Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review/Giveaway: The Mayan Apocalypse

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: The Mayan Apocalypse
Author: Mark Hitchcock and Alton Gansky
Genre: Christian fiction
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: November 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the



Christian Fiction Blog Alliance



is introducing



The Mayan Apocalypse
Harvest House Publishers(September 1, 2010)



by
Mark Hitchcock & Alton Gansky






ABOUT THE AUTHORS:



Mark Hitchcock is the author of more than 17 books related to end-time Bible prophecy, including the bestselling 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World. He earned a ThM and PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary and is the senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He has worked as an adjunct professor at DTS and has served as a contributing editor for the Left Behind Prophecy Club for five years.











Alton Gansky is the author of 30 books—24 of them novels, including the Angel Award winner Terminal Justice and Christie Award finalist A Ship Possessed. A frequent speaker at writing conferences, he holds BA and MA degrees in biblical studies. Alton and his wife reside in Southern California.









ABOUT THE BOOK



On the heels of Mark Hitchcock’s prophecy bestseller 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World comes a suspenseful novel (coauthored with bestselling novelist Alton Gansky) about the supposed expiration date of planet earth—December 21, 2012.





Andrew Morgan is a wealthy oil executive in search of the meaning of life. In his quest for answers he encounters the ancient Mayan predictions that the world will end in 2012. That the claims seem supported by math and astronomy drives him to check on them. Then he meets Lisa Campbell, an attractive Christian journalist also researching the Mayan calendar. When he learns that she is a Christian, he quickly dismisses what she has to say.



As the time draws closer to December 21, 2012, a meteorite impact in Arizona, a volcanic eruption, and the threat of an asteroid on a collision-course with earth escalate fears. Are these indicators of a global apocalypse? Will anyone survive? Does Lisa’s Christian faith have the answers after all? Or has fate destined everyone to a holocaust from which there is no escape?



Watch the book trailer:







If you would like to read the first chapter of The Mayan Apocalypse, go HERE.

What I Liked:  This was an interesting page turner that paints a scenario where an intelligent, reasonable person buys into the 2012 prophetic hype.  Having not researched the 2012 theory much, I appreciated the background information provided as part of the story.  A touch of romance, a lot of conspiracy, and the examination of priorities keep the story moving.

What I Didn't Like:  The end was a little anticlimatical - the world goes on, and the bad guys are bad guys still.  At least things turned out for the main characters, but I didn't quite feel like the story was done yet.

Posted by Jane from Mozi Esmé

48 comments:

Tina Peterson said...

This sounds really interesting. I love archeological type books and I already know who will want to read it when I'm done - my dad!

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Linda Kish said...

I'm not worried about the 2012 thing but this sounds like a good read.

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Anonymous said...

Having been to Merida and been to the Mayan Museum, having seen the pyramids at Chitzenitzah, one can fully understand the Mayan's mathematical genius. I would love to read this book to further understand the theory of 2012.

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