Author Albert Peter Krueger's Newly Released “From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar” is an Exploration of the Apocalypse Through the Lens of the Bible

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“From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar” from Christian Faith Publishing author Albert Peter Krueger is a revealing of a fourfold overlay of biblical worlds rather than the standard linear progression from the moment of creation to the advent of doom.

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“From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar”: a set of intriguing questions and answers emerging through a reformatting of Biblical text. “From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar” is the creation of published author, Albert Peter Krueger, a retired Episcopal priest, who lives in Arizona with his wife Diana and stepson Craig. His children from a previous marriage, Sam and Anaiah, are practicing their professions in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, respectively. Most of Father Krueger’s time in ministry was spent in the Pacific Northwest. Originally intending to enter a career in science, particularly Astronomy, Krueger pursued, as well, undergraduate studies in Mathematics. God interrupted these pursuits, and he left college to train to take over the family business, a small retailing enterprise in Winslow, Arizona. Krueger became active in the local Episcopal Church and eventually returned to the University of Arizona to graduate with a degree in Philosophy. He received his Master of Divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and was ordained to the Diaconate by the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. Exploring the ongoing dialogue and rivalry between faith and reason has been an underlying passion for this author. His interests, in college and over time, have ranged from such luminaries as Chuang Tzu to Ludwig Wittgenstein and from Werner Heisenberg to Aimee Semple McPherson. He has stood with reverence at both Haus Wittgenstein in Vienna and the site of the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles. Krueger’s other interests have included creating imaginary maps, flying helicopters, and working with native tribes toward the restoration of artifacts, dignity, and self-determination.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Albert Peter Krueger’s new book journeys from Ezekiel to Paul and encourages the reader to ask new and biblically informed questions regarding contemporary Christian assumptions, expectations, and hopes in the world today.

Krueger expounds, "The threat of apocalypse is meat for the postmodern world. The possibility that it will happen is a hook for book buyers and moviegoers throughout the Western world. But what is it that happens in 'the apocalypse?'"

The Rev. Albert Krueger challenges the standard view of apocalypse in "From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar" by seeing the Bible through a different frame of reference, the notion that apocalypse is the leaven, which gives rise to the canon of the Old Testament and the conclusive testimony of the New. He brings the fruit of a lifetime of preaching the Gospel, studying the scriptures, and practicing the art of philosophical reflection to this radical new approach.

Giving credence to both the valid discoveries of modern research and the consistency of the biblical message as a whole, Krueger demonstrates that apocalypse is an idea and an experience as well as an expectation. It is the governing principle of a way of life. Krueger’s style of writing is part anecdote, part historical narrative, and part Bible study. While "From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar" is a stand-alone work, a follow-up work is in the hopper. In this sequel, Krueger intends to consider the apocalyptic idea to be the hidden organizing principle of Western civilization. Just as the question of what “happens” in apocalypse needs to be addressed, so does the question of what “ends” when a world ends.

View a synopsis of “From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “From the Fords of the Jordan to the Plain of Shinar”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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