Ivan Ilych Polensky, a young Ukrainian farmer, experiences a life-changing event that brings his world crashing down, and propels him into a race against time and forces of evil. At first, Ivan's newfound spiritual clarity clashes with the chaos that surrounds him. He suffers rejection from friends, family, even his childhood love, the beautiful equestrian Katrina. Ivan's struggle is both heartbreaking and joyous as he comes to understand his recent transformation, and exchanged life. Branded an international terrorist by the newly anointed General Gog, Ivan encounters world views representing the spectrum of human emotion and impulse, from secular to sacred. Trans Figuring Ivan takes the reader from earth to heaven and hell and back, from bitter cold of the Ukraine to the dangerous waters of the Mediterranean and the dusty, cutthroat deserts of the Middle East. Ivan's humble spirit and poetic optimism throughout his perilous quest in the days leading up to the Rapture inspire and empower, making his victory our victory. R. Ty Epling is an evangelist who loves sharing the Bible with anyone who will listen and discuss its riches. He was born in Crab Orchard, West Virginia February 6, 1941. Ty served in the United States Navy and traveled through the Mediterranean countries. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and holds a Bible Certificate from Appalachian Bible College. Brother Ty, as he is affectionately called by those that know him, has served as witness, teacher, counselor, and preacher for decades in several states. He resides in Titusville, Florida near his son Grant H. Epling, his daughter Jeannette Epling Arn, grandchildren Danielle, Emma, and Benjamin Arn.