Love #ChristianFiction With a #Futuristic #Thriller Vibe? Check out These #Books! #FridayReads


Friday Book Round-Up 2018

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. Recently, I had the opportunity to read a Christian Futuristic Thriller and it whet my reader’s appetite for more. So, I browsed on Goodreads and Amazon to see what was new in this genre. I found a bunch of titles (some even free or 99 cents) and discovered new-to-me authors. These are the ones I recommend, just based on reading some reviews and the blurb:

 

The Last Safe Place: A Psychological Thriller by Ninie Hammon  (Author)

Meet Yesheb al Tobbanoft: Rich. Handsome. Psychotic. Deadly.

 

Yesheb’s delusional voices whisper in his ear that he is the Beast of Babylon from Gabriella Carmichael’s novel about demons. So he turns up at a book-signing and then stalks her, determined to make her his bride—and to slaughter her son as a human sacrifice, a blood offering to seal their union.

 

Gabriella and her family run from the lunatic back through her memories to a childhood summer and a cabin called St. Elmo’s Fire–where she discovers that facing the demons from her past is as difficult and dangerous as escaping the one who stalks her. And where she encounters again the magic of a single perfect bristlecone pine tree that saved her life when she was eight years old.

 

When Yesheb shows up and corners his prey on the mountainside, the only thing that stands between Gabriella and the madness of a homicidal psychopath is the power of that tree.

 

A tree that maybe…just maybe…peeked out of the ground on a Colorado mountainside at the moment a man named Jesus breathed his last breath on another tree on the other side of the planet two thousand years ago.

 

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains, award-winning suspense and thriller writer Ninie Hammon weaves a spell-binding story of insanity and terror—coupled with her characteristic dusting of the “unexplainable.” If you’re a fan of fast-paced action, tangled plots, believable characters and themes that will challenge some of your most cherished beliefs, don’t start this book at bedtime –or you could be in for an all-nighter.

 

 

Frozen Footprints (Christian Suspense Thriller) by Therese Heckenkamp  (Author)

“Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.”

 

Eighteen-year-old twins Charlene and Max Perigard have grown up under the wealthy but tyrannical rule of their oil-tycoon grandfather. When Max disappears and a ransom note shows up, Charlene’s world is shattered. Fearing the worst, she determines to find her brother before it’s too late. Her quest hurls her into a twisted, frigid world of snow and ice . . . and leads to terror in an isolated cabin. Together the twins struggle for survival while enduring fierce trials of mind, body, and spirit. Devoid of all worldly comfort and consolation, will faith and hope be enough to get them through this chilling nightmare? And where is Charlene’s hero when she needs one the most?

 

Christian suspense thriller for ages 16 and up

 

An Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Religious Drama

2013 CALA Award Finalist

Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

 

After the Thaw, the sequel to Frozen Footprints, is now available on Kindle and in paperback!


“Suspense ratchets up page by page.” — Award-winning author Gerard D. Webster

“A fast-paced thriller.” — Popular author Sarah A. Reinhard

“As thrilling as Hitchcock…”– CatholicTeenPerspective.blogspot.com

 

From young adult to new adult and beyond, this Christian suspense thriller is a chilling yet inspirational read for all fans of clean suspense and mystery fiction. Particularly ideal for Christmas and winter reading.

 

The Road to Armageddon by Clabe Polk  (Author), Felicia Sullivan (Editor)

MARK BISHOP OPENED A NEW BANK ACCOUNT…AND DISCOVERED HELL ON EARTH!

 

Mark Bishop has too much month left when his money runs out. Seeking relief, he opened a bank account at new bank, International Financial Services (IFS)

 

He never suspects that he is buying into a strategy for world domination operated by the Antichrist…or that his world is plummeting toward the War of Armageddon.

 

He never suspects he and his family will be homeless, hunted and have an IFS bounty on their heads.

 

He never suspects he and his family will endure starvation, imprisonment, slavery and natural disasters.

 

Or that he will lose all he has has…in order to gain the only thing that counts.

