The Rapture has occurred, just as the Bible predicted. The faithful have risen up to Heaven. Those left behind are in a living hell. Earth burns, hell-like in its oppressive heat. Every volcano in the world has erupted, and tsunamis and earthquakes continue to devastate the planet. Clouds continually rain ash onto the scorched landscape, sparking fires all around. Plants and animals are dying. Food is scarce. The night sky is devoid of stars, and the moon - when it can be seen - is the colour of blood. The remnants of humanity fight for survival. Most have fled the cities and now hide in caves deep in the mountains. By night, demons stalk the Earth, capturing the remaining humans and killing them - if they're lucky. The less fortunate are converted to worship of the Devil, and ushered into endless hell. Eighteen year old Sam is unable to rise up because he is half demon. Hikari, a Japanese sword master and demon expert and his beautiful daughter, Aimi, have been all the family Sam has ever known. Now they're gone, and Sam must set out on the mission Hikari charged him with long ago: to help all the humans left behind. Armed only with his beloved Japanese swords and his wits, Sam wanders the post-apocalyptic world alone, separated forever from everyone he loves. Cursed by his demonic heritage, he must now embark on a quest that will take him across the US to the City of Angels. There he will confront his destiny. There he must fight to save the souls of the living.
Four years after her critically acclaimed novel Evening, Susan Minot gives us a new work of startling intimacy and precision.Using a single interlude–a brief encounter of old lovers; two bodies entwined on a bed at midday–Minot defines the distance that erupts at what seems to be the height of connection, as well as the extent to which the senses deceive, and the intensely private eroticism of fantasy and the imagination. Minot's lovers are mesmerizing in their individual journeys–one moving toward a kind of holy consummation, the other toward abnegation and blank despair. This is the wayward history of their efforts to make contact with each other while deluding themselves about the nature of the contact they're making. Graphic, erotic, provocative, Rapture is a meditation on romantic love, sex, and their reflections in the life of the mind.
On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken. One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes. Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens. New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar) and artistic sensation CAFU (Rai) lead a Tolkien-esque journey into the space between life and death…through the Deadside…and into the many worlds that lie beyond right here with a spellbinding and horrific standalone volume! Collecting RAPTURE #1–4.
The setting is a New York apartment where two long-estranged lovers try to resuscitate their passion. Kay is old enough to be skeptical about men–this man in particular–but still alert to the possibility of true love. Benjamin is a filmmaker with an appealing waywardness and a conveniently disappearing fiancée. As the two lie entwined in bed, Susan Minot ushers readers across an entire landscape of memory and sensation to reveal the infinite nuances of sex: its power to exalt and deceive, to connect two separate selves or make them fully aware of their solitude. Honest and unflinching, the result is a hypnotic reading experience.
This book will attempt to discuss and to defend perhaps the most difficult and the most challenging parts of the Scriptures by looking at the rapture of the church, at the Great Tribulation, and at the second coming of Christ. Those are items of interest to almost every person alive. But there are also probably just as many viewpoints about those events as there are people alive. Thus, this book will begin at the beginning by suggesting that the literal approach for interpreting those future events is probably superior to trying to interpret them figuratively. The position of this text is that they will literally happen at some point in the future. Therefore, everything about them in this text will be presented based upon that standpoint.So after the first chapter which will present the rationale for interpreting the end-time events literally, chapter two will express five arguments and provide multiple scriptural passages that seem to support a literal rapture of the church. In fact, it will even be shown during the discussion of Revelation 19:11-16 and I Thessalonians 4:13-18 that a literal rapture is consistent with Jewish culture and with the seven-day marriage feast for newlyweds. In that chapter, it will also be shown from the seventy-week prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27 why the expected duration of the Great Tribulation will probably be seven years. Then in chapter three, some of the details of the rapture will be discussed. For one thing, that is probably when the saints of God will stand before the judgment seat of Christ and receive their rewards.In chapter four while the events of chapter three will be happening, it will be presented that the Great Tribulation will also probably be beginning in the earth. Then during the next five chapters of this text, the major events of the Great Tribulation will be discussed by looking at the seven seal judgments, the seven trumpet judgments, the events that will be concurrent with the trumpet judgments, the seven vial judgments, and the events what will be concurrent with the vial judgments. As will be seen throughout those chapters, many things will be happening in the earth during that presumed seven-year period. The Antichrist will be revealed. Several seemingly natural disasters will occur. Some demonic creatures will be unleashed upon those human beings that will be trying to live and to survive through the Great Tribulation. The one hundred and forty-four thousand Jewish messengers will be revealed and will have their ministry. The two witnesses will have their ministry. Then halfway through, the Antichrist will suddenly change and force people either to get the mark of the beast or probably to starve to death.In the final chapter, the Lord will come to the earth for a second time. On that occasion, He will overthrow the devil once and for all. But it will not be a difficult task. Because He is omnipotent, He will easily get Satan out of the way so that He can begin His literal, earthly one thousand year reign. After that will be the white throne judgment to deal with the satanic trinity, with the demons of Satan's army, and with all of those people that will not have come to the Lord by faith in the right spirit and with the right attitude in this life. Thus, the goal of this book is not simply to guess about what the future might hold about this existence. The first real goal is to tell every person about the importance of coming to Christ by faith to be saved while that window of opportunity is still open. The second goal is to exalt the Lord and to give honor and glory to Him.
This powerful 8-CD teaching series was developed to give us a Catholic perspective on the last days. Jesus & the End Times is used in Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools and Home Schools. Jesus & the End Times Catholic book has solid Catholic teaching, is easy to follow and understand language. It is a great Catholic Bible Study. We discover: What Jesus really taught about the last days, What will happen before Christ's second coming, The truth about rapture the anti-Christ and the final tribulation, the role Jerusalem plays in the end times, who is the whore of Babylon, the meaning of the beast and the mark of the beast and what the sacred liturgy teaches us about Christ's coming.
