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About Raymond McCullough
In 1993 he hosted a radio show, 'In tha Name a' Gawd!' on 96.7 BCR, in Belfast, which later developed into his current satellite radio show of music, news and faith-based interviews - broadcasting around the world on several satellite networks. From 1996, for seven years, he and Gerry led a cell-based Christian fellowship in the Belfast area - also producing an album of Celtic & Hebrew worship music, 'Into Jerusalem' (2005) and a Celtic pop-folk album, 'Different'
In 2008, he began 'Celtic Roots Radio' - a 30-minute show of Celtic, folk, folk-rock, Breton, Galician, bluegrass, Cajun, Cape Breton, acoustic and singer/songwriter music, now broadcasting on satellite, webcast and iTunes podcast to more than 100 countries around the world - with several thousand downloads/month via iTunes and Spotify. In April 2009, Raymond also set up a 24/7 'Celtic Roots Radio' web station (http://celticrootsradio.fastcast4u.com), which now has a playlist of over 800 tracks, from more than 400 individual artists and bands.
Raymond researched the subjects in his non-fiction bible prophecy book, 'The Whore and her Mother' (published 2011), for about forty years off and on, but the events of 9/11 brought a new focus to his research and a real sense of increasing urgency encouraged him to complete the book in just four months!
In October 2011 he published the 'craic' from his Celtic Roots Radio scripts as, 'A Wee Taste a' Craic', and is working on a TV documentary, filmed mainly in Canada, entitled, 'Broken Treaties.' Raymond recently completed production of a series of half hour broadcasts for satellite radio ('Fresh Bread: Your Kingdom Come'), based on 'The Whore and her Mother' (also available on iTunes podcast and in Audiobook format from iTunes, Amazon and Audible).
His 'Kingdom Come Trust' website (kingdomcome.org.uk) has hundreds of enthusiastic emails from satellite radio listeners in US, Canada and Caribbean countries. Raymond says, "They love the Irish music and culture - although the interviewees are from many parts of the world."
He decided to turn the events described in 'The Whore and her Mother' into an apocalyptic fiction thriller trilogy, the Six Hours series - book #1, 'In Six Hours ... the world changed' (April 2015) and book #2, 'In One Hour ... Babylon will fall' (September 2019), with two non-fiction follow-up books, 'Neighbours from Hell', and 'Facing the Beast' .
An apocalyptic thriller (book #2 of the Six Hours apocalyptic thriller series)
The debt will be called in and in one hour her destruction will come!
After a devastating, but short-lived, nuclear war the face of the Middle East – and the whole world – has changed forever. The 'ingathering' – the world's greatest population transfer – has begun. Huge people groups from India and Myanmar, Pakistan and Afghanistan, from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria – and many other parts of the world – are all travelling to one destination.
Four young men, who met first in Afghanistan, have been reunited in the heat of the logistics of this massive operation:
- Shaul ‘Solly’ Levine, an Orthodox Jew from New York;
- Micky ‘Dev’ Devlin, an Irish Catholic from Boston;
- Brandon ‘Doubtin’ Thomas, a black Pentecostal from North Carolina;
- Khan Ali ‘Zai’ Yousefzai, a Muslim Pashtun from Kabul, Afghanistan.
Can a small nation survive a nuclear war and immediately after absorb an influx of ten times its population – across thousands of miles of nuclear war devastated desert? Can Shaul and his comrades overcome such odds?
Meanwhile, America is no longer a safe haven – for Jews or for others there. Persecution is mounting and desperate measures are needed in order to avoid the coming destruction. Will Shaul's friends and family be able to reach safety before Babylon falls?
An apocalyptic thriller (book #1 of the Six Hours apocalyptic thriller series)
A friendship forged in war leads four young men on separate journeys to their final destiny – in a Middle East heading for meltdown
As bitter enemies race towards nuclear conflict, only a miracle can save Israel from the hostile Islamic forces surrounding her. The USA, Russia and the western world are playing with fire in the Middle East, as Iran rushes towards a nuclear climax. In just six hours the face of the Middle East – and the world – will change forever!
