With the action and suspense of a Ted Dekker novel and the spiritual warfare of This Present Darkness, Olsen's first solo novel poses an intriguing question. What if the Restrainer of II Thessalonians, the Holy Spirit who "holds back the lawless man until God takes him away," indwells a man who has lived under various identities since the time of Christ, always moving on when his "agelessness" is discovered? An immortal man, but still just a man, flawed and discouraged over his inability to better succeed at his immense mission: to restrain evil in the world. And what if at a time when the world hangs on the precipice of a third world war, this man were given one final opportunity to do battle with the Evil One?

Genre: Inspirational

Praise for this book

"A writer who can take your breath away with a single sentence. A welcome fresh voice that must be read!" - Ted Dekker


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July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Assignment
Author(s): Mark Andrew Olsen
ISBN: 0-7642-2817-X / 978-0-7642-2817-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bethany House
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