Al borde del Apocalipsis (The End #1)
In this adrenaline-fueled po...more
I'll probably write a full review for the blog soon, but don't count on it. I have a billion books to read and review, and the pile keeps on stacking up! Four more books are coming in today *shocked face*
I enjoyed the books! I bought a lot of them and even have the movies (yes, lol I’ll admit that – It doesn’t hurt that Kirk Cameron was in them either! lol I used to enjoy watching Growing Pains a lot when I was a kid! ). I love how the thoughts of what “might” happen in the end days, and the whole being the last Christians alive and what would they do happen through the books. Some great imagination and suspense going on.
Edge of Apocolypse – The End Series is a lot ...more
I rare ...more
And, then, LaHaye goes into his political view of the world where the US is becoming socialist because of soft leaders and all politicians are bad and business and entrepreneurs are the saviors of free America...gathering together to create a cabal in order to defeat the liberal media that's just a mouthpiece of the liberal president.
The storyline was exciting, stressful, edge of your seat at times and the hero Joshua Jordon was very life like and the author's made you fall in love with this character. I thought some of the dialogue was a little cheezy, especially between Joshua and his wife an ...more
IT wasn't until I read this article (http://www.theimaginativeconservative...) that it struck me.
'Edge of Apocalypse' comes across as a sort of right-wing fever dream: an overreaching government, a secret presidential plan stretching to Obama for a one world government (handled so thickly I was waiting for the evil laugh of evilness), a one world currency, evil soviet socialist/atheists, North Korea nuking the US, a new axis ...more
The main basis for the plot is a fictional missile defense system. Unfortunately, the technology is completely implausible, and that fact, along with several other mi ...more
If there's a negative, it's that I wasn't sure how some of the characters are connected and so there were a few moments wheree I felt I missed something. Since this is the first book of a series, however, I'm sure the answers will eventually become cle ...more
This book is a thriller from the first word and gets more exciting word by word. Unlike a previous series by Dr. LaHaye this series is set not to far from where we are today. Dr. LaHaye is using Bible prophecy to show how close we are to what the Bible tells us will happen. Nations will rise against nations and the United Sta ...more
The author was also ...more
The opening of the story didn't work for me, but after chapter 2, I was engaged! To me this reads better than some of the Left Behind series ...more
I could not put it down. It stayed with me long after the last page.
The storyline involves cutting-edge defense technology that stretches the imagination--just enough. The spiritual journey of tough-man Joshua Jordan adds a layer of depth missing from other thrillers. [Who can resist a hero whose name puts you in mind of the original Joshua who crossed the Jordan?]
There's plenty of action, suspense, ...more
It has a strong Christian message. It is never preachy instead it is all action all of the time.
The main protagonists are brilliant characters. One a reborn Christian and her spouse, a believer but with certain judgements.
These protagonist has an amazing report with one another. This makes the reader connecting to the story line as they grow to love the couple.
The theme is clear. Beware!
The world building is quite believable and the narrative form makes th ...more
Story could almost have been ripped from the headlines. Exciting and fast paced. The reader is sucked in by the emotions and tension oozing from each page. In the middle of this crisis is faith in the Lord. A great read with a reminder to hold dearly to our faith. Can hardly wait to start the next book.
If Jerry Falwell had written science fiction it would be like this - only the science might be a little better.
The science is laughable. Authors that do not understand high school physics should not be inventing new revolutionary technologies. If they do, then their editors should be good enough to notice and ask them to do a little research. I'll say no more as it is critical to the story.
I've read a lot of "end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it" books and stories and although this book was marketed...more
Excellent. Parallels strongly with events evolving in current world events including characters rising to prominence. Thought provoking reading experience. Characters portrayed are engaging. I want to read more!
Exciting, well-paced thriller.
Combines current affairs (global economy, interconnectedness of currencies, political tension btw. super-powers and nuke-coveting rogue states, nature of what it means to be a U.S. patriot) with a Christian understanding of end times prophecy.
Authors don't proselytize per se in the book. They simply depict characters, some of whom are believers (Abby) and some not (Josh Jordan, her husband, an engineer who's designed an ingenious return-to-sende ...more