ABOUT Chris Hambleton

Chris Hambleton
Chris Hambleton resides in Denver, Colorado where he is employed as a software developer and consultant. He has authored more than a dozen books, as well as developed several websites, software applications, and written software-related articles. His other interests include hiking, studyin More...



After thousands of years of war and persecution, all the Jews of the Diaspora have been regathered into the land of Israel.

With their enemies devastated in the Magog Invasion, Israel now has enough weapons and energy supplies for seven years. The nation is prospering like never before in history.

The Guardians have come, promising to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for all the earth. But soon after their arrival, the Great Vanishing occurs, removing all the children and millions of people from the planet.

And now, rumors of a great leader and healer have begun sweeping through Baghdad. Has the Twelfth Imam returned? Could he be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah? 

I first took a passing-interest in Bible prophecy in 1996, and then in 1998 began to study it much more seriously. In 2006, I began writing "The Time of Jacob's Trouble", which was then published in 2008. Several years later in 2010, I was fortunate enough to visit Israel on a study-tour, and I saw for myself the miracle of modern Israel. The brief tour of the Holy Land had a deep impact on my perspective of Israel, the United States of America, and the other nations involved in the lasting Middle East conflict. The guide for our group was phenomenal, and constantly taught us both Israel's Biblical history and her recent history over the past century. When I reviewed my book after visiting Israel and learning more about the land and its people, I realized there were numerous inaccuracies that I felt compelled to resolve. Several reviewers also recommended that the original book be divided into three and expanded to focus more on the characters than the mere circumstances/settings of the End Times. For those of you who have read the first edition of "The Time of Jacob's Trouble" – thank you! In this book and in the two books of the trilogy, you will likely encounter scenes, characters, and settings you might remember from the first edition. However, there are so many differences and enhancements that it's quite debatable whether this trilogy could be accurately called a 'second edition'.