Times of Trouble (Christian Fiction Book 2) [NOOK Book]

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FBI Agent Brian Atwood is used to danger, and when he hunts down leads to a terrorist plot and saves a U.S. Airbase, he's eventually offered a position to be the personal bodyguard of the President of the United States. The job not only tests his skills as an agent, but also his faith as a Christian when he discovers that the President has the morals of an alley cat. As Brian tries to come to terms with doing his job and having to look the other way, his world begins to crumble. His wife is dying of cancer and ...
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Times of Trouble (Christian Fiction Book 2)

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Overview

FBI Agent Brian Atwood is used to danger, and when he hunts down leads to a terrorist plot and saves a U.S. Airbase, he's eventually offered a position to be the personal bodyguard of the President of the United States. The job not only tests his skills as an agent, but also his faith as a Christian when he discovers that the President has the morals of an alley cat. As Brian tries to come to terms with doing his job and having to look the other way, his world begins to crumble. His wife is dying of cancer and his son was taken away by the government because he has Down's Syndrome. What else can go wrong? As the End Times approaches and the U.S. disintegrates into chaos, Brian must try to save his family.

Have you read the rest of the End Times Saga (Christian Fiction)?

Times of Turmoil - Book 1
The Evans family attempts to destroy Christian influence in the U.S.

Times of Trial - Book 3
When the President declares a dictatorship, he begins the immediate persecution of Christians shortly before the End Times.

Xavier Doolittle: An End Times Short Story
Xavier, another character from Times of Trouble, goes to work for the federal
government and completely abandons his Christian faith, until he meets
Brian Atwood.
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Editorial Reviews

LaTawnia Kintz
Times of Trouble is disturbingly prophetic. This isn't just near in the future but some of it is already taking place!
Christian Book Reviews - Haydee Ilagan
"Times of Trouble novel's backdrop is on the End Times and all the other events leading to it. It is like a true story as most of the character sketches, circumstances, and plots are familiar and possible to happen in real life." -- Christian Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014098120
  • Publisher: Cliff Ball
  • Publication date: 2/3/2012
  • Series: The End Times Saga , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 86,589
  • File size: 183 KB

Meet the Author

Cliff Ball lives in Texas, has two BA's, a Certificate in Technical Writing, is a Christian and has published six novels, Times of Trouble is his 6th.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    The great thing about the story is how current events actually p

    The great thing about the story is how current events actually play a part in the plot. If you read any news articles or watch the news on TV, other than the tripe you hear on the major networks, then what you will read in Times of Trouble is disturbingly prophetic. This isn’t just near in the future but some of it is already taking place!

    This book looks at America and her citizens in a way that will either have you saying, “No way, that can’t happen,” or “Oh wow, this is fiction turning into reality.” It is definitely not a book for the faint of heart, but for those who trust in Jesus Christ, it is a book that will encourage every reader to trust even more in Him. Fast paced, short chapters, strong characters, Times of Trouble is worth reading.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    Times of Trouble novel's backdrop is on the End Times and all th

    Times of Trouble novel's backdrop is on the End Times and all the other events leading to it. It is like a true story as most of the character sketches, circumstances, and plots are familiar and can possibly happen in real life.

    I appreciate that the author keeps on stressing and repeating the importance of God, Bible, prayer, salvation, church, fellowship, close family ties, purity before marriage, and honesty about the character's feelings and weaknesses.

    I love the many prayers included in this novel, and many times, at some point of the story, I can readily identify with the lines of the characters and the situations. Times of Trouble ministered to me greatly. It inspired me to keep the faith and never to give up in times of trouble knowing that the ending of everything--the world, mankind, and my own troubles, are glorious when Jesus Christ returns on the earth and we will be raptured and caught up in the clouds at the trumpet blast.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    I hadn't even finished the first chapter when I went "WOW!&

    I hadn't even finished the first chapter when I went "WOW!".  After seeing the changes in my insurance, I wondered if that was what "Obamacare" was going to lead us to.  This book should be a must read for every American.  After the first chapter, this books shows what could happen if we keep allowing government to get bigger and making decisions for us based on "keepin us safe".  A page turner for sure and scary, not in a Stephen King way- but in that this IS happening and what could come of it if the people of this country keep following like sheep and letting the government "take care of us".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    It's ok...

    I only paid $3.99 for this, I would have been disappointed if it had been more. There are a few grammer errors that can be overlooked, I am not very fond of the cavalier attitude of the characters. We read of horrid life changing events and the characters responses are as if they heard someone had a paper cut. Not very realistic.
    I doctrinely do not agree with the end of times view. Even if that WERE correct (7 years on earth after rapture) we better all be living as if there are no second chances. I believe when the Lord returns Christians will go to Heaven and sinners will go to hell. It's not a rosy picture but neither is the false doctrine that if you are "left behind" you then have time to get saved within a seven year time frame. Be ready the first time so you're not eternally disappointed when there is no second time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Poorly written.

    I quit in the middle. The characters are thin, practically caricatures, and the process of becoming the president's personal bodyguard as described is unrealistic, as is the story line in general. The author's grammar is poor. I found this book to be nearly unreadable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Fun read, pretty simple

    Written as entertainment for larger audience. The story is simplistic but fun.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2013

    I hadn't even finished the first chapter when I went "WOW!&

    I hadn't even finished the first chapter when I went "WOW!". After seeing the changes in my insurance, I wondered if that was what "Obamacare" was going to lead us to. This book should be a must read for every American. After the first chapter, this books shows what could happen if we keep allowing government to get bigger and making decisions for us based on "keeping us safe". A page turner for sure and scary, not in a Stephen King way- but in that this IS happening and what could come of it if the people of this country keep following like sheep and letting the government "take care of us".

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

    Good Story Line Brian Atwood life is changing drastically w

    Good Story Line




    Brian Atwood life is changing drastically with the birth of his third child and his work as a field agent for the FBI. When the child is born with Down’s syndrome, the current government procedure is to remove the child to a facility against the parent’s wishes, then Atwood and his family move to DC to work for the president. Immediately, Atwood realizes that he probably will not last long with this administration. After only a few months, the US begins to fall apart and the current president takes full control.




    The first person point of view helps to keep this story from being a smooth read. When major things happen the main character shows little emotion, giving the book a stale feeling. The storyline is excellent, but Ball could have built more on the theme to create a better story. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

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