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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers (January 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899579000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899579009
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,787,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Salem Kirban was an Arab-born believer and a Graduate of Girard College and Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Mary, have raised 5 children. He had authored more than 50 books including 666, 1000, Guide to Survival, and What in the World Will Happen Next? For many years he had been an investigative reporter, a war correspondent, and covered the Vietnam Conflict and the aftermath of the 6-Day War in both Israel and Jordan. Dr. Kirban passed away in March 2010.


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I'm enjoying reading it again.
JWB
The character development is virtually non-existent, the writing style is very poor, the storyline is very corny.
Nathan Dickey
I loved this book sooo much, it helped me understand what's to come in the near future for Christians!
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dai-keag-ity on September 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
Salem Kirban delivers a literal take on the events prophesied in the Biblical Book of Revelation, and creates a multitude of unintentional chuckles while he's at it. I think this was written in the '70's and its science is by now highly out of date. ("Ruby Laser Rings"?) This story about the rise of the antichrist during the Biblical end times begins with all the Christians suddenly vanishing from the face of the earth, and yet those remaining don't quite catch on that it's the Rapture. They wander around puzzled about the disappearances until a charismatic leader appears on the scene to take over the world and usher in a reign of darkness. The main characters here, a trio of dumb-as-post agnostics soon to turn true believers, begin as loyal henchmen of the politically popular antichrist (a sort of '70's smooth operator with fundamentalist-rankling leftist tendencies) but eventually repent and take it on the lam as they work underground against him and his evil administration. There are wars here, execution scenes straight out of A Tale Of Two Cities, political messages wrapped in Christian dogma, and even a resurrection from the dead achieved in a science-meets-arcane-magick stunt that puts the antichrist on a divine plateau. Finally there is the anticipated good v. evil showdown, Jesus ushers in the new world, blahblahblah, and the faithful get their reward, the rest swan dive into eternal pain and suffering, courtesy of an all-loving God.

This well-meaning, sensationalistic book cracks me up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JWB on May 28, 2013
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I enjoyed this book when I read it years ago. I'm enjoying reading it again. It is interesting that some of the things that was mentioned in this book has now taken place.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Bible Answer Man on June 30, 2010
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In the back of the book it states that Mr. Salem has a degree and the book sold a "quarter of a million copies". Wow. If this is all it takes to write a book and make a ton of money, count me in! I was really disapointed that Mr. Kirban's writing style is very amaturish-almost borderline "English as a second language" - no evidence of any kind of intellecutal writing talent. He chose generic names like George, Bill and Faye. I think he's trying too hard to make it a thriller that all you get is "cornyness". He has a diagram of a "laser ring" and talks about "protien cakes" made from dead humans and motor oil. And the black and white pictures are so phony - like he picked out of some photo stock agency and when he couldn't get what he wanted, they tossed in a substitute (Hey, it's much better to have a picture of Chinese waiting in line - probebly during WWII) then no picture at all! And then there is another photograph where people are supposed to be rolling in "mud" to look for any "morsol of food" - but one of the people is smiling! I didn't think starving was so much fun. This is a great book if you're like in the 4th or 5th grade, but for someone that wants a more realistic approach to the end times I believe there are far better books out there.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Michael Geissler on March 26, 2002
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This book is utterly awful. The narrative changes from first to third person and back again for no apparent reason. None of the characters are believable and their actions make no sense. The plot goes in all sorts of bizarre directions, both to accomodate a clumsy interpretation of Revelation and also a seemingly random collection of photographs (a crowd of people waving brooms, a holiday snapshot near a big bell in Moscow - not terribly apocalyptic). As a novel, it wobbles between tedious and unintentionally funny. As a piece of religious propaganda, it's a complete failure.
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By Vikki V. on April 22, 2014
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This book 666 is an accurate pictorial that is easy and nicely understood. Easy reading. Good shipment. Good book. Nice.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Steve Pugh on September 17, 2001
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Mr. Kirban has written an intersting story, but his writing style is so poor, it is distracting. As one reviewer pointed out, he switches grom first person to third person. What he didn't tell you is Mr. Kirban actually got so confused he began switching back and forth between the two, sometimes in the same paragraph. To his credit, I will say that some of his "prediction" about modern life were dead-on. You see, the book came out in 1970, but takes place in the year 2000. Mr. Kirban has space shuttles, laser weapons, as well as human cloning taking place.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 1999
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I hadn't even realized this book was still in print. Leaving any content issues aside, this is an extremely poorly written book. The characters are stilted, the perspective changes for no apparant reason and the prose is somewhat less than enthralling. In fact, to me it is one of those books that you keep reading just to see how bad it can get.
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Perfect book to "leave behind" if Raptured, and think someone you love didn't make, they will know to read this, and follow what it says to do!!
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