• The Beginning of Sorrows

  • Cabal, Book 1
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (1,314 ratings)

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"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows." (Mark 13:8)

When agent Joshua Stone is called to a high-level meeting at the Department of Homeland Security, he learns about a new global order which will be transitioning into power. Stone is read in on the plan for a single planetary government and a worldwide cashless currency, which will step in to fill the void left by the failing monetary system. 

To win wide acceptance by the nations of the world, the old system must first be allowed to fail, bringing about a state of global chaos never before seen by mankind. Once desperation has taken the place of pride and hubris, humanity will beg for the proposed one-world empire led by the charismatic tech guru Lucius Alexander.

The United States will fall without a single shot being fired.

While still considered a sovereign nation under the new global charter, America is required to make some major adjustments in order to fit in. One of the mandatory changes comes in the form of oppressive firearms restrictions. 

Agent Stone is tasked with infiltrating a group of anti-government nationalists to monitor their activities in the wake of the new gun ban. But what he learns from the group while working undercover causes him to question if he is on the right side of the fight.

©2020 Mark Goodwin (P)2020 Mark Goodwin

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great as always Mark.

little upset by non Christians putting down Mark's book. you knew when you bought this book he was a Christian. if it is to religious for you get a refund and listen to something else. I'm a Christian and love all his books. dont be discouraged Mark. we love your books and can hardly wait to buy the next one.

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Think the U. S. has money problems?

If you answer yes read this book. We should all know by this time there's a push toward a global government, why not a global currency? Many liberals have been brainwashed by the mainstream media into believing that conservative, Christian, constitution believing Americans are very dangerous. It recently has come to light that many in our own government feel that way. The concept of the government turning against its citizens to fulfill a global agenda is not too far-fetched. Ripped from today's headlines and interpreted through biblical prophecy this work of fiction should cause the reader to ask, "what if"? I certainly look forward to what I assume will be two more books in the series.

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Another Awesome Book That Deserves Your Attention

Mark Goodwin has produced another great story that can be considered prophetic due to the current worldwide situation that we currently face. Although this book doesn't involve a pandemic, the United States and the world will face unimaginable challenges in the next few months that will be of biblical proportions.
Mark's use of the Bible's scripture is invaluable and although some may deny the truths that are revealed in the scriptures, the Bible warns of the exact same issues that we face today! A one world government, a cashless society, the "mark" of the beast, distractions, disarmed citizenry, famine, and so much more! While the story is very entertaining and I can't wait for the next book, it makes me want to reread the most important book of all, the Bible!

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Thank you?

Your books have been the catalyst to get me back to my faith God bless and keep you and yours

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A riveting story.

A riveting story that has me wishing the next book was already out.
Kevin Pierce has a wonderful performance bringing the characters to life

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awesome

inspirational Eventful suspenseful great story line fast read And I'm glad I was introduced to the wonderful author by These mystery books

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Very timely, the story keeps you pulled in !!

It keeps you drawn in, and doesn't let you go. Great narrator Kevin Perce is!. Some books I wont buy because the narrator does not make it seem it could be real. Great story line, and as preparedness family and a weapons guy, the weapons and effects of what they can inflict was spot on. Waiting on the next one. Mark Goodwin is a great writer and keeps it real and clean. it is a Must read!!

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Love his books

This one was too short. Love his stories, I am often surprised at the turn of events. I can usually figure out what is going to happen, but Goodwin is a master. Must get the next in the series. He never disappoints.

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very good couldn't put it down

the store line was great and kept me in it the whole time.. I was unable to stop till the end. can't wait for the next one

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Loved it

Can’t wait for book 2! I love that it’s Christian based, and my kids can listen in without worry. Thanks, Mr. Goodwin, for another great book, and Kevin Pierce for another great listen!

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  • 03-24-20

this books Amazing! Mark Goodwin did it yet again!

I Absolutely Love Mark Goodwin's books almost every single I've one. The only Book Series by Mark Goodwin I did not like what so ever was Free Black Swan 3 Book Series. it was just way to Violent in a non Christian Way. kidnapping a disabled young girl and other horrors upset me to my core. Anyway but now l can honestly say that Mark Goodwin has Just Redeemed himself 100%!! The New Book The Beginning Of Sorrows : Cabal Book #1 also he is my Christian Brother aka my brother in Christ I Have Completely Forgiven Him For His Previous book series. I couldn't ever hold a angry grudge on anyone. my Savior Jesus Christ Taught me That if I cannot forgive All people Who Have hurt me in any way emotionally, Mentally & Or Physically Then My Jesus Wouldn't Forgive me. That Made So Much Sense To Me. It Really Does Make Full Complete Sense To Me Now. Because How could I Ever Have Expected My Holy, Loving, & Righteous Savior Jesus To Forgive Me If I Couldn't Even Forgive Anyone Or Everyone Who Has Ever Hurt Me Or Done Me Wrong In Anyway. So I Now Learned & Try To Always Forgive Everyone Now Or In My Past That Might Have Or On Purpose Hurt Me In Anyway. Because I Love My Jesus & Always Truly Want His Full Forgiveness For Anything That I might Do Wrong Or Do That I Shouldn't Ever Do Or Ever Been Doing Amen. Only Jesus Christ Can Forgive Us For Our Sins. Only Jesus Was Pure Perfect & Holy & Righteous. Jesus Was & Is The Only One To Ever Live & perfectly Sinless life. Then Died For Our Sins Then Rose Up From The Dead On The 3rd Day. We Need Our Savior Jesus Christ Because We Are All Sinners & Imperfect We Can't Save Or Forgive Ourselves Because We All Have Sin In Us. So We Needed A Savior The Perfect Lamb Of God. God's Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ Only He Was Perfect . He Offers all Of Us The Free Gift Of Salvation& Eternity With Jesus In Paradise In Heaven. All you need To Do Is Ask Jesus To Be The Lord & Savior Of your Life & Ask Jesus Into Your Heart Tell Jesus That You Accept His Free Gift Of Salvation Thank Jesus For Dying On The Cross For All Of Your Sins & let Jesud Christ know That You Receive Him Now Into your life and into your Heart ❤. Let Him know You Will Follow Him& Worship Him with All Your Heart, Mind, Body, Soul , Might & strength Forever & Forever & That You will Do The Best You Can With All Your Strength To Be Obedient To The Lord Jesus Christ & That You Will Follow All The Commandments Of Our Savior Jesus Christ Forever. If You Truly Believe & Are Truly Sincere With All Your Heart Mind soul & Might & You prayed That Prayer You have been forgiven for all your sons that you ever committed you are clean & you are now able to start over you are now a new creation in Christ Jesus & are Now my awesome Brother or Sister In Christ Jesus Our Lord Amen!! Now Look Into Being Baptized God Does command that we be baptized with water. get yourself a Holy bible That is the Literal Holy Living breathing Word Of Our God & King Amen!! also Find a bible believing prophecy Believing Church To meet other Believers in your area To Learn All You Can About our Awesome Holy Glorious Savior Jesus To build a Beautiful Personal Relationship With Him & Grow In Christ Jesus Everyday Bless His Holy Name Amen. Also So that you can really truly Become connected With The Family Your In Now The Wonderful Amazing Family Of God. There you can meet with other Brother's & sister's In Our Savior Christ Jesus. amen I pray you prayed that prayed and Said yes to our Jesus. soon Jesus is going to return for his children. I'll look forward To meeting & Seeing you in Paradise In Heaven. God Bless You All & May The Peace Of Jesus Christ Be With You All Amen!! Amen!!! Amen!!

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