The Second Horseman of the Apocalypse has come to take peace from the earth and make men slay each other: A resurgent Russian Federation is about to begin a quest for world domination. Europe is in chaos. Long-standing alliances are shattering, and betrayal is the new paradigm. The United States is on the brink of civil war because of the actions of Zoe Wilson. Zoe, once a Marine Corps sniper, works as a mercenary for a secret organization bent upon fundamentally changing t
To save the world, Brandon Vale's going to steal $250 million Brandon Vale is a career thief---the best there is. Or at least he was before he was thrown in prison for a jewel heist gone bad. And even more embarrassing, he had nothing to do with it. His time inside is going fairly quietly until the night he's broken out against his will by Richard Scanlon, the now-retired FBI agent who framed him in the first place. Scanlon, who still has ties to the United States intelligence community, has discovered that a Ukrainian crime organization is auctioning twelve nuclear warheads to the highest bidder, but he can't convince the government that the sale isn't a hoax. The only way he can get his hands on the $200 million necessary to take the warheads off the market is to do something that goes against everything he stands for: steal it. The choice Brandon is given is simple: help Scanlon and hope to live through it, or turn himself in and face the repercussions of his "escape." Suddenly, Brandon finds himself with only weeks to plan a Las Vegas heist that that he's been dreaming about for years, but has always thought was probably impossible. And to make matters worse, Scanlon insists on choosing his team personally. Led by the relentlessly intelligent and undeniably beautiful Catherine Juarez, not a single one of the former government operatives he picks has so much as shoplifted a pack of gum in their lives. As the day of the heist approaches, Brandon's carefully constructed plans begin to break down and he suspects that the elaborate double-cross he's devised to save himself could cost millions of lives. He finally has to ask himself just how far he's willing to be dragged into a game that he can only lose. With The Second Horseman, the heart-stopping, all-too-real novel, Kyle Mills proves once again that he is one of the freshest and most original thriller writers working today.
"Accurst be he that first invented war," wrote Christopher Marlowe--a declaration that most of us would take as a literary, not literal, construction. But in this sweeping overview of the rise of civilization, Robert O'Connell finds that war is indeed an invention--an institution that arose due to very specific historical circumstances, an institution that now verges on extinction. In Ride of the Second Horseman, O'Connell probes the distant human past to show how and why war arose. He begins with a definition that distinguishes between war and mere feuding: war involves group rather than individual issues, political or economic goals, and direction by some governmental structure, carried out with the intention of lasting results. With this definition, he finds that ants are the only other creatures that conduct it--battling other colonies for territory and slaves. But ants, unlike humans, are driven by their genes; in humans, changes in our culture and subsistence patterns, not our genetic hardware, brought the rise of organized warfare. O'Connell draws on anthropology and archeology to locate the rise of war sometime after the human transition from nomadic hunting and gathering to agriculture, when society split between farmers and pastoralists. Around 5500 BC, these pastoralists initiated the birth of war with raids on Middle Eastern agricultural settlements. The farmers responded by ringing their villages with walls, setting off a process of further social development, intensified combat, and ultimately the rise of complex urban societies dependent upon warfare to help stabilize what amounted to highly volatile population structures, beset by frequent bouts of famine and epidemic disease. In times of overpopulation, the armies either conquered new lands or self-destructed, leaving fewer mouths to feed. In times of underpopulation, slaves were taken to provide labor. O'Connell explores the histories of the civilizations of ancient Sumeria, Egypt, Assyria, China, and the New World, showing how war came to each and how it adapted to varying circumstances. On the other hand, societies based on trade employed war much more selectively and pragmatically. Thus, Minoan Crete, long protected from marauding pastoralists, developed a wealthy mercantile society marked by unmilitaristic attitudes, equality between men and women, and a relative absence of class distinctions. In Assyria, by contrast, war came to be an end in itself, in a culture dominated by male warriors. Despite the violence in the world today, O'Connell finds reason for hope. The industrial revolution broke the old patterns of subsistence: war no longer serves the demographic purpose it once did. Fascinating and provocative, Ride of the Second Horseman offers a far-reaching tour of human history that suggests the age-old cycle of war may now be near its end.
God gave Jesus a revelation to show his servants things which must come to pass. In the revelation we see a scroll, written on the inside and on the outside, sealed with seven seals. As each of the first four seals are opened we see a horseman. What is the scroll? Who, or what, are the horsemen? How will we discern what or who they are? How will we know we have discerned correctly? Many others have attempted to identify the scroll and horsemen. This book will not attempt to refute each and every identification they have made, nor discuss every possible identification. The approach is to show that the evidence fits a single scroll and a single set of horsemen. If this approach is successful, then it will effectively rule out all other scrolls and horsemen. This book will not attempt to discuss the first horseman's bow and the green color of the fourth horseman as there is too little information available to discern them. The scroll will be identified first using the evidence regarding the scroll. Then each horseman will be identified using the evidence regarding each horseman. The question about discerning correctly will be answered by showing how - the horsemen fit together - the horsemen fit the scroll - the scroll and horsemen fit the book of Revelation and show us things to come.
A plague spreads through Edge City. Certain the Four Horsemen are behind it, Aleric tracks the plague to a restaurant in the middle of the city. With the possibility of an apocalypse hanging by a thread, Aleric has to confront each of the Horsemen to end the threat to the city he loves. Still dealing with pain from the Archdemon’s wound, Aleric is pitted against gorgons, a vampiress, and limited time to find what Death is looking for and return the Four Horsemen to the fae world.
The Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an anthology of poetry to read or not when the world is ending is a collection of work in two parts. Showcasing nine famous Apocalyptic poems complete with analysis of the authors work and ten new modern works by author and poet Stephen Robert Kuta. The title piece - 'The Horsemen of the Apocalypse', has had overwhelming response on social media and has been liked and shared 36,600 times on facebook and more then 43,700 times on Instagram. The collection is inspired by the Apocalyptic Movement (or the New Apocalypse) of the 1930's and early 1940's as well as inspiration in more recent times with the pandemic spread of Covid-19 commonly known as Corona Virus. The book is dedicated 'To Earth', with hope that our planet and people face a better, kind and brighter future.
We should already hear and intently fear the galloping hoofbeats of the four horsemen. They are racing toward us at this very moment. And here is the most terrifying truth of all: God’s own people are going to be devastated more than anyone else! In this booklet: • The White Horse • The Red Horse • The Black Horse • The Pale Horse This ebook is offered completely free of charge by the Philadelphia Church of God. However, please not that Google Play will need a verified Google Wallet account which requires your credit card information. In a small number of countries, a temporary authorization of $1 will be charged to your account but will be refunded. This refund can take up to 1 month to process.
What would you do? What if you stumbled across a messagea simple interpretation of scripture much simpler than scholars had been telling usand it opened your eyes and completely transformed your perspective of the end times? What if you knew in your heart and mind it was true because news coming from the Middle East confirmed this message every day? What if millions of lives were about to be deeply affected and someone had to say something? And what if that someone had to be you? What would you do? If you want to know the truth regarding present-day events in the Middle East and how they will affect you and your family, you need to get this book. A major fire has been lit and few are paying attention. Dr. Sonny Payne, founder of New Gate Ministries and host of the international television program Jerusalem Chronicles What Mark has done is create a very quick read for those Christians who can feel something coming but cant put their finger on it, who know that God is in control but, in a world spiraling into chaos, dont know where to go scripturally. Chris Mantei, Northeast Region Community Voice, Voice of the Martyrs The message in this book needs to be heard today! I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend this book. It will change the way you face the future! Carl Sutter, senior pastor, Foundations Church, Loveland, Colorado