UPDATE: A winner has been emailed. Congrats, Cindy!
Meet Col. Joshua Jordan. MIT grad. Retired colonel US Air Force. Former Air Force reconnaissance pilot. US defense contractor dealing with DC intrigue. His company, Jordan Technologies is a leading provider of defense systems for the US government. His wife Abigail is an accomplished lawyer. Daughter Deborah is at West Point. Son Cal is at Liberty University.
Josh even has his own Facebook page at this link. (Seriously! It’s cool. Check it out.)
Josh is the hero of The End Series authored by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall.
What’s the setting of these stories? Unemployment in America is going through the roof. Natural disasters are coming out of nowhere while scientists argue about global warming. Tension is rising among the players in Russia and the Middle East. Political correctness is hamstringing government policies that would keep us safe . . . Pretty much like today!
And then—in spite of the protections set in place after 9/11—terrorist missiles take down an American plane and a bomb explodes in the Mall of America.
These events spur two men to bring their A-games to the table, Col. Josh Jordan and Pastor Peter Campbell. Both want to prepare for what lies ahead, as evidenced by their conversation in this excerpt . . .
Joshua remembered something. “I saw the blurb on your press conference in New York. Looks like a riot broke out. And here I thought I was the public instigator.”
Pastor Campbell chuckled. “Oh, it wasn’t that bad. You know how cameras can make a small group of protestors look like a major revolution.”
For Joshua it seemed evident. “Well, pastor, you tell people that the world’s coming to an end—that the earth is going to blow up, which I gather is what you were saying—then you’re bound to get a reaction. On the other hand, you know my approach: if I know an explosion is coming, then I’ll try to stop the timer on the bomb.”
“Some explosions can’t be stopped,” Campbell said. He was pushing himself away from the table to stretch a little.
“I don’t believe that.”
“Josh, if God’s directing the cataclysm, you’re going to be sorely disappointed if you think you can stop it.”
Though Josh’s wife and children are believers, he is not . . .
“He sometimes felt that the pastor and Abby, and, yes, even his own son and daughter, were visitors from a distant world. They saw things he couldn’t see and felt things he wished he could experience.”
I loved meeting Josh and his family and following their adventures around the world! Not only is this story so timely, Josh’s spiritual journey really touched my heart. This book is first and foremost an inspirational tale set against the backdrop of a page-turning plot that escalates rapidly to a nail-biting climax. Want to know what happens? Just leave a comment below, and you can find out!
Giveaway: The publisher Zondervan wants to give away a copy of this book to one of you! All you have to do to be entered is let me know in your comment that you wish to be included in a drawing for Thunder of Heaven.
Giveaway will run from today until Wednesday, July 27th at 11:59 pm. Then we’ll let the Random Number Generator choose a name. I’ll send you name and address to Zondervan, and they’ll pop your book in the mail.
And to end with something fun, here’s a video of Josh. Take a minute out of your day to meet a hero . . .