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Times of Trouble Review

Title:  Times of Trouble
Author:  Cliff Ball
Pages:  152
Year:  2012
                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.
                My rating is 4 ½ stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
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