CrossReaders Book Review: Times of Trial by Cliff Ball

CrossReaders Book Review: Times of Trial by Cliff Ball

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Title: Times of Trial

Author: Cliff Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5

About the Book

This novel is a parallel novel to Times of Trouble.

Three Christian families suffer from persecution as the President declares himself dictator, implements something called Order 21, and begins targeting his political and spiritual enemies. Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Iran intensifies as the End Times approach.


Another thought provoking novel by Cliff Ball! What would happen if Christians were rounded up and sent to “re-education camps”? Some Christians have been getting ready for this day, taking lessons from doomsday preppers- making bunkers, booby-trapping their farms, and stockpiling weapons and food. The militia is sent to battle and roundup these “rebels”. After they are placed in the camps, the Christians show mercy to each other in taking care of the elderly and uplifting each other- ministering by example to their keepers. They are just left there until the collapse of the U.S., when the guards are told to lock the doors and just let them die. Meanwhile, leaders in government are seen manipulating events and each other in the quest to become ruler of the world. Does the evilest man win? Which one is it? I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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This review was submitted by: Diana

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.

Visit Cliff’s website and blog at for more information about his novels.