 

 

Mark and his family are victims.

 

CAN THEY RISE TO BECOME VICTORS?

 

 

The Road to Armageddon is a compelling story of struggle, survival and redemption during the Great Tribulation.

 

The Days of Noah, Book One: Conspiracy: A Novel of the End Times in America by Mark Goodwin  (Author)

Is a secret cabal working to collapse the international economy, usher in a global government, and establish a one-world currency? Tennessee public school teacher, Noah Parker, like many in the United States, has been asleep at the wheel. During his complacency, the founding precepts of America have been slowly, systematically destroyed by a conspiracy that dates back hundreds of years.

 

Cassandra Parker, Noah’s wife, has diligently followed end-times prophecy and the shifting tide against freedom in America. Noah has tried to avoid the subject, but when charges are filed against him for deviating from the approved curriculum in his school, he quickly understands the seriousness of the situation. The signs can no longer be ignored, and Noah is forced to prepare for the cataclysmic period of financial and political upheaval ahead.

 

Meanwhile, in an off-site CIA facility outside of Langley, rookie analyst Everett Carroll discovers he’s not being told the whole truth. He’s instructed to disregard troubling information uncovered by his research. Everett ignores his directive and keeps digging. What he finds goes against everything he’s been taught to believe. Unfortunately, his curiosity doesn’t escape the attention of his superiors, and it may cost him his life.

 

Watch through the eyes of Noah Parker and Everett Carroll as the world descends into chaos, a global empire takes shape, ancient writings are fulfilled, and the last days fall upon the once-great United States of America.

 

The Days of Noah, Book One: Conspiracy by Mark Goodwin, is a fast-paced fiction thriller, which looks at how modern conspiracies could play into Biblical prophecy concerning the end times. Buy your copy and jump into this near-future, post-apocalyptic adventure today!

 

As with all books by Mark Goodwin, this book contains no profanity and no embarrassing sex scenes. However, if you’re offended by conservative principles and references to Scripture, this book might not be for you.

 

Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye by Patrick Higgins  (Author)

It was the weekend before Thanksgiving. More than 100,000 fans were jammed inside Michigan Stadium, on their feet, to witness a heated football rivalry that had spanned more than 100 years. As the football was kicked into the snow-filled sky, they were about to get the shock of their lives, as long-foretold Bible prophecy came to pass before their very eyes, causing many to vanish into thin air without a trace.

 

But what they soon realized was that it reached far beyond Michigan Stadium. Chaos of unimaginable proportions ensued worldwide. Shock, fear and panic filled each heart and mind. It was just the beginning of things to come, as life as humanity had known it was forever changed in the blink of an eye…

 

The Goliath Code: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller (Book One) by Suzanne Leonhard  (Author)

“Compelling, devastatingly dystopian, action-packed, original.”–Jim Thompson, Original Content.

 

​THE END HAS COME AND THERE’S NOWHERE TO HIDE.

 

America has become a wasteland, trapped in a suffocating volcanic winter.

 

In an isolated Pacific Northwest town, sixteen-year-old Sera Donner struggles to persevere in a post-apocalyptic nightmare where neighbor turns against neighbor and survival of the fittest has become the law of the land. Sera is determined to lay low, avoid conflict, and endure. But when her disabled brother is designated a liability and targeted for extermination, she quickly discovers just how far she’s willing to go to protect the people she loves.

 

Everyone Left Behind: 4 minutes to chaos by Time O. Day (Author)

Hershal had grown tired of his wife Priscilla’s doom and gloom, End Times, vision of the future and wasn’t about to do anymore stockpiling for it either. He just wanted to retire in peace. Change descended when he accidentally shot a Peeping Tom. Though he buried him on his remote Montana property, he couldn’t bury the man’s curse. Haunted by it, and about to be found out, he sent up a desperate prayer. That night he had a strange dream. Priscilla’s interpretation of the dream was to stockpile enough food to look after seventy people for five years because perilous times were surely coming . . .

