Item description for The Apocalypse Code: Find Out What the Bible REALLY Says About the End Times... and Why It Matters Today by Hank Hanegraaff...
Overview Popular radio host and bestselling apologist Hanegraaff helps readers understand what the Bible really says about the End Times, and why what Christians believe matters so much in today's world.
Publishers Description Hank Hanegraaff reveals the code to Revelation. Breaking the code of the book of Revelation has become an international obsession. The result, according to Hank Hanegraaff, has been rampant misreading of Scripture, bad theology, and even bad politics and foreign policy. Hanegraaff argues that the key to understanding the last book of the Bible is the other sixty-five books of the Bible -- not current events or recent history and certainly not any complicated charts. "The Apocalypse Code" offers sane answers to some very controversial questions: What does it mean to take the book of Revelation (and the rest of the Bible) literally? Who are the "Antichrist" and the "Great Whore of Babylon,"and what is the real meaning of "666"? How does our view of the end times change the way we think about the crisis in the Middle East? Are two-thirds of all Jews really headed for an apocalyptic holocaust? "" The Apocalypse Code"" is a call to understand what the Bible really says about the end times and why how we understand it matters so much in today's world. """"Provocative and passionate, this fascinating book is a must-read for everyone who's interested in""" """"end-times controversies."""" -- Lee Strobel, Author, """""The Case for the Real""""""""Jesus""" """""""This book is a withering and unrelenting critique of the positions of apocalyptic enthusiasts""" """""""such as Tim LaHaye. Every fan of the"""Left Behind""""""""series should read this book. The fog will clear, """""""""""" and common sense will return to our reading of the Bible."""" -- Gary M. Burge, Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College and Graduate School
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 1" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 21, 2010
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849919916 ISBN13 9780849919916
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More About Hank Hanegraaff
Hendrik (Hank) Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE. He is also host of the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, which is heard daily across the United States and Canada—and around the world via the Internet at www.equip.org.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian authors and apologists, Hank is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon, they recognize them instantaneously.
Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hank equips Christians to read the Bible for all it’s worth, answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning, and interviews today’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers.
Hank is the author of more than twenty books, which have cumulatively sold millions of copies. Christianity in Crisis and Resurrection each won the Gold Medallion for Excellence in Christian Literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA); and Counterfeit Revival and The FACE that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution each won ECPA’s Silver Medallion—the latter published in the condensed Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don’t Want You to Know.
Other noteworthy volumes include The Prayer of Jesus, which rose to number one on the Christian Marketplace Bestseller list October 2002, and the popular Complete Bible Answer Book—Collector’s Edition, which clearly and concisely answers common questions regarding Christianity, culture, and cults, while tackling complex questions including, “How can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations?” and “How could the Bible command a rape victim to marry her rapist?”
Through his ground-breaking The Apocalypse Code: What the Bible Really Teaches about the End Times and Why It Matters Today, as well as his historical fiction works The Last Disciple Series and Fuse of Armageddon, Hank exposes the dangers of both Christian and secular Zionism. And in Has God Spoken? he provides memorable proofs for the Bible’s divine inspiration.
Additional works include The Legacy Study Bible, The Covering: God’s Plan to Protect You from Evil, The Creation Answer Book, and the forthcoming novel The Last Temple.
He is a regular contributor to the award-winning CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL and an articulate communicator on the pressing issues of our day, having spoken in leading churches, conferences, and on college campuses throughout the world (most recently at the University of Tehran, Iran).
Hank and his wife, Kathy, live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and are parents to twelve children.
Hank Hanegraaff currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Apocalypse Code: Find Out What the Bible REALLY Says About the End Times... and Why It Matters Today?
The Apocalypse Code May 30, 2008
I did not like this book as it did not conform to my ideas of end-time prophesy.
Tiresome and Negative Apr 11, 2008
In this book Mr. Hanagraaff spends far, far more time blasting other views than making a case for his own. He even wastes a few hundred words on Bill Clinton, as if WJC has anything to do with the Bible. When Hank did explain his position, it was interesting enough and contained some relevant information. On this I agree with him - I do not believe in the dispensational pre-trib view, and can go as far as to say I think it is a false teaching. All that said, Hank seems to think his view is right and everyone else is wrong. Rare company indeed. He should do a better job of making His own case, and do less assuming that his view is the gospel truth. The book is a great sleep aid, though.
Triumphalism Revisted Mar 5, 2008
Classic replacement theology. I am not famaliar with Mr. Hanegraaf's adversary but this book is irrationally fixated on his adversary. This book repeats the classic anti-semitic stance of the "church fathers" by allegorizing Israel and yet fuses allegorical and conrete arguments of the TaNaKh, which when read in context argue for a much different conclusion then what Mr. Hankhanegraaf pleads for in this book. This book is poorly organised and the logic is nonsequetor. Recommend you save your money and look for a more civil discourse and coherent presentation.
Excellent, But Flawed Feb 23, 2008
This excellent critique of dispensationalism and exposition of orthodox preterism hopefully will bring these ideas to Hank's Bible Answer Man audience. I look forward to a few years from now seeing this as a turn of the corner on the erroneous doctrines of dispensationalism.
However, this book has a serious, and completely unnecessary, flaw. Not content to attack Christian Zionism is a theological school (it's aberrant), Hank turns to attack the state of Israel as a nation. In particular, he seems to believe that Israel was uniquely unjust and racist at its formation in its treatment of Palestinian Arabs (which begs the question, unaddressed by Hank, whether he thinks Israel should exist at all). This would be bad enough as a far afield digression from the main point, but his primary evidence for this charge is Bennie Morris's "The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem."
Hank gives no hint that, far from being accepted history, Morris's idea are controversial, not universally accepted and seem to reflect poor scholarship. In particular, Efraim Karsh's "Fabricating Israeli History: The `New Historians'" looks at these questions. While reading the English-language version of Morris' book, Karsh happened upon a quote from a letter Ben-Gurion wrote to his son, allegedly stating that, "we must expel the Arabs and take their places." Karsh "recalled the letter saying something quite different." On examination, it transpired that the Hebrew text read as follows: "We do not wish, we do not need to expel Arabs and take their place ... All our aspiration is built on the assumption that there is enough room in the country for ourselves and the Arabs."
Wow! I'm going to assume Hank knows none of this or he would have included it. But one really has to wonder why Hank used Morris as a source without checking him out first? Too often Christians are only too willing to believe bad things about the state of Israel. We need to guard against anti-Semitism much more than we think we do.
Excellent Guide to "How to Study Scripture" Feb 19, 2008
I read this book through in just a few days. It gives excellent guidance on how to properly exegete Scripture, whether studying end times prophecy or any other topic. You don't have to agree with Hanegraaff's position in order to appreciate the lessons in proper hermeneutics. On the other hand, he does an excellent job in pointing out many of the exegetical flaws in the dispensationalist premillennial interpretations such as time gaps inserted in verses whose prophetic purpose was to communicate a time table. (Arbitrarily inserting a time gap renders the verse incomprehensible.) He also does a great job explaining the Olivet Discourse from a partial preterist point of view. This book has value even for those who disagree with his position.