2012 The Real Story
by Jack L. Summers
Trafford Publishing

"The Mayans started all the fuss over 2012 so this is the place to begin."

Jack L. Summers, M.D., Ph.D, is a retired medical school professor and biblical scholar. In 2012 The Real Story, Summers explores the concerns many people have about the Mayan Calendar reaching the end of its cycle on December 21, 2012. 

The author describes the Mayan culture and their preoccupation with time. The Mayans calculated the length of a year to be 365.2420 days, a more accurate number than can be calculated by the Julian calendar that we use today. Mayan astronomers predicted the solstices and the equinoxes and other celestial phenomena. Did they also predict the end of the world in 2012? Summers addresses this subject as well as predictions by Nostradamus. He offers interesting scientific facts about astronomy and mathematics, as well as chapters entitled "Is God Real?" and "The Bible as History."

From Chapter Ten on, Summers provides an interpretation of biblical prophecy and the end of time, specifically the books of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation. He adds the caveat that: "...certain passages of scripture are presented with significant discussion. These cannot be simply read as a novel. They are better used for in depth study and contemplation."

Summers asserts that the purpose of his work is to make the difficult-to-decipher prophetic language of the Bible easier to understand and relate it to the Mayan prediction. From his perspective as a biblical scholar, Summers offers his opinion as to what may or may not happen in December 2012.

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