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.

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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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