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Studio: Koinonia House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.66" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
Publisher Koinonia House
ISBN 1578212006 ISBN13 9781578212002
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More About Chuck Missler
As a young man, Chuck Missler's plans to pursue a doctorate in electrical engineering at Stanford University were interrupted when he received a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Graduating with honors, Chuck took his commission in the Air Force. After completing flight training, he met and married Nancy. Chuck joined the Missile Program and eventually became Branch Chief of the Department of Guided Missiles.
Chuck made the transition from the military to the private sector when he became a systems engineer with TRW, a large aerospace firm. He then went on to serve as a senior analyst with a non-profit think tank where he conducted projects for the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. During that time, Chuck earned a master's degree in engineering at UCLA, supplementing previous graduate work in applied mathematics, advanced statistics and information sciences.
Recruited into senior management at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, Chuck established the first international computer network in 1966. He left Ford to start his own company, a computer network firm that was subsequently acquired by Automatic Data Processing (listed on the New York Stock Exchange) to become its Network Services Division.
Returning to California, Chuck found himself consulting, organizing corporate development deals, serving on the board of directors at several firms, and specializing in the rescuing of financially troubled technology companies. He brought several companies out of Chapter 11 and into profitable operation. Chuck thrived on this type of work.
As Chuck notes, his day of reckoning came several years ago when -- as the result of a merger -- he found himself the chairman and a major shareholder of a small, publicly owned development company known as Phoenix Group International. The firm established an $8 billion joint venture with the Soviet Union to supply personal computers to their 143,000 schools. Due to several unforeseen circumstances, the venture failed. The Misslers lost everything, including their home, automobiles and insurance.
It was during this difficult time that Chuck turned to God and the Bible. As a child he developed an intense interest in the Bible; studying it became a favorite pastime. In the 1970s, while still in the corporate world, Chuck began leading weekly Bible studies at the 30,000-member Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, in California. He and Nancy established Koinonia House in 1973.
Chuck had enjoyed a longtime, personal relationship with Hal Lindsey, who upon hearing of Chuck's professional misfortune, convinced him that he could easily succeed as an independent author and speaker. Over the years, Chuck had developed a loyal following. (Through Doug Wetmore, head of the tape ministry of Firefighters for Christ, Chuck learned that over 7 million copies of his taped Bible studies were scattered throughout the world.) Koinonia House then became Chuck's full-time profession.
Nancy Missler attended UCLA where she studied art. She met Chuck on a blind date in 1956 and they married the following year. Through Christian author and speaker Henrietta Mears, Nancy became a Christian, and she devoted herself to her family, raising the Misslers' four children, Chip, Mark, Lisa and Michelle.. Nancy also established a company, Missler Aerial Photography Service, that specialized in aerial and architectural photography.
After almost 20 years of marriage they appeared on the outside to have it all: challenging careers, beautiful home and many of the trappings of an extremely successful lifestyle. Despite their strong commitment to Christ, their marriage was falling apart. Nothing seemed to work and they appeared destined for divorce.
But, before such a drastic action, Nancy began to search the Scriptures for the answers to her broken heart. As she started practicing what the Lord revealed, a sequence of events began that revolutionized their marriage! Her studies have continued over 20 years as the Lord has revealed hundreds of Scriptures to guide and direct her steps.
Her first book, Why Should I be The First To Change? describes the miracle of her healed marriage. She followed this with The King's High Way Trilogy: The Way of Agape, Be Ye Transformed and Faith in the Night Seasons. These are study courses that teach the practical application of how to love as God desires; how to renew our minds so we can be transformed into His image; and, how to experience unshakeable faith so we can enjoy intimacy with Him.
More than 400,000 copies of Nancy's books have been sold to date. She has spoken to women's groups throughout the United States as well as Europe, Australia, Israel, Thailand and New Zealand. She has appeared many times on national television and given hundreds of radio interviews.
Nancy and Chuck now travel and teach through their ministry, Koinonia House, and they remain dedicated to create, develop and distribute materials which stimulate, encourage and facilitate serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.
Chuck Missler currently resides in Coeur D'Alene, in the state of Idaho.
Reviews - What do customers think about Learn The Bible In 24 Hours - Special Edition?
Well written but biased and not convincing Jul 9, 2008
This book is a 329-page review of the books of the Bible, illustrated with verses of the King James Version (KJV) and supplemented with a detailed pretribulational millennial commentary. The material is very well written and can be easily read in 24 hours or less. At the end of the book, it is suggested that the reader conduct an independent investigation and form his/her own opinion. With the Internet as my main source of information, that is exactly what I did.
Already in the Introduction there are some major inaccuracies. The following quote attributed to George Washington is printed on page x: "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." An Internet search quickly reveals that Washington supposedly made this statement during his September 17, 1796 Farewell Address to the people of the United States. The document does not contain the word "Bible".
The following quote on page xi is attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book." Every verifiable quote attributed to President Lincoln by others, can be found in the searchable database at The Abraham Lincoln Association website. A search of the database for the word "Bible" returned 181 matches in 23 records. The quote in the book could not be found.
The inaccuracies in the Introduction do not give the reader much confidence in the validity of what is written in the rest of the book. I could go through the text from cover to cover and identify questionable statements and sections on nearly every page. Of course that would result in a much more lengthy review than can be accommodated here.
