Times of Trouble: Christian End Times Thriller (Book 2)by Cliff Ball
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
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Book 2 of 7 in the Christian fiction end times series, The End Times Saga
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 sets out to destroy Christian influence in the U.S.
Times of Trouble - Book 2
The Atwood family watch as the U.S. begins to fall apart around them as the End Times approach.
Times of Trial - Book 3
When the President declares a dictatorship, he begins the immediate persecution of Christians shortly before the End Times.
Jon Ryan: An End Times Short Story
Jon Ryan has to deal with the government interfering in healthcare shortly before the End Times approach.
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.
Times of Rebellion - Book 4
A Christian young man becomes famous and rebels against everything he's been taught before the end times.
Times of Destruction - Book 5
In the first 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation, the new leader of the world has to deal with his new global economic system, Biblical sized disasters, and two Jewish witnesses who annoy the world's citizens.
Times of Judgment - Book 6
In the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation, the leader of the world teams up with Lucifer to persecute the 144,000 Jewish witnesses and execute anyone not taking the marks while trying to survive the bowl judgments that lead up to Armageddon.
Times of Tribulation - Book 7
Goes through the entire seven years as various characters try to survive the entire Tribulation.
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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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.
Written as entertainment for larger audience. The story is simplistic but fun.
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".
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.
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.