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Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse: The Official Field Manual for the End of the World

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Overview

The Pocket Guide takes a humorous look at our culture's ongoing love affair with the End Times. A handful of anecdotes, acknowledgements of the phenomenon in pop culture and insights from the author precede chapters like: Apocalyptionary: A Glossary of the End Times, Fun with Eschatology and Armageddon Grab-Bag. Dont get left behind on this end-times extravaganza!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976035718
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,438,610
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason Boyett is the communications director at Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas. He is the author of Things You Should Know by Now (Relevant, May 2003) and The Guy's Guide to Life.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Brief overview of man's ongoing love affair with the end times.


CHAPTER 1: Apocalyptionary: A Glossary of the End Times
The end of the world has a lingo all its own. Learn the basics here.


CHAPTER 2: A Brief History of the End of the World
Timeline of notable end-of-the-world predictions, from the fear and trembling in the days leading up to 1000 A.D. to
all the Watchtower/Jehovah's Witnesses date-setting in the early 1900s, to the predictions of Nostradamus.


CHAPTER 3: Know Your Beasts of Revelation and/or Antichrists
The many fascinating creatures in Revelation, with a few ideas on what they mean and represent.


CHAPTER 4: Fun with Eschatology
Here, we present a compact discussion of the ins and outs of the various theological camps.


CHAPTER 5: Armageddon Grab-Bag
Some fun stuff that wasn't long enough to deserve a chapter of its own, including:

  • Six possible marks of the beast (and how to conceal them).
  • Six best places to be during the rapture.
  • Six awesome end-of-the-world scenarios, courtesy of nature.
  • Six awesome end-of-the-world scenarios, courtesy of science.
  • The Endies: A salute to end days entertainment
  • Interview with an end times expert (Paul Meier, M.D.)
Conclusion:
Which will predict the end of the world in April of 2043. Not really.
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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Fun, cheeky satire on a really serious subject.

    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.

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