The main objective of the book is about the author's unsubstantiated theory: "The Bible is an integrated message system (page 1), not in broad terms but down to the very letter (page 8). Each incident, each episode, fits into a deliberate, well-designed program from beginning to end (page 306). Every passage, every word, every letter is there by deliberate design, all part of a comprehensive fabric, and that fabric is largely predictive (page 159). Prophecy is the central theme of the Bible (page 305). [The Old Testament] Scriptures-in print and circulated well before the time of Christ-contain more than three hundred prophecies detailing the coming Messiah; and all of them were fulfilled in the first century A.D. For every prophecy of Jesus' first coming there are eight for His Second Coming, and the more we examine the circumstances necessary for that Second Coming the more we will recognize that they are nudged into place (page 161)".
Missler sells the theory by cherry picking from the Scriptures, by selectively presenting obscure data that fit the theory while disregarding large bodies of widely accepted data that contradict the theory, by giving subjective interpretations that are not supported by most reputable Biblical scholars and, in some cases, by providing information that is blatantly incorrect. We don't have the original documents of the Bible and its numerous errors and inconsistencies are well documented (see, for example, Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind Who Changed the Bible and Why". So, the KJV or any other version cannot be the inerrant word of God, but is without a doubt a collection of subjective writings by a diverse group of human scribes.
A MUST READ FOR ANY BIBLE STUDYING/LEARNING PERSON OUT THERE! Jul 2, 2008
If you are looking to further your knowledge of the Word of God, if you are desiring to become a more diligent Christian, and if you are looking for a teacher who gives all the Glory to God, then look no further!
This book goes through each book of the Bible and covers all the major points in each book. It was skillfully and beautifully done, and that's an understatement!
"It is evident that Jesus Christ appears throughout every page, every word, and every line of Scripture." - Chuck Missler.
I agree wholeheartedly with what this reviewer had to say as I too have studied the Bible for years: "I have intently and daily studied The Bible for more than a decade. The margins of my Bible pages contain copious notes representing Holy Spirit-inspired insight, idiomatic notations, and cross-referencing. And still, new truths were revealed to me through Mr. Missler's publication. "
Chuck's motive in all his work, including this book, is to help other Christians deepen their studies in the Word of God and His truth. He also advises that every one reading or listening to his work to test it, search it out for ourselves- the exact phrase, "to be Bereans- Acts 17:11".
Like LaHaye had said, "Chuck does his homework and helps us to do ours."
As for the person who suggested reading "The Complete Idiots Guide to the Bible"- I wholeheartedly disagree with you, as I have read that book and this one as well. This book pays close attention to every detail of Scripture, while giving Biblical truths, not guesses.
Solid Overview May 23, 2008
I really wish I could give this book 4.5 stars. It isn't anything to write home about, but I don't think it tries to be. It's goal is to give a general understanding of the entire Bible (no small feat) by hitting on the general stories of the Old Testament and basic theology (though, of course, this is more open to interpretation) of the New. In this respect, it succeeds, as good as any "general" book can.
What I am less convinced by, though I find highly interesting, is the connection of Old Testament stories to the life of Christ. While I agree it is fun and creative to point out parallels to the prophets and Christ, I do not find it particularly helpful in a book designed to be a summation. Also, the vast amount of subjective inferences concerning prophecy are hard to swallow without more developed study and argument. But that is only my opinion, and other readers may get a different vibe, so I don't hold it against the author.
Overall, this is a solid study. Some ideas are strange and, in my opinion, irrelevant or open to question, but for the most part, next to reading the Bible in it's entirety, this is the best way to learn the Old and New Testaments.
AN EXCELLENT MASTERPIECE BY DR. CHUCK MISSLER, AS ALWAYS =) Apr 10, 2008
Dr. Chuck Missler is indeed a blessing from God =) I just finished reading this excellent book... It was one of the greatest things that happened in my life. I felt closer to God =)Reading this book made my faith stronger... The more I realized how God loves us... I've researched a lot about the Holy Bible and Eschatology, but still I learned a lot from this book. Many of my questions were answered. Every page was filled with excellent analysis... This book is simply amazing!! What an effort by Dr. Chuck... I'll buy more as gifts for my loved ones... If you need a life changing book, let this be it!! Even an atheist would become a loving Christian if he reads this book.. That's how EXCELLENT this book is!! Thank you Dr. Chuck... You are one of my REAL heroes in life. Keep up the good work!! God Bless =)
Dr. Misslers Study Guide of the Bible Mar 3, 2008
I was first introduced to Dr. Missler by his 100 page book, 'Hidden Treasures". From there I've been captivated by his perspective of the Bible. With This book "Learn the Bible in 24 hours", He gives an overview of the individual books in the Bible by looking into the time in which each book was written and the point of view of their author, (Inspired by God). This book has GREATLY inhanced by understading of the Bible as the inspired word of God. I've read parts of the Old Testament and the the New Testament a few times. I find that if I read Dr. Misslers' book first, then read threw each corresponding book in the Bible, I've connected with the writer and the truth of which it is written. I completly recommend this to new and semi-new belivers to aid in the insight of each book in the Bible, Old and New Testament.