End Times Prophecy Still Hot Topic, Evidenced by Jeremiah’s
Agents of Babylon New York Times Bestseller List Debut
Revered pastor and New York Times bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah uses
an engaging and accessible approach to explain prophecy from the book of Daniel
in Agents of Babylon from Tyndale House Publishers
Carol Stream, Ill. (October 15, 2015)–Dr. David Jeremiah, noted prophecy expert, bestselling author, founder and host of Turning Point ministries, and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, gives everyday advice from prophecy for living in a godless culture in Agents of the Babylon, which debuted at number six on the New York Times bestseller list for October 25, 2015, for sales ending the week of October 10, 2015. The title achieved the number six ranking on the “Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous” list in its first week post release.
In his #1 New York Times bestseller Agents of the Apocalypse, Dr. Jeremiah explored the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players. Now, in the much-anticipated follow-up, Agents of Babylon, Dr. Jeremiah explores the many prophecies, dreams, and visions outlined in the book of Daniel through the lens of its central characters. He explains what they mean and shows us how they apply to the world today so we can better prepare for what is to come.
Much like his preceding book, Dr. Jeremiah’s Agents of Babylon makes the prophecy within the book of Daniel accessible for every reader through his unique approach. Written in the same highly engaging half dramatization, half Bible teaching format as Agents of the Apocalypse, Dr. Jeremiah uses the power of story, drawn directly from biblical prophecy, as a hook to introduce important prophecy lessons from the Bible. Each chapter is divided into two sections. The first section is the dramatized account, followed by “The Scripture behind the Story,” which provides more discussion about the scriptural meaning and how we can interpret and apply it to our lives today. Agents of Babylon is not only an in-depth exploration of the characters and prophecies contained in the book of Daniel but also a dramatic retelling of Scripture that brings ancient prophecy to light like never before. “My hope is that the dramatization will whet your appetite to explore the biblical truths behind the story,” Dr. Jeremiah says.
He wrote this book in response to the feedback he receives from Christians every day. He says, “We live in an increasingly chaotic and godless world.” With the growing anti-Christian sentiment and the decline in economic and social stability in our culture, Christians are beginning to more closely examine end times prophecy as a source of encouragement and hope. According to Dr. Jeremiah, end times prophecy “recognizes the hard facts of worldwide disintegration and persecution, yet it assures God’s people of certain victory.” He offers, “When we reach the end of days, no earthly kingdom will be left standing. Only Christ’s Kingdom is eternal.”
Throughout history, Babylon has been a symbol of the world’s worst evils—extreme decadence, infinite cruelty, ravenous power, and implacable contention against God. And nowhere in the Bible do we get a more vivid picture of the malevolent nature of Babylon than the book of Daniel. Teeming with prophetic markers and visions—many of which have already been fulfilled—the parallels between the world described in the book of Daniel and the world we are living in today are unmistakable. In fact, according to Dr. Jeremiah, “a close examination of the prophecies described in Daniel reveals indisputable evidence not only that the ancient spirit of Babylon is on the rise but that the end times are much closer than we think.”
Given the cultural context we live in, Dr. Jeremiah shares, “It is my heartfelt prayer that this book will impress the truth of God’s Word into both your mind and your heart, and that it will strengthen your resolve to stand firm for Christ in the face of the worst of circumstances.” Furthermore, Dr. Jeremiah challenges Christians by saying, “God calls us all to be Daniels—to be faithful in a culture hostile to faith.” He believes that “the Christian faith marks every believer for the lions’ den” and asks, “Will you be faithful among the lions of our day?”
Dr. David Jeremiah serves as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. He is the founder and host of Turning Point, one of the world’s largest syndicated Bible teaching ministries, which is committed to delivering the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world through radio, television, the Internet, live events, resource materials, and books. A bestselling author, Dr. Jeremiah has written more than fifty books, including Captured by Grace, Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, What in the World Is Going On?, The Coming Economic Armageddon, God Loves You: He Always Has—He Always Will, What Are You Afraid Of?, and Agents of the Apocalypse.
Dr. Jeremiah’s commitment to teaching the complete Word of God continues to make him a sought-after speaker and writer. He frequently speaks at Cedarville University, where he serves on the board of trustees; Dallas Theological Seminary; Moody Bible Institute; the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove; Phil Waldrep’s Celebrators Conferences; and numerous NFL, NBA, and MLB chapels. Dr. Jeremiah is also an award-winning broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author whose most recent book, Agents of the Apocalypse, was published in October 2014. In all, he has sold more than four million books worldwide. His passion for reaching the lost and encouraging believers in their faith is demonstrated through his faithful communication of biblical truths.
A dedicated family man, Dr. Jeremiah and his wife, Donna, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2013. More information about Dr. Jeremiah is available on his website: www.davidjeremiah.org.
As part of the launch for Agents of Babylon, Dr. Jeremiah will travel throughout the United States encouraging communities to “dare to be a Daniel” and stand up for God in the midst of a godless culture. He and his wife, Donna, will host live rally events that will uplift, inspire, and encourage believers as communities gather together to worship and praise God and study his Word. These Stand Up! events will feature Christian music artists, including Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, the Gaither Vocal Band, Charles Billingsley, and many more. Upcoming cities on the tour include:
- Stand Up! Orlando: October 29, 2015
- Stand Up! Hershey: November 12, 2015
- Stand Up! NYC: December 3, 2015
For interview requests or further information, please contact Katie Dodillet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agents of Babylon by Dr. David Jeremiah. Tyndale House Publishers/October 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4143-8052-0/Hardcover/$ 24.99/www.tyndale.com
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