What exactly was the Star of Bethlehem? Is there any chance it may actually return – and, if so, under what circumstances? Who were the Magi, or “wise men” that witnessed the event? What might the Star mean to you today?
Authors Kenneth Boa and William Proctor answer these and other exciting, provocative questions in THE RETURN OF THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM: A Message for the 21st Century, the lavishly illustrated new e-book published by Inkslingers Press (www.InkslingersPress.com).
For millennia, theologians, astronomers and Christian lay people have puzzled over the exact nature and identity of the Star of Bethlehem. Some have concluded that the Star was a supernova – a striking stellar explosion in deep space. Others say the phenomenon was a bolide – a large meteor. Still others argue that the Star was a conjunction – a close passing of planets, which might have had special meaning to Magi trained in astrological arts. Some even contend that the Star was an alien visitation such as a UFO. But is it possible that the incident involved something even more mysterious and amazing?
Authors Boa, a prominent theologian-astronomer, and Proctor, a Harvard-trained attorney and author, sort through all the major theories and then suggest some surprising answers that help explain the biblical account. The first edition of this book was published by Doubleday; this updated, revised edition includes new information and also striking illustrations from NASA and other astronomical agencies and observers.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dr. Kenneth Boa focuses in his ministry on relational evangelism, discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New York University, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in England.
Dr. Boa is President of Reflections Ministries, which encourages, teaches, and equips people to know Christ, follow Him, become conformed to His image, and reproduce His life in others. Dr. Boa is also President of Trinity House Publishers, which is dedicated to the creation of tools that help people manifest eternal values in a temporal arena.
Recent publications by Dr. Boa include Conformed to His Image, 20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists, Face to Face, Augustine to Freud, and Faith Has its Reasons. He is a contributing editor to The Open Bible and The Leadership Bible, and the consulting editor of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible.
Dr. Boa’s academic background includes extensive study and research in theology, philosophy and astronomy. He also writes a free monthly teaching letter, Reflections. To join the mailing list, visit http://www.reflectionsministries.org/ or call 800-DRAW NEAR (800-372-9632).
William Proctor, a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude in history) and Harvard Law School, has authored or coauthored more than 90 books in a variety of fields, including religion, business and investments, health and fitness, personal motivation, politics, media bias and education. He has also written three novels.
Proctor’s books, which have sold more than 10 million copies in over 40 languages, include international bestsellers and feature an 18-week appearance on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. As editor and publisher of the e-book firm, Inkslingers Press (http://www.InkslingersPress.com), Proctor publishes bestselling books for other authors.
A member of the Texas State Bar and former legal/crime writer for the New York Daily News, Proctor has taught weekly Bible studies for over 30 years. He has been a faculty member for the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education and guest lecturer at Hanoi University in Vietnam. He has been featured on hundreds of radio, TV, Internet and print outlets. Proctor and his wife Pam consult on college admissions and SAT/ACT prep through College Application Consultants, Inc. See his W