Interest in Prophecy Prompts New Edition

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The events of 2020 have renewed public interest in Bible prophecy, prompting a new edition of Prof. Colclasure's introduction to the Book of Revelation.

"The best simple introduction to Revelation written in a down-to-earth, accessible, and engaging way.”--Dr. Vern Poythress

The year 2020 has brought a global pandemic, a shutdown of every major economy, record unemployment, racial unrest, and natural disasters that news commentators often call “crises of biblical proportions.” A professor at the University of Phoenix agrees that they are, but recommends that we interpret them in light of the Bible’s last book, Revelation. Prof. Chuck Colclasure’s newly reissued book, The Overcomers, says that prophecy was not written to frighten us about current events.

“The true purpose of the Book of Revelation is to provide hope, comfort, and encouragement to those who continue to trust in God,” he writes, “even in the most difficult of times—perhaps especially during the most difficult of times.”
Subtitled Finding Hope in the Book of Revelation, the 208-page paperback was first published in 1981. Reissued in August, it was welcomed by pastors and professors who have long used the first edition as a textbook and small-group resource.

“I am grateful to see Mr. Colclasure's book being reprinted,” says Dr. Vern Poythress, distinguished professor of biblical interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary of Philadelphia. “I continue to think that it is the best simple introduction to Revelation written in a down-to-earth, accessible, and engaging way.”

Dr. Timothy J. Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New York City, calls The Overcomers “an approachable, insightful, and theologically sound reflection on the Book of Revelation.”

After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri, Chuck Colclasure earned Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees, both summa cum laude, from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Subsequently, he pursed Ph.D. studies at the University of Potchefstroom in South Africa. He now lives in San Diego, CA.

The second edition of The Overcomers is available in print (ISBN 978-1-891314-17-9) and electronic (ISBN 978-1-891314-18-6) formats at most Christian bookstores, as well as online retailers such as and Barnes and Noble. Both are produced by Jordan Publishing.

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