While fighting the Taliban with the ISAF forces in 2012, four young men from very different backgrounds meet in Kabul, Afghanistan:
- Shaul 'Solly' Levine, an Orthodox Jew from New York City;
- Micky 'Dev' Devlin, an Irish Catholic from Boston;
- Brandon 'Doubtin'' Thomas, a black Pentecostal from North Carolina;
- Khan Ali 'Zai' Yusufzai, a Muslim Pashtun from Afghanistan.
They discover that they have more in common than they first thought and make a pact that one day they'll meet up again in Jerusalem after the prophesied Six Hour War in the Middle East, taking separate ways to a common destiny.
Meanwhile, they will keep in touch with one another as much as possible and work towards making that meeting a possibility. Will these prophecies come to pass? Will Israel itself survive the coming nuclear holocaust?
This apocalyptic thriller moves from war, to a couple of budding romances in very different locations, to more war and then the ultimate Middle East war. But even in the midst of conflict, new relationships are being formed. Action, friendship, romance ... and yet more action.
More action, danger and romance in the sequel: In One Hour ... Babylon will fall
Will we be around to see the antichrist?
If the much vaunted 'secret rapture' proves to be a delusion, how will we face 'the beast'?
Are the church and the Jewish community prepared to deal with this man, who hates both equally?
The apostle Paul tells us that the day of Messiah's coming – and our gathering to him – will NOT come until the 'man of sin' is revealed, who will set himself up in the Jewish temple, claiming to be God!
The beast is known by many titles throughout the prophets:
- the antichrist
- the prince that will come
- the little horn
- the beast
- the man of sin
- the lawless one
- Gog, ruler of the land of Magog
If we have to face this ruler and his overwhelming forces, how will we cope?
How should we prepare?
The bible teaches that 'many will fall away' – how can we ensure that we are among those who will 'endure to the end.'
Israel has not been blessed with good neighbours!
An end time war is prophesied in the Middle East: an attempt by the Arab nations surrounding her – with help from other Islamic nations – to eliminate the State of Israel once and for all.
But all will not go according to their plan and in approximately six hours the face of the Middle East – and the world – will change forever!
Will these prophecies be fulfilled?
Will this war involve nuclear weapons?
Can Israel survive the coming onslaught?
Who will survive and who will be destroyed?
Will Israel control the Middle East?
Could this war trigger the Ingathering of the Ten Tribes?
How will the rest of the world be impacted?
Could the writings of the ancient Hebrew prophets be relevant to events taking place in the world today?
These Hebrew prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Habbakuk and the apostle John, in The Revelation – wrote extensively about a latter day city and empire which would dominate, exploit and corrupt all the nations of the world. They referred to it as Babylon the Great – or Mega-Babylon – and they foretold that its fall – 'in one day' – would devastate the economies of the whole world.
Have these prophecies been fulfilled already?
- The Roman Catholic Church?
- A world super-church?
- Rebuilt ancient Babylon?
- somewhere entirely different?
Should this city/nation have a large Jewish population?
Why all the talk about merchants, cargoes, commodities, trade?
Can we rely on the words of these ancient prophets?
If so, what else did they foretell that is still to be revealed?
Do they refer to other major nations – USA, Russia, China, Europe?
What about militant Islam?
The author has spent 40 years researching bible prophecy and says:
My background is in lecturing, publishing and radio/TV – but previously I ran a construction business. I still love to know how things are put together – buildings, origins of words, phrases – so I have used a similar approach in exploring, what I believe to be, an extremely important and relevant topic.
Now read the first book in Raymond's new prophetic fiction series (based on WHM), In Six Hours
The best of 'Bread' magazine Vols. 1 & 2
– personal testimonies and church/fellowship profiles from around Ireland
- Former terrorist, David 'Pakie' Hamilton, tells of his conversion in prison and subsequent work with young people on the streets of Belfast and Dublin.
- Singer, Moya Brennan – the 'voice of Clannad' – and her freelance photographer husband, Tim Jarvis, share about their mutual faith.
- An Irish American healed from blindness in Cork City.
- A Roman Catholic priest delivered from alcohol, drugs and the asylum.
