BBC documentary’s uncanny echo of Seventy Weeks

I’ve just finished watching a BBC documentary called ‘Could We Survive A Mega-Tsunami?’ It’s a chilling drama-documentary examining the possibility of a massive volcanic landslide in the Canary Islands and the effects of the resulting mega-tsunami, especially on New York.

tsunami_2540396b

It’s as if the makers of the film have read my novel Seventy Weeks and dramatised one of its main events! In an uncanny echo of the book’s storyline, it demonstrates the enormity of such an event and alludes to some of the global implications that would follow, again as featured in the novel!

If you’re able, catch it on the BBC iPlayer in the next few days before it expires.

If you haven’t yet got Seventy Weeks you can order it in paperback here, or download the ebook here or on Kindle, Kobo, iPad/iPhone or Nook.

Advertisements

Steps towards the goal of Islamic domination

The rise of an Islamic Caliphate, a union of Islamic states, features prominently in the storyline of Seventy Weeks. I based this on an ominous trend I saw developing within the Islamic world, and recently this is something which appears to be gathering pace. Iran’s long-term efforts to build a nuclear capability and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East are, I believe, part of this process.

Last year in Austria there was a conference calling for just such a Caliphate to be created, and efforts to accomplish this continue. Such moves seem to be encouraged by the stance and actions taken by Barak Hussein Obama, the US president, and his administration. These include the US support for the Istanbul Process (and here), an effort to make criticism of Islam illegal.

And the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East on the back of the so-called “Arab Spring”, is putting more power and influence in the hands of Islamic fundamentalists who support jihad. Jihad is an Arabic word whose root meaning is struggle or strive, but today “Jihad” is usually defined as a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty.

In Cairo last year, the Egyptian presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi said during his election campaign: “The Koran is our constitution, the prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.” This same Mohammed Morsi is now the president of Egypt, the same nation that Obama is currently arming with advanced tanks and fighter jets.

The Bible however, states such efforts will ultimately prove futile and unsuccessful. Psalm 2 states:

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”

However, the reports above are just more writing on the wall, for those who will read it, for the times in which we live.

The New Soviet Union: Cyprus shows how the EU destroys democracy

Amid echoes of the storyline of Seventy Weeks, Mary Ellen Synon, in her article originally written for the Irish Daily Mail, describes how the latest financial crisis to hit a Eurozone member, Cyprus, lays bare the sinister nature at the heart of the EU.

Some recent comments…..

Here’s a selection of recent comments received about the book, taken from the A J King page on Facebook:

“This novel is gripping! We darent put it down because the terror could happen to us tomorrow and we need to know how it ends. It’s believable and frightening. The End Times scenario is skilfully woven into detailed biblical teaching bringing the clearest account on the subject ever. And yet in all this darkness there’s romance to make you cry for joy, perhaps in relief. There has to be a sequel – and a film.” Andy in Portsmouth.

“I think that your book is amazing and I already can see it as a movie in my brain! I love the plot and ideas – perfect!” Santa in Manchester.

“Seventy Weeks is a brilliantly written, thought-provoking book which will challenge your world view and everything you think is “how it should be”. In spite of being a difficult topic, it’s an easy read, well presented and clearly written! Absolutely enjoyed reading it and cannot wait for it to be translated into other languages so I can pass it on to people whose English isn’t as good!” May in London.

“Seventy Weeks- gripping, emotionally and spiritually stiring and awe inspiring of ‘what if?’. Definitely recommend this book, one that you will struggle to put down. Brilliantly written.” Kris in Grimsby.

Thanks to all.

Seventy Weeks

Seventy Weeks cover image (3)

The debut novel by A J King. Available in paperback at selected local stores and for ordering at Lulu.com, and as an ebook on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookstore and iTunes, WHSmith Kobo and Barnes & Noble Nook:

Somewhere in eternity time is running out…..

Set in the near future, ancient prophecies of the Bible come to life in real time. In a world shaken by disaster, Jack Ford’s comfortable life is suddenly turned upside down. Faced with grief and turmoil on an unimaginable scale, he comes face to face with his own eternal destiny. Meanwhile amidst promises of peace and security, a new world begins to arise out of the ashes of the old.

However all is not as it seems. As Jack embarks on the trail of a sinister conspiracy, he is reunited with his first love from sixteen years earlier. Caught up in a rollercoaster of subsequent events and playing a role they never imagined they would play, they discover who is really in control of the affairs of men. But can their astonishing discoveries really be true? And if they are, can they get the warning out in time? Or will the final deception be greater than the first?