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Ginning Up Book Sales

OK, I'll admit it.  A Case for Amillennialism has sold far more copies than I ever dared hope that it would.  But my second book, Man of Sin, hasn't sold nearly as many copies.  I thought a book on the Antichrist, written from the perspective of Reformed amillennialism, would sell quite well, and fill a big hole in available eschatological resources.

While I am thankful for every copy sold, I thought I ought to gin things up a bit, you know, try and sell more books.  So, I thought about repackaging Man of Sin as my spiritual autobiography.  Hence the "auto-biographical" cover art (above).  But who cares about my struggle with sin (besides my wife and my dog)?

Then it hit me.  If dispensationalists can continually repackage their old books in light of current events (such as John Walvoord's thrice repackaged Armageddon, Oil, and the Middle East Crisis), why can't I do the same, especially with an election coming.

So, with a little help from my friends @ Noise Collusion, here's what I came up with.  Who says Reformed amillennarians can't relate their eschatology to current events?  What do you think?

Reader Comments (25)

THAT is great Kim!! Made me laugh outloud:) I needed that to start off a Monday morning.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplw
This is the kind of thing that makes this website so fun to check out. Nobody takes themselves that seriously- except perhaps me. Keep making us laugh it is a great diversion to all the nonsense that goes on in our lives.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
I think maybe you and Michael Horton have been eating a few of those mushrooms that R.C. Sproul claimed he liked so much in the interview he did with Michael Horton.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
Now you are relevant. Does it feel as good as they say?
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
<tee hee>

I'm seeing plenty enough (hopefully) tongue in cheek antichrist paranoia about the Obamessiah that you _know_ there's people who take it seriously.

"A pinch of incense, purely ceremonial you understand, the the genius of The One."
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Does this mean you're endorsing Bob Barr?
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTaf
Shouldn't the Obama cover be blue?
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew
If I send you my picture, would you put me on the cover? I already own a copy, but I'll continue to tell others. Thanks for the laugh.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris M.
Love it. I would buy a copy of each. I collect these silly prophecy books and often show them off to dispeys who don't understand that they are being marketed to instead of being given sound doctrine.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJedi Batman
I bought the man of sin, have to buy the other too.

Love the M.O.S. especially the part about Daniel...finally something that makes sense. Tks for writing it.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFelix
1Ti 6:4-5 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, (5) and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

1Ti 4:7-8 But refuse profane and old-womanish tales, and exercise yourself to godliness. (8) For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

1Ti 5:13 And with it all they also learn to be idle, going around the houses; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things they ought not.

1Ti 5:24-25 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment. And some they also follow after. (25) Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand, and those who are otherwise cannot be hidden.

2Ti 2:14-17 Put them in memory of these things, charging them before the Lord not to dispute about words to no profit, to the subverting of the hearers. (15) Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. (16) But shun profane, vain babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. (17) And their word will eat like a gangrene; among whom are Hymeneus and Philetus,

2Ti 2:23-26 But avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they give birth to strifes. (24) But the servant of the Lord must not strive, but to be gentle to all, apt to teach, patient, (25) in meekness instructing those who oppose, if perhaps God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth, (26) and that they awake out of the snare of the Devil, having been taken captive by him, so as to do the will of that one.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Imagine my surprise when I flipped through the Arts & Music (and nominally the Book Review) section of my Sunday LA Times (yes, I'll admit I read it!) yesterday to find a nearly-quarter-page ad for Mike Horton's Christless Christianity! I fully expect to see the Man of Sin following suit. :)
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermrs_auk
I really laughed out loud and called my wife over to see it. (We are ready to send in our ballets.)

Although neither looks like any of the Popes!
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
Funny! I wish I had a dollar for every e-mail I've gotten or comment I've heard from the Christian community speculating on the possibility of Obama being the anti-Christ! He's the dispensationalist boogy-man du jour (not that he's NOT scary of course in many ways, I just don't happen to think he's mentioned specifically in the Bible.)
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
You should put John Hagge on the front cover.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjason
Ginning up book sales? Is that straight or with tonic?
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
So you're saying that the original cover is not a picture of Dr. Phil?
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTim
In the spirit of fairness I think Nancy Pelosi would be a good candidate!
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhb
Kim. Last week on my blog I said I didn't want to read any more articles from my friends about Barak Obama is the Anti-Christ. However I will make an exception in this case. This is too funny. I'm glad to see you are non-partisan and also were humble enough to put yourself on that list.
October 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArt Costigan
I cannot begin to describe how hard I laughed when I was this post!
October 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Meredith

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