With our economy in peril, how far will those in power go to regain control? Big brother has become an enraged, out-of-control monster. Many facets of society are affected, but none more than the Christian community: churches closed, congregations scattered, and Bibles collected-replaced by political correctness. Evangelical witnessing is a crime with conservative Christians considered as criminals, facing arrest. Meanwhile, many rely on government housing, subsidies, and entitlements, just to survive. Individual retirement plans and pensions are federalized. Health care is restricted based on age, religious preference, and political affiliation. Cash and credit cards are a thing of the past as the Euro is the common currency. Personal identification and net worth is automated and instantaneous. Government agencies have authority as judge, jury, and executioner, delegated to local enforcement levels. Could these issues from When You Hear The Trumpet Sound overwhelm us?You decide Dave Bates has always loved our country and is an avid reader. Over 22 years in the U.S. Army provided a wide variety of places, experiences, and people to fuel his already vivid imagination. Growing up in Litchfield, CT, he attended church regularly with his family. After moving to Florida, he met Pam, who told him, "I'm happy because I love Jesus." That changed his life He'd known about the God of the Bible but didn't have a personal relationship with the Lord. When Pam and her family returned to Seattle, he was left to study his Bible alone-to discover the love of Jesus and accept Him personally as his Lord and Savior. Dave's fascination with Bible prophesies, particularly the Last Days, inspired him to write When You Hear The Trumpet Sound. He and Pam were married in 1973. Having been blessed with two sons and seven grandchildren, they live in Ozark, Alabama.