"I will publish the name of the Lord; ascribe you greatness to our God." Deuteronomy 32:3

  Old Testament prophecies, the New Testament book of Revelation, and "End Times" speculation have fascinated Theologians and serious Bible students since the days of the early church. Nellotie Porter Chastain in Refuge In Emptiness has combined solid Biblical teaching with the elements of the contemporary novel. Filled with suspense, romance, and science-fiction fantasy, the story is filled with probing questions for serious consideration as well as conflict adventure, and intrigue.
   Chastain keeps the reader in suspense as new conflicts face Jeff, Amanda, and their friends as they face the danger of discovery and certain death. Chastain writes with an evangelistic zeal, which comes through in the concern for her characters for the destiny of others.

Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (9/07)
   Refuge In Emptiness is a theologically sound contemporary presentatin of the "end times." Clearly presented and a compelling read, Chastain has created a thoroughly believable work of fiction that sucks the reader in from the "end" to the culminating new beginning.
  Never preachy, the author's strong Christian faith is evident throughout the work. The questions that have never been satisfactorily answered by Christian theologians the world over are posed in ways that are not only thought provoking but leave the reader questioning their own preparedness.
   Refuge in Emptiness presents a modern apocalyptic look at Christianity as it exists side by side with the more material, secular world. Chastain does a remarkable job of weaving her story so that even the most skeptical believer will hang on rading to the finish. 
 
Reviewed by:  Shannon Evans, My Writing Mentor, LLC