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Hank Hanegraaff's End Times Series
A Letter From Hank
For the past year, I’ve been working on the first of a series of novels that, along with several nonfiction books, constitutes the most significant project I have ever been privileged to be involved in. Indeed, this initial novel is intended to be the first “shot” in a debate that I believe will produce a paradigm shift -- a change in the way many in the church look at the end times.
It’s titled The Last Disciple. And I want to put a copy into your hands as my thank-you for your support of the Christian Research Institute and the Bible Answer Man broadcast.
Even though I believe The Last Disciple will give you hours of exciting, entertaining reading, I didn’t write it to merely be entertaining.
As you read The Last Disciple, you will not only be exposed to the most pivotal period in the history of the emerging Christian church, you will also be invited to read the Book of Revelation, as well as the rest of Scripture, through the eyes of the early believers to whom it was originally written.
How Did Early Christians Handle Persecution?
During the generation immediately following the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, the early church experienced great tribulation as it struggled to follow Christ and to preach the Gospel in cultures saturated with polytheistic superstition, emperor worship, and Jewish legalism.
The tribulations of the early Christians during this climactic period of history are captured in the pages of The Last Disciple -- a riveting work of fiction based on thoroughly researched historical fact.
Says evangelical historian Dr. Paul L. Maier, “At last! A novel that far more accurately reflects the prophecies of the Book of Revelation than the Left Behind series! The color, thunder, and drama of Nero’s persecution of the Christians and the start of the Jewish War with Rome come alive in these pages -- all the more credible because the authors involve real historical personalities in the telling.”
As you read The Last Disciple, you will be transported to a time when the ink that flowed from apostolic quills was still fresh on the letters circulating among believers that we now read as the books of the New Testament.
You will be amazed and challenged to watch the early Christians cling to the message of edification, exhortation, and encouragement in John’s letter, Revelation, as they struggle to survive the mother of all persecutions.
Watch in awe and amazement as first-century Jerusalem begins to experience the turbulence Christ prophesied as the beginning of the last days. Indeed, in The Last Disciple book (and series), you will understand what the Bible really teaches regarding the end times.
And you will learn these truths in the pages of spellbinding fiction from me and my co-author, Sigmund Brouwer, one of the most talented novelists -- Christian or non-Christian -- writing today.
Take a Front Row Seat to Historical Drama
In addition to having your eyes opened to the truths of Scripture about the end times, you’ll meet unforgettable characters.
You’ll meet Gallus Vitas, a Roman general and right-hand man to the maniacal emperor Nero . . . yet a man with a longing in his heart for justice and memories that drive him onward in a search for something he can’t define.
You’ll meet Sophia, a Jewish Christian involved in “underground” activities such as rescuing discarded newborns . . . a decision that crosses her paths with Vitas and eventually Nero.
You’ll meet the “power players” in the inner sanctum of the court of Caesar -- including the shrewd, the murderous, the deceptive, and the secretly compassionate.
Believe me, this will surpass any intrigue you’ll see on TV shows like The West Wing!
You’ll get a ringside seat in the arena in Rome as Christians face death, with courage that will soberly challenge you.
You’ll visit dungeons and courts where believers are tempted, interrogated, offered bribes, and sternly challenged to prove that Jesus Christ in fact rose from the dead.
I’m convinced that this novel will enthrall you, encourage you, exhort you, and equip you as you experience the trials and temptations of the early church and as you begin to see Scripture -- especially John’s letter, Revelation -- through their eyes.
I want you and other CRI supporters to be among the first to receive it.
Handling Challenges to Our Faith Today
And when you reply to ask for your copy of The Last Disciple, please include a gift to keep our ministry coming to you and others.
The summer is often a time when our income declines.
This is understandable. Many supporters are on vacation or involved with the family activities that come with this season.
Yet the spiritual needs of our listeners do not take a vacation. They deal with challenges from cults and false beliefs such as skepticism and evolution, and much more.
And they also deal with issues such as false views of eschatology, one of the reasons The Last Disciple will be a hallmark of the ministry of CRI.
The Bible Answer Man broadcast, our website, our publications outreach, and every aspect of our ministry must be “up and running” full-time during the summer months to serve the needs of countless people.
And, of course, we want to keep coming to you, to equip you with biblical truth on the essentials of your faith.
So your gift at this time is crucial. God will use your generosity to keep such ministry flowing -- touching lives for time and eternity.
Can I hear from you today?
And when you reply, please remember to ask for your copy of The Last Disciple. I am extremely excited to send it to you!
Thank you for your gift and for your devotion to our Savior and Lord.
For the past years, I have been committed to effecting major paradigm shifts through such books as Christianity in Crisis, The Prayer of Jesus, and The Covering. I am convinced that the change in perspective produced by The Last Disciple series will be by far the most significant contribution I have been privileged to be a part of thus far! So please ask for your copy, and thank you again for your gift to help us continue to make a difference while there is yet time.