A hard-hitting political thriller! Its hard to put down, many times I went way too late with the reading. It really made me want to get out my Bible and get excited about the future God has planned! The sequel is on the way, can't wait to get riveted to the next book!
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Review 2 for Thunder of Heaven, The End Series #2, - eBook
I received this book free from Zondervan for the purpose of writing a review. I only have to write a review be it positive or negative. With Dr. LaHaye's intense study of the scriptures and Craig Parshall's insider knowledge of Washington, you have quite an intriguing story. Joshua Jordan finds himself trying to stay out of federal prison, doing an intense investigative report to determine who in the administrative portion of the government is sooo dishonest that they are quite willing to sacrifice the entire country. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely and these two brilliant men paint a story that is more than believable and totally possible. You will not want to miss this book both for the biblical side and for the thought provoking adventure.
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Review 10 for Thunder of Heaven, The End Series #2, - eBook
From the very first page, I was completely enthralled with Thunder of Heaven. I just could not put this book down once I started it! It is the second in The End Series by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall. It is set in the very near future, almost too near for comfort as we watch course of present day government policies work towards their obvious, but frightening, conclusions.
As I was given this book in exchange of an honest review, it was the first one I had read from the series and I was impressed that it read well as a stand-alone. I must admit from this one alone that I am anxious to read all books in this series.
It is like a menagerie with elements of the past, the present, and the prophetic future, a modern version of King Arthur's tales of knights having a code of honor and patriotism, but with our technological advances in weaponry, along with familiar age-old conflicts between good and evil yet building to the prophetic conclusion written in the Bible. The style is action-packed with conspiracies on many levels and a small band of dedicated people, the Roundtable, of varied expertise willing to use their influence to obtain information vital to the country's security as well as sacrificing money, liberty, and even their lives, when necessary, to protect the United States against its own leaders with globalizing agendas. The latest American polices seeming to promote global tolerance with past enemies while ignoring the constant threat against Israel were incarnated in such a believable way that it is quite chilling.
As described in Ezekiel, Israel is to be hopelessly surrounded, outnumbered, outgunned, and attacked from all sides...well, if you know your Bible, you also know the outcome of that. If not, you should know that this very thing is prophesied and the miraculous preservation of Israel is so wonderfully illustrated within the pages of this book that it took my breath away.
Even with all seemingly falling apart in the world, the God-given gifts of love and hope were not lost in the rubble of events. I liked that there were believable and strong Christian characters: a Christian woman struggling with her feelings for an unbeliever; a man befriending a disfigured Christian while in an Iranian prison; and the desire to do what is right even in fear of retribution from the White House itself.
Lastly, the message of God's authoritative superiority, control over the elements, perfect timing, and protection of Israel was portrayed powerfully. It truly was Thunder of Heaven.
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Review 14 for Thunder of Heaven, The End Series #2, - eBook
This new series in my opinion is great! Lots and LOTS of food for thought, great characters and entertaining. Highly recommend. anyone who doesn't know the world's FINAL OUTCOME just might be encouraged to give it more thought!