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Thunder of Heaven: A Joshua Jordan Novel (The End #2)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  975 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
Thunder of Heaven pulls readers into an adrenaline-fueled thriller laced with End Times prophecy. From Tim LaHaye, creator and coauthor of the Left Behind series---the most successful adult fiction series ever written---and Craig Parshall comes an epic story ripped from the headlines of world events and filtered through Scriptural prophecy. Set in the near future, Edge of ...more
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Published July 12th 2011 by Zondervan (first published June 7th 2011)
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Fast-paced, with information on current events and Biblical prophecy. Yes, this is fiction but a similar scenario could play out in the near future. Read Edge of Apocalypse first so you know what's happened.
Sep 20, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book, library
Another excellent end times series. The characters are memorable and the plot excellent. The narrator gave a supreme performance. I'm eagerly anticipating the remainder of the series.
Victor Gentile
Dec 27, 2011 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the privilege of interviewing Craig Parshall, on our radio show “Kingdom Highlights” for his new book, “Thunder of Heaven” Book Two in The End series published by Zondervan.

From the inside jacket flap: Joshua Jordan’s reputation is on the line when his controversial RTS system fails to protect Flight 199 as it takes off from Chicago and is shot down by a terrorist missile. The government is taking no chances and starts an investigation of Joshua’s entire defense program. Unfortunately, the
Jul 22, 2011 Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meet Col. Joshua Jordan. MIT grad. Retired colonel US Air Force. Former Air Force reconnaissance pilot. US defense contractor dealing with DC intrigue. His company, Jordan Technologies is a leading provider of defense systems for the US government. His wife Abigail is an accomplished lawyer. Daughter Deborah is at West Point. Son Cal is at Liberty University.

Josh even has his ownFacebook page at this link.(Seriously! It’s cool. Check it out.)

Josh is the hero of The End Series authored by Tim L
Aug 24, 2011 Seekingmylord rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
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 impresse
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Joshua Jordan's reputation is on the line when his controversial RTS system fails to protect Flight 199 as it takes off from Chicago and is show down by a terrorist missile. The government is taking no chances and starts an investigation of Joshua's entire defense program. Unfortunately, the Israelis, longtime allies of the United States, are desperate for the technology. When Joshua flies to the Middle East to assure them of the RTS's reliability, he is captured by the Iranians who wan the secr ...more
Janie Winsell
Thunder of Heaven by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall is the second book of their End Series. It continues the story of Joshua Jordan and his family living in the final days of earth before Jesus' Second Coming.

As I said in my review of the first book, this series falls more under Political Thriller than End Times Fiction.

The story picks up a year after the end of the first book I believe. Sorry, the timeline is a little fuzzy. Soon, the United States is facing another threat of mass destruction,
Oct 08, 2011 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Joshua Jordan and crew are back. This time, his RTS system fails to protect an airplane from a missile attack. But two other planes, also terrorits targets, are saved by RTS. Who is behind the attack and is it just the opening act in a far more devilish plot?

The country is terrified, but President Corland is suffering from blackouts due to mini strokes. Vice President Tulrude assumes the Presidency when Corland goes into a coma. There is reason to believe that more terrprist attacks are eminent
Gail Welborn
Jun 09, 2012 Gail Welborn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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“Thunder of Heaven,” book two of Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall’s “End series,” continues a fictionalized account of the “end of days” written about in Revelation. The time is the not too distant future. This time military hero Joshua Jordan, his influential family and wife, Abigail join with a group of underground patriots to stop a terrorist nuclear attack on New York City. An event that may include an attack on Israel, yet no one in government will listen to Joshua’s warning.

The story opens w
R Frederick Riddle
I gave Edge of Apocalypse a 5 star rating and can do no less for Thunder of Heaven. If I was watching this as a movie, I would be on the edge of my seat and totally focused on what was happening.

What a description of the invasion of Israel and the total upending of that invasion. This invasion could happen in our days. We know it will happen before the beginning of the Tribulation, but does the Bible give any time frame for it?

Whether the invasion happens before or after the Rapture, it will tak
Sandra Hess
Jun 25, 2016 Sandra Hess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Second inning

After reading the first book in this series I was eager to start the second and it did not disappoint. The story flows well and the action is non-stop. The war between good and evil, seen from both sides covered by the message of redemption. There is no "homesickness", just a great story and a greater message. I highly recommend this series.
Jun 09, 2016 Marcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each book keeps getting better and better

If you enjoy suspenseful fiction, based on end times prophecy, that continues to be related to events of today, don't miss this series. While it is fiction, it could be a glimpse of future coming events. -- exciting and terrifying at the same time.
Kim Eisenhuth
Apr 19, 2015 Kim Eisenhuth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this sequel...not quite as intriguing as the first, but still well worth the read...the author ties current events into future events very suspense fully...another one that is hard to put down!
Jacqueline McDougall
2nd book in the series. Just as good as the 1st. Think I've read this one 3 times now. Love the artwork on these books too. Quite beautiful.
Lan Hecimovich
Jun 21, 2016 Lan Hecimovich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Geat read

