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Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse: The Official Field Manual for the End of the World

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THE END IS ALL KINDS OF NIGH. So go ahead and start with the panicky noises. Then, crack open this handy book. It's your comprehensive guide to the last days, a must-have for apocalypse watchers, readers of Revelation and all-around Armageddon obsessives. Inside you'll find valuable information like: -- A brief history of the end of the world -- The Apocalyptionary (a glos ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Relevant Books
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Keith Shepherd
Jan 16, 2008 Keith Shepherd rated it it was amazing
Ever wonder what the heck people are talking about when they say post-tribulation dispensational premillennialism? Well, wonder no more and really, really enjoy Jason Boyett's "official field manual for the end of the world." This book takes a great tongue-in-cheek look at the end times and what (not) to expect. It even includes a chapter on potential anti-Christs.
This book isn't what I expected at all. I expected it to be something humorous and similar in style to The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. While there were certainly bits of humor the book itself was not a parody of a survival guide. Instead it explained clearly and succinctly the different schools of Judeao-Christian belief as they relate to the Apocalypse/Armageddon. Jesus as messiah aside, the differences seemed to be largely about whether the rapture will occ ...more
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While I can appreciate the amount of research that went into this book, I just didn't find it funny at all. The author was trying too hard and came off like a jerk... even going as far to make fun of 9/11.

Sorry, but for a "Christian" book, that's not funny at all.
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Susanna Parker
Feb 10, 2011 Susanna Parker rated it liked it
Definitely a "bathroom book," The Pocket Guide offers a tour through apocalyptic predictions, many candidates for the Antichrist, and tells us how we can expect the world to end. A fun read, good for fans of the Zombie Survival Guide or How to Survive the Robot Uprising.
Paul rated it it was ok
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Monica Albright
May 25, 2011 Monica Albright rated it did not like it
Not my style of reading...a quick easy read...but the topic although with much humor intertwined is just too heavy for me.
This book was very funny, especially when it tried to make a case for Bill Gates being the antichrist.
Regina Hunter
Nov 07, 2011 Regina Hunter rated it liked it
If you do not know anything about apocalyptic terms and symbolism, it is definitely for you. Otherwise do not bother.
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Feb 08, 2012
This is an excellent companion book for Mercury Falls, as it goes into more detail about the many people throughout the centuries who have loudly and publicly predicted a date for the end of the world, only to have that day come and go without so much as a flicker of fire and brimstone.

Boyette has a wonderful comic touch as he recounts the various Doomsday prophets from 1000 BC to the present day freaking out over the supposed end of the Mayan calendar and consequently the world on December 12,
Ben Zajdel
Jun 01, 2012 Ben Zajdel rated it liked it
More funny than informative, but it's an entertaining read that might get you to research things more in depth.
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Shelves: home-library
I read this book several years ago and recently found it while unpacking boxes from a move. I had forgotten how funny some of the stories were. Definitely a good read for someone who likes short stories that you can do more research or just keep going. One of the funniest parts were the 10 requirements for the Anti-Christ and the candidate's.
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Jun 15, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
Good, short, funny, informative. Assuming the author did good research, it was informative and I learned a bunch of new stuff. He also kept it light, so I wasn't too much of a downer.
Jun 21, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
Fun and informative, this guide will make anyone smile at the thought of the apocalypse.
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May 17, 2016 Phil Whittall rated it liked it
Sometimes I just need a change of gear in my reading, something light, something with some wit. The Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse fitted my need perfectly.

Sometimes I wonder in amazement at how people aren't followers of Jesus and then I read a book like this and all the pre-millenial nutcases and their predictions of the end of the world and I wonder at the miracle that anyone at all has chosen to become a Christian.

This does manage the tricky feat of both genuinely informing you about eschato
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