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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469964791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469964799
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,751,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Times of Trouble novel's backdrop is on the End Times and all the other events leading to it. It is like a true story as most of the character sketches, circumstances, and plots are familiar and possible to happen in real life.  -- Christian Book Review
christian-book-review.com/2012/04/times-of-trouble-cliff-ball/

From the Author

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

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, very little violence, and can be read by anyone above 13. Cliff enjoys reading fast paced novels, dislikes a lot of extraneous fluff, so his novels reflect his reading preferences.

http://cliffball.net Blog & Website
Follow Cliff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cliff_ball
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 - Coming late 2014

Others:
Out of Time - Time Travel (2008)
Don't Mess With Earth - alt history (2009 - no longer available)
The Usurper - political thriller (2010)
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

A very fast paced and riveting read!
Linda Whitehead Humbert
I felt some of the sequences weren't developed enough, and it was hard to understand some of the thought processes and actions of the characters because of this.
calicocat
I gave this book five stars for what I thought was quite a story and a book that was a hard to put down type of book!
Angela

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Austin on June 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
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".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Whitehead Humbert on July 18, 2013
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I truly enjoyed reading this Christian end times book. Although books two and three of this saga are siblings (same time frame), I would definitely read this one after I read the prequel, even though each of the books are stand alone. Thank you Cliff Ball for writing this for everyone, but especially for Christians. A very fast paced and riveting read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By calicocat on July 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed the book, and I love end times novels. I like how the author tied in current events as precursors to the end times that happened to the characters in the not-too-distant future. The book was written in first-person narrative, which is a hard point-of-view to write in. The narrator tended to come-off as a little unemotional at times, which might have been prevented had the book been written in third-person narrative.I felt some of the sequences weren't developed enough, and it was hard to understand some of the thought processes and actions of the characters because of this. I did think the sequence of events of the plot were very interesting and I would like to read more books by this author.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Lugbill on April 19, 2012
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Times of Trouble novel's backdrop is on the End Times and all the other events leading to it. It is like a true story as most of the character sketches, circumstances, and plots are familiar and possible to happen in real life.

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
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lighthouse88 on May 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
The subtitle is End Times Novel, so when reading this please remember it is a work of fiction and though it does contain Scripture, it is the work of the author's imagination. I spent a Sunday afternoon just reading the book from cover to cover and I enjoyed the time doing so. For one thing, reading it all at once helped me to follow the story all the way through. As I read, I was reminded of other novels I had read with the theme of end times as well as some of the movies I have seen.
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.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LaTawnia Kintz on March 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
Though I found the book easy to read, I thought it could have used some more fleshing out. It's a short book that can be easily read in a couple of hours. Cliff Ball has a writing style that works for him in writing first person point of view. That's not an easy way to write. But, I would have liked to have seen more detail, filling in of spaces.

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.
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