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Wrath & Righteousness: Book Review PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 03 November 2012 07:59

A Contemporary E-Book Thriller

Wrath and Righteousness, the ten-part e-book series by Chris Stewart, is one of the three contemporary thriller series that I'm in the middle of reading right now. If you're the kind of person that likes to read thrillers that feel like they've been ripped out of the headlines, then this is a book series that you should read.

The first book in this series was released on May 8th, 2012, and the final book is scheduled to be released on May 21, 2013; so unlike some of the contemporary thriller series that I'm reading right now, you'll be able to finish this book series in a year. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

  • Episode 6 comes out December 4th
  • Episode 7 will be out January 15th
  • Episode 8 comes out on February 26th
  • Episode 9 will be available April 9th
  • Episode 10 will be released on May 21st

The first book in the series is a little slow, but the series picks up quite a bit after that. In my review of this series, I will try not to reveal too many spoilers, but if you aren't interested in what is coming up next, then try not to read the reviews from books much farther on than the last one you read.

These books have a spiritual tone to them, but they are not preachy. In this series, we are able to peer into the world of angels and demons (mostly demons) and see the principalities and powers that we battle (but do not see) on a daily basis.

Episode 1

Wrath & Righteousness: Episode 1 seems to start out a little slow.  The book begins at some point in the future.  In a way, the world seems to have been blasted back into the 1800s: there are horse-drawn carriages, and Washington DC has dramatically changed.  We aren't given too much explanation about what is going on in this time frame though.

We are then taken back to 18 years earlier.  The rest of this episode sets up a lot of the series.  There's a Middle Eastern prince who isn't the firstborn, but has a thirst for power, and he's willing to hurt others to get what he wants.  There are young children that are born: Ammon, Luke, and Azedah.  The episode quickly goes through the years to bring us back to shortly before the world was blasted back to the 1800s, when those children are grown up, and it seems a lot like today.

Although the book seems a lot like today, we're also introduced to some characters that many Christians believe exist, but most of us never see: the angels and demons.  Lucifer, of course, is the guy running the show.  He orders his minions around.  Sometimes his demonic assistants succeed, other times they do not.

While reading this episode, I would really get into one part of the story, wanting to know what would happen next, but there are so many different characters in this book, living in different parts of the world, that almost at the moment that I was really getting excited about a certain part, they would switch to someone else.

Of course, the book ends in a cliffhanger.  Somebody is in danger.  Good thing there is...

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 09:48
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News and Bible Prophecy, 2 November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 03 November 2012 07:09

Sandy has passed through the East Coast, and has left massive devastation in its wake.  Tens of thousands of people are still without power, there are gas shortages, and people have been left homeless.  I was thinking yesterday about Matthew 24:7, where the Bible says that there will be wars and rumors of war, earthquakes in diverse places, famines, and pestilences.  It doesn't mention volcanoes or hurricanes, however, I think that volcanoes and hurricanes must fit into the whole picture that Jesus was trying to tell us.  As far as I know, the Bible doesn't say anything about volcanoes or hurricanes.  The people of ancient Israel never really experienced those things.  They had felt earthquakes before, but hurricanes don't generally hit the Mediterranean Sea.  Volcanoes weren't really well-known there either.  Yes, there were volcanoes in the Roman empire, but your average farmer, carpenter or fisherman of the time never read a newspaper, and probably didn't know very many people who would have brought news of a volcano in some far-off region.  Decades later, some people might have heard about the devastation brought by Vesuvius (although still, not your average peasant, more than likely), but that major eruption hadn't happened yet.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 November 2012 07:49
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News and Bible Prophecy, 26 October 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 October 2012 06:09

With all that's going on today, it's time for another News and Bible Prophecy update.  I'm sorry to have to move these off of the HubPages web site where I originally was publishing them, but it looks like the spammers are ruining it for everybody again.  They have now introduced a "pending" status where your pages won't be indexed for up to 24 hours after you publish, in order for them to take a look at your page to make sure that it's not inadequate or breaks their rules or anything.  Since my News and Bible Prophecy pages are time-sensitive, I'm not really willing to wait; so these articles will be coming to Brookelorren.com from now on.  While the publishing format is a little more difficult here without their cool little widgets, I'll be free to publish whatever I want with whatever links I want.

