The Burden

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About the author:
Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. Among his most popular titles are The Rapture Trap (Ascension, 2001) and the novel My Visit to Hell (Realms, 2007).
Dr. Thigpen's writing reflects a wide variety of genres and subjects: history and biography, spirituality and apologetics, anthologies and devotionals, family life and children's books, study guides and reference works, fiction and collections of poetry and prayers. In addition to the forty books he has authored or compiled, he has published more than five hundred journal, magazine, and newsletter articles in more than forty religious and secular periodicals for both scholarly and popular audiences. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into twelve languages.

A 1977 summa cum laude graduate of Yale University (in Religious Studies), Dr. Thigpen was awarded the George W. Woodruff Fellowship at Emory University, where he earned an M.A. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1995) in Historical Theology. In 1993 he was named as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow by the U.S. Department of Education. He has since served on the theology faculties of several universities and colleges and is currently the editor of TAN Books, based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Burden

A warning of things to come

Authored by Paul Thigpen

A sense of foreboding has deepened across our land ...

Spiritually, socially, politically, economically, the fierce consequences of our choices as a nation whirl around us and threaten us with catastrophe. The storm clouds gather; the thunder rumbles; the darkness descends.

While the tempest approaches, many are asleep. Others sense danger in the air but are uncertain of its source and scope. Now a new book, The Burden, has appeared in the hope of rousing the sleepers and clarifying the danger.

Best-selling author Paul Thigpen insists that we are seeing today a repetition of the historical pattern so vividly presented in biblical prophecy, an echo of events that took place long ago. God's ultimate response to sinful nations is merciful but terrifying chastisement. Our recent history invites, perhaps demands, such chastisement.

If we turn from our evil ways, we have hope of avoiding disaster. But the burning question remains: Will we turn?

Publication Date:
0615780431 / 9780615780436
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christianity / Catholic

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