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Posted April 15, 2011
The book, The Last Aliyah was an easy book to read. I love Israel and Chris really brought this place to life for me. This is a book that made me want to take the trip to Israel to see the spots that Chris had talked about. Places I have read about in the Bible and history books. As a Christian, the events in this book are believable and at some point I believe will happen. I was completely absorbed into the characters and at certain key points in their lives I cheered. I was excited to finish a chapter and go onto the next to find out what was going to happen. The ending for me was the best. Glad I am not a person who reads the end of the book first. Now, I am off to read Ezekiel 38-39! :) Well done Chris, I am looking forward to the next book.
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Posted August 3, 2011
In The Last Aliyah, Hambleton weaves a spine-tingling, hard to put down tale of the Middle East in the not too distant future. The ancient prophetic writings come alive as the reader is swept up in the lives of Hambleton's expertly crafted characters. He provides an interesting twist and fresh take on scripture concerning the end times from the viewpoint of Israel. The Last Aliyah spins a chilling tale of the next World War with the Jews once again targeted for annihilation. The reader sits spellbound as a United Nations' Coalition forms, eerily matching the kingdoms predicted in Ezekiel 38-39. The Coalition presses Israel for disarmament under the pretense of "peace in our time," but their true motives are far less pure. Israel is left alone with none to aid her but God Himself. The surprise twist makes the reader ponder the possibility that the improbable might just be the possible and the ending leaves him anxious for the next installment. I was sad to come to the end of The Last Aliyah and can hardly wait to read the next book in the series!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 17, 2011
Book Review: The Last Aliyah by Chris Hambleton
From the first paragraph, The Last Aliyah by Chris Hambleton seized my attention and never let go. For four nights I had to force myself to stop reading and go to bed! Chris gives this story a totally different slant on the end times from anything else I have read, starting with the action being seen from an Israeli perspective, rather than an American one. The Last Aliyah shows what could happen when the world abandons God's chosen people. The action is set in the near future in Israel, where the terror attacks from jihadists have become almost routine and humdrum. The characters are ordinary people caught up in their own daily lives, and they don't realize how out-of-the-ordinary the times are becoming. Every emergency situation becomes the new normal after a while and they no longer think about how different life is becoming.
The tension builds as the end times start to grip the nation and the world. Eventually, the Russians (who are desperate to revive their dying economy) join forces with the Islamic nations named in Old Testament prophecy, in a new plot to annihilate the Jews by forcing them to give up all their weapons; the cry is "Peace in the Middle East" and when Israeli leaders refuse to give up their only protection against the rest of the world, the largest army ever assembled moves against them. Without giving away the entire plot, there is an intriguing explanation for Revelation 16:13 (look it up!) I give this book 5 stars out of 5 and plan to start reading another Chris Hambleton book tonight! Laura Ryan
Posted May 16, 2011
This book is a suspenseful thrilling tale of a dark future of World War III and modern warfare devices that will be used against the weaker nations to make them surrender. As in the days of bomb shelters and fear of the unknown this author weaves a dark sinister tale straight out of the holy prophecies and brings it alive in book form by describing one of the many possibilities in our near future that could occur. He packaged this ominous tale with a variety of personalities and characters which walks the reader through their personal journeys of families, lives decisions and paths they chose as they are being tore apart as they are sent off to fight the enemies. The daughter goes through her own personal transformation from scared child to powerful warrior. She has chosen to go against all she was raised to believe in, not trusting what is in front of her eyes, following her heart and intuition instead, which leads her on a spiritual discovery and opens many doors for her. This writer leaves the reader wondering if some of the outlandish theories being spread on the internet may not be so far fetched as some think. This author is a prophet in his own right and it would behoove you to read between the lines and enjoy this fantasy drama as it unfolds but keep in the back of your minds there are secrets here, a Pandora Box which is not that unrealistic if Russia's sleeping bear awakes and thirst for control and evil overcomes the sleeping sheep's minds. Tyranny against innocent civilians and then the possible or impossible actions of supernatural forces coming to the rescue at the last desperate moment, when all hope is lost. Yet the conclusion does not end there as it continues to another theory, now the question now is, if this theory is unrealistic, or there is truth hidden in the verses as predicted in the scriptures "Look at the moon and strange signs in the skies" It speaks of the end times namely signs in the heavens' is it alien guardians, once again the mystery has you questioning self; these guardians are they the true saviors or is the Anti-Christ coming in another form, a new concept which caught this reader by surprise and produced a thirst to re-read the verses to seek deeper meanings one is not aware of yet. The author leaves the reader to ponder and decide if the conclusion is that strange; or could it be a real threat. Beware of sheep in wolves clothing, be on guard, some fantasy is not that unbelievable. Can anyone really know for certain what will happen in the days ahead? Not apart from what's in the Scriptures - anything beyond that is clever speculation. But such speculation can make for great story-telling.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 16, 2011
From the beginning of this book, I was hooked. I found the character development to be excellent and found myself empathizing with even the bad guys. I was drawn into the private meetings between high ranking officials as well as the conversations between family members and friends. My heart was racing when I read the details of the war and all events are conceivable. I always wondered what would happen to the United States. Mr. Hambleton's thoughts may be accurate. The descriptions of the Holy Land are as I remember it when I went over 20 years ago and make my heart ache for another journey.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 15, 2011
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