Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Feisty Crime Novel Skewers 'Left Behind' Generation

Check out the new press release:

End-times mania has generated a booming industry ever since Hal Lindsey tagged 1988 as the year Jesus would return in his 1971 bestseller, The Late, Great Planet Earth. The legacy continued in Edgar Whisenant's 4.5 million-copy bestseller, 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988, and reached its zenith with the 60 million-copy best selling Left Behind series (which had the good sense to admit to being fiction).

Unfortunately, date-setters throughout history have always ended up with egg on their faces, because Jesus has steadfastly refused to follow their timetables.

Author Chris Well gleefully reminds his readers of the trouble that follows when we forget that "of that day and hour no one knows."

Chris Well, the undisputed master of the feisty crime novel, takes aim at the ultimate mystery in his latest novel, Tribulation House. Set for release in May 2007, Well skewers the Left Behind generation with a wink and smile in this laugh-out-loud funny mystery complete with high rollers, mobsters, loan sharks, and Apocalypse-predicting preachers.

What Others are Saying about Tribulation House:

"With an engaging cast of characters and a plot that clips right along from start to finish, this book is a satisfying crossover novel that pokes fun at some of the farther-flung fringes of Christianity while remaining, like the best classic mysteries and comic books, a morality tale in which crime doesn't pay and justice -- as well as grace -- prevails." -- Dru Pagliassotti, The Harrow

"A powerful cautionary tale." -- Harriett Klausner

"A must read for fans of quality fiction full of powerful spiritual themes." -- Jake Chism, Armchair Interviews

Tribulation HouseTribulation House
By Chris Well
ISBN: 978-0-7369-1741-4
$11.99, Trade
Harvest House Publishers

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