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Trevin Encounters the Apocalypse

posted by Jason Boyett

My ancient Google alert for Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse (which released in 2005) has lain dormant for months and months, but it pinged this morning with a brand-new book review from none other than Trevin Wax. Trevin is a pastor, seminary student, theologian, former missionary, writer, and noteworthy theoblogger at Kingdom People.

The prospect of a serious theology blogger reviewing a pseudo-theological book like Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse (or Pocket Guide to the Bible) always makes me nervous. Because theologians are known for being pretty serious dudes. And my books — while bursting with bits of theology — are not-so-serious. This has annoyed a few noteworthy bloggers.

So I clicked on the link to Trevin’s review with trepidation. I was met with good news and bad news.

The Good News: He liked it. Some embarrasingly self-congratulatory quotes…

“The book definitely delivers what it promises: an entertaining, lighthearted look at the best and worse of Christian speculation of the End Times.”

“Boyett’s Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse is a lot of fun. It would make a good bathroom book for any student of theology!”

Thanks, Trevin. Those quotes are endorsement-level good. Nothing makes a writer happier than when someone finds an old book of his and enjoys it. A nice surprise.

The Bad News: He found it in the bargain bin at a local Christian bookstore.

In my imagination, it was forced off the shelf — karmically, of course — by Kirk Cameron’s autobiography.

Sigh.



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