Welcome to this weekly series following the story line of the Christian thriller Blood Falls. Each episode occurs in chronological order, giving context, perspective, and Biblical foundation for the novel. Discover the true stories and incredible facts behind the book! See the entire series here: https://cmaddict.com/tag/behind-blood-falls/
What Is Blood Falls About?
A longtime Bible student who loves the book of Revelation, Pam joins a generation of hungry believers awaiting the Lord’s return in this tense hour of world history. She rode out the forced isolation of the recent pandemic and unrelated health issues at the computer crafting her first novel of the Apocalypse. Her goal was to offer a contemporary, real-world, and Bible-based scenario of last days events as presented through the lens of an engaging fictional thriller.
Pam Thorson’s new Christian novel Blood Falls weaves Revelation prophecies and rich settings into a fast-paced novel of the Tribulation. Within its pages lies murder, mystery, end-times intrigue, and an unexpected twist. Spanning the Frozen Continent to the Lost City, this book will entertain, inspire, and challenge today’s reader.
Why another novel about the end times?
The Apocalypse is coming, and it’s going to be a big deal. What we do with the news may well determine our futures.
We often think of apocalypse as an end-of-the-world catastrophe leading to a dystopian society. The word invokes visions of zombie flash mobs and aliens warring under yellow skies.
The Biblical word, however, means no such thing.
Our English word comes from the Greek apokàlypsis, or revelation. The last book of the Bible is introduced by the apostle John as the Apocalypse, or Revelation, of Jesus Christ to the world.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place….
The Apocalypse is the reveal.
John gave this revelation to the bond-servants of the Lord Jesus Christ to proclaim to all humanity, as evidenced by its inclusion in the inspired Word of God. The Lord entrusted it first to His followers with the implicit command to share it with any who will hear His important warning of events to come.
Though much within its pages is fearsome, God offers comfort and hope to those who believe in Him. The Revelation is the only book of the Bible conferring a blessing to the reader who hears and takes its words to heart. People often run from reading it because it is hard to understand. So many grotesque theories have been attached to the concept of Jesus’ second coming as to create a caricature of the transformative reality presented within its pages.
The last book of the Bible proclaims God’s coming judgments upon a world in rebellion. More importantly, it reveals the heart of a Creator making His final appeal to those for whom He loved enough to die. The world may not need another end times novel. It does need the message of coming judgment and a chance for redemption while the door is still open.
Revelation can be understood. What you discover will change your life and fill you with hope.
God will bless you for taking Him seriously.
Where Is Blood Falls?
Blood Falls is a real place. It sits at the so-called “tongue” of Taylor Glacier in one of the dry valleys of the Transarctic Range in Antarctica. The falls were discovered by geoscientist Griffith Taylor in 1911.
It’s not oozing blood, though. It just looks like it.
Until the 1960’s, researchers believed the red water seeping out from under the ice at Taylor Glacier was caused by algae, much like that responsible for other natural phenomenon such as the “blood rain” of Spain, India, and Sri Lanka, and red tides around the world.
Now they know that’s not the case.
They believe East Antarctica was once flooded with sea water, forming a large lake of brine. At some point in time, Taylor Glacier formed over the underground lake, trapping it 1312 feet (400 meters) underground and creating a time capsule of the strange world dubbed “Dark Eden.”
Within this subglacial pool lies a fascinating array of microbes—seventeen species so far—which exist no place else on Earth. These microbes metabolize sulfates and ferric irons.
As the water freezes out of the lake to form ice, the lake becomes saltier. Today, the salt content of this subglacial lake is three times saltier than sea water.
This salty, oxygen-free water isn’t red until it reaches the surface of the glacier through a fissure. When the iron reacts with the oxygen in the air, it oxidizes and turns a color ranging from rust to blood-red, much like the process causing our own blood to turn red when exposed to air.
The red saltwater snakes down a five-story ledge of ice and across rocky terrain into nearby Lake Bonney, creating the impressive “blood falls” effect.
Coming next week: A Cemetery in a Dead Volcano?
Learn more about Blood Falls the book at bloodfalls.net