Friday, October 1, 2010

The Mayan Apocalypse by Mark Hitchcock and Alton Gansky (Review)


This week, the



Christian Fiction Blog Alliance



is introducing



The Mayan Apocalypse

Harvest House Publishers(September 1, 2010)



by

Mark Hitchcock & Alton Gansky






ABOUT THE AUTHORS:




Mark Hitchcock is the author of more than 17 books related to end-time Bible prophecy, including the bestselling 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World. He earned a ThM and PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary and is the senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He has worked as an adjunct professor at DTS and has served as a contributing editor for the Left Behind Prophecy Club for five years.











Alton Gansky is the author of 30 books—24 of them novels, including the Angel Award winner Terminal Justice and Christie Award finalist A Ship Possessed. A frequent speaker at writing conferences, he holds BA and MA degrees in biblical studies. Alton and his wife reside in Southern California.









ABOUT THE BOOK





On the heels of Mark Hitchcock’s prophecy bestseller 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World comes a suspenseful novel (coauthored with bestselling novelist Alton Gansky) about the supposed expiration date of planet earth—December 21, 2012.





Andrew Morgan is a wealthy oil executive in search of the meaning of life. In his quest for answers he encounters the ancient Mayan predictions that the world will end in 2012. That the claims seem supported by math and astronomy drives him to check on them. Then he meets Lisa Campbell, an attractive Christian journalist also researching the Mayan calendar. When he learns that she is a Christian, he quickly dismisses what she has to say.



As the time draws closer to December 21, 2012, a meteorite impact in Arizona, a volcanic eruption, and the threat of an asteroid on a collision-course with earth escalate fears. Are these indicators of a global apocalypse? Will anyone survive? Does Lisa’s Christian faith have the answers after all? Or has fate destined everyone to a holocaust from which there is no escape?



Watch the book trailer:









If you would like to read the first chapter of The Mayan Apocalypse, go HERE.


My Review:

Overall this was an okay suspense book. It started out slow but sped up toward the middle. The ending felt rushed with not enough details. I enjoyed the romance that developed between Andrew and Lisa. The premise of the book was interesting and I had never heard of it before. I do not believe in it though. The book is Christian fiction and Lisa is a reporter for an online Christian paper so that side is presented. If you enjoy end of the world books then you might like this one. :)

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