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Times of Trouble

(The End Times Saga #2)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Terrorist plot expert.
Bodyguard to the President.
Tested faith and personal troubles--
How will Brian Atwood face the End Times?

FBI Agent Brian Atwood is used to danger, and when he hunts down leads to a terrorist plot and saves a U.S. Airbase, he's eventually offered a position to be the personal bodyguard of the President of the United States. The job not only tests his sk
Paperback, 184 pages
Published February 3rd 2012 by Createspace
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Cliff Ball
Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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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
Lisa Johnson
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Rick Bavera
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
I found myself disappointed with this book, most especially because the cover of the book states that this is the author's sixth book, and his degree is in English. The author should have taken advantage of having someone help with the editing of the book. It would have improved the book a great deal.

While the story line was an interesting one, I found the quality of writing left a lot to be desired. There were enough grammatical and punctuation errors to be distracting.

I also found the story-t
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: our-future-gov
Would we be ready?

This book is great for those who love when SHTF type topics. It is also a book that highlights the battle of good and evil, and our acceptance of Jesus. Even though we will never know the exact time of Jesus return, we can be positive he will. Our time and God’s time, do not pass by the same hands of a clock. So even though with all the happenings that cause for many to believe the time is eminent to take place in our time, we just will not know, so open your heart and soul ask
Gayle Pace
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it

This book is the work of the author's imagination even though there is Scripture in it. Some of the book really made you stop and imagine how it would be if things were to really happen as the author wrote. Once you've read a few pages, you don't want to stop. The main character, Brian and the book is written as his point of view.Brian is married with two children and a third on the way. He works for the FBI and got a promotion to the secret service detail.Brian is quite excited with his
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, dystopian
Good Story Line

Brian Atwood life is changing drastically with the birth of his third child and his work as a field agent for the FBI. When the child is born with Down’s syndrome, the current government procedure is to remove the child to a facility against the parent’s wishes, then Atwood and his family move to DC to work for the president. Immediately, Atwood realizes that he probably will not last long with this administration. After only a few months, the US begins to fall apart and the curre
Y.I. Lee
Nov 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This story was intriguing, as the author concentrates on what life could be like before the rapture; while many other authors concentrate on life after and during the rapture.
Beginning on a positive note, I found the book was at times exciting and also understandably disturbing.
However, sadly I couldn't get to grips with the main character Brian Atwood. I found him unconvincing and with all that was going on, unemotional. In all honesty, I didn't find one character I could relate to.
Also the b
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Angela Lambkin
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I give this book five stars for a well written book! It is a book that you will find hard to put down once you have begun to
read it. It's about the end times and what we may face very shortly if not already. I did not find anything that zi disliked at all !
I enjoyed it! It was an easy book to read through. I recommend this book for non believers as well as for believers in Jesus' word and a s their Savior and Lord of their life. I received this book in exchange for this book free and then to do
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: end-times
I enjoyed reading Times of Trouble. This is book in in The End Times Saga. The story continues with just enough facts to make it current and enough fiction mixed with fact to make it not only very believable but scary. You will enjoy this series
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Jason Jones
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome novel. I highly recommend it.
Terry Conrad
May 08, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't like this nearly as well as the first in the series. I think half of the book felt like I was reading an article rather than being a part of a story. 3 1/2 stars. ...more
David Bergsland
Apr 29, 2012 rated it liked it
A very quick read. Entertaining, but not challenging.
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I'm a Christian first and foremost. My novels are written from my worldview, so they have either Christian or Conservative themes in them. I live in Texas, have a BA and Technical Writing Certificate from University of North Texas. I won 3rd in a short story contest for a magazine through my high school Creative Writing class. I've been independently published since 2008.

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