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"Engaging with Biblical end time prophetic themes" -- Valerie Caraotta, reader review

"Times of Trial was entertaining and informative and very thought provoking." -- Jan Hall, reader review

"....a very insightful novel involving end-time prophecy and current events." -- LaTawnia Kintz, book reviewer

From the Author

A clean read. No cussing, sex, little violence.Also available is the prequel, Times of Turmoil, and the first novel in Cliff's End Times Saga, Times of Trouble.
               
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
Coming mid-2014
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147745327X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477453278
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,247,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Cliff Ball lives in Texas, born in Arizona, is a Christian and is Baptist. Has two BA's, and a Certificate in Technical Communications. Has published more than ten novels and four short stories. Won third in high school for a short story written in Creative Writing class for a young adult magazine. His novels are clean reads: no sex, cussing, and very little violence. Cliff enjoys reading fast paced novels, dislikes a lot of extraneous fluff, so his novels reflect his reading preferences.

http://cliffball.net Blog & Website
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Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/cliff.ball.author
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1309948.Cliff_Ball

Books:
The End Times Saga (Christian Fiction Thrillers):
Times of Turmoil (2013)
Times of Trouble (2012)
Times of Trial (2012)
Jon Ryan (2013)
Xavier Doolittle (2013)
Times of Rebellion (formerly Timothy Phillips)(2013)
Times of Destruction (2014)
Times of Judgment - (2014)
Times of Tribulation - (2014)

An American Journey Series (Christian Historical Fiction)
The Long Journey (2015)

Others:
Out of Time - Time Travel (2008)
Don't Mess With Earth - alt history (2009 - no longer available)
The Usurper - political thriller (2010 - no longer available)
Shattered Earth -alternate history/fantasy/scifi (2010)
Voyager and the Aliens (short story) -sci-fi (2011)
Dust Storm (short story) -western (2011)
Beyond the New Frontier (sci-fi, alternate history, time travel) - combo of New Frontier & Final Frontier (2012)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book, Times of Trial, is a thrilling account of events surround in the end times. It is a fast paced story of what could happen to all the world's Christians when one man wants to control the world, when he has the examples of past failures. The most fascinating part for me was the description of the volcano in Yellowstone. My own imaginings were of the Grand Teton blowing a casket in the near future. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrilling tales and, especially any Baptists and other Christians with the same view of the last book of the Bible, for an interesting and informative description of the Revelation of John to the churches.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angela on February 26, 2014
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I give this book and author five stars for a wonderful exciting and moving mystery of the End Times. You will find as I did once you get really into this story that It will be very,very difficult to set it down even when you may have to for obvious reasons, right? I really liked the way the author made the characters seem to come alive as if you had known them yourself. Besides all the reasons that I have already stated above. I recommend this book for all the reasons that I have already mentioned here and for anyone who may like to see a foretaste of what could happen in the unforeseen
future for those of us who may still be around here on planet earth and in America. I received this book free and in exchange I am doing reviews for this author now! Great book! Great job,Cliff! By Angela
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mikereadsalot on April 18, 2014
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I have not read the other parts of this Saga... I found the characters believable and interesting. This was a can't put down book for me...
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Hall on April 27, 2013
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I started reading Times of Trial this afternoon and couldn't put it down. It is a believable fiction account of what could be happening or might happen soon. It was entertaining and informative and very thought provoking. I will be reading more books by this author.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Whitehead Humbert on July 18, 2013
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In the third of the series, Cliff Ball has given a fast-paced read with a truly wonderful ending. Actually, book two and book three are more like siblings, both happening in the same time frame. Enjoyable from start to finish, I received a copy to review honestly. This was really a good and very timely read. All believers should read this!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Austin on June 26, 2013
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Another thought provoking novel by Cliff Ball! What would happen if Christians were rounded up and sent to "re-education camps"? Some Christians have been getting ready for this day, taking lessons from doomsday preppers- making bunkers, booby-trapping their farms, and stockpiling weapons and food. The militia is sent to battle and roundup these "rebels". After they are placed in the camps, the Christians show mercy to each other in taking care of the elderly and uplifting each other- ministering by example to their keepers. They are just left there until the collapse of the U.S., when the guards are told to lock the doors and just let them die. Meanwhile, leaders in government are seen manipulating events and each other in the quest to become ruler of the world. Does the evilest man win? Which one is it? I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Caraotta TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 5, 2013
Format: Paperback
The book Times of Trial, by Cliff Ball, will interestingly allow your imagination to ponder on the future, the Government, and just how many restrictions may be placed on future Christians. Though a fictional piece, author Ball speaks about and masterfully weaves events in a way where your emotions will empathize with the believers while you see events go from bad to horrific.

You will explore what a society can become as Islam rises, churches decline, and those believers left must leave their present churches and succumb to FEMA underground camp. The persecution the Jews must endure, another bible reality, is also a testament that God is Sovereign and His protection and will prevails.

Talented author Cliff Ball will keep you engaged throughout. I recommend this book to you and other works he has published as they are clear of inappropriate content and suitable to anyone above age 13.
This book was given to me as a gift from Crossreads in exchange for a fair, honest review.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kim Snyder on August 16, 2013
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This is a great read about the end times and rapture. I think this a picture of the coming events in our near future if we keep on path we are taking. The story is very good, draws you in and you dont want to put it down. I think that everyone should read this series.
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