Now that just freaks me out that a President would think that way, him being so powerful and all. Which leads more to another point about this section Since this book was published in there are a few dates that he didn't have.
There are a couple that come to mind when I think about it. There's that southern preacher that spent all that money advertising that the end of the world was going to be on May 21, , only to revise his date to October 21, Don't forget he did already predict the Rapture in the s and that of course didn't happen. Then there's the whole December 21, , thing with the end of the Mayan calendar, sun lining up with the center of the Milky Way, and Nostradamus prophecies. Jesus himself said that no one can pin down the date of the Apocalypse so I don't know why all these people continue to try.
Overall, it was that section that peaked my interest the most this time around. I will definitely keep this funny little book on my shelf for future fun, facts, and reference.
May 17, Phil Whittall rated it liked it. Sometimes I just need a change of gear in my reading, something light, something with some wit.
The Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse fitted my need perfectly. Sometimes I wonder in amazement at how people aren't followers of Jesus and then I read a book like this and all the pre-millenial nutcases and their predictions of the end of the world and I wonder at the miracle that anyone at all has chosen to become a Christian. This does manage the tricky feat of both genuinely informing you about eschato Sometimes I just need a change of gear in my reading, something light, something with some wit. This does manage the tricky feat of both genuinely informing you about eschatology while poking lots of fun at the mad way too many Christians get their knickers in a twist trying to predict what Jesus called unpredictable.
He shows a little bit too much respect for Left Behind though, because those novels are awful.
Anyway if you want some humour with your doomsaying, the-end-is-nigh-and-this-time-I-mean-it, antichrist identifying then this is a great little book to buy. Oct 10, Schnaucl rated it really liked it Shelves: This book isn't what I expected at all. I expected it to be something humorous and similar in style to The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.
While there were certainly bits of humor the book itself was not a parody of a survival guide. Jesus as messiah aside, the differences seemed to be largely about whether the rapture will occ This book isn't what I expected at all.
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Jesus as messiah aside, the differences seemed to be largely about whether the rapture will occur pre, post, or mid-tribulation. The book also covered the anti-Christ mythology.
It really was quite an interesting read. Mar 07, Tori rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this book several years ago and recently found it while unpacking boxes from a move. I had forgotten how funny some of the stories were.
Definitely a good read for someone who likes short stories that you can do more research or just keep going. One of the funniest parts were the 10 requirements for the Anti-Christ and the candidate's. Feb 10, Susanna Parker rated it liked it. Definitely a "bathroom book," The Pocket Guide offers a tour through apocalyptic predictions, many candidates for the Antichrist, and tells us how we can expect the world to end.
Jul 27, Jennifer added it. This book was very funny, especially when it tried to make a case for Bill Gates being the antichrist. Jun 18, Amy rated it liked it. Fun and informative, this guide will make anyone smile at the thought of the apocalypse. Jul 23, Aaron rated it it was amazing. I love that Jason Boyett.
He doesn't take anything too seriously, including the end of the world. Aug 08, Nicole rated it liked it. May 31, Jacob Becklund rated it liked it. Jun 10, Dora Traynor rated it liked it. A slightly complicated read! Jun 01, Ben Zajdel added it. More funny than informative, but it's an entertaining read that might get you to research things more in depth.
May 25, Monica Albright rated it did not like it.
Not my style of reading Mar 26, Denise rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jun 09, Chris rated it really liked it. Good, short, funny, informative.
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