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New Book Explores 2012 Apocalyptic Debate

From sacred writings, modern science, author weaves The Great Event


LONGWOOD, FLâ€"Do a search for the year 2012 and a multitude of apocalyptic data will emerge on your computer screen. But how much of it is factual? In his exciting new book, 2012: The Great Event ($18.99, paperback, 978-1-61215-900-3), author Mike Castronova asks questions that demand an answer: Does the Bible contain the laws of physics? Does the Bible describe the underlying geometry of the universe? Is the Bible intrinsically linked to dark energy, DNA, and molecular machines? Does the Bible imply the existence of a time machine? Does the book of Revelation predict the end of the cosmic expansion? Will the timing of this event coincide with the Maya prophecy of 2012, or Isaac Newton’s prediction for the return of Christ in 2060? These key questions and more are answered in 2012: The Great Event.

Castronova opens his book with a profound quote from theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who writes in A Brief History of Time, â€?"If we discover a complete theory, it should be understandable by everyone, not just by a few scientists. Then we shall all…be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that…we should know the mind of God.”

Using Hawking’s words as a jumping-off point, Castronova takes readers on a journey back in time to the findings of Newton and even further back to the apocalyptic literature of the books of Daniel and Revelation in the Bible, piecing together God’s divine plan for the universeâ€"and mankind. He combines the findings of modern astrophysics with ancient clues hidden in the Scriptures to paint a picture of God’s ultimate purposes.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order 2012: The Great Event through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and