BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Fuse of Armageddon by Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer

Does the way you think about end times influence the politics of the Middle East?  Before reading Fuse of Armageddon by Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer I would have said “Absolutely not.”  Now, I’m not so sure.  Fuse of Armageddon is a high pace thriller set in the Middle East where a Christian fanatic, a Muslim fanatic and a Jewish fanatic, without the other knowing, decide to start a war.  Their motivations? To fulfill what each believes God has ordained to happen in Jerusalem before the end times. Sound crazy but the authors make you see that it’s entirely possible for these three sets of belief, taken to extreme and fueling one another could lead to catastrophe.

In the midst of this onslaught of terrorist insanity is hostage negotiator Mulvaney Quinn who works day in and day out rescuing kidnapped Americans from terrorist all over the Middle East.  His latest assignment is to rescue an American TV preacher being held in the Gaza Strip by a Muslim extremist.  Of course there’s a love interest that needs to have the religious implications of the situation  explained to her as much as I did.    Brouwer is a great novelist in his own right but I was glad to have the clarity of explanation about end times belief that surely came from Haneggraff, the Bible Answer Man.

Somewhere on the internet I saw someone mention that Fuse of Armageddon is a viewpoint of end times that differs from the Left Behind Series.  Resist the temptation to think end times or Middle Eastern politics are too hard to comprehend.  Let this novel give you an excellent plot, fine characters and an insight into an important current going on in the world around you.

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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