Soul Keeper is a story that depicts the power of love and the influence of prayer to enact change. It is a riveting read about compassion, pain, prayer, evil, and the will to fight for life when Death comes for your soul. This story presents readers with an emotional roller coaster as evil comes to harm the young child Aleah, and Death stakes its claim on her life. However, Death has Shay to contend with. Elizabeth, Aleah's mom, sinks into a deeper state of depression and grasps death as her only rational response to the present circumstances that introduced pain deeper than she had ever experienced. Shay epitomized the term soul keeper. His spiritual connection to Aleah is unfathomable and leads him to fight for her soul beyond the realistic realm of possibility. Shay would t accept the death of his goddaughter, but rather would fight Death for the preservation of her life. If she wakes up, will she be able to live with the new circumstances and reality of her world? What Aleah would come to quickly realize is that life is but a vapor and that the greatest paradox of her life is that she was born to die?