The idea of The Rapture the return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earthis an extremely popular interpretation of the Bible s Book of Revelation and a jumping-off point for the best-selling Left Behind series of books. This interpretation, based on a psychology of fear and destruction, guides the daily acts of thousands if not millions of people worldwide. In "The Rapture Exposed," Barbara Rossing argues that this script for the world s future is nothing more than a disingenuous distortion of the Bible. The truth, Rossing argues, is that Revelation offers a vision of God s healing love for the world. "The Rapture Exposed" reclaims Christianity from fundamentalists destructive reading of the biblical story and back into God s beloved community."
The Rapture Exposed
The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation
Mind, Body & Spirit