This book is a great continuation in the series. It gives a perspective that is the same as others of this type yet completely different.
T.J. Allen
Jan 13, 2016 T.J. Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book of fiction with Scripture interwoven. I have always enjoyed these types of books.
Judy Beuoy
Sep 07, 2015 Judy Beuoy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very powerful

This was a great and insightful book about the end times. Just starting to study end times, it really brought home the need for spreading the word of God.
Ronneshia Jackson
Great story line! I love the hidden Biblical messages from God in the story. I found myself rethinking or adjusting aspects of my own life!
Erica Hicks
Mar 05, 2016 Erica Hicks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another exciting chapter in the Joshua Jordan books, I can not wait for the next book in the series to come out.
Jim Barber
Aug 12, 2015 Jim Barber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skillful blend of politics, religion and the end times. Best of the bunch in The End series.
Suzan Pinciotti
Jun 13, 2014 Suzan Pinciotti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Try to read this and try to see how today's events are lining up ...
Loraine Thigpen
Dec 11, 2016 Loraine Thigpen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Page turner. Plenty of action. Intriguing interpretation of scripture in fiction. Hard to put down. Like an updated Left Behind.
Mar 14, 2014 Joe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Biblical prophecy is beginning to shape reality. We are just far enough into the future to come across some interesting technology but not so far that we fail to recognize events captured in popular headlines. The end is near, and not even Joshua Jordan's anti-nuclear return to sender technology can stop global events moving from really bad to catastrophic.

Yes, you must read Edge of Apocalypse first.

It was a good read. I think, and this is a problem that plagues all serial collections, the autho
Some very intriguing parts, dealing with possible nuke threats from either Russia, North Korea, or Iran. But most of us suspect it will be from either Russia and/or China, also Iran and Iraq could be on the map for such threats if we involved ourselves with Israel (to help protect this country).

Amazingly, the killer who threatened and nearly murdered Cal Jordan, may still be on the loose...and Cal is not convinced he is dead as reports state otherwise. RTS (Return-to-Sender missiles) isn't work
Aug 14, 2011 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
End time drama, full of page turning action, packed with suspense is what you will find in "Thunder Of Heaven," which is the second book in The End series.
I have never read anything by either of these authors, and really wish I would have read the first book in this series before reading this one. That said once I got a feel for who the characters were the plot of the story kept me riveted. Imagine not only that Israel is under attack but so is America, someone is planning on dropping a nuclear
I am approaching the review of this book from two different directions, one writing style and the other the illustration of Biblical prophecy in a fictional story format.

I recall reading LaHaye's Left Behind series at roughly the same time I was getting into the Harry Potter series. I found myself having the same response to the writing in Thunder of Heaven as I did to the Left Behind series. This is an interesting story but I really wish he (LaHaye) had the writing skill of J.K. Rowling. That
Aug 15, 2011 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thunder of Heaven by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall is the second book in “The End” series by these authors and picks up shortly after the first book (Edge of Apocalypse) ended.

Joshua Jordan and the Roundtable are still the main focus of the story. The U.S. government is still unhappy with Jordan and out to get him. He in turn is trying to help Israel, America’s longtime friend, set up their own version of the RTS missile defense system. Additionally, the group of people trying to control the ne
Jul 17, 2012 Exanimis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faith
For me this was a disappointing addition to this series. Israel is at war (so what's new)The Arab nations want to destroy Israel (do I need to repeat myself?) A Mega disaster hits New Jersey and all the American people do is go Oh! (but then again, it is New Jersey) Terrorists attack America and our government is more concerned on how they can twist this to blame Joshua Jordan. There are too many stereotypes in this book to consider commenting on in any detail, dramatic situations where someone ...more
Sep 09, 2014 Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The first one was amazing...but doesn't even come close to how intense and awesome this one is. This one starts out kind of "ehhh...I've read this before" but then shocks the reader and wakes them up. I won't give away any spoilers...but have to say this is the best Christian action read I've ever read. I personally didn't think the authors had it in them, but was pleasantly surprised. It ended with me throwing my Kindle down on my bed upset wanting more right away! NOOOOOOOO!!!! I have to wait ...more
Kathleen Meacham
Second book in the series, and just as in the first, a big exciting hook in the beginning, only to introduce what seems like an endless plethora of characters throughout. At least I already knew some of the people from the previous book. Unfortunately, to me the story stalls at various times due to what seems like a continuous set-up of additional plots along with all of these new characters. That said, I do appreciate the spiritual message conveyed, which has always been LaHayes strong suit. Th ...more
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Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.

He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
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