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The Chosen [Kindle Edition]

Alexandra Swann , Joyce Swann , Stefan Swann
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this heart stopping sequel to “The Planner”, Homeland Security is using the National Defense Authorization Act to incarcerate tens of thousands of Americans in secret government prisons where they are never heard from again.

When Father Nathan O’Brien is arrested for refusing to preach the messages mandated by the Religious Unity Agency, Michael Linton and Jeff Conners call attention to abuses of government power by setting up “The Wall”, a website which publishes the names of all those who have vanished. Soon, the entire country is talking about the problems of indefinite detention, but before long, the Electronic Communications’ Agency dubs “The Wall” the greatest act of terrorism in U.S. history and arrests Michael and Jeff as domestic terrorists.

With Michael and Jeff gone, Michael’s wife Kris and her brother Keith know that the time has come for them to stand up for the Constitution and fight for the laws of our country.

Editorial Reviews


"I felt every emotion you could imagine--fear, anger, relief, sadness, and joy. I was reminded of the importance of standing up for what is right, both for the benefit of my own family and for the country at large."  Marcy Crabtree's review of The Planner and The Chosen on her blog

About the Author

Joyce and Alexandra Swann are mother and daughter. Joyce homeschooled her ten children from the first grade through master's degrees. She is a well-known author and speaker on the subject of homeschooling. For nearly a decade she was a popular columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine. She now blogs regularly on parenting, homeschooling, and Christian lifestyle issues.

Joyce and Alexandra have co-authored three other novels, The Fourth Kingdom and The Twelfth Juror, both of which were published in 2010, and The Force, published in 2013. Joyce's personal story of her experiences raising and educating her family is chronicled in Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother, published in February of 2011. Her novel, The Warrior, which tells the story of one woman's ten-year prayer vigil for a man she has never met, was released in May of 2012. She is also the author of two children's books, Tales of Pig Isle and The McAloons, which began as stories that she told to entertain her grandchildren.

Alexandra is author of No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned me a Master's Degree at Age Sixteen and Writing for Today. She has been self-employed for over fifteen years and was the 2011 Chairwoman of the Board of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She writes a regular blog, Paying for Protection, about the consequences of over-regulation and over-reaching government. Her novel The Planner which is the prequel to The Chosen, was published in June of 2012. For more on the Swanns, visit their website at

Product Details

  • File Size: 600 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Frontier 2000 Media Group (September 21, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009FEV6K0
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT SEQUEL November 4, 2012
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"The Chosen" is the perfect sequel to "The Planner". After reading "The Planner" I was truly surprised by the final reveal and wanting to know what happens to Kris and Keith. They were off to try and save their sister & her family. Of course, "the Chosen", answered all my questions and worries about Kris and her family. The new charactors that are introduced in the second book add to the mix of suspense and fear very well. "The Chosen" kept my interest and my mind racing, I found myself not wanting to put it down. I would encourage anyone (Christian or not) to read this 2 book series. It opend my eyes to how much people do not want to do anything that would upset their comfort level, and will let freedoms be compromised or actually taken away.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT November 19, 2012
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The authors were brilliant in keep the reader captive. I must say the book started off a bit slow for me, but it took a whole different level in the middle. I enjoyed it and would recommend. Great job
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book September 27, 2013
By Michael
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A few years in the future we're all up a creek without a paddle...or a boat.

This is a sequel to The Planner and even though I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 I give it my highest recommendation. This book is slightly slower than the first. The first book is one of the most genuinely frightening books I've ever read. Here we continue the story and telling it requires a little more detail and explanatory conversation. This means the book's flow isn't quite as fast paced or smooth as the first but it's still excellent.

I'm in a bit of a spot as I don't want to use spoilers, the story really should be read from first to last to get the fullest out of it. But I will say that the story follows logical lines and holds the interest.

I was less interested in the interpersonal relationships in the book but I suspect that part of the book will be the favorite of some readers...something for everybody then.

