle between good and evil. Michael Leehan's personal testimony is gripping, and thought-provoking. It simultaneously draws the reader in while causing them to take stock of his or her own personal Walk. Leehan begins Ascent from Darkness sharing a snapshot from his early adulthood. From there the book does not relent as we follow him on the course of his path from initially deciding to turn his life over to the work of Satan, to a life plagued by demon influence, and finally at the end of his rope realizing that the only path to freedom comes through Jesus Christ.
This is by far one of the most powerful books I have read lately. From the moment I picked up the book until the moment I was done reading the book, I could not put it down. Leehan comes across as an honest, sincere human who has gone through a life transformation. At times conversational and other times matter-of-factual, but much of the time unsettling with how honest he is, Leehan does not hold back as he shares the struggles of his life. Anyone picking up this book will find quickly that Leehan's life is one genuinely Redeemed story worth reading.
I received my copy of this book free from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through their BookSneeze program for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are my own,and I was not required to issue a positive review.