I found THE CLOSE OF THE AGE by DR LILY CORSELLO to be a breath of fresh air! The novel is very relevant for the times in which we live with “wars and rumours of war”, and it is a wake up call as the story follows biblical End Times prophecy, starting with the Rapture of believers and going on through the horrors of the Tribulations until the Thousand Year Reign of Christ on earth.
Ben Goldberg is left behind with his father Simon when his mother, a Jewish believer in Christ, disappears together with her Messianic congregation. Ben’s girlfriend Elira, who is very intelligent and works for the Department of Defense, is sure there must be some scientific reason for what has happened and is also sure that the charismatic leader of the New World Order, Ibrahim Mizrah, will bring order to the chaos…….
We see man’s depravity reaching a new level as those who have become believers since the disappearances are hunted like animals…..
I am not going to tell you any more for fear of spoiling things for you.
I have read and enjoyed all the Left Behind books I could lay my hands on, and am really glad to have found this one. I highly recommend The Close of the Age as an excellent and inspiring read.
I was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley. The opinions in this review are completely my own.
This book is a good read about the end of times. It is a thought provoking read that holds your attention from the first page until the last.
I received a complimentary copy from Lily Corsello via NetGalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
I wanted to like this book but couldn't get into it. I have a serious love affair for books written in the End Times like those from Jerry B. Jenkins, but this book writing style wasn't my preference. The characters were pretty one dimensional with dialogue that felt.... juvenile? I think there is an audience for this book, but it just was not me.
So here's another Christian novel about the rapture and a group of people who become Christians after the event. Unfortunately the story isn't told very good or gripping, the characters lack personality. Of course the message is important, but I've read better novels about this particular scenario.
“It’s not a matter of if, but when. The end of the world as we know it has come. The governments have taken control of everything and there is a new world order emerging. The question is where will people turn in their moment of need when plagues, earthquakes, starvation and a one world order demand total allegiance?
With the sudden vanishing of millions of people, new martial law going into effect, impeding the freedoms of everyone worldwide, Ben and Elira are faced with the reality that they may never see normal peaceful days again. At least not how they knew it.”
This is an interesting book with a different twist than I have read in the past. Many of the left behind books focus on the Christian left behind, this is a take on the impact of “the disappearances” and how the world reacts to the Jewish population around them. Blaming them for what has happened with loathing.
The author does a good job at bringing to life what would most likely be the actual reaction from the non-christian remnant.
Disclosure: I received this book free via NetGalley. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
This book covers the final phase of history through Jesus' return using a pre-millennial interpretation of the Bible. In that it is similar to the popular Left Behind book series. The book's protagonist is a man whose mother is taken up in the Rapture. It tells his story until from the Rapture to the start of the Millennium. The plot is interesting. The dialog is wooden, however. This book is the author's first fiction book and it could have used more work with a great editor. It would be of interest to some Christian's I believe.
I received a complementary copy via NetGalley from the publisher.
Interesting and thought-provoking approach to end-time events. Applying prophetic writings to current/future events has been a popular practice, and here the author does an admirable job.
Elira saw a sudden flash of light that lit up her living room, and she decided to go and find her boyfriend Ben. When she arrived at Ben's apartment he told her that his Mom had disappeared and left her pajamas behind!
Simon, Ben's dad said that Esther had told him and Ben that if she and others disappeared they would be with Jesus, and he and Ben were heartbroken and feared that Esther was right and they were left because they were unbelievers. Elira however believed that the missing were lost and maybe had been abducted
but then a newsflash told about graves and crypts being empty and robbed of bodies!
Ibrahim Mizrahi, a Palestinian of Jewish descent had become the world leader and established a Jewish/Palestinian state and allowed the Jews to build their temple in Jerusalem.
Russia declared war with Israel soon afterwards, and Iran, Libya and Turkey joined her.
Simon was attacked by a Jew hating neighbor and the police took the neighbors' side and Simon was left with a serious head injury.
When Russia began to attack Israel, a severe earthquake occurred and 86% of the armies attacking Israel were covered by an avalanche!
What will happen next - read the book yourself to find out !