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WND And Thomas Horn Promote New Apocalyptic Potboiler

Staying with WND, news of a new book; Jim Fletcher introduces

 …my dear friend, Terry James, the well-known Bible prophecy teacher and author. Terry has been writing on these subjects for decades and represents – in my view – one of the real bridges between the generations.

Terry is of an age to be “old school,” but his burden is to reach young people with the truth of the Bible. Specifically, he views Bible prophecy as one of the most important evangelistic tools of this era. His books are always terrific, but a new one, “Cauldron,” is a cut above. It’s written for the person who knows little about the subject.

Yes, apparently there’s room for yet another paperback explaining about how events in the Middle East are signs of the end times. This time the focus is on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and, supposedly, “the push by both Muslims and Jews to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem”.

James is not so well-known as the likes of John Hagee or Tim LaHaye, but he’s brought out a number of books overs the years, and he enjoys influence as the co-founder of the Rapture Ready website. The book also comes with blurbs from LaHaye (“Deep Understanding”) and Mark Hitchcock (“Compelling!”) and a foreword by Thomas Horn, who has published the book through his Defender publishing outfit of Crane, Missouri (sometimes billed as “Defense Publishing”).

Horn, as I’ve written before, promotes extremely eccentric and fantastical conspiracy theories, in books with titles such as Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R. and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior. He ought to be a fringe figure, yet somehow he’s embedded himself within the wider conservative evangelical and fundamentalist milieu as some sort of Bible teacher.

According to the Defender website blurb:

Our authors have been featured in syndicated print, television and radio markets representing over two billion households worldwide including Celebration Daystar TV, FaithTV, The Harvest Show, The 700 Club, Prophecy in the News, The Michael Savage Show, WorldNetDaily, The American Freedom Network, Coast to Coast AM, Radio Liberty, The Southwest Radio Church, At Home With Chuck & Jenni, Changing World Views and dozens more syndicated and local programs.

Also:

Our distribution and sales teams are managed and led by committed Christians with many years of experience in the Christian publishing and retail industry. Their background involves selling to the Christian chains and catalogers including Family Christian Stores, LifeWay, Cokesbury, Mardel, Christian Book Distributors (CBD), Berean, and others.

Many of the books highlighted on the site are apocalyptic or conspiratorial, including some titles and authors I’ve looked at previously: there’s Temple at the Center of Time, by the late David Flynn; Isralestine, by Bill Salus; and Apocalypse Soon by Patrick Heron.