This book is to reassure the Christians that certain signs or events will take place before the rapture as indicated by the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew. Jesus told the disciples to watch for the signs of the end of the world. If there were no signs to watch out for, he would not have told them to watch out for them. In the same vein, Apostle Paul warned the idle Thessalonians who believed that the rapture was going to take place right away to go about their business. He reassured them that the rapture will not take place until there is a falling away first (apostasy), and the man of sin (antichrist) is revealed. We are going to carefully analyze the 7 major events which will occur before the rapture so that we may not be taken unaware. Let's go.
There is a power shift coming, and a pivotal turning point in human history is on the horizon. Radical Islamic terrorism and the possibility of a nuclear war have overwhelmed the entire world. The safety net that once protected us has been broken. Prophetic events are speeding up! The global upheaval the world is currently witnessing is only the beginning of unimaginable chaos. Last Call for the Church delivers a powerful and convincing precept upon precept endtimes teaching on the Second Coming of Christ, the Rapture, and the crucial timing of why only the Father knows when His son will return. The author is a real-life storyteller, and she accomplishes the call to understand the Rapture of the church, what it will be like, and why Jesus found it necessary to teach in terms of a wedding, a bride, and to reference Himself as a Bridegroom. The author exclusively writes to you, the reader. She takes you on a classroom tour of prophecies and parables, and offers a strong case for an aggressive Pre-Tribulation Rapture based on Scripture, and the frequencies of current worldwide trends. She writes just as straightforward as she teaches. In Last Call for the Church, you will get a truly unique understanding of the Rapture, eschatologically, as it applies to a collective body of believers, referred to in the Bible as a bride, or better known as the Bride of Christ, the church. "Do not let your hearts be troubled," John 14:1.
Even immortals must face deathThe immortal Cain has awoken in the worst of places: a gothic-style church in the seediest parts of New Earth. Not only is he trapped there, but he's taunted by the hermaphrodite Sasha, who has plied him with godspit during his regeneration so that he's alone, claustrophobic, and hopelessly addicted to the newest strain of the drug.It seems the world has been thrown into even worse chaos now that Theda and Ezekiel have defeated the Beast. It's bad enough finding himself alive in the city when he is protected by the hated God, but when the red general makes her entrance, he discovers even his immortality won't be enough to save him the wrath of his divine protector.the Theta Waves series is not for the faint of heart. It can be dirty, gritty, and downright sacrilegious, but those who like it, like it a lot.
Naked in DeathEve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she’s seen it all—and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire—and suspect in Eve’s murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it’s up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about—except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.Glory in DeathIn a time when technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion—in the heart.… The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects—including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead…to investigate every scandalous rumor…to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.Immortal in DeathShe was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted—even another woman’s man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the façade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire—for a price.…Rapture in DeathThey died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common—and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder? Eve’s investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games—where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction.…Ceremony in DeathConducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own sense of right and wrong—and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity’s most seductive form of evil.…
Lieutenant Eve Dallas delves into the world of virtual reality gaming to stop a sadistic killer in this In Death novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common—and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas finds the deaths suspicious. And her instincts pay off when autopsies reveal small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder? Eve’s investigation turns to the provocative world of virtual reality games—where the same techniques used to create joy and desire can also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction...
Rapture in Death: Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder? Ceremony in Death: Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Vengeance in Death: Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past - a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.
The conclusion to the worldwide bestselling FALLEN series, with exclusive content from the darkly romantic world of FALLEN and an excerpt of Lauren Kate's novel TEARDROP.A USA Today bestsellerA New York Times bestselling seriesMore than 3 million series copies in print!When evil triumphs . . . when the world ends . . . trust your love.The sky is dark with wings. . . . Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn't know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they've borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win? The astonishing conclusion to the Fallen series. Heaven can't wait any longer.And don't miss FALLEN on the big screen! The first book in the worldwide bestselling FALLEN series is now a motion picture -- currently available for streaming and releasing in theaters September 8th, 2017.“Sexy and fascinating and scary . . . I loved loved loved it!”—P. C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author on Fallen
Out of the wickedly inventive imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes a world where sin and salvation collide in a battle for the future of mankind—where a cynical fallen angel struggles against the seven deadly sins and a demon’s lure over seven chosen souls… Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they’re in over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too. As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover’s memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you’re trapped in a no holds barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels’s heart at risk, what in Heaven—or in Hell—will it take to save them both?
Lauren Kate Fallen Collection 6 Books Set Pack Set (Passion, Fallen, Torment, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove, Rapture, Fallen in Love)
When it turns out that ‘crazy’ is just another word for ‘magic’, Erin isn’t sure if she should be glad, or just plain scared. Erin’s quiet life in rural Australia is shattered when one of her paintings appears on the internet and attracts the interest of Vampires in Ireland. For her, it was just art therapy for her latest ‘episode’ – a vision of an Angel. For Ryan, Regent to the Vampire Throne of Ireland, the painting portrays his maker and ruler, a 2,000 year old Vampire, as an Angel. The timing of the painting is even more disturbing; it is dated just after the final death of the King. When Ryan crosses the world to investigate, his contact with Erin begins a dance of desire and transformation that is as ancient as the stone circles of Ireland. But while Erin and Ryan struggle to understand the forces that are affecting them, others appear to be determined to control it…
Fallen Angels set 1-4 Crave, Covet, Envy, Rapture Possesion J. R. Ward (Fallen Angels)