John Walvoord's book Armageddon, Oil, and the Middle East Crisis, which underwent several cover changes (and now cleverly titled Armageddon, Oil and Terror, to reflect the changing circumstances in the Middle East) provides a powerful object lesson to those of us who write in the field of Bible prophecy.
If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that I tried this same approach with my book Man of Sin before the 2008 presidential election. I prepared three covers so as to be ready regardless of any eventual outcome of the presidential election. One cover was of McCain, another of Obama, and then finally a cover for the "spiritual autobiography" special edition with me on the cover.
So, in preparation for the 2012 election, I wanted to follow Walvoord's example of recycling old books by putting new covers and titles on them in order to keep the book in the sales catalog.
The first two covers are the newly titled "Woman of Sin" edition, you know, just in case.
And then, of course, there are three other covers necessary. If I don't include the last guy (even though he'll never win), his followers will hassle me to death . . .
So, if you want to know why historic Protestants thought that the Pope, or the papacy might be antichrist . . .
Or if you wonder why someone like me--a "two-kingdoms" guy--think it utterly naive to assume that the state is some sort of benevolent and neutral institution, concerned only with its own affairs, and completely unwilling to intrude upon the lives of God's people, or to attempt to thwart the kingdom of Christ, well then, buy the book!
Oh, and thanks Matt for all the covers!