It starts so well... All around the world people hear the sound of static, and from this static a voice says "My children..." Whose voice is it? Where is it coming from? The sound cannot be recorded, and its source cannot be identified, so what is happening? Is it the voice of God? And then there is another message: "Do not be afraid", then later, another, and the world rapidly descends into chaos as lawlessness sweeps the streets, strange diseases affect countless individuals and so on.
The story is told as a series of testimonies - hence the title - where those who heard the messages (and a few who did not) describe the experience, what happened to them, and so on, and although it gives a certain intimacy to the text it does make the book rather repetitive, especially as all of the "voices" of those who testify sound the same - there is little to distinguish one person from another.
It's a fairly short, moderately exciting read, but is ultimately rather frustrating as so much is left unanswered in the end, plus the story just seems to suddenly stop, as though the author wasn't quite sure what to do next, where to take the tale and so on.
If you'd like to read a short, apocalyptic novel and are prepared to have most of your questions left unanswered, this is the book for you. I was just hoping for a little more resolution.