Genre: Christian End Times
Format: eBook, Paperback
This novel is a parallel novel to Times of Trouble and can be read as a stand-alone novel.
In this Christian End Times thriller in a bleak near future, Christians suffer from persecution as the President declares himself dictator, implements the United Nations’ Agenda 21 with his own agenda attached, and begins targeting his political and spiritual enemies. Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Iran intensifies as the apocalyptic End Times approach.
1. Welcome, Cliff. Tell us a little about yourself and what you like to do when you aren’t writing.
When I’m not writing, I like to read, mostly science fiction, but I’m currently reading a biography of Andrew Jackson and since I didn’t read them as a kid, the whole Wizard of Oz series. I’m a fan of NASCAR, I collect some sports memorabilia, I like hiking, and I’m a gamer when I’m not writing.
2. What inspired you to write this book?
What inspired me to write Times of Trial was seeing the whole world slowly edge towards the Biblical End Times, and the US, in particular, seems like it’s headed quickly towards the end itself.
3. Is there anything in your book based on real life experiences or is it purely all imagination?
There’s a chapter that’s based on a real life experience. When I was 4 and 5, my parents took in a Navajo Boy from the Window Rock Reservation in Arizona during two summers through the missions in our church, Tri-City Baptist in Tempe (now in Chandler). He didn’t get to come back after the second time because the shaman, I guess you call him, didn’t like Christians influencing him. The rest is all made up, unless there really are FEMA Camps waiting for us Christians….
4. What books have most influenced your life and why?
The Bible because I’m a Christian and I want to live my life the way God wants me to. As for writing, I’m a big history buff, and I enjoy alternate history, along with historical biographies, so I read a lot of history to get an idea of something I might possibly write that could be made into an alternate universe.
5. What are you working on now?
Currently working on a prequel to Times of Trouble, which starts in WW2 with Michael Evans’ grandfather stealing from the Nazi’s that would eventually lead to the Evans’ being the power-behind-the-scenes. Another one I’m working on is about a guy who sings in church, gets discovered by a producer of a national singing contest, the guy wins, and we follow him as he goes through his highs and lows shortly before the End Times.
6. How do you handle criticism?
By trying not to take it personal and by praying for the right attitude.
7. Do you have anything else you’d like to say to readers?
Every single one of my novels are clean reads, so I hope readers take an opportunity to try them out.
Cliff Ball was born in Arizona, but currently resides in North Texas. He was saved at five years old and is currently a member of his local Baptist church. Cliff has two Bachelor’s of Arts, along with a Technical Writing Certificate from the University of North Texas. He has been a published author since 2008 and has nine novels currently out and two short stories. The first taste Cliff had of being published was in high school through his Creative Writing class. He won third for a short story submitted through the class to a young adult magazine produced by the Methodist church. He is currently the Author Pages Manager for CrossReads.com.
Cliff’s genres include: Christian End Times and political thrillers, science fiction/time travel/alternate history, and he even has a Western short story available. All are clean reads.
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