Overview (Masterplots II: Christian Literature)
Soon: The Beginning of the End by Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor of the Left Behind series (1995-2007) with Tim LaHaye, has a similar theme to the popular series, which deals with the end-times. In Jenkins’s solo work, warring religious factions have caused World War III, which has brought devastating destruction to nations around the globe and has given birth to a world government dedicated to eradicating all religions. Thirty-six years after the war, Dr. Paul Stepola, expert on religions and investigator for the National Peace Organization (NPO), is cleaning out the effects of his deceased mother. He discovers a letter written to him by his long-dead father. The letter testifies of Christ and urges Paul to become a man of God. Horrified, Paul volunteers for the Zealot Underground, a task force formed to wipe out lingering religious believers. He gets an assignment to investigate an elderly widow in San Francisco who is rumored to be holding secret religious meetings.
In San Francisco, Paul and a team of NPO SEALs storm a building where people are praying and reading the Bible. They wipe out all the inhabitants, but a sudden earthquake kills everyone on the team except Paul. Paul’s next assignment is to investigate a pillar of fire above a burning oil well in the former state of Texas. Once there, he uses Christian code words he heard in San Francisco to expose a Christian roughneck, who is then bludgeoned to death. Paul’s...
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