The video trailer "gives people a real sense of the book without giving too much away, much like the best movie trailers," said Bruce Bortz of Bancroft Press, publisher of "The Divine Secret."
"The Divine Secret: The Awesome and Untold Truth About Your Phenomenal Destiny" by bestselling author Joe Kovacs continues to inspire both Christians and non-Christians alike with its simple message of your intended glorious future drawn solely from the words on the pages of your own Bible.
"Not since the book we did on the Kennedy assassination 14 years have we published a book that's generated so much enthusiasm and so much resistance, especially among the general media," said Bortz.
"I'm a bit surprised that, while the American public cares a great deal about what happens to us after we die, the general media utterly ignores the subject. Odd. I'd think the media would at least cover the fact that there is so much public interest, as judged by the success of books like ours. Thank goodness the talk show world is more open to the subject. Joe Kovacs has been on some of the best and the biggest so far, with many more to come, we hope. They seem to have a better handle on the people's pulse than the general media."
In his latest work, Kovacs, a Bible-believing Christian and author of the previous No. 1 classic "Shocked by the Bible," fearlessly explores what Scripture itself calls "the secret that was hidden from everyone since the beginning of time."
"The Divine Secret" provides firm answers to the biggest questions of all time, including why God created men and women in the first place and what's really meant for everyone in the years to come.
It spans countless centuries of God's plan, from the deepest part of antiquity, long before the creation of Earth, to the second coming of Jesus and far beyond. It explores the underpublicized reasons why we exist, why life is so challenging, and what exactly you're meant to do once Jesus comes back.
"I'm amazed that so many of my fellow Christians simply don't know their magnificent and intended destiny," says Kovacs. "It's far more spectacular than just floating around on a cloud for all eternity doing a whole bunch of nothingness besides playing a harp. You'll be astounded by how much solid information the Bible provides right now about the fantastic future that's on its way."
"The Divine Secret" also reveals what will likely happen to the many who never heard God's truth during their lives – or perhaps were confused about it. That revelation, drawn from the words of your own Bible, is not what you probably think. It's most likely not what you've been taught – and it'll leave you absolutely stunned. It provides much-needed hope in a time when hope seems missing for so many.
On its first official day of release July 17, "The Divine Secret" skyrocketed to the No. 1 rank in the inspirational category on Amazon.com and people who have read the book are unanimously giving it five stars, the highest possible rating on Amazon.
"This book logically, sequentially, and simply lays out mankind's ultimate purpose, and every point made is supported by Bible verses," writes J. Claunch of Washington, D.C.
"Highlighting God's Old Testament words in red letters – typically only done in the New Testament – is but one of the 'filters' removed to clarify God's meaning and intent. In Joe Kovacs' words, he removes the 'blinders of man-made tradition [and] the influence of pagan religions' to reveal God's mystery to His people, using God's words from His Book, the Bible. Daniel 12:4 indicates that knowledge will increase near the time of the end, and this book will certainly increase knowledge for those who read it!"
Aimee Nielsen of Springfield, Mo., writes:
"Mr. Kovacs doesn't make the Scriptures do spiritual backflips to support a denominational or theological agenda. He just lets the Bible speak for itself. God used this book to truly change my life. Once you know the purpose behind things and the end result, life just gets a whole lot easier.
"Now, my children are asking me those same though questions like 'Where's Grandma now?' and 'What will happen to me when I die?' As a parent the biggest blessing came when I was able to answer their questions and they looked at me and said 'Wow ... mom ... Thank you. That makes sense!' I encourage everybody to read this book. You won't be sorry and your children might even thank you for it!"
A reader calling himself "Bookworm" is also thrilled, writing:
"Kovacs does a remarkable job of bringing the Words of Scripture to life with respect to the destiny of man. If you have ever wondered–and who has not? – what is the purpose of this vain life, then this book is a must read. It explains in compelling detail from the Words of Scripture why God created the earth and man to dwell in it and for what purpose.
"What is amazing is that what Kovacs characterizes in the title of the book as a Divine Secret is in fact a Divine Revelation. The key? Perhaps the key is not the secret itself but the methodology Kovacs describes in the introduction of his book: 'I do something surprisingly simple. I open the Bible, read the words on its pages, and actually believe them.'
"What an innovative way to look at the Scriptures. Simple. Profound. True. Actually believing and not just professing! What a concept! This book is for anyone interested in the truth of Scripture."
And Joy4ever Guy says:
"Worthy of a 6! You're batting 1000 Joe! Two best sellers back-2-back. For the seasoned Christian or the brand new, hungry Christian, 'The Divine Secret' will instill new H.O.P.E. into your faith. Baptized in 1974; have read the Bible front to back 4 times; but still consider myself a neophyte Deacon in my church – 'Secret' inspired me to create a new acronym: Heaven On 'Perfected' Earth = H.O.P.E. (quite possibly) one of our major tasks in the soon coming Kingdom of God. Thank you for broadening my Christian base."
Even Christians in foreign countries are giving glowing reviews.
Says radio host Ken Hancock of Northsound 2 Radio in Scotland, "This is a timely book for an age when, sadly, many churches no longer see fit to tell their congregations about our glorious future as God's children. Joe Kovacs shines new light on ancient truths that once turned the world upside-down. If it be the will of God, through the words on these pages they will do so again!"
A special feature of "The Divine Secret" is that all personal comments from God are highlighted in red letters, even from the OLD Testament. This really brings to life God's incredible plan.
"I've never understood why people make most Bibles showing red letters in the New Testament only, when it's the same God as in the Old Testament," Kovacs said. "Seeing the Creator's personal remarks highlighted in the Old Testament is something every lover of God and the Bible needs to experience. You don't want to miss a single word spoken by our loving God, and 'The Divine Secret' helps provide the prominence they deserve."
In addition to clearly explaining the true meaning of life, "The Divine Secret" also investigates:
- The real nature of miracles
- More than one resurrection from the dead in the future
- What the Bible really means by "the kingdom of God"
- The future "quickening" spoken of in the New Testament
- The benefits of suffering
- "American Idol" and "Dancing With the Stars" have something very important in common with your biblical destiny
- Eating and drinking in the eternal kingdom of God
- Special abilities you can have in the kingdom of God
- The intriguing future of animals
- And much more!
"If you liked 'Shocked by the Bible,' you'll love 'The Divine Secret,'" said Kovacs. "This book finally puts the answers so many are seeking into clear and simple terms. When you finally come to grips with the fact the Bible actually means what it says, you'll understand the glorious truth about your purpose, and the purpose of everyone who has ever existed."
Joe Kovacs has spent more than 25 years in the broadcast, print, and online media, receiving awards for excellence in news coverage from the Associated Press and United Press International. A frequent media guest, Kovacs has appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel as well as countless radio shows across America and the world, including "Coast to Coast AM."
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