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eBook Tribulation House epub
  • ISBN: 0736917411
  • Author: Chris Well
  • Genre: Christians
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (April 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 253 pages
  • ePUB size: 1234 kb
  • FB2 size 1897 kb
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Tribulation House entertains, provokes reflection, and pokes the reader right in the soul. -Alton Gansky, author of Wounds: A Novel (B&H Books). Tribulation House - Chris Well.

Tribulation House entertains, provokes reflection, and pokes the reader right in the soul. I highly recommend it!"-Colleen Coble, bestselling author of Rosemary Cottage: A Hope Beach Novel (Thomas Nelson). Gilded in satire, Well takes a punch at religious misunderstandings and end times prophesies. He reveals Biblical truth in an entertaining and easy to read style. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Thinking he knows the time and date for the return of Christ, a man borrows a lot of money from a loan shark for one last fling.

Gilded in satire, Well takes a punch at religious misunderstandings and end times prophesies.

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Chris Well writes laugh-out-loud crime and mystery fiction. He and his wife live in Tennessee. Visit him online at StudioWell. Back in 2007, Harvest House published my dy novel Tribulation House, an ensemble book with interconnected stories following a confused churchgoer, two beleaguered cops, a pair of put-upon mobsters, and a well-meaning do-gooder running for election. The book received some.

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UGC Certified Member. When Reverend Daniel Glory announces that the tribulation will happen on October 17th at 5:51 am and has even written a book ‘107 Reasons Jesus is Coming Back in 2007′. Mark puts everything else in his life on hold as he knows this is it he has to have that boat even it means borrowing the money from the mob.


Mark Hogan has it all. The job. The family. A position on the board at church. All he’s missing is a boat. Not just any boat—a 2008 Bayliner 192.

When Reverend Daniel Glory announces that the Rapture is taking place on October 17 at 5:51am, Hogan realizes his boat–buying days are numbered. So he does what any man in his situation would do—he borrows a load of money from the mob.

Not that there’s any risk involved: After all, when the Rapture comes, Hogan will be long gone. The mob will never find him.

But when Jesus fails to come back on schedule, Mark Hogan finds the mob is in no mood to discuss the finer points of end–times theology...

Chris Well’s laugh–out–loud Christian thrillers appeal to the millions of readers who gobble up the rollicking crime fiction of Janet Evanovich and Elmore Leonard.

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This is the third novel featuring Kansas City detectives Tom Griggs and Charlie Pasch, who are investigating organized crime in partnership with the FBI. This time their target is mobster Ted Massey. For some reason, Massey is trying to buy properties in the Seventh District and has sent two minions, Ross Cleaver and Bill Lamb, to persuade the current owners to move out.

In particular, Massey covets the property currently occupied by the Last Church of God's Imminent Will, whose pastor, Daniel Glory, has predicted that the Rapture will occur in just a few weeks' time, on October 17 at 5:51 AM. With the big day only a few weeks away, the church largely ignores the threats of Cleaver and Lamb. However, one deacon in the church approaches Cleaver for a loan so that he can buy the boat he has always wanted before it is too late.

Meanwhile, evangelical Christian Hank Barton has decided to run for an open Seventh District City Council seat. He sincerely wants to make a difference but is disappointed by the political apathy of other Christians in the district. A number believe there is no point in voting with October 17 so close at hand. His aspirations draw attention from Cleaver and lead to conflict with Glory.

As in the previous books in the series, the various subplots provide plenty of humor, excitement, and food for thought. Suspense builds as the October days pass.
If I had to rate this merely as crime fiction, I might deduct a star, because there is no real "thriller" aspect or real mystery as I normally expect in the genre. Really, Tribulation House has nothing for the reader to actually solve. However, this story is more than the label "crime fiction" can encompass.

Chris Well has, again, kept me up reading: snickering at the doltish characters with more vices than virtues, nodding at the bits of truth, shaking my head at the blind spots of humanity, and just enjoying the wackiness that Chris does so well.

In this third novel with carry-over characters--my favorite being Charlie, the comic book, sci-fi loving cop and would-be writer--you can guffaw at Mark Hogan, the super-endtimer, hyperbolic Christian character whose first person narration/confession alternates with the third person perspectives of the rest of the book.

In his own words, Mark tells us how he went from your regular--if not at all profound or selfless or ideal--church leader with the wife and kids, to the Rapture and luxury boat obsessed looney who ends up wrecking his credit and reputation when, as he confesses, he kills the Rev Daniel Glory, who led him to believe the Lord would come to sweep up his faithful on October 17 at 5:51 am. Accidentally, mind you. But for some people, it's only when they lose nearly everything that they can gain something. Chris shows this in comical, perhaps tragicomical, form.

Add in the requisite dumb thugs, the mob boss with schemes up his sleeve, the cops on the chase, the Christian guy running for city council and realizing it's not that easy, a crook's ex-wife working at one of those cryogenics places, all sorts of quirky bits, and you have a trademark Chris Well tale sure to keep you up late reading as well. But as much as you may laugh, there's the simple truths about serving faithfully and attending to the work the Lord gives us to do, rather than looking for easy escapes from duty and integrity in all things. Wisdom and humilty--they go a long way. Without it, you fall a long way, and more than one character learns the hard way that a lack of integrity or wisdom or humility or, simply, self-control can be destructive.

The no-nonsense prose, quite spare in spots as is his stylistic mark, and the short chapters, hyperbole, pop culture references, keen-eyed but sympathetic spotlight on Christians trying to do right and not always making wise decisions, keener eye and less sympathetic klieg lights on the idiocies of modern Christianity, and a fine sense of the ridiculous, and it all works to make TRIBULATION HOUSE a cool read, indeed.

And that's why Mr. Well is an automatic buy for me. Or, considering this vendor, an automatic pre-order for me. I've not been disappointed by any of his books.

TRIBULATION HOUSE is not the end of the series. (And all the novels can stand alone, though reading them in order adds to the pleasure, I think.) The ending of TH makes it clear that unresolved issues will crop up in book four. And I'm ready right now to see what Grigg's and Charlie get up to and discover and learn. I especially hope there will be a wonderful romance for Charlie, as seems to be hinted at in TRIBULATION HOUSE. I love Charlie!

If I had one wish for book four, it would be more mystery and genuine suspense along with the laughs and lessons and kooky crooks and Christians.

Well done, Chris.

What would happen if someone was preparing for the rapture, but it didn't come as predicted? How would they react when it didn't happen? What would they do about the poor decisions made just prior to the anticipated date? Tribulation House takes a humorous look at the life of Mark Hogan who believes the rapture will occur on a set day, but it doesn't happen. Well takes us inside Hogan's mind, through his decision making process, and what led him to his confession to the murder of the Reverend Daniel Glory. Well does an excellent job of writing the first person confession, while at the same time working seemingly unrelated third person subplots into Hogan's life. The way all the different story lines come together is truly remarkable and incredibly enjoyable to read. While Tribulation House is just as hilarious as Well's previous two books, it has a serious point that takes a very deep look into the self centeredness of the human heart and nudges us to reevaluate our spiritual focus and goals. With the continuation of the lives of Detectives Griggs and Pasch, we get the opportunities to see both of them working through their very human struggles. I'd been looking forward to Tribulation House for several months, and was not disappointed. Now I will eagerly await the next book in the series.
good deal
Brick my own
The story pulled no punches in describing religious zealots and small time hoods. A cautionary tale. A fast read. Worth buying.
very funny and entertaining. hard to put down.
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