In his new book A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization, Jonathan Kirsch explores the ways the Book of Revelation has been interpreted since its inception and how the final book of the New Testament has influenced literature, history and popular culture.
LaHaye is the co-author of the extremely popular Left Behind series of books. On March 30, the 12th and final book in the series, The Glorious Appearing, goes on sale. The entire initial print run of nearly 2 million copies has already been snapped up by bookstores in anticipation of demand. LaHaye is also the former co-chairman of Jack Kemp's presidential campaign and served on the original board of directors of the Moral Majority.