30 December 2011

Edge Of Apocalypse, Book review

Book description:

Edge of Apocalypse pulls you into an adrenaline-fueled political thriller laced with End Times prophecy. From Tim LaHaye, creator and co-author of the world-renowned Left Behind series---the most successful adult fiction series ever written---and Craig Parshall comes an epic story ripped from the headlines of world events and filtered through Scriptural prophecy. Set in the near future, Edge of Apocalypse chronicles the beginning of The End---the earth-shattering events leading up to the Apocalypse foretold in Revelation. Joshua Jordan, former U.S. spy-plane hero turned weapons designer, creates the world's most sophisticated missile defense system, a laser shield code-named Return to Sender. Even as Jordan hopes to secure America against a brazen array of new enemies, he finds himself trapped between international as well as domestic assailants. Global forces conspire to steal the defense weapon even as U.S. government leaders will do anything to stop the nation's impending economic catastrophe---including selling-out Jordan and his weapon. With help from a group of powerfully connected Christian leaders known as The Patriots, Jordan works to save the nation from economic and moral collapse---and to clear his name. As world events begin setting the stage for the 'end of days' foretold in Revelation, Jordan must consider not only the biblical prophecies preached by his wife's pastor, but the personal price he must pay if he is to save the nation he loves.

My review:

Tim Lahaye is a familiar name in most Christian households. After all his Left behind series alone counts many fans throughout the world. We are human and we tend to wonder about 'what if' and 'after'. 
In his novels, Tim Lahaye leads us to imagine a very plausible future, linking his plots to many current events. What makes it so successful, is the author's knack for realism! No one who reads Tim Lahaye's novels can deny you feel a chill when the eventual plot is uncovered. He does it well! 

With fascinating characters and fast paced action, this first novel of the End Times series written by Tim Lahaye and co-author Craig Parshall is so believable it reads more like an actual news report. National security, Global alignment and political intrigues are woven in a scary scenario all too probable with the present world's unrest. 
Together Craig Parshall and Tim Lahaye offers us an excellent debut to a new series complete with end times prophecies and the threat of another world war. You will find yourself engrossed in the plot from the first chapter and this is another book hard to put down!

Anyone who does not experience some tremulation at the sheer uncanny plot obviously missed the point!
This is an excellent novel inspired by faith to be shared by any Christian! 
I can only give this one 5 stars!

Note to readers: Negative reviews of such novels are always surprising to me...The label 'Christian fiction' is after all very clear! 
Be sure to check out # 2 inthe series, Thunder of Heaven! (I am halfway through reading it and will review it here in early January 2012)

Meet the authors:

'Tim LaHaye has written more than 60 non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects such as: family life, temperaments, sexual adjustment, Bible prophecy, the will of God, Jesus Christ, and secular humanism with over 14 million in print, some of which have been translated into thirty-two foreign languages. His writings are best noted for their easy-to-understand and scripturally based application of biblical principles that assist in facing and handling the challenges of life'. 
Visit his website (here) 

Craig Parshall is a highly successful lawyer from the Washington D.C. area and the author of the of legal thrillers, Chamber of Justice series. He has also co-authored three books with his wife Janet including their new Thistle and Cross Series. 

...'Aristotle made the astoundingly obvious declaration that a story contains a beginning, a middle, and an end. But his observation was true – look at the structure of the Bible, and the entire plan of human redemption – from 'in the beginning, God …' in Genesis to 'I am coming...'  in Revelation. 
Story telling, in this light, is a holy work. It is powerful calling. 
One literary critic once said that the story educates the imagination to higher moral resolve. But I say, that Spirit-filled writing can illuminate the soul, and impact eternity. 
God could have laid out His plan for salvation in a ten-volume theological treatise and then could have required all of us to read it. Instead, he told us a story – a true story – and wonder of wonders, we are in it. 
How great is that!' ...

I received this book free from ZONDERVAN Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not asked to write a positive review and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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