I'm not going to go into the ideas behind this book except to say that they are not far fetched. The plot uses existing legislation to build it's story and it's horror. I hope readers take this seriously, I really do.

Martin Niemöller a pastor in Hitler's Germany said:

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good follow up to The Planner. September 8, 2014
By Ann M
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought The Planner was creepily plausible and it stayed with me for a long time after I finished it. I borrowed this one from Prime and ugh. It was pretty awful. It encompasses a HUGE time period but you sort of have to figure it out as you go. One page, she's pregnant, next thing you know the baby is born, next thing you know he's able to smile, etc. It was distracting and made me constantly feel like I was trying to play catch up. The end is a PRIME example. You get the court's decision and then whooosh, the babies in the book now have twenty year olds, and the new generation has the same names as all the original characters, just to be a little more confusing and annoying. The President, who features so heavily in the book, just disappears. The only resolution you get at the end are some speeches that really aren't even worth reading, as they never explain how ANYTHING happens, just that everything did and TADA, they changed the world and everything is awesome now.

I didn't mind the religious undertones of The Planner. Regardless of what I believe personally, I felt that in that particular story, it gave the characters motivation and depth. This book, though? It was UNBEARABLE. It seemed way more religious than political, which doesn't make sense as all the action happened in politics. The religious stuff was overwhelmingly superfluous. It also confused me because even though it had a lot to do with the Jewish faith, these Jews believe Jesus was the Messiah. I am not Jewish, but I know a few, and we talk about these things--not one of them believe that Jesus was the Messiah. that at most he was a prophet. I've looked and I don't see where they got that the shamash candle represents Jesus anywhere, at least as a basic Jewish belief.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read October 23, 2012
By jbeebs
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very good up to date story and plot full of Christians characters struggling to survive in a world of chaos. existing and working with non-christians showing them the gospel. Surviving through praying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ready for a wake-up call? November 22, 2013
By scmk
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Liked this one because it presented unique ideas about how things "could be" that are not what anyone would want to have happen.
It is a fictional story, but could actually see that it could really happen. Anyone who would think it is all "fantasy" has not listened to how people had the "wool pulled over their eyes" as Hitler came to power in Germany.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very teachy, not much fun April 14, 2013
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Typical of the near future Christian thrillers. I remember it more for the pages of teaching about subjects I already knew about. A week later I cannot hardly remember the characters or the story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
as the sequel to The Planner it was a good read...wish it also had a sequel...
Published 3 months ago by impulse buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I cannot recommend this book enough. Everyone needs to read this book. Wish I had the option of more than five stars. Good job!
Published 3 months ago by Betty D
5.0 out of 5 stars are you Chosen?
Humbling ourselves to pray, expecting God to hear and heal the land is only part. Being willing to stand, fight, endure is also part.
Published 4 months ago by metcalfbg
5.0 out of 5 stars None of this is possible ... right?
After reading The Planner, I had to hurry and read The Chosen. It did not disappoint. Wonderful books for making people think about the possibilities if we all sit back and allow... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Diane Adams
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but...
I liked both books but early in the this book the authors use the phrase, "oh my god" several times. I know that phrase is popular bur it is using Gods name in vain. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, something to really think about
Right up there with the first book, The Planner. I bought this one at midnight and could not put it down until 80% was read by 4AM. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mindtraveler
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
It was OK. The story line was good considering the state of our government today. But for what ever reason, the storyline just did not pull me in. Read more
Published 7 months ago by RonS
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first book.
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one. It seemed to be pushing the religious part of the story instead of it enhancing the plot. Read more
Published 7 months ago by sandistorms
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Written and Fast Paced
The best sequel I have read in ages. This book answered any questions from book one and went further into The Constitution and our rights as citizens. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Theresa M. Rodriguez
1.0 out of 5 stars Fanatic Proselytizing
The first book had a cast of Christians who were non-offensive. This book is disguised as a novel, but is nothing more than proselytizing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Bite My Clank
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