The end will come, and maybe sooner than we expect. Without getting too specific with predictions, Mark Hatch (a futures specialist) invites you on short journeys into alternate futures, each with the same ultimate conclusion, and challenges you to prepare for that conclusion. While the book discusses prophecy, it is more concerned with issues and events in America and around the world today; nuclear energy, natural disasters, nanotechnology and asteroids are all part of everyday life now, and the Bible says nothing about God not being able to use these things to bring about His ends. Utilizing data gleaned from the study, analysis, and practice of studying the future, Hatch presents information that will influence the choices you will need to make in the coming years. His own history of public speaking and preparing written material enables Hatch to deliver the message without scare tactics or bombast, writing as he does from a level of concern both for Christians and those who should rightly fear the end.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Gospel Light Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0830742840 ISBN-13: 9780830742844 Availability: Available to ship on or about 05/16/14.
A few vocal futurists have publicly admitted that we are likely to destroy ourselves by the year 2050. Many more admit that, for the first time in human history, we cannot confidently predict the broad outlines of the human condition a mere 50 years from now. Here is a fascinating look at why many of today's scientists and futurists believe the end is near and how that should inform our Christian journey. Pointing out that secular and Christian observers can already see that we have entered the final season, this resource explores credible doomsday scenarios and compares those theories with the biblical indicators of the very last days. This is a call to live our lives with commitment and consistency in light of the end's reality and proximity.
MARK HATCH is a professional member of the World Futures Society and ran a major futures research project for a Fortune 500 company. He has worked with numerous renowned futures-related institutions including the MIT Media Lab, The Institute for the Future, and the Global Business Network. He has been quoted in Wired and ComputerWorld, has presented at various technology conferences and made numerous radio appearances.
Mark was the Corporate Director of Global Technology and Business Development at Avery Dennison, where he ran a futures research project, was the Director of Computer Services at Kinkos where he was responsible for the worlds largest publicly accessible computer network and was the Chief Operating Officer for health benefits ASP at Health Net.
Besides being a former Green Beret, Mark co-authored Boiling Point with George Barna, holds an MBA from the Drucker Center at the Claremont Graduate University and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Irvine. He lives with his wife and two sons in Southern California.
Nuclear warfare. Religious jihads. Genetic engineering run amuck. Are we nearing the end of the world as we know it? A few vocal futurists have publicly admitted that we are likely to destroy ourselves by the year 2050. Many more say that for the first time in human history we cannot confidently predict the broad outlines of the human condition a mere 50 years from now.
Join futurist Mark Hatch in this wake-up call on why many of today's scientists and futurists believe the end is near. Hatch will examine credible doomsday scenarios and compare them with the biblical indicators of the last days. Then, he'll explore what this means for Christians.
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