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Times of Trouble Paperback – February 3, 2012
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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
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The End Times Saga (Christian end times):
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)
A House Divided (late 2016)
Perilous Times Series (Christian end times)
The Falling Away (2015)
The Great Deception (early 2016)
The Great Tribulation (middle 2016)
4th title - 2016/2017
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)
Top Customer Reviews
Now 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!
I had just read an article on NewsWithViews.com before I had read Cliff Ball's book. All I can say is Cliff Ball is either working with those folks at NewsWithViews or they are on the same wave length with God. 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.
This book was graciously provided freely for the purpose of review, by Cliff Ball.
Honestly, this is the very first Christian fiction novel I have read and reviewed and I appreciate Cliff Ball's heart to keep 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 right now and 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.
-Haydee Ilagan for BooksBibles.com
There were parts in the story that were hard to read, not because it was gross just imagining if it were to happen as written. The point of view is first person by the lead male character named Brian who works for the FBI and is married with a third child being born as the story begins. In time, Brian receives a promotion to become part of the secret service detail, a position that places him in a position to hear and see the inner workings of the American government. Brian, at first, is quite excited about the promotion, plus the birth of his son until he begins to discern what is happening in the spiritual world.
Of course, there is more to the novel than these few sentences can encompass. I hope you too will take advantage of an afternoon to read the book. You may or may not agree with Rapture theology; however, the story is quite captivating and intriguing no matter your belief. Sometimes when we read what a writer produces we can use that to communicate our thoughts to others as well as the author. I wrote Cliff while I was reading with questions about the novel's content. He responded right away and was thankful to hear from me. Should you read Times of Trouble, please take time to converse with the author via FaceBook or Twitter as he loves to hear peoples' feedback whether they are questions, comments or suggestions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hmm, it's kind of a slog to read Ball's books. The storyline is okay, but rather predictable and mundane and the writing has too many errors and is probably barely at an 8th grade... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
It switches a lot concerning characters but an excellent series. I can't wait for the next book.Published 4 months ago by Charis
I honestly could have read this book in less than one day, but one has other domestic and financial responsibilities. It was so hard to put the book down. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sharon Lyons
Again, quite a few typos. I also saw a LOT of repeating of first book... perhaps that is done for folks that have not read the first book... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Melody Cunningham