Book Blast: Timothy Phillips by Cliff Ball

Book Blast: Timothy Phillips by Cliff Ball

Timothy Phillips

Timothy Phillips

By Cliff Ball

About the Book:

Can a nineteen year old stay true to the faith he was brought up on when he’s under the spotlight?
Timothy Phillips dreams come true when he’s discovered by the producer of a national talent show. So what’s the problem? The recording contract is not in the Southern Gospel he would prefer to sing. As he begins recording and performing the music, he encounters increasing hostility towards Christians. Can he stay true to his faith, or will he end up compromising his beliefs little by little the more famous he becomes?

When his world comes crashing down, will he have anything left to help him stand as the end times approach?


cliff41Cliff Ball
lives in Texas, born in Arizona, is a Christian and is Baptist. Has two BA’s, and a Certificate in Technical Communications from the University of North Texas. Has published ten novels and four short stories in multiple genres, but is currently writing a Christian fiction series called “The End Times Saga.” Cliff’s first taste of being published was when he won third in high school for a short story written in Creative Writing class for a young adult magazine.

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CrossReaders Book Review: Jon Ryan An End Times Short Story by Cliff Ball

CrossReaders Book Review: Jon Ryan An End Times Short Story by Cliff Ball

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Title: Jon Ryan An End Times Short Story

Author: Cliff Ball

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

The fourth book in the End Times Saga

In this short story from Times of Trouble, Jon Ryan dreamed of becoming a doctor his entire life. Before he graduates from medical school, the government takes over healthcare, making him wary about the profession he’s going to school for, but not enough to quit chasing his dream. He practices medicine as medical plagues and disasters occur, all the while the government says they’re on top of things. Eventually, government oppression forces him to make changes to his practice that will affect his life as the End Times approach and before the Rapture occurs.


Cliff Ball has done it again. This time it is a short story based on the new healthcare system recently passed and what it could become in the end times. Or, are we already there. This is the 4th novel in his end times series. This time it is from the perspective of a doctor fresh out of medical school and of the regulations and requirements of the new healthcare system. You will want to read this book! A whole lot of story in only 27 pages

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This review was submitted by: J Hall

CrossReaders Book Review: Times of Trouble by Cliff Ball

CrossReaders Book Review: Times of Trouble by Cliff Ball

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Title: Times of Trouble

Author: Cliff Ball

Rating: Five stars

About the Book

Book 2 in the End Times Saga

Terrorist plot expert.
Bodyguard to the President.
Tested faith and personal troubles–
How will Brian Atwood face the End Times?

FBI Agent Brian Atwood is used to danger, and when he hunts down leads to a terrorist plot and saves a U.S. Airbase, he’s eventually offered a position to be the personal bodyguard of the President of the United States. The job not only tests his skills as an agent, but also his faith as a Christian when he discovers that the President has the morals of an alley cat. As Brian tries to come to terms with doing his job and having to look the other way, his world begins to crumble. His wife is dying of cancer and his son was taken away by the government because he has Down Syndrome. What else can go wrong? As the U.S. disintegrates, Brian must try to keep his family safe while waiting for the Rapture of Christians, and shortly before the approach of the End Times.

What readers are saying about Times of Trouble:

“Times of Trouble novel’s backdrop is on the End Times and all the other events leading to it. It is like a true story as most of the character sketches, circumstances, and plots are familiar and possible to happen in real life.” — Christian Book Review

“Great end-time story. Fast paced and prophetic” – LaTawnia Kintz, Book reviewer

“….the story is quite captivating and intriguing…” Lisa Johnson, book reviewer

“Good read – always kept my interest”- Nancy Pardo, reader review

Have you read the rest of the End Times Saga?

Times of Turmoil – Book 1
The Evans family sets out to destroy Christian influence in the U.S.

Jon Ryan: An End Times Short Story
Jon Ryan has to deal with the government interfering in healthcare shortly before the End Times approach.

Xavier Doolittle: An End Times Short Story
Xavier, another character from Times of Trouble, goes to work for the federal government and completely abandons his Christian faith, until he meets Brian Atwood.

Times of Trial – Book 3
When the President declares a dictatorship, he begins the immediate persecution of Christians shortly before the End Times.


I enjoyed reading Times of Trouble. This is book in in The End Times Saga. The story continues with just enough facts to make it current and enough fiction mixed with fact to make it not only very believable but scary. You will enjoy this series

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This review was submitted by: Jan Hall

New Release: Times of Turmoil

New Release: Times of Turmoil

turmoil-frontcoverTimes of Turmoil, a Christian thriller, is the third book in Cliff Ball’s End Times Saga, and it was released on Kindle on April 8, 2013. Times of Trouble was published in February, 2012, and Times of Trial was published in May, 2012.

In this prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial, we learn the back story of how the Evans family gained their riches and eventually their power to influence events in the United States and elsewhere in the world. We see important events that the Evans family gets themselves involved in: such as the return of the Israelites to Israel, the assassination of President Kennedy, the Iran Hostage Affair, the terrorism of 9/11, and eventually events that leads to government tyranny in the United States all to dilute the influence of Christianity in the country.

The novel also follows the Atwood family, starting with the Great-Grandfather of Brian, Charles. We follow him as he makes his way from Normandy in World War Two to being part of the liberation of Buchenwald, the Nazi Concentration Camp, shortly near the end of the war. Charles returns to his hometown in Virginia and gets married to the love of his life, Betty. Eventually, the family ends up in Delaney, Nebraska, when Tom Atwood, the son of Charles, buys some land after returning from Vietnam. In 2001, Aaron, the father of Brian, joins the Army to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. About six years before the beginning of Times of Trouble, we get to see how Brian and Lynda finally get together and get married.

Times of Turmoil is currently free to borrow for Amazon Prime Members or buy it at its normal price for $4.99. Special $.99 price for book launch until April 23, 2013. Paperback is also available.

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In paperback for $10.99. ISBN: 978-1484082423



Cliff Ball was born in Arizona, currently resides in Texas, and is a born again Christian. Cliff went to the University of North Texas, where he received a BA and a Technical Writing Certificate. He has published ten novels and two short stories so far.

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