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.

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