2012: The Bible and the End of the World

2012: The Bible and the End of the World

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by Mark Hitchcock
     
 

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In 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World, bestselling prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock explores a fascinating last-days controversy that is gaining the attention of millions all over the globe.

What should Christians make of the rapidly spreading speculations that the world will end on December 21, 2012? The ancient Mayans were expert astronomers and

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In 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World, bestselling prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock explores a fascinating last-days controversy that is gaining the attention of millions all over the globe.

What should Christians make of the rapidly spreading speculations that the world will end on December 21, 2012? The ancient Mayans were expert astronomers and their advanced calendar cycles predict 12/21/2012 as a catastrophic day of apocalypse. This prophecy has spawned a growing number of fringe-element books, Web sites, and even a major movie--complete with all-star cast--scheduled to release in July 2009.

Missing in the furor is a biblical perspective. Bible teacher Mark Hitchcock--whose books have sold more than 300,000 copies--examines the following questions:

  • Why December 21, 2012?
  • Can we trust the Mayan alarm clock?
  • Does the Bible say anything about 2012?
  • What signs will tell us that Armageddon is near?

This book provides a fascinating survey of both the historical past and the prophetic future. Readers will discover how to effectively counter baseless speculation with biblical fact.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Perhaps the fretting over the coming cosmic dustup has faded, but the world will end in December 2012—or so say certain interpretations of ancient Mesoamerican calendars and dubious readings of Christian and Chinese traditions. Three recent publications take up the 2012 question without fear. Theologian Hitchcock (The Late Great United States: What Bible Prophecy Reveals About America's Last Days) dismisses the prophecies of doom as unreliable and un-Christian, although he embraces the notion of Apocalypse on God's timetable, not available to the mortal eye. Think-tank founder and prolific author Laszlo (Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World) simply uses the notion of the 2012 breakdown/breakthrough as a vehicle for the transformation of the world. Danelek (UFOs: The Great Debate; Mystery of Reincarnation) adopts his usual moderately skeptical stance and his characteristic intelligence to show that prophecies are worse than unreliable and that there is as much reason to greet the future with guarded optimism as millennial panic. VERDICT None of these books will feed the frenzy of the fearful. Hitchcock's title will attract a conservative Christian audience, while Laszlo and Danelek will appeal, respectively, to earth-conscious readers and readers in (and debunkers of) the paranormal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736926515
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.45(d)

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2012, the Bible, and the End of the World 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Wyn More than 1 year ago
In the hysteria to come over all the prophesies about 2012 Mark Hitchcock has written a book about what to expect the world rumours to be and what the Bible actually says about it all. I must admit that it took me a long time to read the first half of this book. I expect that that was because I already knew about all the different myths and prophecies so I found that first section rather tedious. I think that those people who are not familiar with all the different versions and views will find it very interesting and enlightening. The last half I found very interesting for it focuses on what the Bible says about the end days and what we should be paying attention to. The last chapter gives constructive instruction on how the Bible says we should prepare for the end days and concrete arguments about why we should ignore most of what will be broadcast about the 2012 myth, where these myths differ from the Bible, and what to expect.
A_Wolfes_View More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with information about theories of the year 2012. I thought that it'd just center around the Bible and Mayans, but Hitchcock does touch on the New Age movement's theories. I say touched because although he gives the reader different examples, he does not go very deeply into the topic. I also did not like that when he referenced scripture he didn't always write it out in the book, but depends on the reader to look it up themselves. If you're looking for a GENERAL discussion on endtimes get this book, but if you're looking for something deeper I might have to say pass. The extra bits of information (as far as New Age theories) are interesting so I can't say pass all together.
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LOVES-A-GOOD-BOOK More than 1 year ago
I am one person who will be waiting and watching what will happen on December 21, 2012. It's strange that if you pay attention to what is happening around you, that the events have already started, earthquakes, tsunamis, global warming, wars. But the alignment of the solar system that the Mayas predicted and what could happen is spooky! But we shall see. The only thing that I have to add is that this book tells me what I already suspected, that only GOD has the last say and determines when it will end. My feeling is that we will destroy ourselves first before HE does.
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The book is ok, as well as the info, but I dont see any info otherr than a researched work. There is no insight into what the writer believes. All the points covered were from someone else, just mixed together.
TLePere More than 1 year ago
A must read if you want to know facts about why the Mayan calender is so popular; but the best is factual counter action by the Bible and what is yet to come for those who truly believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ.