Up Pops the Devil is a tale of two realms- the not so heavenly place where evil plans are made for the downfall of earthly people- and Georgia.
Wilford "Preacher" Winters has served two years in prison for drug trafficking and is determined to live a clean life for his two young sons and fiancee, Tanya. He has become a new creature in Christ and is ready to shed the old man and can't wait to make a fresh start. There's only one problem-the women in his life- past and present...
Angela Benson deftly explores what happens when people change. How leaving the old ways of sin and self-destruction affect the status quo- especially for a black man who enjoyed the lifestyle that went along with being high up in the hierarchy of the drug world. Preacher, who was once feared and esteemed for the power he yielded being a part of that hierarchy, was now about to embark on the not so glamorous position of funeral home director. Which was fine with him, if only he could get there without getting set up by evil associations who have other plans for his soul.
What I love about this book- besides the great characters and story- is the practical reminder that we all have an adversary, the devil who does his best to steal, kill and destroy our peace of mind and relationships, but that the best thing we can do is pray and put our trust in God. Things may not go as we plan, but there is a peace that passes all understanding and it's available in an instant, if we will only look to Him who is the author and finisher of our faith.