are these the end times?Is this the end of the world?
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) December 1, 2008
There are so many disasters in the world right now--natural, financial, and personal--that nothing much makes sense to anyone anymore. "Be Still" by Pamela Young will refocus your beliefs. This story is a wonderful, timely commentary on our world today, but grab the Kleenex--the ending may bring you to tears.
The novel tells how some unlikely messengers in different parts of the world claim to have been visited by angels. Television news reporter Amanda Fox hears of one and, skeptical as she is, at first dismisses the story. But as angel sightings continue to come to her attention, she is intrigued. Despite a warning from her producer, her sponsors, and the president of the network she interviews people from around the world who claim to have seen these angels. The chilling evidence shakes her beliefs. Those who have spoken to the angels repeat the same ominous message from God, "Prepare yourselves, for the time is at hand."
In one scene Young writes:
"Your Holiness," Amanda ventured as she looked into his eyes, "are these the end times?Is this the end of the world?"
He was quiet for a moment and then said, "Only God can answer that question, Ms. Fox. My personal feeling," he continued slowly, "is that mankind is increasingly causing God much sorrow. We're living in a very difficult world right now due in no small measure to our selfishness. Children disrespect authority. Nations and religions disrespect each other and that leads to war and suffering and killing. Not unlike Sodom and Gomorrah, what God has created, He can also destroy."
Among many positive reviews, one says:
"I just finished Be Still tonight. I must say I find the title ironic - after reading it, the one thing I can't do is Be Still. My soul is rejoicing at such a timely message. Pamela Young's writing captivated me from the beginning. I couldn't wait to see what happened next and where in the world we would be traveling.
I'm so full at this moment it may be difficult for me to put my words into intelligible thoughts. In short, I loved it! I found so many underlying themes throughout the book and identified closely with your characters' loss of very dear loved ones. I became so engrossed toward the end that I found myself believing the end was truly near and we would end our journey here on earth and be reunited with our loved ones in heaven.
Pamela Young did what all great writers should do--she left me hungry for so much more. I want to know what happens next. This storyline could go on into a sequel. It was very evident to me that the writer did her homework and studied in great detail the many nuances alluded to in the story. Be Still feels like a very old, wonderful friend that I welcomed back into my life. I am truly amazed at the beauty and depth of the message that we so desperately need to hear".
Be Still is a timely novel with a much-needed message in an enthralling, revelatory story.
Pamela Young lives with her husband in Scottsdale, AZ and Portland, OR.
Contact the author at http://www.pamelayoungbooks.com
Be Still by Pamela Young is available at borders.com, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com
Published by Authorhouse, 244 pages, ISBN 9781434385024
Review copies available from the publisher at 888-728-8467