The Time of Jacob's Trouble
A typical day at work turns into a nightmare for Emma Grady when her favorite patient and several colleagues vanish in front of her. Fear turns to chaos as Emma begins the frantic race from Brooklyn to Queens, anxious to discover if her boyfriend is safe. Subways are closed, graves are open, and countless ...more
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Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy this book as it was too scriptured for me. If you are very religious you will probably really enjoy this book. I found the characters very cardboard like and I just couldnt take to them or the story sadly.
*My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own. ...more
It is obvious that the purpose of this book isn't to tell a gripping story with psychological depth, but to illustrate biblical prophecy.
The appendix is as long as this first part of a trilogy.
I'm not really looking forward to the other two parts.
Not knowing the books format until completing chapter 4, I hadnt realized the book was 2/3 fiction and 1/3 Bible teaching by a learned scholar of Biblical prophecy.
The novel is a fictional portrayal of a group of people who have lived through the rapture of the church and the immediate breakdown of the society they had previously known. Americas larger cities are ...more
PART I - The Novel
In the spirit of the Left Behind series and with a touch of Joel C. Rosenberg, The Time of Jacob's Trouble is a story of upheaval and confusion, with millions missing and a world on the brink of war this book could have had the potential of being something great. There were some elements of hope, but in the end, it felt like the story had been rushed and it fell flat.
Told in multiple points of ...more
by Donna VanLiere
Harvest House Publishers
Christian , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 17 Mar 2020
I am reviewing a copy of The Time of Jacobs Trouble through Harvest House Publishers and Netgalley:
One of Emma Gradys Favorite patients and several of her colleagues vanishing right in front of her turns a typical day at work into a nightmare. Emma frantically makes her way from New York to Queens, praying that her boyfriend is safe. The subways have closed, graves have ...more
I am a ...more
Unfortunately for me, it was not a good read. The story was too quick so there was a lot of details left out. I feel like we could have gotten to know the characters more. Also, their development to going straight to preaching about end times seemed too rapid. It was an interesting concept, but I expected more of a story than a sermon. Even the interactive features of Where in the Bible were more distracting and pulled me out of the story. They ...more
The book itself is a rather dry read. If youve ever read a book in the past ...more
The story is fast paced and talks about end time. Tells the story of individuals and their search for answers, what happens during the time of the rapture. The biblical references were okay; those caught my attention.
I liked the setting in Israel. The author's writing style and description was easy to ...more
I do give her kudos for tackling a tough subject that given the state of the world in general, should make people think about their eternal destination.
I received this ARC in return for an honest review.
If you are a fan of the Left Behind series, you will love this book. It is nonstop, edge of your seat, can't put it down action from the beginning. I was not disappointed!
It begins with Emma, a physical therapist, trying to get everyone in her apartment building to go to the basement. There is an attack on the city and everyone needs to get to safety. The author then jumps back to one week earlier. ...more
Donna is the recipient of multiple industry awards including a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, two Audie Awards for best inspirational fiction, a nominee for a Gold ...more