Rise of the AntiChrist

Pentian
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In the sequel to The Second Coming, JC and Maria plus their children continue their mission of evangelising the Earth. With the assistance of their two gifted, eldest twins, Samantha and Damien they tour Asia building new communities dedicated to their precepts of love and worship. Evil is lurking though as Beelzebub (The Devil) has escaped the pits of Hades and is hell-bent on gaining domination of Earth. To achieve this he plans to raise a human from Earth to become the AntiChrist and lead his campaign to win the souls of humanity. The forces of good and evil square off in a confrontation that will span the globe and can only lead to one possible outcome - "Holy War".
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Grant Leishman is an expatriate New Zealander living in Manila, The Philippines, with his wife and two step-daughters. At age 55, after careers in Finance and Journalism, he has finally discovered his true passion in life - writing and he is now "living the dream", writing full-time. His first novel is a romantic fantasy about the return of Jesus Christ to modern day Manila to try and sort out the problems of the world - yet again! His second novel Just a Drop in the Ocean is completed and should be published in 2015. The sequel to The Second Coming - The Rise of the AntiChrist is his current project.

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Pentian
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Published on
Feb 10, 2016
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781635031041
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Language
English
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Literary Collections / General
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