The Reign: Out of Tribulation
The war is over. A damaged world awaits healing. Will the self-proclaimed savior destroy and dominate … or restore and reconcile?
Rodney Stippleman gladly traded his weapons for a hammer and saw. After a catastrophic global conflict suddenly ended when the enemy’s troops vanished, the weary soldier became a carpenter again, focused on rebuilding, rebuilding a demolished house and a shattered community. But he can’t shake his battle-hardened skepticism when a new leader in Jerusalem arises, claiming to be the lord of all the earth.
Still wary when emissaries of this new ruler arrive to offer life-giving aid, Rodney struggles to believe they’re not hiding something. And the newcomer’s too-good-to-be-true presence threatens to plunge the land back into deadly conflict. He fears the marks of global trauma will jeopardize any hope for future peace.
Out of Tribulation is the mind-expanding first book in The Reign series of futuristic Christian fiction. If you like imaginative settings, modern-day moral questions, and light out of darkness stories, then you’ll love Jeffrey McClain Jones’s tale of global renewal.
The Reign: On Earth as in Heaven
BOOK TWO: The old limits to human power have disappeared, what will the new generations do with their freedom?
Resisters have built walled cities on the fringes of the populated portions of the planet. Joshua Stippleman has stretched beyond the quiet satisfaction offered in the loyal territories. Instead, he rescues children from those rebel cities. His extraordinary gifts for reading the hearts of people, and the wounded children particularly, have brought healing to hundreds of survivors.
Committed to staying single, well into his middle years, Joshua’s resolution is challenged when he meets Natalie Warren, a congresswoman from Oregon, famous for protecting the environment…and for flying under her own power. Drawn to another mortal who has broken out of the constraints of the old physical laws and human expectations, Joshua must decide whether to complicate his already adventurous life by opening his heart to romance.
This is the second book in The Reign series. The first book introduces the new world under the rule of Christ on his throne in Jerusalem and tells the story of Rodney Stippleman, retired army captain and Joshua’s father.
The Reign: Eden Restored
BOOK THREE: In the face of surging technology and massive construction, is there still room for paradise?
Six hundred years into the thousand-year reign of the King in Jerusalem, a cohort of mortal humans experiments with the divine power once only wielded by the saints who rule with the King. New generations are training in these powers, as some live for more than 500 years. Children once rescued by Joshua Stippleman, from abusive homes in rebel cities, have grown up to lead others to freedom.
Rebel communities continue to expand, and the number of those resisting the King has surpassed the population of the loyalists. The population explosion—in a world with little disease, no poverty and no wars—demands technological solutions, including a lunar colony, floating cities on the oceans and in the air, and three-hundred-story buildings.
Even amid this high-tech expansion, servants of the King maintain Eden zones, where mortals can live like Adam and Eve. In those safe and fruitful gardens, inhabitants are free from bondage to technology and possessions.
This is the third book in The Reign series. The first book introduces the new world under the rule of Christ on his throne in Jerusalem and tells the story of Rodney Stippleman, retired army captain and Joshua’s father.
The Reign: War to End Wars
BOOK FOUR: Rebellion swells across the solar system and billions rise against the one King. Will the faithful survive the onslaught of the greatest military machine ever assembled?
The final book of The Reign. At the end of 1000 years of peace, the rebel governments have grown and prospered beyond any in history. When a sinister power is released into the Earth, a false messiah conspires to unite those governments against the King in Jerusalem. The invasion of dark spirits bends a giant shadow over the inhabited universe.
Joshua Stippleman has lived longer than any mortal human. Now he and the other loyal servants of the King are vastly outnumbered. But a new generation of faithful worshippers energizes the resistance against the beast who has been released from the pit.
What sacrifice will be required of those loyal to the King? Perhaps to die for him? And what about the deceived? Is there any hope for them?
This is the final book in The Reign series. The first book introduces the new world under the rule of Christ on his throne in Jerusalem and tells the story of Rodney Stippleman, retired army captain and Joshua’s father.