Eye of the Oracle…My final word.
**This post was edited to remove certain stories that are upsetting and the blog owner does not want them left for public review. The stories were public for one day.
Dear Mr. Davis,
After seeking Godly counsel, I was reproved for not coming to you first with my concerns. (Matt 18:15) This Sister was correct. I should have approached you privately, opening a dialogue addressing my concerns. It was an error in judgment on my part. In this regard, I sinned against you and publicly apologize.
The rest of my story…..Well, I hope, neh pray, that you will try to understand. For me, it was only what I read in the first couple of chapters of the EOTO book that bothered me. Strongly. (By the way, I did actually read the entire book. I stayed up until 4am reading. In light of Lilith’s character I thought you did a phenomenal job in how you moved her through the story. Knowing who she is or what she represented made it easier to follow.)
There was still this nagging unease inside of me…..I just knew I recognized those names from somewhere else. It wasn’t until I was reminded by another friend of what we went through in school that I was able to connect the familiarity.
Two of my sister’s were messing with the occult. Warned repeatedly that this was not something to play with or take lightly they decided to do what they wanted anyway. They were teenagers. We were alone in the house I being in my twenties at the time. They thought it would be really cool to call up spirits with a ouiji board. They had checked out books from the public library on how to perform what they had to do. When the house started shaking as if it was going through an earthquake…and what sounded like heavy thumping on the floor. I ran to the bedroom thinking they were killing each other, I wasn’t prepared for what I walked into. Both girls were on opposite sides of the room pinned up against the walls. The ouji board was in the middle of the bed going crazy. I was all ready saved at the time but those girls were not. I was terrified and praying every second for God’s protection. I didn’t know at the time there is a specific way to get rid of that thing…all I could think was to get it out of the house and broke it in two and through it in the trash. (They were young teenagers at the time and did not realize what they were getting into.)
Yes, I have been in a house where evil existed and cowered in fear. One of your many fans said that hopefully I would listen to God and not my own fears. I have a right to my fears. They have substance.
Mr. Davis, you stated that your books have brought people out of the occult. I praise God for that so long as no more children have to experience what I did. I am thankful that your books have had that kind of pull. You said that kids have written to you about trusting God more and some even getting saved. For that I can also rejoice and praise God …one such young lady left her testimony on my daughter’s blog. I thanked her for sharing that with us.
I did recommend your books in two other posts. Knowing that two of my friends have the same past and issues that I have….I had to retract that and write what I did. I have been very agitated and it wasn’t easy for me….I didn’t want to do this. I did a poor job with what I wrote and how I presented what I had read. I will agree. I am not some narrow minded Christian who doesn’t understand that yes this was fantasy fiction. I erred in judgment in not checking the books out thoroughly before allowing my daughter to purchase the first two books in the DIOM series. I am at fault, that I freely admit.
For me, your material isn’t fictional. It had foundation. It was real. I knew/know the power they have and yes….in my eyes it could be an attack of twisting that which I hold dear. For me and those I know personally….sadly your book could be a stumbling block for us.
I was wrong and made a very unwise choice on my and my families behalf. I want to put this to rest. I will not make this same mistake again.
I also feel sad. I know that from what I have read your books do always show good triumphing over evil. You do show loyalty, friendship and sacrifice. You are a very talented and gifted author. I don’t doubt your sincerity in the good you feel you are doing. Part of me would love to pick up the rest of your books and finish reading them. They have that draw to them. In my heart I can’t.
In my heart I feel it is wrong to take a simple Bible story and weave the tale that you did so well. Yes, I know the Bible speaks of such things….in the light of warning us to avoid it. Not to have a part of it. Weaving stories about it….no, I’m sorry. My husband also wrote a response. He is much more articulate than I am…but he doesn’t have the same background that I have, nor the same fear. Your fans may object as I am sure you do…but I respectfully submit to you that on my experiences alone….I cannot take back what I said.
From what I could see from all the reading I did today, you have had no negative reviews of your books. You also have a very large fan base. No one truly seems to understand my families objection. We are in the vast minority. This is an area that I must guard.
This wasn’t easy for me to write and I really don’t think there can be much else said on the topic. I shall close it here and now. If you would be so kind as to post on your forum that, well…..never mind. It’s a public forum….as is my blog. What ever is said, is said…. They can respond in any way they see fit as long as they are respectful and do not make light of what I have shared. This is my house after all…..I was very patient today in allowing everyone their say….you may decide after reading my post that a warning for content may be needed.
That is your call sir……………..