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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Dead Rise First Rapture Countdown - Giveaway and Review

I love books about the end times and of the prophecies of the Bible pertaining the rapture, so when I was contacted to review the newest book, The Dead Rise First Rapture Countdown, by Alton Ragan and Robert D. McLaughlin, I knew I was going to be super excited.

Their book is a fictional one based on the theory of taking the scriptures referring to the "dead in Christ will rise first and overlaying that with the ones regarding Jesus' resurrection. I was so completely hooked from the first page and seeing the rapture in a whole new possibility. The story takes place in a small town called Jordan where the residents of the small community wake up one morning and none of their electric appliances or cell phones work. Even their cars won't start. So the citizens decide to walk to city hall to see if they have any answers.

When they arrive, they are told that the believe that our country has been under another terrorist attack with the most likely reason for the loss of electronic devices being caused by an EMP blast. Although the city can't confirm this since all communication is out, they feel that the citizens should use the local churches as a base for shelters and protection.

When the pastor of the First Community Church, named Jack begins to head back to his church, he notices a young woman sitting on a porch swing, singing a old church hymn and just smiling away. He also remembers that the house has been vacant for the last ten years as the owner of the home had died, yet the young woman doesn't look like her, she does bear a resemblance to her.

When he arrives at his church he discovers other towns people there who have similar stories. When an elderly man pulls Jack aside to talk to him, he tells him that his wife Virginia woke up this morning to find her mother standing in the kitchen cooking breakfast and making coffee. He even brought her biscuits with him. The problem was her mother was dead. Jack was the pastor at her service. He knows his wife saw her because she has no reason to lie and just as suddenly as she appeared, she tells her that Jesus is coming soon and she vanishes into thin air.

The book is woven with scripture references to support this new theory of the event of the dead rising in Christ and those of us left as having a space of time between the two much like when Jesus was resurrected and the dead in those days were resurrected and walked around the town.

I absolutely loved this book and was provided with a complimentary copy to review for my honest review by Hamby Media. I would rate this book a perfect 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to share a copy with one lucky follower of my blog.

Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US and No P.O. Boxes please.

3. I must have an email address to contact you regarding your winning a copy of the book, so please include it with your comment. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave a comment and share your beliefs on how you believe that Jesus will return.

5. The giveaway will end on October 3rd.

For more information on this book, the authors and where to purchase a copy for yourself, click on the title of the book below:


  1. I am a follower and email subscriber. I believe Jesus will come like a thief in the night according to the bible and there will be will a rapture several years before taking the believers. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  2. I am a follower. We don't know how or when, but we believe.


  3. No one knows how or when I just know He will.
    I follow you on GFC as frugal tumbleweed acres.

  4. I follow via GFC. I think Jesus will return the next time the Royals win the World Series....but on a series note after the great tribulation in front of the masses.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Sounds interesting. Nice to see a slightly different take on interpretation. I follow your blog and you can find my take on Revelation on my Bible study blog.

    sdeeth at msn dot com.

  6. I am not sure when, but Jesus will return.

  7. I am a new follower and I believe Christ will return as the angels said in Acts . . . the same way He left when He ascended.

  8. He will come with a host with Him, the dead in Christ will rise first, and believers will go up in the Rapture. Depending how one believes, He comes pre-, mid-, or post-tribulation. I'm a mid believer. After that, he comes and reigns are 1000 years.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  9. OOPs! Forgot to say I am a follower.


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