The End Is Now - eBook  -     By: Rob Stennett
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The End Is Now - eBook

Zondervan / 2009 / ePub

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Meet the Henderson family: Jeff, a struggling salesman who lives with a constant nagging fear that something will happen to his family; Will, who's just trying to figure out life in the fifth grade; Emily whose greatest concern is that she won't be nominated homecoming queen; and Amy, who is growing stir-crazy from being a housewife of eighteen years-and is convinced this was God's plan B for her life.

The Hendersons are longtime residents of Goodland, Kansas, a small Midwest town where nothing new or exciting ever happens . until now. Are the recent "weird" happenings and catastrophic weather mere coincidence, or more? The town spirals into chaos and confusion as its residents discover the end is no longer near-the end is now.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780310561354
ISBN-13: 9780310561354
UPC: 025986561352
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Meet the Henderson family: Jeff, a struggling salesman who lives with a constant nagging fear that something will happen to his family; Will, who’s just trying to figure out life in the fifth grade; Emily whose greatest concern is that she won’t be nominated homecoming queen; and Amy, who is growing stir-crazy from being a housewife of eighteen years—and is convinced this was God’s plan B for her life. The Hendersons are longtime residents of Goodland, Kansas, a small Midwest town where nothing new or exciting ever happens … until now. Are the recent “weird” happenings and catastrophic weather mere coincidence, or more? The town spirals into chaos and confusion as its residents discover the end is no longer near—the end is now. Rob Stennett’s second novel is both a satire and a story of the apocalypse, a thriller and an exploration of family, community, belief, unbelief, and the two thousand-year-old Christian tradition of looking to the sky because the end is near.

Author Bio

Rob Stennett is the author of two novels: The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher and The End Is Now. He’s the creative director at New Life Church and an accomplished film and theater director. He lives in Colorado.

Publisher's Weekly

Anybody who can make the apocalypse funny without being patronizing deserves attention. Stennett (The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher) brings a dramatist's sensibility (his professional background is theater) to this story of a “test market for the rapture”: Goodland, Kan., home not of everyman but the Henderson family, whose members include fifth-grader Will. Lost in a cornfield, Will receives a vision of three signs of the rapture, a time when, according to Christian teaching, true believers will be lifted from the world before it dissolves in chaos and tribulation. That teaching was the basis for the gazillion-selling Left Behind apocalyptic novels. Stennett offers the apocalypse for the wry and non-literal-minded. Parables may be old-fashioned, but satire fits the times. Stennett's imaginative twist is not entirely successful; sometimes the narrative drags as it presents widely varying viewpoints. But the family at the heart of this satire is goofily believable, and examining the nature of belief—whatever its content—is not at all goofy. (July) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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  1. Eastern, WA
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    Terrible book
    April 13, 2011
    Uth Pastors Wife
    Eastern, WA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
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    Meets Expectations: 1
    The story went round and round and bounced from person to person often repeating dialogue and events so you weren't sure if it was a re-cap or happening again. I get that it was fiction and wasn't expecting anything too theologically correct but it was just plain weird and sort of dumb how it played out. The story goes on and on and often is quite slow and drags but then comes to a screeching halt. I would not say it was awful but I spent more time on it that I wished now that I finished it.
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    March 29, 2011
    dem3424
    Quality: 2
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    I'm still not sure why I finished this book, as I was ready to quit after about 50 pages (I usually try to give books that much, because some get better by then). This was not the case with this book. I thought that it was supposed to be a funny satire about the different rapture books. I didn't find it funny in the least, in fact I found it demeaning. The end is not really an adequate ending, given all the build up. Even the epilogue wasn't a good explanation. I wouldn't recommend reading this, unless you don't have anything better to read and have too much spare time to waste.
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