Alabama author Mark Randall has envisioned a story with a video game premise that he presents as a spiritual warfare illustration.
In this imaginative work of fiction, a talented young gamer, Jay, is unexpectedly transported to another realm where he is standing in a mission control room with a replica of the Earth in view. He soon learns he is in the prayer processing center, where technological tools are part of logging the prayers of believers around the world.
That’s also when Jay discovers from his greeter, a military-type official named Stallworth, that he’s been recommended as a candidate for the position of Decurion, with responsibility for a small unit of 10 legionnaires within a far larger operation.
Jay soon meets the members of his team and hears about their various specialties, and his training program begins.
Scripture and sci-fi
Randall’s story blends teachings from Scripture in a sci-fi format, as his main character gets an intense lesson on prayer in a short book that concludes with a prayer warrior challenge and a discussion guide.
The author’s admiration for warriors stems from a childhood living on a military base in Japan and later at a mission station in Zimbabwe. Following in his father’s footsteps in the medical field, Randall is a graduate of UAB School of Medicine and, among his global mission adventures, he worked in a hospital in East Asia for 45 years.