Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Reluctant Disciple by Jim O'Shea

I liked this end times novel. O'Shea has given readers a different take on a familiar subject. Prophecy suggests there might be increased supernatural activity in the end times. Woven into this narrative are UFOs, aliens, and demons. They all come together to set the stage for an evil world leader and peacemaker.

O'Shea did a good job of revealing the role of humans in the end time activities. An unusual concept in the novel is people disappearing one at a time over months rather than a mass exit of people in a secret rapture. As one of the characters says, there is nothing in Scripture saying all those gathered up are done so at one time. It was also interesting to see how media people might be involved in spreading the news as the time nears for the Antichrist to be revealed.

Christians know how odd end times prophecies sound to others and that is well portrayed here. Very few people have insight into what is really happening in the spiritual realm. Even many spiritual leaders are deceived. Trying to enlighten others as to what is really happening is a nearly impossible task.

I recommend this novel to readers who would appreciate some new ideals on how the end time prophecies might come to pass. O'Shea has been clever in identifying the ten horns in Revelation, for example. That is just one new and interesting idea in this good end times novel.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Jim O'Shea is a graduate of the University of Missouri and traveled the world for twenty-five years in the computer software industry. He now writes novels that tackle the complex relationship between science and faith. He lives in Wildwood, Missouri. You can find out more at

Ambassador International, 308 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through BookCrash. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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