Ripped from the headlines of current events, Persecution of the Saints is a fast paced supernatural rollercoaster that parallels what's happening to believers in present time.As a corrupt US government does everything in its power to persecute the Christian way of life, for Pastor Jacob Conley it’s an awakening of biblical proportions. Along with a tight circle of fellow bRipped from the headlines of current events, Persecution of the Saints is a fast paced supernatural rollercoaster that parallels what's happening to believers in present time.As a corrupt US government does everything in its power to persecute the Christian way of life, for Pastor Jacob Conley it’s an awakening of biblical proportions. Along with a tight circle of fellow believers, Jacob must decipher exactly what God is trying to reveal to him through a series of visions. At the same time an autistic teen with a special connection to God is able to see the one directly responsible for the persecutions.Supernatural events suddenly arise serving warning to those responsible, and Jacob must piece the clues together before the inevitable showdown between himself and the enemy. The resulting questions are:• Can reluctant leader, Pastor Jacob Conley, rise to take on the enemy?• Will the current President continue down the path of evil?• Will a sinister presidential advisor continue to influence the most powerful man in the world?• Will God bring forth plagues similar to Exodus, to free His people once again?• Can Jacob reach a President with a hardened heart? The countdown begins, and the light of this world shall prevail in this two book series!...
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Persecution of the Saints Reviews
Persecution of the Saints is a novel centering on the revival of the Christian faith against efforts from the Federal Government to silence, if not eliminate, the expression and practice of its core values. No specific timeframe is given for the events in the novel, but it can be reasonably inferred that it is a present day setting.It seems clear that the actions taken by the Federal Government in this novel take their cue from real world events that are currently taking place. Right now our world is seeing persecution of Christians in the Middle East on a massive scale. Simultaneously, in the United States, the IRS is taking an active role in monitoring churches for “illegal electioneering” by preaching about such issues as abortion and same-sex marriages. Regardless of where someone stands on these issues, the fact remains that they are core issues of religious faith, existing for many centuries before they became issues that help differentiate the ideologies of the two primary political parties in the United States.In this novel, the direction the Federal Government is taking the United States has reached the point of requiring intervention from God. This intervention is in the form of inflicting the biblical plagues from the Book of Exodus on those that are persecuting God’s people, those practicing the Christian faith, until the persecutors relent. As in the Book of Exodus, God will facilitate this with the assistance of one of his faithful servants, in this case Pastor Jacob Conley from the First Christian Church in St. Louis, Missouri.The persecution of the Christian faith is being led by the President of the United States and the policies he is implementing. POTUS is essentially a pawn for members of the “Association”, a nebulous group dedicated to the elimination of Christianity and embodied through the character of Ra Farman, the President’s closest aide. The Association has the backing of Satan and works to minimize the impacts of God’s plagues while simultaneously manipulating POTUS to implement policies that will lead to the demise of Christianity.As the story progresses, POTUS and Ra Farman become aware of Pastor Conley and his efforts to bring about a Christian revival, ultimately realizing that God is working through the pastor to end the Christian persecution. This brings the two parties together, and Pastor Conley strives to remove the influence of Ra Farman on POTUS and stop the persecution.The character development in this novel is not very deep. All we really know about POTUS’ relationship with Ra Farman is that it developed as a matter of convenience for each other's goals. Ra Farman and the Association had the power and finances to get POTUS elected, and POTUS then had the power and authority to begin systematically removing Christianity from the American way of life. With Pastor Conley, we know he is deeply committed to his faith, but we learn little else of his life and background. That being said, the events of the novel make for highly entertaining and visual storytelling; storytelling that is very clear about the point it is trying to make, and taking the form of a thriller (as opposed to a character drama) to drive it home.So, why just a 3-star rating? Well, certainly not for the subject matter of the story. I respect the author for confronting political correctness and taking a stand on an issue, one that many people are afraid to discuss. No, my rating derives wholly from the fact that the novel is incomplete and does not stand as a full story in its own right.At the back of the book, we are told a sequel to this novel will be forthcoming. However, the sequel would be better defined as the completion of the plot begun by this novel, rather than the beginning of a new plot with these same characters. Now, I’m not opposed to that if I am aware of it before deciding to give my time to a novel. In this case, however, there was no indication that this is an incomplete story until it abruptly ends. My expectations as a reader, and therefore my full enjoyment of this novel, would have been better managed had this been made clear going in. Nonetheless, I enjoyed Persecution of the Saints and look forward to the sequel, The Joshua Generation, for the completion of the story.