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Posted March 23, 2009
Jason Boyett is a local author for me, (Amarillo, Texas) and I had read his "Things You Should Know by Now", and gifted "A Guy's Guide to Life" to a couple of teenagers at my church when I saw this on the shelf. Boyett is a down to earth realist with a great sense of humor about life. He covers some pretty lofty subjects, but with an everyman sensibility that makes anything he writes about accessible and interesting.
In this outing, Boyett tackles a topic that has had the world's greatest theologians scratching their heads for the last two thousand years. Serious biblical scholars, mystics and more than a few nut bars have made fools of themselves predicting the exact date of the end since the beginning - and making light of these deluded divinations occupies an entire chapter in the Pocket Guide. There is also and eschatological glossary and a gallery of anti-christ candidates, among other delights.
In the midst of all the fun and sarcasm, this read really does manage to be interesting and informative. Of course, the Pocket Guide's greatest accomplishment is that it really doesn't say anything. Boyett doesn't offer any prognostication or biblical interpretation of his own. He gleefully pokes fun at - and pokes holes in - everyone else's theories, making the point that noone really knows when the end will be, or exactly what it will look like. Some times, "I don't know" really is the wisest answer. It is, in fact, the answer that Jesus Himself gave concerning the exact day and hour of His return.
Posted August 29, 2009
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