The Mayan Apocalypse [NOOK Book]

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On the heels of Mark Hitchcock's prophecy bestseller 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World comes a suspenseful novel (coauthored with bestselling novelist Alton Gansky) about the supposed expiration date of planet earth-December 21, 2012.


Andrew Morgan is a wealthy oil executive in search of the meaning of life. In his quest for answers he encounters the ancient Mayan predictions that the world will end in 2012. That the claims seem supported by math and astronomy drives ...

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Overview

On the heels of Mark Hitchcock's prophecy bestseller 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World comes a suspenseful novel (coauthored with bestselling novelist Alton Gansky) about the supposed expiration date of planet earth-December 21, 2012.


Andrew Morgan is a wealthy oil executive in search of the meaning of life. In his quest for answers he encounters the ancient Mayan predictions that the world will end in 2012. That the claims seem supported by math and astronomy drives him to check on them. Then he meets Lisa Campbell, an attractive Christian journalist also researching the Mayan calendar. When he learns that she is a Christian, he quickly dismisses what she has to say.


As the time draws closer to December 21, 2012, a meteorite impact in Arizona, a volcanic eruption, and the threat of an asteroid on a collision-course with earth escalate fears. Are these indicators of a global apocalypse? Will anyone survive? Does Lisa's Christian faith have the answers after all? Or has fate destined everyone to a holocaust from which there is no escape?


 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736938303
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 744,496
  • File size: 925 KB

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Great Read!

    As a disclaimer, I am a fan of Alton Gansky and managed to snag an Advance Reader's Copy of the book, but that did not in any way prejudice my reading of it. I've heard mention of the Mayan prediction of the world ending in 2012, but didn't actually know anything about it. This book presented the "science" behind it in a very educational, yet entertaining way. I liked the characters and that they were both committed to sticking to their beliefs, even though one of them clearly had to be wrong. At first, the timeline of the book had me a bit confused, and because it jumps forward several times, there was obviously much of the story left to the imagination, but I appreciated that he/they didn't really dumb-down the ending for us. I know what I believe and why, but I think, after reading this, that 12-21-12 will be an interesting day, a bit akin to Y2K. Anyway, if you've read Gansky before, I don't believe you'll be disappointed, and if you haven't this is a great book to start.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Surprising futuristic thriller

    The ancient Mayan calendar ends with 12-21-12. Will the world come crashing to an end on that date? This suspenseful novel explores what might occur when people believe such a fate awaits. Is there any means of escape? Can humans survive the apocalypse?

    Andrew Morgan, a wealthy oil executive, buys into the movement headed by self-proclaimed Mayan priest Robert Quetzal. Lisa Campbell, a Christian reporter, continues to cross paths with Andrew while pursuing the story. Since he lost his wife and teen son in a plane crash the previous winter his present life doesn't hold much joy, but he doesn't want it to end.

    Can Lisa convince the grieving widower to embrace the faith his son had? What if the dire predictions are true? And why are people being murdered-is there some undercover plot?

    Mark Hitchcock has written numerous books on the subject of Bible prophesy and is the author of 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World. His knowledge joins forces with Alton Gansky's award-winning fiction skills to create an intriguing novel. The book also includes questions for discussion.

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    Hooked From the Beginning

    I was hooked from the beginning by this tale of Andrew Morgan, a wealthy oil executive who is either a major league sucker or a visionary. I'm a patient reader and sometimes will spend too much time "nibbling" on the bait presented by the author before I make the decision to bite or bolt. But I was caught up in this book from page uno and was not disappointed. Morgan's relationship with Lisa, a Christian reporter, was both captivating and believable. The characters, good and bad, that surround them make for an exciting tale and fast paced read. The Mayan Apocalypse was also a great introduction to all the hype and mystery surrounding 2012. I love when an author makes learning fun by overlaying a great story over well researched history. If you're looking for a fairytale ending where everything is tied up in a neat little bow you'll be surprised. But Hitchcock and Gansky provide a great ending that makes you wonder--what will really happen just over two years from now.

