In a buzzing coffee shop on a chilly Los Angeles evening, a young pastor and his two companions make the fateful decision to leave a life of ordinary and embark on a quest that will change the course of history. Christopher Owen's eyes gleam as he recites Jesus' promise: "This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all people groups, and then the end will come...then the end will come!"
Arising from the shadows, an ancient conspiracy challenges the trio's best efforts, drawing them into a web of political intrigue and murder. Apocalyptic events unfold relentlessly as a global coalition mounts a final assault on the gates of hell.
Could theirs be the generation that fulfills the destiny of history?
Will theirs be the last generation the one that welcomes Jesus' return?
Hastening is book one of the two-part No Place Left saga, inspired by actual events - past, present, and future. It paints a vision of the future, and how every Christian can leave a life of ordinary to join the quest.
Could this be the real story unfolding in our world?
©2015 Stephen Robert Smith (P)2016 Stephen Robert Smith