Saturday, June 30, 2012



Deidre Havrelock
Publisher:         Etcetera Press
Release Date:   April 1, 2012
Format:              kindle

If you’re a fan of supernatural fiction then you will be captivated by this true story about a spiritually sensitive girl and the path that led to her possession. Part one of a two-part series, Saving Mary is the story of a modern-day Mary Magdalene—the woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons.

Deidre Daily is drawn to anything seemingly spiritual, desperately seeking a spiritual existence. But inside this vibrant girl hides a terrified child who sincerely believes she has married the devil. Through a series of spiritual encounters her fear turns into reality, and she ends up possessed.

Deidre’s fascinating memoir relays her story from childhood to adolescence: invisible eyes leering at her from the corner of her bedroom, horrible nightmares tormenting her, and her desperate attempt to find God—only to end up possessed. It is a candid account of possession from a first-person perspective. This dark memoir brings to light an intricate world of deceitful spirits hell-bent on manipulating and damaging an innocent girl’s life, not only through her dreams, but also through seemingly every-day encounters. 

About the Author.  . .      
Deidre believes theology is for everyone! It’s for working moms and soccer parents and for introverted engineers who don’t know what to say at dinner parties. It’s for energetic athletic-types who traverse mountains on cool bikes and for lethargic teenagers who write dark poetry. It’s for Trekkies and Twihards and Gleeks, nurses and teachers and those who Twitter and Ping. It’s for older people with Labs and round-faced happy people with too many cats. In other words, theology is not just for theologians. Did you get that? You do not have to be an intellectual to comprehend theology. You do not have to be a preacher. And yes, there is so much more to the Bible than what churches, on average, are currently teaching. Understanding the spiritual teachings of your Christian faith is fun … and more than that, it’s important. 


Deidre's early life was miserable.  A drunken father, a disinterested mother, an uncle who molested her, all added up to an unbearable life.  She was tormented by nightmares and felt that eyes were watching her at all times.  When she began playing with a Ouji board, she came into contact with an "entity" named Fred who claimed to be watching out for her.  Fred stayed with her throughout her teen years, refusing to leave even when she asked him to leave.

"Saving Mary" is the first in a two-part series about a girl who was plagued by demon possession, but was eventually delivered from her torment.  Her story is fascinating, yet it is also a warning to those who would experiment with the supernatural.  I look forward to reading the second book in the series.  

3 stars

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