In this novel, Earl and Joyce Cook confront an increasingly self-serving and dictatorial government bureaucracy. Government leaders perceive a worsening financial situation as demanding the removal of unproductive members of society, including the elderly, the handicapped, and the “People of the Book.” The fulfillment of God’s task for the Cooks, as well as their attempt to preserve their friend Cathy’s safety in the face of the government’s attempts to snatch her away, involves them in a perilous journey from their comfortable place in middle-class society.
In this journey, they find themselves in the midst of the transition from the Church Age to the restoration of Israel as the apple of God’s eye, put on hold at the Pentecost following Jesus’ resurrection. Israel might find itself in God’s favor, but first she has to survive, because it’s also the time of Jacob’s Trouble as spoken of in the thirtieth chapter of the prophet Jeremiah.
God assigns Earl and Joyce to a task that they both are honored and apprehensive to take on. In the midst of the increasing turmoil of a world approaching the brink of self-destruction, Christian expectations are growing of an imminent Rapture. The Cooks have included themselves in this hope, but God has other plans for them. God integrates them into a cadre of courageous servants to pave the way for the wholesale salvation of the Jewish nation. God can do this by Himself, but that’s not the way He works.
Earl is given a unique insight into a Scriptural truth to help accomplish the task of endowing a select group of Jews with an understanding of Jesus that leads them to recognition of Him as their Messiah. But the transmission of this information is costly to Earl as an increasingly dictatorial and self-serving society attempts to thwart God’s plans.
John McClure, president of Signalman Publishing, stated, “Cathy is a terrific book which has a new twist on Christian end-times novels by taking a deep dive into the books of Daniel and Jeremiah. It’s entertaining as well as highly thought-provoking.”
About the Author
Arthur Perkins is an electrical engineer by training and a Christian at heart who takes seriously the commandment of Moses, repeated by Jesus, to “Love our God with all our hearts, souls and might”. In honor of that love, Art and his wife Carolyn have devoted time to sharing Scripture with others in nursing and assisted-living homes. In the course of the nursing home activity, Art met the key figure in Buddy, which whom he shared the experience of flight as chronicled in that novel. Art and Carolyn live on the foothills of Mount Rainier in Western Washington.