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Overview Dr. Chuck Missler's Prophecy 20/20 is a comprehensive, easily digested book that will give you
Publishers Description Dr. Chuck Missler's Prophecy 20/20 is a comprehensive, easily digested book that will give you a basic understanding of how past events fulfilled biblical prophecy. It provides a strategic grasp of prophecy that equips you to clearly see the "prophetic moment" of current events. Chuck Missler, founder of Koinonia House, analyzes trends on the geopolitical and technological horizons as well as their implications for the coming years.
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Release Date Aug 29, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785218890 ISBN13 9780785218890 UPC 020049057872
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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 Prophecy 20/20?
Wake up call! Mar 22, 2007
Chuck Missler doesn't pull any punches with his latest. This book tells you like it is. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in knowing the hard cold truth as to the direction we are heading in this day and age. He is right up there with the likes of John Hagee, Tim Lahaye, Grant Jeffrey, Dave Hunt, Hal Lindsey, Joel Rosenberg, and many others!
Very interesting (& educational) read Mar 20, 2007
Now seriously, what could be more alluring and enticing to learn about than our own FATE? Since finding my way (back in mid-90's), this Spiritual journey has developed within me a strong sense of RESPONSIBILITY that grows in leaps and bounds from time to time. Reading PROPHECY 20/20 nudged me forward. This is simply another tool that helped me seek out and utilize TRUTH in a manner that will progress my Faith, while remaining well-grounded and functional in everyday life. PROPHECY 20/20 made things very clear of how to harmonize SCRIPTURE into my daily walk from a HISTORICAL standpoint but more than anything however, this book informed me of "where" we stand in GODs timetable.
PROS: Gained a deeper understanding of the traditional mindset & historical reasoning behind "some" Middle-eastern HATERS. CONS: Invests a bit too much of his personal perspectives on International affairs.
Understand Prophecy and Current Events Nov 18, 2006
Chuck has a great deal of theologoical, political, and military insight which is helpful to understanding Bible prophecy. What is this book about? It covers different aspects of current events and endtime beliefs topic by topic in a logical and easy way to learn. I was very impressed with his knowledge about terrorism and the weapons they have or are trying to get.
LIKE CARROTS FOR YOUR ESCHATOLOGICAL INSIGHT Oct 7, 2006
PROPHECY 20/20 by Chuck Missler will do for your insight into Bible prophecies about world events what carrots will do for your eyesight. It's been said that eating lots of carrots will improve your vision, and I believe it: ever seen a rabbit seeing an optometrist? See? Well, I think PROPHECY 20/20 will also help you to see where we currently stand on God's timeline. And I'll tell you right now what time I think it is: I think we're about to get that "wake up call"; I think the alarm clock is about to blare; I think it's later than you think. Anyone who believes that all is well with the world is dreaming...but not for long! We're about to wake up to a nightmare!
When one has read as many books on Bible prophecy about the End-Times as I have, they reach a point of diminishing returns. I thought, Do I really need to read another book on this subject? Well, I'm glad I did because Chuck Missler's PROPHECY 20/20 is so up-to-date, and Missler always organizes his material in such a logical fashion. I even learned a few more very important things - not bad for an old dog, eh? This is the fourth Missler book I've mentally digested and each one has been a memorable meal.
PROPHECY 20/20 will give you a sharp overview of past Biblical prophecies fulfilled and then explore those yet to come. And I strongly urge you to dig in now because that light you see at the end of the tunnel (if you've got your eyes open at all) is indeed an oncoming train!
Did you know that an Old Testament Bible prophecy certifiably written at least three hundred years before the birth of Christ foretold the EXACT DAY He would ride that donkey into Jerusalem and proclaim Himself the King of Israel? Did you know that an EMP attack could, in a matter of minutes, blast the United States back into the 1800s? (Do you know what an EMP attack is?) Did you know that Allah is not the Arabic name for God, but is the proper name for the moon god, and that's why the crescent moon adorns mosques throughout the world? Did you know that three thousand slave labor camps in China are presently exploiting tens of millions of slave labor prisoners to produce much of the $45 billion in Chinese goods imported by America, and that America still designates China as a "Most Favored Nation Trading Partner"? And did you think that America won't answer to God for this?
