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The Glimpse by Grant Carroll

Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Child Refuge Publishing (July 9, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615644783
ISBN-13: 978-0615644783
Price: $9.97
Purchase: Amazon





The Dream

In 2007, God gave Grant Carroll a critical end times message for the American church through a chilling dream his wife had. Not long after, he began to notice uncanny similarities between the dream and real world events happening to Christians in the news. Grant felt led to turn the dream into a piece of Christian fiction that would grab people’s attention, so they would understand the dire warning of coming persecution, before it’s too late. That story is called The Glimpse, and it’s for youth, young adults, parents,church leaders and the Christian Church at large. Its message is for you.


Would you hold on to faith…if all seemed lost? Austin, Lizzie, Daniel and Jackie are four believers in Christ who are missing something in their spiritual walk, something they can’t find on their own. They see the church dying around them, and they desperately grasp for answers.

Without warning, they are supernaturally transported to a place that looks and feels like the United States they know, but only at first glance. They soon learn that it’s a fascist nation in which Christians and all who oppose the government are severely persecuted. They encounter a small group of teenage believers, secretly persecuted. They encounter a small group of teenage believers, secretly meeting in a high school basement. The believers take them in, and the four friends get a glimpse of a world where the church is almost dead, and faith is all that keeps believers alive.

Along with the group’s leader Eric Peterson, they work to help the fledgling church survive and grow, but danger awaits them at every turn. The clandestine NSA and the National Police have eyes and ears everywhere. It’s a fight to survive, and to find a way home… if there is one.


When the author Grant Carroll emailed me to request if I would be willing to read and review this book, I sensed the Lord nudging me to do so. I am glad I heeded.

The Glimpse is a book every Christian in America should read. As stated above in the description, the author wrote this book as a result of his wife having a prophetic dream.

Before Mr. Carroll contacted me, the Lord had been revealing to me through Scripture, prayer and dreams how our youth is a target of the enemy. The situation is increasingly getting worse in homes, schools and neighborhoods across America.

Although this book is written as fiction, there is much truth being revealed. The Glimpse is prophetic. God is warning His church through the message of this book.

Grant Carroll is an excellent writer and The Glimpse is a timely message.

I highly recommend this book and encourage everyone to read it. You won’t be able to put it down.

Grant Carroll is a freelance writer, playwright, poet and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. He is a devoted husband and a father of four. Grant and his wife Nikki are founders of Child Refuge, a non-profit ministry with the goal of fighting for the innocence of our children and their future. His prayer is for his life and writing to impact the world for Christ.

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Prophetic Epiphany

Many years ago, I traveled to different states as an amateur boxing official representing USA Boxing. I used to judge bouts on a National and Junior Olympic level.

I’m sure you are curious as to how I got involved in boxing. It’s a long story that I might share with you some other time.

One of the things I enjoyed on my free time between bouts was visiting churches and attending their services.

However, at that time, I was living a double life, which is another story.

Despite my living in disobedience, my heart longed for God.

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At the time, God used people I didn’t know to speak into my life. People would literally walk up to me and prophesy over my life.

I learned firsthand that God is real, He uses people and He is aware of every detail of our lives.

The reality of this made me feel convicted. I was in awe of God and shocked at how these complete strangers knew so much about me.

I would continue to get the same prophecy wherever I went. Each place I visited, someone would come up to me and say the same thing.

God was definitely trying to get my attention.

The last time I received this same prophecy was about two years ago at a prayer meeting.

However, I started getting cynical and inwardly questioned God about this prophecy.

I couldn’t understand why I was getting the same prophecy over the years, but yet nothing was happening in my life.

However, this past week while I was on the bus going to work and I had an epiphany.

I realized the same prophecy I received repeatedly through the years was true and I was floored.

God finally revealed it to me.

The prophecy is this, “You will be a prophet to the nations.”

Each time I heard it uttered, I would weep from the deepest part of my being. I felt so unworthy (if truth be told, I still do).

I kept telling God He made a mistake and chose the wrong person. I felt I had failed Him and disappointed Him too many times (and still do).

I conjured up an image in my mind of what I thought “a prophet of the nations” would look like or translate to. I thought I would have to sacrifice, give up everything and travel the world.

When I got married and had my boys, I was shocked I was still getting the same prophecy.

I told God, how am I suppose to give up everything now and leave my family behind (traveling with my son who has health issues and put him at risk).

Finally, God revealed the truth, in that, He had no intention of having me sacrifice, give up everything, leave my family behind and travel to serve Him in that capacity.

I was thinking inside the box, but God doesn’t.

He revealed to me that I am a prophet of nations by writing. It finally made sense and all came together. I felt such a peace come over me.

God wants to use the gift He’s placed in me to communicate to others through writing which is my reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)

He wants to do the same with you in whatever He’s called you to do.

Do you know what God has called you to do? Are you living out His calling?


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