Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Mayan Apocalypse by Mark Hitchcock and Alton Gansky - Guest Reviewer!

This review of The Mayan Apocalypse comes to you courtesy of my oldest son. (he’s an older teen)

Andrew Morgan has all the money his heart desires, but he has suffered a loss that no amount of money can ease. When he begins to listen to the rumors that 2012 will usher in the end of the world, his heart is ripe to accept the suggestions made to him by a Mayan priest.

At the same time, his heart encounters a Christian news reporter who is also trying to report on the predictions of this Mayan prophecy. When she discovers who Andrew Morgan is and the power he possesses, she is tasked to report on the reasons this corporate executive would give heed to ancient prophecy. Does his support lend credence to the “prophet’s” words?

Well, the end of the world causes folds to do some pretty strange things, and apparently they think that protection from any problem is solved by throwing money at it. When emotions become involved, the decisions become a little less clear. But one thing that remains clear is that disaster of some kind is imminent. Facing that certainty without Christ is the scariest thing of all.

There is not a lot of fast-paced action in this story, so it was kind of a slow read. But over-all, it was a well-written story and I think people will enjoy it.

(my son asked me to tell you that he is a teen who prefers a bit more gun-slinging action throughout his stories)

About the Authors:

Mark Hitchcock is a leading Bible prophecy expert, prolific author who has penned over 20 books on the end times, senior pastor, and adjunct faculty member of the Dallas Theological Seminary. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and in print as well as The History Channel, MSNBC, Fox, The Glenn Beck Show, and CNN. A leading Christian voice on Mayan 2012 prophecy, he is scheduled to appear on an NBC sci-fi special related to 2012 airing fall, 2009.

A former attorney, Mark initially worked for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Following a call to full-time ministry, today he serves as senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, just outside of Oklahoma City. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1991, where he subsequently earned his doctorate in 2006 and more recently has served as an adjunct faculty member.

Hitchcock has been a contributing editor for the Left Behind Prophecy Club for many years. His new book 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World (Harvest House Publishers) will be released September 15, 2009. He has also recently released Cashless (July 1, 2009, also published by Harvest House), showing how today’s headlines foreshadow a new and vastly different economic future—a one-world economy that is consistent with Bible prophecy in Revelation 13. Some of his other titles include: The Late Great United States: What Bible Prophecy Reveals about America’s Last Days; Armageddon, Oil, and Terror; Iran the Coming Crisis: Radical Islam, Oil and the Nuclear Threat; The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; What On Earth is Going On?; Is America in Bible Prophecy?; The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel; Is the Antichrist Alive Today?; Seven Signs of the End Times; and What Jesus Says About Earth’s Final Days.

Hitchcock maintains an active speaking schedule, appearing frequently at prophecy conferences, seminaries, and churches. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Edmond, Oklahoma with their two sons Justin and Samuel.

ALTON L. GANSKY is the author of 20 published novels and 6 nonfiction works. He has been a Christy Award finalist (A Ship Possessed) and an Angel Award winner (Terminal Justice). He holds a BA and MA in biblical studies. He is a frequent speaker at writer's conferences and other speaking engagements. When not writing his own books, Alton is often retained by publishers to bring his experience to various projects. He has also written video scripts, radio ads, copy and other material for business of all sizes.

Alton brings an eclectic background to his writing having been a firefighter, spent ten years in architecture, twenty-two years in pulpit ministry. He now writes fulltime form his home in southern California where he lives with his wife.

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

Gun-slinging & action?! LOL Kudos to your boy for a great review.