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The Rapture Of Darkness
     

The Rapture Of Darkness

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by Jack Spring
 

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"Will St. Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes be fulfilled in 2012? ... are these the End Times?"

"The Rapture of Darkness"....is the inspiring story of an American Vice-President, an Irish Bishop, and a Professor of Antiquities determined to save the Catholic Church, America and the World before the arrival of the "Doomsday Date" of December 21, 2012.

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"Will St. Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes be fulfilled in 2012? ... are these the End Times?"

"The Rapture of Darkness"....is the inspiring story of an American Vice-President, an Irish Bishop, and a Professor of Antiquities determined to save the Catholic Church, America and the World before the arrival of the "Doomsday Date" of December 21, 2012.

“Finally, a novel has been written as an antidote to 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Left Behind' series!"

Most believe that Cal St. Martin is the debonair professor of antiquities at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. But the new American president, Mike Rounds, knows the real truth—

Prof. Cal St. Martin is a man with a hidden past––and a secret mission.

Three days before the Presidential election, the story begins when a satellite falls from orbit and strikes Washington, D.C. Mike concludes that it isn’t a random event or terrorism when a strange gold box is found amidst the wreckage, addressed to—”The Future Bishop of Armagh, Ireland.”

Then, four members of the U.S. Supreme Court vanish without a trace and several top-secret stealth planes go missing. So, Mike goes to Armagh, Ireland to deliver the gold box to the new Archbishop, Diarmuid Martin, and sets out to discover who is responsible for the strange events.

Mike’s journey takes him into a world of international political intrigue, adventure, and religious mystery involving stolen relics, missing underworld leaders, end times predictions, and the prophecies of an obscure twelfth-century Irish saint named Malachy.

As Mike solves the mystery of who is responsible for the thefts and abductions, the Archbishop unravels clues left by Professor St. Martin which will answer the questions on everyone’s mind…

... Are these the Last Days?

... And will “Doomsday” 2012 really bring the end of the world?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449733407
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
12/12/2011
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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The Rapture of Darkness: A Novel of Hope for the Coming Age 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RConrad More than 1 year ago
It is a novel or a puzzle? Truth? Fiction? A mixture? The answer is yes, and so, for some, this novel will be a challenge, exactly because it tries to be so much. But that's why it is so good! It's part history, historical fiction, alternative history, political and religious mystery, apocalyptic speculation, and legend. It incorporates real public figures, world events, and astronomical events, both past and future, in a speculative fictional storyline quite unlike most novels. Some call this a "faction" ... blending facts and fiction, and with light touches of near-science fiction and fantasy, too. It's an intriguing approach to story-telling, indeed. And so, this isn't a cheap dime-store novel or an easy beach read. BUT it IS well worth the investment of your time. Like Gulliver's Travels, it can be read on several levels ... as a basic story about 2012; as a puzzle to explore and Google your way through, unraveling new discoveries and "ah-ha" moments; or as an intriguing synthesis for those who already have a strong background in the history of Ireland and the Catholic Church, and science, American and world government and politics, Catholic theology, prophecy, relics, and hagiography (the study of the lives of the saints). I think for the patient reader, this story delivers, as the author explores new horizons most of us probably know little about --- metamaterials, advances in stealth technology, quiet supersonic transport, solar flares and cmes, other astronomical events, scriptural accounts of the end times, relics, the traditional Latin liturgy, the prophecies of St. Malachy, and other private Catholic revelations. Although the main current of the story isn't difficult to navigate, the banks of this river are filled with so many fascinating and dangerous things that readers may lose the story somewhat and go off course, but if they keep with it, they will conclude a journey ultimately far more interesting and full of lessons worth learning. What I found most interesting about the book were the coincidences and connections the author makes between individuals, events, and things ... e.g., Glenn Luther Martin, Archbishop Martin, Vanguard I, the years 1958 and 2012, St. Patrick and St. Malachy, coming astronomical events and Matthew 24, and familiar names from the American political landscape, to name a few. Also, I liked the subtle clues the author left to stir the reader's interest in uncovering the true identity of Professor Cal St. Martin (the info about his son is a helpful clue ...). I think the author respects the readers' intelligence and invites them to make their own discoveries. As well, the novel breaks new ground, first as a faction novel (there really aren't many around), second as a complex puzzle-novel --- a delight for the engaged reader, and one with a hopeful message for 2012 (unlike most apocalyptic literature) and also, because it allows moralists to ponder whether the results of the protagonist's actions are justified by the means. This is a good first novel, worth a read; you'll be amused and challenged, and you'll learn a great deal. The author has done a good job of setting up the premise for rest of the trilogy. Definitely five-stars, and I'd keep an eye out for the coming Companion Guide to the novel, which will be great for book clubs and study groups.