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Lincoln, NE: Announcing release of “The Apocalypse – Letter by Letter, a Literary Analysis of the Book of Revelation

When a dying man spends his last years writing a book, people often take notice.  When the book claims to reveal the secrets of the Book of Revelation, even more interest is generated.

The Apocalypse – Letter by Letter,” by Steven Paul, iUniverse, Inc. Publishers, has been described as “a masterpiece.”  In it, the author pens a series of letters to his brother-in-law to show how the Bible contains all the information a reader would need to decode the symbols, forms and sequence of events in the Apocalypse.  Paul’s literary genius is as fascinating as the subject is compelling.  His unique knowledge of history, the Church, military strategy, literary forms, and wit and humor combine to take the reader on a tour of the Bible’s most enigmatic book.

After being diagnosed with cancer, the author sent a series of typewritten letters to his brother-in-law.  Many of the letters included example passages handwritten in ancient Greek, to show how translators had often distorted the original meaning of the scripture.  As Paul lay dying in a hospital bed, he gave instructions to his brother-in-law about how to assemble the information he had written into a book.  Alas, he had only transmitted half of it when he passed away.  Then handwritten notes were found near his manual typewriter and the brother-in-law spent the next many months entering the entire project into a computer along with the previously received letters.

So, what does the Apocalypse have to do with the world as it is today?  Is the book of Revelation still relevant?  As world events are literally exploding all around us, you just may find out why by reading this book.  The book treats such controversies as The Woman Clothed with the Sun, The Burning Mountain, The Millennium, Antichrist, The False Prophet, the Mighty Angel, Armageddon, and many other hot topics.

So if you’re ready for the answers to some of the more vexing questions raised in the Apocalypse, get “The Apocalypse – Letter by Letter.”

When I was young, I never thought I would write something like this.  When it is all typed up, I will not even speculate on what God will do with it.  I have not the foggiest idea.  I only know I must finish it.  And, that is my cue to get back to the typing.
Do not expect to grasp all after one reading. You will have to become familiar with it, gradually. The Apocalypse can be understood, in entirety, only by seeing the relationships among the integral parts. The worst thing you could do would be to isolate with ‘tunnel vision’ one part from the rest. It is like learning a park, a very big park: after a while, you know exactly the paths and trees and everything, each in relation to all the others. Indeed, as you will find out for yourself, the whole Bible is one resounding theme: ‘that one, far-off divine event toward which the whole creation moves.’ [Tennyson: In Memoriam]