Years after the financial crash of 2008, America continues to slog through the mire of the Great Recession. The conservatives and the churches have been silenced, and law enforcement seems helpless against the growing gangs and vigilante groups. And though the candles of many churches have been extinguished, tiny flames of faith flicker to life and begin to grow....
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the cell Reviews
This author was given a gift, a vision which he took and compelled into a sci-fiction, fantasy book with hidden parables of a spiritual nature, one has to read in between the lines to understand the purpose of this book. A true believer reading this book will be enlightened to the possibilities of the future on the horizon and be prepared of actuality of its occurrence. This book is full of impact, it is a reverse of Islamist against Christians. Today's Americans claim Islamic terrorists are enemies doing whatever they can to accomplish their mission of bringing their Allah to the forefront and be the world leader. Except it is not Muslims being prosecuted in this story but Christianity is abolished and outlawed as a fundamentalist religion. The Christians disband or go underground to escape the lies and deceptions of the Arabic world who is trying to sabotage the Christian's institution with attacks and slander. The United States becomes a Socialist and corrupted government. The head agency FAAHAD. against Hate Crimes is a ploy breaking all constitutional laws to go after all Christians and destroy any foundation they have to stand upon. The characters in this book, from William, John, Najeev Mohammed, others and Professor Burkhart are all powerful. BurKhart becomes the leading character, lawyer and helps John fight the Supreme Court against the corrupted Anti-Hate agency, FAAHAD.There are so many elements in this story, one has to have a sticky pad to keep up with all the excitement and possibilities of characters and future events.My conscious as a reader rallying for William and his underground mission . He and others were true Christians until the end of their lives and the sacrifices they gave captures a reader's heart. Leaving one to ask would they be as brave to sacrifice their lives as martyrs for a higher supreme being? I have read one of this author's books, waiting for the suspense, a little disappointed thinking the scene should ended until the most horrifying but plausible scenes came to life, this author is an artist at making the heart race, I had to walk away to get my breathing under control and go back and read it detaching my self from emotions, to get through this part of this magnificent story. The factutal truth in this story touches all aspects of the human soul and ha sthe impact of making one want to redecide their lives choices and to stored away all books for safe keeping. In case fantasy becomes reality.It is filled with vital information and knowledge that Americans and the whole world has forgotten about and put on the back burner for selfish pursuits. The author is remarkable in concluding the book with factual knowledge that ties the ends up nicely. There is a message written among the suspense. A parable to be figured out. This book has to be read more then once to get true enjoyment out of it.
What has happened to the United States of America? It’s 2020, the four-hundredth anniversary of the Pilgrims landing on America’s shores, a place where Pilgrims and many other groups who followed, sought and found a life free from religious persecution. America, land of the brave, land of the free, was a place where one could freely and safely speak their beliefs. In 1620, John Carver signed the Mayflower Compact and became the first governor of the Plymouth Colony. The Mayflower Compact guaranteed the furthering of Christian faith, individual liberty and a free society. William Bradford followed these principals as the colony’s second governor. Four hundred years later, their namesakes, John Carver and William Bradford, try to re-instate these basic rights. But their numbers are small. Since 2008, the year of the big financial crash, America has become increasingly more intolerant to these basic rights and freedoms. In fact, the very people whom the Christian Americans welcomed into their country, are now stagnating and, very nearly, obliterating Christianity. John and William must operate underground to avoid detection. Their church is in the basement of the local hospital; they operate like a cell, keeping their numbers to less than ten because too many people congregating at one time might alert the authorities, or, worse yet, the warlords, the Husam. Numbers grow and, when they do, the cell breaks off into more cells, forcing the new group to find a different location for secret worship. Starting to sound scary? Very! Detection by the Husam means instant annihilation, either by contact with a suicide bomber, or a severe beating followed by a live beheading. Forget the Armageddon stories and movies of the late twentieth century. Forget the Mayan prophesy of 2012. Chris Hambleton knows his history. This is obvious in his recent book, The Cell: Twilight’s Last Gleaming. He also knows his Bible. The recent trail of events in North America could well be leading to the downfall of American civilization and the obliteration of basic human rights and freedoms. The Cell: Twilight’s Last Gleaming is a fact-filled, live action, page turner that will have the reader spellbound till its chilly conclusion. The Cell: Twilight’s Last Gleaming is a work of fiction. With a strong base of both American and world history as well as Christianity, The Cell: Twilight’s Last Gleaming tells a story that is both compelling and thought provoking. It is highly recommended by award winning author, Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Allbooks Reviews.
