"Out of Darkness" by Darrel Case is a great Christian mystery novel. It is the story of a well known highly moneyed pastor of a mega church complex. David Padgett went to his luxury bed one night well loved by his family, had many he called friends, money was no object and worries were a distant memory in his life. His sermons were attended by thousands and his speaking engagements were packed. His wife Anne was well loved also and had her own women's conferences which were well attended. David was planning his retirement after which their only son, Robert, would take over. David and Anne lived in a mansion on the church grounds and Robert lived in a duplicate mansion. Nothing could be better- oh David thought his spiritual life could use more time with God and reading scripture- but he didn't have time to worry on that as his life was very full just fulfilling his church obligations. Then David is arrested for a murder that he didn't commit and his world starts to crumble.
This is a great story of how a great man starts out depending on God for his success and then when he makes it big, decides that it is all due to his own greatness. Mr. Case writes a good 'who done it' and well constructs the plot of intrigue. I read this book in 1 1/2 days. I usually read fiction written by women but this story can easily be read by both sexes with equal entertainment. I would recommend this novel to any reader who loves mystery reading. I feel honored to be able to have read this book. Mr. Case is a great writer and I enjoyed the experience. I received this book from the author through the www.bodyandsoulpublishing.com website. (submitted by CB)