Friday, December 16, 2011

Thunder of Heaven by Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall

Book two of Tim LaHaye's new End Times series follows the trend of his Left Behind books and the previous Joshua Jordan novel, Edge of Apocalypse.

Things we learn from reading a LaHaye book:

The U.N. is ultimately an evil entity.
If you're from Romania, there's a good chance you might be the anti-Christ.
It's not good to be Russian either as they will always be the failed attacker of Israel.
If you are a feminist, believe in global warming and wear your hair short (as a girl), you will be evil as well.

This book doesn't hide the fact that it's anti-liberalism.

As with LaHaye's other novels, these characters are one dimensional. I understand this isn't the fault of LaHaye but it is interesting that his writing partners have the same style of writing easy-read summer books.

The political intrigue is a new twist on the End Times/Rapture tale but, by the end of this book, you'll imagine you're re-reading the Left Behind books. It goes so far as to claim the anti-Christ will be Romanian and that he will want to create New Babylon.

Even if you don't agree with Rapture/LaHaye theology and can deal with the light character development, this book is still only slightly entertaining. I'm not sure if the third book will even be worth a glance as I'm guessing we'll read more the same ala Left Behind.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.

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