What is wrong with the world today? I wonder if anyone sits down and really thinks about the state of the world. How many of those people really have the “well I won’t be alive to see it attitude”? Or, if you are like me, you wonder just what one person can really do to change so many things.Hambleton has a way of telling a story. It may not be real today, but it could very well be real on the same day, within another year. What we have is a book, with a spiritual theme, and a Sci-Fi genre. Not many can pull of such a task. I admit it took me a while to actually get in to this book. Once I stopped focusing on the present day and looked at it from a different point of view I was able to read between the lines a little more. “The Cell” is full of colorful characters; John, Najeev Mohammaed, William, the powerful Professor Burkhart who is also the main leading character, who helps John fight the Supreme Court against the Anit-Hate group, FAAHAD, which is completely corrupt.This is a world where Christianity is abolished. A world where Christianity has gone underground and groups rally to try to save it.Every page brought new information. At times I found it hard to follow along, but I was so engrossed I kept reading until there was an easy stopping point and would go back and scan over previous pages.Engaging books can be overwhelming to some, but I found it quite enjoyable because I was reading something outside of my comfort box. I tend to shy away from books regarding religion and other countries. I fear too many rely on past events, such as 9/11 to feed their novels. I did not feel that at all with this one.This is a book within a book. The author mixes fact with fiction, and it is up to you, the reader, to decide what to do with this information. You will see parallels with his Sci-Fi world and the world which you are living right now.What do you do with this information? Share it? Or pack the book away for safe keeping, as sort of a manual in case you should need it?What would happen if Christianity were to be declared a terrorist group in the world today?That choice is yours, but you have to read the book first.
Scary Christian fiction book--almost too true to be fiction. Story of William & John, 2 Christians who are in underground church cells and how they stay true to their faith to the end even though being attacked by a Muslim-like gang financed by a govt. agency... The epilogue has really good factual info about what's changed in our society in recent times--interesting!"A shocking glimpse into post-Obama America..."Years after the financial crash of 2008, America stumbles from crisis to crisis and continues to slog through the mire of the Great Recession. National healthcare is finally a reality, but has brought with it unintended consequences for the sick, the unwanted, and the growing ranks of the elderly. Political assassinations and bombings have become all too common in the nation's capital. Elected officials rarely leave the safety of the Green Zone that surrounds the Capitol Complex. America's Day of Reckoning - Debt Day - when the U.S. Treasury must borrow just to make the interest payments is less than a year away. Taxes at every level of government continue to rise, further crippling the free market mechanisms of small business and private enterprise.With the passage of the Tolerance in Religion and Media Acts (TIRMA), churches have been forced to register and submit to content monitors, surrendering their rights to assemble and speak freely. The tea-parties and talk-radio - the last voices of opposition to the ever-expanding powers of Washington D.C. - have been all but silenced from the political process. The Spirit of America has been broken. For the first time in history, people are leaving her fair shores for better opportunities in other lands. And though the candles of many churches in America have been extinguished, tiny flames of faith flicker and begin to grow. But on the tenth anniversary of TIRMA, a priest makes final preparations to douse those flames and cut to the heart of the nation.
A Look At An All Too Possible FutureEdmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” The Cell: Twilight’s Last Gleaming is a fascinating, intriguing, and extremely frightening look at a very plausible future if America does not heed these words. In The Cell: Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Hambleton blends current events with history while employing compelling characters to spin a thought provoking novel that leaves the reader both chilled and challenged. The year is 2020 and the Christian church in the United States has been driven underground by an overzealous government seeking to silence what it views as an extreme religion. Christians are painted as extreme radical fundamentalist bent on assassinations and terrorist activities. They have become the feared and hunted. To survive, the church must meet in small groups of no more than 10 in a cell to avoid detection, persecution, and death. While the novel itself is a fast-paced page-turner, it is the collection of essays and Hambleton's suggested reading list which should truly act as a wake-up call to the Christian reader. If the American evangelical church continues to sacrifice itself on the altar of political correctness, this work of fiction could well become a reality. The Cell: Twilight’s Last Gleaming is a must read! 5 Stars!
I had a really hard time getting into this book. I started and stopped it a couple of times. I especially didn't like reading the end of what appeared to be some personal rant of the authors own beliefs. I thought by the books description that it this would be a solid story rooted in our modern society of how things could possibly go awry. It seemed more of the main character coming to God story that has been told and nothing new. I was disappointed to say the least and I have thought about reading some of his other books but this makes me think twice.
Too much rhetoric.
So ridiculous that it has to be satirical.