- An Anglican vicar whose Co. Tyrone parish became fruitful after he made the break from Freemasonry.
- A Kerry nun/teacher healed of Anorexia and Bulimia through God's word.
- Crossfire Trust – healing a community on the south Armagh border.
- Youth Initiatives – reaching the young people of troubled west Belfast.
- A musician, radio chat show host and film director reaching young people for the Lord.
- Poet, Louis Hemmings, winner of the Pádraic Colum Award in the USA.
Plus more stories of living, growing churches/fellowships/communities – all over Ireland.
"… fresh Bread – deals with the real issues facing the church in Ireland today …
good Bread – offers insight into projects of hope, through which the church is planting, developing, reaching out and attempting new ways of serving Christ ...
unique Bread – offered to the whole Christian community in Ireland – north, south, east & west – Protestant, Catholic and independent …"
Ken Newell, minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
Contains many inspiring and encouraging stories of individuals set free from depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, anorexia, bulimia, marriage breakdown, loss of a child – even terrorism and insanity; and of Christian communities united, working together and positively impacting society around them. If you need hope, inspiration, or encouragement – to engage with a living God who cares and heals – then this could be just the right book for you.
From the authors of Belfast Girls and The Whore and her Mother
Is a ‘Secret Rapture’ going to spare believers from the tribulation to come?
Many are convinced that very soon an event known as 'The Rapture' will take place, where bible believers all over the world will suddenly disappear, leaving society at a loss to explain the disappearance of so many.
Many non-fiction books, fiction thrillers and movies have capitalised on this theme, earning a fat revenue for their authors/producers.
But is this really what the bible teaches?
Is 'The Rapture' genuine, or a false hope?
Are those who trust in it being duped, so that they do not get ready for what is coming?
And are they being disobedient to the clear command of the Lord?
Written by the author of Amazon best-selling book, The Whore and her Mother, also on the topic of bible prophecy, this volume focusses on the false teaching of a 'secret and separate Rapture' – an event which is NOT supported by scripture!
This book investigates the scriptures used to back up the 'secret Rapture' theory and clearly compares them to the other scriptures concerning the return of the Messiah, Jesus (Yeshua). The evident truth is revealed and the origins of the false 'secret Rapture' doctrine are exposed.
Believers around the world are taught to expect persecution, sometimes even death, for their faith. More have been killed in the past century than in previous centuries combined – in China, Cambodia, Nigeria, Iran, Egypt, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc. Yet many believers in the west confidently expect to avoid any persecution and be 'beamed up' out of any coming tribulation!
The book also covers several other topics around the second coming – the wrath of God, the Great Tribulation, the first resurrection, Daniel's 'Seventy Weeks', the Return of the King and how we should prepare for all these things in obedience to the words of the Lord. Believers are called to be faithful witnesses – unto death, if necessary! Raymond exhorts disciples of Jesus to be informed, prepared, ready and watching – able to joyfully carry out the commands of the Lord.
If you thought believers were simply going to be lifted soon out of a worsening world situation, be prepared to meet the exciting challenge of scripture head on!
For encouraging personal testimonies from around Ireland read, Ireland – now the good news!
All the Irish Craic from the popular 'Celtic Roots Radio' shows, 2-25
The Celtic Roots Radio show consists of 30 minutes of great Celtic and roots music, with commentary from Raymond McCullough on whatever topic happens to occur to him at the time – be it Irish history, Irish language, customs, personal anecdotes …
This book is based on the scripts from the first 25 shows and covers places such as:
- Derry and
- Fermanagh in the north;
- Cavan and
- Donegal in the south;
- Israel and
- China, for good measure.
Other topics include:
- ‘Buck Alec’;
- Irish ‘navvies’;
- European immigrants;
- Northern Irish humour and banter;
- the author's boat, ‘Warrior Maid’;
- C.S. Lewis and other Irish writers;
- The Troubles;
- the Irish hero, CúChulainn;
- Listooder; and
- the author's family history.
Travel to Ireland with Raymond and get the real flavour of Ireland and the Irish from a distinctive northern – Ulster – perspective!
Celtic Roots Radio