Wesley Snipes is well-known for his acting chops, but the performer is out with a new project that might be a surprise to some of his fans: a novel that focuses on a spiritual battle of sorts.Snipes’ book, “Talon of God,” which released on July 25, is an “urban fantasy in which a holy warrior must convince a doctor with no faith to help stop a powerful demon and his minions from succeeding in creating hell on earth.”
It’s pretty heavy subject matter, to say the least.
The book, according to an official description from Harper Collins, deals with a plethora of subjects, including “science and faith, good and evil, damnation and salvation.” The publisher has more:
Imagine that everyone you have ever known or loved was forced against their will into a state of demonic possession and spiritual slavery. Imagine an unholy cabal of the world’s richest and most powerful men directing this sinister plan in order to cement their unbridled control of the planet.
Imagine two heroes emerging from that darkness to do battle with the forces of evil.
Set in the mean streets of Chicago, Talon of God is the action-packed adventure centered around the Lauryn Jefferson, a beautiful young doctor who is dragged into a seemingly impossible battle against the invisible forces of Satan’s army and their human agents that are bent on enslaving humanity in a mission to establish the kingdom of hell on Earth.
Snipes, 54, told “CBS This Morning” this week about the “journey” he went on in writing the book, and said that penning the spiritual-themed, fiction project forced him to ask himself a variety of important questions.
From wondering why people do what they do to why people “do things that we really don’t want to do,” many of the curiosities that emerged speak to the very heart of the human experience.
“Maybe there are forces that are playing on us,” he told “CBS This Morning.” “Maybe there are forces that are influencing us. And our behavior — soul demons, soul vampires that get us into trouble.”