For those of you interested in the Left Behind phenomenon, eschatology, dispensationalism, millennialism in American public policy, clear gospel presentations or all of the above then you need to pick up Rapture Fiction by one of my favourite church historians, Crawford Gribben. It will be released on the devilish date of 06.06.06, that I think makes for brilliant PR!
I remember sitting on a train from Belfast to Dublin with Crawford and Dr. Haykin. Crawford had been reading through some of the eschatological meanderings in the history of the church he had found — it made for some very interesting, and strange stories! With Crawford’s wit, coupled with his ability to bring the scholarly conversation to the layman, Rapture Fiction will be a great read.
For ordering information go to the Evangelical Press website. In Canada Sola Scriptura carries EP, so I’m sure if you contact Heinz he’ll be able to hook you up. A sample chapter can be read here — enjoy!
I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!