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    Realistic and Suspenseful

    Mark Hitchcock and Alton Gansky took a subject that is often presented with sensationalism and somehow brought a strong sense of realism to it. From the beginning, it's easy to see how a man like Andrew Morgan could be duped by a con artist like Quetzal, and it's not for lack of intelligence. Lisa, the Christian reporter is a breath of fresh air in Andrew's life, even though he's conflicted about her boldness and her worldviews. As Andrew gets drawn deeper and deeper into the world of Quetzal, Lisa works diligently behind the scenes to unravel the mystery behind a murder and an attack on one of her coworkers. I don't normally go for romance stories but the romantic element in this story is godly and balanced, it fits perfectly, and it illustrates the story's point that love is more important than survival. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if something like this really does come to pass. Yet it wasn't predictable. The twists and turns in this book had me gasping out loud, even crying and cheering at times. Everything comes full circle seamlessly at the end and the moral of this story will break even the hardest heart. Truly a spiritually fulfilling read!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    End of the World Thrill Ride...

    I wasn't sure how I would like this book based on the subject matter, but I was very curious so I had to give it a try. Turns out, I like it. There is a great storyline that runs the book with murder, mystery and intrigue as we follow Andrew Morgan, a man who has everything but has lost what is most important to him and gets pulled into the whole world ending in 2012 by a man claiming to be the last Mayan priest. Lisa Campbell is a reporter for an on-line Christian newspaper that is investigating this same priest. Is it a hoax or is it real? That is the main question through the book and it definitely makes you think. I won't spoil anything, but I do have to wonder how sales of this book will be come January of 2013?

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  • Posted September 21, 2010

    Loved it!

    I just finished reading The Mayan Apocalypse by Mark Hitchcock and Alton Gansky. Andrew Morgan, mad at God when he loses his family in a plane crash, meets Lisa Campbell, a journalist who is researching Robert Quetzal and the ancient Mayan predicitons.

    Though Andrew, rich and powerful, clashes with Lisa, who is a Christian reporter, he feels drawn to her at the same time. They do NOT agree on what will happen on December 21, 2012.

    Does the world end in 2012 - this is the book to read. Hitchcock and Gansky have done their homework resulting in a fast page-turner. How will it end? Can the rich and powerful escape? Read the book to find out. I loved the book and found it extremely interesting.

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

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    This is a terrific thriller

    Geologist Andrew Morgan seeks to understand life. He is an affluent man who has traveled the globe trying to find meaning beyond is that all there is having lost his loved ones; he holds God culpable for their deaths. So far, his quest has failed. Andrew is fascinated with the ancient Mayan prediction that the world ends in December 2012. He digs deeper into the prophecy and is stunned by the mathematical and astronomical affirmation of what he assumed was a superstitious omen by primitive people. However, in spite of his reluctant conversion that a pandemic tragedy from the skies is coming, he knows his quest for the meaning of life remains unanswered unless death is the only response.

    Andrew meets Christian journalist Lisa Campbell as she also researches the Mayan calendar. As 2011 increasingly proves a deadly year with both natural and man-made disasters, she shares the Bible's last days with him. However, he rejects the Bible's Rapture and the Mayan Apocalypse as being the same empty mythos. Yet he and others consider hiding in a bunker as the Hammer of God threatens the earth with cosmic impact on eerily December 21 2012.

    This is a terrific thriller with several major twists that enhance the belief that a potential pandemic disaster threatens the earth. The story line is action-packed and fast-paced with a strong cast including the two protagonists, a disbeliever, and several fascinating others. With the doomsday countdown plot hooking readers, fans will relish this exhilarating apocalypse now tale as the underlying premise is that for someone any day may prove to be his or her end of day.

    Harriet Klausner

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