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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- As a response to widespread concern about the Last Days, Catholic Answers Press offers a new book, What Jesus Really Said About the End of the World.
With global events sparking bold predictions by Christian preachers and New Age gurus alike about the imminent end times, popular author and speaker David B. Currie has conducted a thorough study of what Jesus actually tells us about the end of the age and his Second Coming. In so doing he quells the sensationalism of those who see an Antichrist or a "Rapture" lurking behind every gloomy headline and dispels the misconception that Jesus predicted the end of the world within his own generation.
"I've heard so many times from Bible scholars, priests in homilies, even seminary teachers that Jesus and the early Church expected the end almost immediately," Currie says. "But we can't reconcile that with who we know Christ is. Either they're wrong or the Church is wrong in saying that Jesus is God."
Using incisive scriptural scholarship and some long-neglected wisdom from Church Fathers, Currie explains the meaning of Christ's end-times prophecies as his first-century audience would have understood them. The result is a fascinating story of promise and fulfillment that reaffirms our faith in Christ's infallible wisdom. It also fills us with optimism for the future rather than a crippling fear of doomsday.
"Hope is the Catholic way of looking at reality," Currie says. "Jesus was right in what he predicted, and so whether it's at the end of the world or at our own private judgment, we know we can trust in his love and power to save us."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David B. Currie grew up as a Fundamentalist and became a Protestant missionary, but after a long search for the truth he entered the Catholic Church in 1993. He details that conversion story in his best-selling book, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic. Currie is a research fellow with the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and TV.
"If the prevailing skepticism of our time has unsettled your faith, David Currie will restore your confidence in Christ's teaching about the future." -- Curtis Mitch, compiler of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament
"A tour de force of exegetical scholarship that gives compelling interpretations of Gospel predictions concerning the end times." -- Fr. Peter Armenio, author of three textbooks in the Didache Theology series
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