There are a couple of major, timely things going on right now, as well as a few ongoing events that should be covered.  The US East Coast is facing a potentially crippling storm, while there is also a storm going on in the political realm.  The Blaze has been complaining that most of the media is focusing on the weather, while Fox and The Blaze are focusing more on the political storm.  They both seem to be equally important topics.

Obama Administration's Shameful Action in Libya


The political storm of the day is Libya.  There is a lot going on here.  I'll break it down into it's individual parts:

1) Why Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi

The first problem to the Libya story was why Christophen Stevens was in Benghazi in the first place.  Stevens was running guns into Syria through Turkey.  On the night that Stevens was killed, he met with a Turkish representative.  While he was meeting with the Turkish representative, the place was already being watched by the people who would eventually attack the ambassador.  The Turkish representative was allowed to leave the CIA safe house safely before the attack began.

Russia warned the US not to get involved in Syria in this manner, as sending guns to Syria could only serve to destabilize the nation.

2) The preventable murder of Americans

The murder of Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans could have been prevented.  A drone was flying over the area at the time, so the US knew that there was something going on at the embassy that night.  On top of that, the Americans asked for help, but help was denied three times.  There were forces available to help in the area, but no help was sent.  The fight lasted for hours, yet a plane from Italy could have arrived there within one hour to go rescue them.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2012 06:27
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News and Bible Prophecy, 28 October 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 29 October 2012 06:59

Today I spent most of the time in church, but there was a lot of stuff going on in the news today.  Some was a continuation of stories that have been developing over the past week, but there were some other things that are new.

There are some signs in the earth, as well as some degradation of morality going on.  If you live in the United States, please pray for the country, the elections, and that the people of this nation will turn to you.  If you live in a different country, please pray for the place where you live; there is wickedness all around this world, and we all could use the power of the Holy Spirit.

I've been concerned that the world is headed into World War III/the war described in Ezekiel 38 and 39 for some time now.  The Lord has been merciful to us to postpone this war so far, but at some point, the war described in Ezekiel 38 and 39 will happen.  While what is going on seems concerning, God knows everything that is going on, and if we trust in him, then things will work out.  It's good to keep our eyes on the eternal, instead of just the immediate future.

People Get Ready for Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is on it's way; please pray for those people that are in it's pathway.  I talked to someone today who lived as far inland as Ohio, and she was telling me that waves as high as 21 feet were expected off Lake Erie.  On one road that she travels on to class, waves as small as 3 or 4 feet will put water on the road.

Shelves have emptied already in most places where the storm is expected to hit.  On my blog, I urged you to prepare on Friday; I hope that you prepared when you had the chance.  What I'm particularly concerned about is the people in New York City and in other locations where people don't often have cars.  I realize how hard it is for people that don't have cars to get around; for the first few years of college, I didn't have a car.  While it often wasn' t a problem, as most of the places that I needed to go were within walking distance, I did have troubles when the bus drivers went on strike and when I had to travel longer distances (as you would have to do when escaping a hurricane).  I rented a car once when I needed to drive for a longer distance, but that is often not an option, especially for some of the poorer residents that live in the city.  Please pray for those that couldn't evacuate for some reason.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 07:26
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Thanksgiving Postage PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 October 2012 20:16

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  If you go to the stores, you'll find a lot of Halloween and Christmas stuff.  I usually just skip right over Halloween and start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If you'll be sending out letters during the Thanksgiving season, you might be interested in sending them out with customized Thanksgiving postage.  These are 10 stamps that I particularly like, out of the thousands of Thanksgiving stamps that Zazzle has to offer.  They would be good if you send out Thanksgiving cards or need to send out invitations to your Thanksgiving dinner:

fatfatin Autumn Leaves Pop Tree Holiday Stamps
The text on this stamp
is customizable.
Happy Thanksgiving Fall Swirls Stamps
I like the fall
swirls in this stamp.
Autumn Leaves Edged Postage
This stamp is also
customizable.
Vintage Thanksgiving Postage Stamps
Remember the very
first Thanksgiving.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2012 21:16
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