Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to finally have the chance to learn what the Bible really says.

Can Vladimir Putin handle the truth? The real Bible truth?

The Russian prime minister will soon get that chance as “Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You’ve Never Been Told,” the No. 1 best-seller that champions the absolute truth of Scripture, continues to sweep across the globe, now being translated from English into Russian.

Thomas Nelson, the top Christian publishing company in America, has announced a licensing agreement with Nova Littera / Eksmo Publishing to produce a Russian-language version of “Shocked by the Bible” by Joe Kovacs, the executive news editor of WND.

“This is fantastic,” said Kovacs. “It wasn’t that long ago that the official position of the Moscow government was that God did not exist. Now, all those who speak Russian will have the opportunity to learn Bible truth like they’ve never heard it before, including the incredible destiny of all mankind to be born into the actual Family of God!”

The Russian edition will be the second foreign-language version for “Shocked,” as the book was previously translated into Korean this year.

“I really hope this trend continues,” said Kovacs, “so the greatest number of people possible can have their misconceptions shattered, and see the actual words on the Bible’s pages, the astounding verses even preachers don’t like talking about.”

Matt Baugher, vice president and publisher of Thomas Nelson, shared in the enthusiasm, saying: “We continue to be pleased with the support of Joe Kovacs’ great work, ‘Shocked by the Bible.’ This important analysis of perception versus reality on biblical content is now finding interest worldwide. It is especially meaningful to announce that it is being translated into the Russian language. For the last century, it has been difficult to get Bibles distributed into that vast country. To also now have the ability to provide a fun and highly readable analysis is exciting. We look forward to great things.”  

You don’t need to know Russian to be stunned by amazing scriptural facts. Get the book that’s sweeping the planet, the original “Shocked by the Bible” in English, personally autographed by the author.

“Shocked by the
has become an instant smash since its release, skyrocketing to No. 1 in
three Bible-related categories several times on with readers giving it
high praise
, and the author being interviewed on dozens of radio shows.

Those who have read the book offer glowing reviews, including:

  • “I’m
    drawn to this book. It is so well put together. I started reading it
    and didn’t put it down for two days to finish it. … This guy is
    incredible.” – Peter Boyles, KHOW radio host, Denver
  • “Kovacs
    has done his homework. In ‘Shocked by the Bible,’ he explodes certain
    common concepts, brings shocking stories and revelations to light and
    gives the reader motivation to dig deeper into the very Word of God. A
    valuable resource for today’s jaded but biblically illiterate
    audience.” – Carolyn R. Scheidies, Author’s Choice Reviews
  • “Since
    the professing church is unwilling to look intently at the Scriptures,
    embrace it all in context, [God] is using a believing investigative
    journalist to apply his gift and experience to be a witness to the
    Truth of what He said and established in His Word. Joe Kovacs is that
    man. … I recommend ‘Shocked by The Bible’ by Joe Kovacs because of
    his journalistic approach to the Bible. He is not trying to proselytize
    anyone to his particular brand of religion. His agenda appears to not
    go beyond just a journalistic look at Scripture in order to get
    straight facts into people’s hands that they might make an informed
    decision.” – Banner Kidd, Torah Perspective

In “Shocked by the
Kovacs also explains that if people just read for themselves without any
preconceived notions, they’d quickly discover:

  • The Bible doesn’t outright declare the day, month, year or even season Jesus
    was born
  • There’s no mention of a Christmas tree or any tree in the gospels recording
    Jesus’ birth. However, there is a custom mentioned in the Old Testament that
    shows people decorating trees with silver and gold.
    You might be astounded to find out what God says about such a practice
  • The Bible never says Jesus died on a Friday or rose
    from the grave Sunday morning
  • Noah brought a lot more than just two of certain animals aboard the Ark
  • The word “Easter” has vanished from modern Bible translations
  • God sought to kill Moses, shortly after telling him to lead the Israelites
    to freedom
  • Jesus did not come to make everyone understand His message, and personally
    said so
  • Jesus made personal appearances in the Old Testament

And these are merely the beginning of hundreds of facts that will stun even
those who thought they had a strong knowledge of the Bible.

“If you’ve never been into the Bible, or even if you have, there’s no need to
fear,” says Kovacs. “I make it quick, easy and fun for you to find out the
juiciest, most interesting stuff that never seems to get mentioned in church.
And I’m not talking about trivial facts and difficult names no one can

Kovacs, the executive news editor of WND, has written countless reports in his 26-year news career. Many have
focused on biblical issues such as chariot wheels
said to be found in the Red Sea
, searches for Noah’s Ark and
the Ark of the
, and controversies over Christmas and
Easter holidays
as well as the Saturday-vs.-Sunday

He has received many awards for news excellence from the
Associated Press and United Press International. He’s run television,
radio and print
newsrooms in the U.S., as well as Budapest, Hungary. Kovacs is also regarded as
one of the premier creative headline writers in the news business today.

Find out what
you’ve been missing. Get “Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts
You’ve Never Been Told” personally autographed by the author. It makes a
brilliant gift that will be remembered for a lifetime.

To interview Joe Kovacs, author of “Shocked by the Bible,” please contact him.

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