Saturday, July 1, 2023

Convergence by Rena Groot Blog Tour Book Review

About the Book

Book: Convergence 

Author: Rena Groot

Genre: Apocalyptic Fiction based on the Book of Revelation

Release date: 2021

Convergence-A Window Into Eternity offers a glimpse into an apocalyptic world that was foretold thousands of years ago. As the climactic showdown between good and evil approaches, the convergence of prophetic signs is accelerating at an alarming pace. Yet, beyond the nightmare, a time of beauty, peace, and love awaits. The book invites readers to witness the unfolding drama as the curtain is pulled back. Within its pages, there are numerous messages to ponder—from trusting God no matter the circumstances to being strong and courageous in the face of adversity. The book reminds us that this life is fleeting, and eternity is at stake. The chapter called The Bride Price describes what Jesus endured to purchase our freedom. The book also reveals the despicable nature of Satan and offers a glimpse into the potential future under the rule of the Antichrist. Most importantly, Convergence-A Window Into Eternity showcases the beauty of Heaven and what it could be like to see Jesus.

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My Review

This is the third novel in an end times series and to understand this one, the previous ones should be read first. This novel is a bit different than the others in that there is just a little bit of the continuing story of Josh and his family. Rather, we read mostly about the apostle John. The initial part of the book alternates between Josh and John and then focuses on John on Patmos. We see how he was exiled and we experience the visions he received from God. Since this is the final book in the series, we read about God's judgment and heaven and hell.

There was an interesting explanation for the puzzling passage in Genesis 6 about “sons of God” cohabiting with the daughters of men. Groot suggests that if the DNA of mankind was altered, humans would no longer be redeemable. Therefore God sent the flood to destroy the genetically altered humans. (899/2787) She notes the plans to alter DNA again through scientific methods, changing God's creation.

This has been an entertaining and informative series of novels portraying a possible future as well as a fictional account of John on Patmos. The series will be especially appreciated by those who hold the pre-tribulation rapture view of the end times. It contains a serious message about rejecting God's invitation to salvation with many penetrating questions at the end to personally answer or discuss in a group.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

You can read my reviews of the earlier books in the series: Manhunt and Transhuman.

About the Author

Hi. My name is Rena Groot. I am an artist, writer, online course creator (Broken to Beautiful…, BnB host, have been a teacher in Canada and China, a tour manager from the Rockies to the Pacific, and a missionary to the ends of the Earth. God has given me the honor of being an ambassador with “The Department of Eternal Affairs” to so many surprising places. I prayed with a voodoo queen in Haiti, led a dying woman to Jesus in a hut in a jungle village in Belize, helped with “Sidewalk Sunday Schools” in the Ghetto in NYC, took food and clothing to persecuted Christians behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and Romania, volunteered in Israel… just to name a few amazing things God led me to do.  I started a blog to bless, encourage, and sometimes challenge people. Here’s the link.

More from Rena

Get ready for a thrilling adventure that will take you on a journey like no other. The Narrow Path Trilogy is an epic drama based on the book of Revelation that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The series explores some of the deepest issues we face in today’s turbulent times. As fear grips many, the trilogy offers a glimmer of hope by helping readers develop a deeper faith and trust in God. If you enjoyed the Left Behind series, you’ll love this dystopian trilogy that delves even deeper into what Christians could face in the future. The chapter called ‘The Bride Price’ may make you cry. Convergence describes the merging of prophetic signs John the beloved disciple saw in visions while stranded on the Isle of Patmos. It points us to the accelerating culmination of human history and ushers the reader through the portals of time and into eternity.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, July 1

Christina’s Corner, July 2

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 3

Artistic Nobody, July 4 (Author Interview)

Lily’s Book Reviews, July 5

Texas Book-aholic, July 6

Guild Master, July 7 (Author Interview)

The Lit Lady, July 7

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 8

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 9

Through the Fire Blogs, July 10 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 11

Stories By Gina, July 12 (Author Interview)

Scott’s Book Reviews, July 12

Blogging With Carol, July 13

Splashes of Joy, July 14 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Rena is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Jcp said...

Thank you for the review

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the review.

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Convergence, this is a must read book and series for me and I can't wait to get started

marisela zuniga said...

Thanks for sharing, it sounds interesting

Emma said...

Very interesting idea about DNA and the Flood!

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Rena Groot is a new-to-me author.