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Times of Trial

(The End Times Saga #3)

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Three Christian families suffer from persecution as the President declares himself dictator, implements something called Order 21, and begins targeting his political and spiritual enemies. Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Iran intensifies as the End Times approach.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published May 10th 2012 by Createspace
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Cliff Ball
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Book review by LaTawnia Kintz

Times of Trial can be read as a stand-alone or with Times of Trouble. Like Times of Trouble, Times of Trial is about the end-times and persecution of Christians in the United States.

The president of the United States is a hater of Christians and Jews and will stop at nothing to make sure he remains the president. He and his equally power hungry goons implement Agenda 21. (Now if you don't know anything about Agenda 21 - which is very real check it out here. There ar
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Angela Lambkin
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book"Times of Trial very,very much! I give this book five stars! I thought he did a great job of sharing these things about the End Times in a very,very interesting way(s)! I found this book to be very hard to set down once one gets very far
into this book as one wonders what's going to happen to whom and what will happen next,see? It's not a long , heavy type of
info as I had heard from a person a long time ago speak about things like this then,see? I recommend this book for those wh
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Diana
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another thought provoking novel by Cliff Ball! What would happen if Christians were rounded up and sent to "re-education camps"? Some Christians have been getting ready for this day, taking lessons from doomsday-preppers- making bunkers, booby-trapping their farms, and stockpiling weapons and food. The militia is sent to battle and roundup these "rebels". After they are placed in the camps, the Christians show mercy to each other in taking care of the elderly and uplifting each other- ministerin ...more
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
What is the book about?

An Arizona church that takes care of all it's members is is dying out. The second family who is in charge at the church has decided to head to Wyoming to escape the persecution of Christians.

What did I think of the book?

I've never really thought about the idea of Christians being persecuted for their beliefs, and this book shows how scary it would be if it actually happened. Christians aren't usually the ones that you would imagine being persecuted since they are so over
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Allison Kohn
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book, Times of Trial, is a thrilling account of events surround in the end times. It is a fast paced story of what could happen to all the world's Christians when one man wants to control the world, when he has the examples of past failures. The most fascinating part for me was the description of the volcano in Yellowstone. My own imaginings were of the Grand Teton blowing a casket in the near future. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrilling tales and, especially any Baptists an ...more
Diana Montgomery
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book Times of Trial, was written by Cliff Ball. The story was based on the end times, the rapture. When the crooked government and president take over. Families taken from there homes and put in different camps where they had the control of them. Old people are more or less left to die. I know a lot of it is biblical. I think i would of added scripture more to it to where the verses could be found. Where souls might get saved. There is one in here that got saved. I think the book could of dw ...more
Jan
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: end-times
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. It is a very believable story about what could be happening now or could be happening in the near future and how easily this country could be brought down.
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Recommends it for: All readers & those who enjoy Christian fiction -Bible stories.
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Christian Specula...: Times of Trial: an End Times novel (Book 2) 2 10 Dec 05, 2012 08:15AM  
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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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“Today, I grieve with the rest of America over the loss of President David Collins. He was a great man, someone who inspired us to do great things. Now, we must prove to him that Americans can do these great things. We will bring America forward, and if you join me, you too will be part of this great new chapter in American history. We have gotten our priorities wrong these past few years, and I will steer us onto the correct path. “Effective immediately, the United States military will be under the control of the United Nations. As we speak, security forces are rounding up officers who are a threat to the peace and security of this government. If you’re an enlisted person in the military, you’re welcome to re-enlist under the banner of the United Nations. Most administrative matters concerning the day-to-day operations of running the United States will fall to the administrative offices of the United Nations. My fellow Americans, we can become a great partner to the United Nations and join the world community as global citizens. We will go forward into the future.” 0 likes
“Evans went off the air, he went to the location where Vice President Kincaide, the Cabinet, and the loyal staff were being sequestered. Their guards had them lined up against a wall as he walked into the room, and he smiled as he said, “I am so pleased with how all of this worked out. All of you were so gullible as to think that I was enthusiastic about Collins being President. I’ve enjoyed manipulating events and people like you. My predecessors and I have been slowly and methodically preparing for this downfall for over a century and it has finally come to fruition. “There were times, I have to admit, when I thought the American people finally came to their senses and able to see what was in front of them, but that was very short-lived. We were relentless about trashing their beliefs, called them bigots and racists, that they hated women, and wanted to control their lives. After a while, they gave up. So, we’re here today to bask in my triumph, while all of you are here to pay for your stupidity. This is truly a game changing moment. Any last thoughts?” “You won’t get away with this!” sputtered the Vice President. “Oh, but I already have. Anyone else want to sputter something useless?” 0 likes
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