The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation / Edition 1

The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation / Edition 1

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by Barbara R. Rossing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343143

ISBN-13: 9780813343143

Pub. Date: 07/04/2005

Publisher: Basic Books


The idea of “The Rapture”—the return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earth—is an extremely popular interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Revelation and a jumping-off point for the best-selling “Left Behind” series of books. This interpretation, based on a psychology of fear and destruction, guides the…  See more details below

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The idea of “The Rapture”—the return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earth—is an extremely popular interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Revelation and a jumping-off point for the best-selling “Left Behind” series of books. This interpretation, based on a psychology of fear and destruction, guides the daily acts of thousands if not millions of people worldwide. In The Rapture Exposed, Barbara Rossing argues that this script for the world’s future is nothing more than a disingenuous distortion of the Bible. The truth, Rossing argues, is that Revelation offers a vision of God’s healing love for the world. The Rapture Exposed reclaims Christianity from fundamentalists’ destructive reading of the biblical story and back into God’s beloved community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343143
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
07/04/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
474,692
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

1The destructive racket of rapture1
2The invention of the rapture19
3The rapture script for the Middle East47
4Prophecy and apocalypse81
5The journey begins : Rome's worship of victory103
6Lamb power109
7Nonviolence : conquering in Revelation115
8The exodus story in Revelation123
9Hijacking the lamb : addiction to wrath and war135
10Rapture in reverse : God's vision for renewing the world141
11The journey outward : homecoming to the world159
Epilogue : debunking the rapture by verse173

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The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many sincere Christians are so poorly educated about Church history that they are simply unable to discern truth from Satan's propaganda. LaHaye and his kind are wolves in sheep's clothing. He is profiteering from the Gospel and making alot of money! Rapture 'theology' started in the 1800s, not 2000 years ago on Patmos Island. Like other false teachings of that century, it found fertile ground in the minds of many Americans. Let us never be too proud or stubborn to admit that we may be mistaken about something or anything in this life! Let us be humble, so that we may read and educate ourselves. Keep an open mind, let The Holy Spirit and your own good sense be your Guide. In the Name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, Amen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Rossing's book is a must read for every Christian, even in disagreement. It is sad that so many folks give up before hearing all sides of an issue due to the inertia of entrenched belief. People should spot more of a red flag from reading books by the La Hayes of the world, who make so much 'mammon' from book sales of cheesy Christian pornography like the 'Left Behind' series. This is a thoughtful book that, unfortunately, will not make a dent in the hard heads of the rapture freaks of the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In short, I think the author did a great job on explining the rapture myth in an interesting way and plain language that made the book both practicle and enjoyabe for the layman. What could have made this a great book would be if the author would have left out her personal political meanderings. Get past that and this is an enjoyable and informative read.
TedMorgan More than 1 year ago
Having endured almost a lifetime of pummeling by dispensationalists, I found this focused expose to the history (short history) of "rapture politics" a blessing. It belongs in church and personal libraries. If you go to many Sunday school classes or take part in small church group discussions, you will find this a great resource.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My eleven year old niece could write a better book. Her arguments are juvenile. Her knowledge of scripture is piteful. Not a good book.
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The book was interesting to say the least - but a total work of fiction. I compared her words to 2 different bibles and I have no idea where she is getting her information from, but it definitely NOT the Bible. That probably explains why I got her book off the "Drastically Reduced Rack" for a buck - and it wasnt even worth that.
avidreader39 More than 1 year ago
The author takes the Scriptures and twists them around to suit her own misinterpretations. She is very confused about this subject. I tried to read it to get the opposite opinion but she is impossible to make any sense. Very confused and misinformed author. Don't buy this book. Her theories are totally false. She apparently is an atheist and is trying to discredit Christianity.