Garland, TX, July 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- After decades of intense study and the release of nearly 20 books, 77-year-old Joe E. Tarry tackles the enigmatic prophecies found in Daniel and Revelation. Tarry’s new book, The Last Week of Seven Years and the Apostle John’s Surprise, presents a fresh look and a reasonable interpretation of what some would consider the most difficult-to-understand chapters in the Bible.
In his book Tarry works passage by passage through chapters 7-12 in Daniel and the entire book of Revelation. He uses a down-to-earth rhetoric to help Christians understand these verses and therefore to be better prepared for Christ’s return.
When examining Daniel 7-12, Tarry explains what he believes to be God’s number system, which sheds light on the timeline of events in those chapters. He also includes a brief history lesson and discusses why understanding those events is important for Christians today.
In his look at Revelation, Tarry breaks the biblical book into three main sections: the “what you have seen” era, the “things which are” era, and the “things which shall take place” era. This unique view of the book allows readers to make sense of the symbolic and literal prophecies that span the timeline of human history. Within Tarry’s book also are discussions of controversial topics such as the rapture, the battle of Har-Magedon, and end-times theology (postmillennialism, amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, and historical premillennialism).
In the book’s foreword, Dr. James T. Draper Jr., president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, writes that readers will find “a remarkably detailed study of the Book of Revelation and the related Old Testament passages, particularly from the Book of Daniel. In these pages you will find your presuppositions and assumptions challenged.”
“Don’t expect this book to be a quick read. I recommend you read it carefully and prayerfully. I believe when you’re through, you’ll be much better prepared for the return of Christ, which is exactly what He has commanded us to do,” writes John Loudat, leader of the Information Services Team and editor of the Baptist New Mexican at the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.
Joe E. Tarry was born near Lovington, NM, in 1935. He graduated with a double major and received a bachelor of arts in religion and history from Eastern New Mexico University and a master of divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Leona, served for more than 35 years as missionaries to the cities of Governador Valadares and Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, in Brazil before retiring in Ruidoso, NM. Tarry has written 14 books in Portuguese and five in English.
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