Although PROPHECY 20/20 examines far more than just America's place in the End-Times scenario, one of the things I most appreciated about this book was chapter 26, The American Challenge. Many Christian preachers and writers love to extol the virtues of The United States; they lay it on thick about how we're the last bastion of freedom, the warriors for Christ on the globe, the conscience and the example for the rest of the world, and all that other hogwash! Missler is one writer who doesn't shy away from pouring the truth straight out of the vial:
Where is the most dangerous place for an American to be? In his/her mother's womb; there's a one in four chance of being murdered. Over the last 30 years the United States has experienced a: 560% increase in violent crime; 400% increase in illegitimate births; 400% increase in the divorce rate; 300% increase in single-parent homes; 200% increase in teenage suicides; and a 75% DROP in S.A.T. scores. The deterioration of each of these indicators - and dozens of others - can be traced to the year we outlawed The Bible from our schools. Think God might have something to say to us about all this?
One area in which Missler and I disagree is the identity of "that great city Babylon" which is utterly destroyed in Revelation's 18th chapter. He is looking for a reemergence to world power of the original Babylon in Iraq. One reason (among many) I am sure New York City is "that great city Babylon" is that the 18th chapter of Revelation clearly marks her as a major seaport. This could hardly describe Iraq's Babylon! I'm as sure as I can be that either New York City is "Babylon" or else the End-Times are still 100 years or more into the future because it would probably require that much time for another city to attain the wealth and influence described in Revelation 18. I believe just as strongly, however, that we now stand on the edge of "The End." But as with all Bible prophecy, a "wait and see" attitude is the most prudent. (Although Missler's observation on page 238 that the United Nations may be seeking to relocate itself out of New York "for a number of reasons" certainly doesn't hurt my case any!)
I highly recommend Chuck Missler's PROPHECY 20/20. This book, along with END-TIME PROPHECIES OF THE BIBLE by David Haggith, may be the only two you really need on this subject.
I'll end with the Billy Graham quote found on page 245: "If God doesn't judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah."
Enthusiastically Encourage Wide Distribution of This Book.... Sep 19, 2006
The brilliance of Missler's PROPHECY 20/20 is in its organization--rather than take a past, present, future approach, Missler first peruasively presents prophecy as a testable authenticator of God and the Bible (rather than speculation), then examines the fulfillments of prophecy past, skips the present to review prophecy future, and only at this point returns to analyze prophecy present, geopolitical trends and events. This approach is ingenious because of the logical progression built in the reader's mind, since upon reaching Missler's final section "Prophecy Present: Where Are We Now?," the reader has already developed confidence, even awe, in the Bible's prophetic track record plus he's been informed of the ultimate destination of God's prophetic plan, so that when the author hits the reader with 160 pages of geopolitical/current events point after point, the reader readily recognizes how so much of the stage is set for the coming tribulation and Second Coming that it's hard to imagine forestalling these events much longer. Specific prophecy topics covered include Israel, the Book of Daniel, Hermeneutics (interpretation), the Abomination of Desolation, the Great Tribulation, the "Harpazo" (rapture), and more common prophecy themes, but they are covered in a nontechnical manner that's clear, biblical, and exciting, making this a great book for gift-giving or an entry into prophecy book. The book does not get bogged down in scripture or external citations, but for documentation and further study employs footnotes detailed in the book's 13 pages of endnotes. As for the current events topics, they include WMDs, struggle over Jerusalem, Islam, Turkey, the rise of Asia, the European Union, energy, technology, the ecumenical movement, and more. Though this book can build the interest and understanding helpful for academic study of prophecy, in itself it is not an academic, seminarian type book, yet it's not of the other extreme seen today--sloppy, sensationalistic newspaper pop prophecy. PROPHECY 20/20 is the passionate yet responsible culmination of Missler's years of honed teaching ministry to the laity.