 

 

Have you read any Christian Futuristic Suspense/Thrillers? If so, which one is your favorite? Share in the comments below.

 

MRS N, Book Addict

 

 

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The Road to Armageddon by @ClabePolk is Riveting and a Must-Read! #bookreview #FridayReads


The Road to Armegeddon

 

Title: The Road to Armageddon

Author: Clabe Polk

Genre: Christian Fiction, Christian Science Fiction, Futuristic

 

Book Blurb:

“THE BISHOP FAMILY: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE FOR INSURRECTION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT” reads the poster spread far and wide by International Financial Services.

Mark Bishop is a family man with a wife, a teen-aged son and too much month left when the money runs out. He needs financial resources. International Financial Services (IFS) can offer him those resources, but there’s a catch.

Ken Clifford, IFS manager for the Americas, has a psychological obsession. It doesn’t matter what he has to do or who he has to hurt, he will control his domain. Clifford loathes people like Mark Bishop who defy his authority.

Ken Clifford’s boss, Gerhardt Schmidt (the Antichrist), known in financial circles as “The Cardinal”, is CEO of IFS. Schmidt is commanded by Satan, “The Serpent”, whose mission is control of every human being on Earth. The supply of every conceivable essential resource is rationed by IFS.

Impossible? Mark Bishop thought so.

Now, Mark and his family are prey. Homeless and hungry, they are caught in the world-wide struggle of good versus evil leading to the Battle of Armageddon. Can they, or any human, survive treachery, hostility, slavery, natural disasters, disease, and starvation?

Will Clifford successfully take the Bishop family ‘dead or alive’ to satisfy his ego and ensure obedience at any cost?

 

My Review:

It’s the end of the world. No, really it is. The end of the world is here, complete with the Antichrist running the International Financial Services and wreaking havoc on everyone, including Mark and his family.

 

Mark is like the rest of us, short on cash and it’s not even the end of the month. He needs money fast, so he decides to take an opportunity at IFS. It seems too good to be true but when he discovers who’s behind IFS suddenly his life and family’s lives are in danger. There’s a bounty on their head and they must flee with the clothes on their back. With the end of days close at hand, everything becomes a battle of good versus evil, from natural disasters to imprisonment, and Mark is left with a choice most terrifying. When all is stripped away, what truly matters and would you be willing to die for it?

 

Not since reading the Left Behind series, have I read such a realistic fictionalized account of the Book of Revelations. Polk has a natural ability to draw the reader into his world through descriptive narration and world building. But it’s the characters that sold me on this book. They’re the straw that stirs the drink, so to speak, and I was hooked from the beginning.

 

If you’re not into Christian fiction, please give this a try. You won’t find any preaching here, just an imaginative story about the end of days. There’s a lot of intrigue and action to pump any reader’s pulse. I love how events happen that I wasn’t expecting, too. Another kudos to Polk’s ability as an author. Highly recommend!

 

Favorite Character/Quote: Ken Clifford. I know, I know, he’s a bad guy but he’s so well-crafted and deliciously evil. I got excited every time it came to his scenes and POV.

 

My Rating: 5 stars

 

Buy it now:

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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34880217-the-road-to-armageddon

 

Author Biography:

CLABE POLK is into a second career as a writer of fiction. So far, he has written three novels, three novellas, several short stories, and has a couple of other novels in process. He is a Christian and a lifelong reader with a great variety of life experiences that has led him to write a variety of different types of fiction.

 

Having an educational background in biology and natural sciences, Mr. Polk applied his knowledge and experience in professional environmental protection, retiring after nearly thirty-seven years in environmental protection program management, law enforcement, chemical emergency response and training. He grew up in and spent most of his life among the woods, waters, fields, farms and industries of Florida and Georgia. Besides reading and writing, he loves fishing, boating, sailing, gardening and anything creative.

 

He lives in Powder Springs, Georgia with his wife, two daughters, and the family’s Cockapoo named Annie.

 

Social Media Links:

Website http://clabepolkmysteryadve.ipage.com/index.html

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N