Books by Jay McCarl
The EXPANDED edition of Answering Evil has OVER 40 PAGES OF NEW CONTENT and has been completely revised with ministers and crisis workers in mind!Sudden Extreme Crisis: it’s your worst nightmare—and it’s only a matter of time until you are called to give compassion and answers to someone shattered by a sudden, extreme crisis. Yet few churches and colleges actually equip people to assist others torn by terrible and unexpected tragedy. Why? Many think the problem of suffering and evil is beyond the reach of human understanding, and that such mysteries are better left to the experts, whoever they are. Others have no idea how to answer the hurting and resort to platitudes. “It’s just God’s will,” they say, “because all things work together for the good,” a truth that can also sting as much as the tragedy itself. Answering Evil confronts this ancient and stubborn problem, offering a compelling basis for extreme compassion.
Written from the viewpoint of a seasoned minister and chaplain, author Jay McCarl cross-examines the three dominant worldviews of evil and suffering, laying a foundation for genuine answers when we—when you—are called to comfort others in the hour of their greatest need.
•Why do tragedies occur, and why does God allow it?
•What can I say to someone facing the unthinkable?
•Are there real, solid answers to suffering and evil?
•What is the true nature of compassion?•How do I keep from becoming a casualty of another person’s crisis?
“This is a book by one whose call it is to bring comfort to those ravaged by evil. Out of his vast experience Chaplain McCarl offers answers to the seemingly unanswerable ‘why’ posed by evil.” —Pastor Dave Sweet , Calvary Chapel of Paradise, CA
From the book by Jay McCarl comes the powerful and provocative documentary—Before the Wrath—based on true discoveries from the time of Christ. Bible scholars continue to debate the timing of the Rapture, but why is such a mysterious event prophesied to happen in the first place? Is there a deeper understanding surrounding this occurrence that we’ve lost over the millennia that those living in the first-century clearly understood? Newly rediscovered ancient anthropological evidence from the time of Christ finally reveals unprecedented findings that could prove the upcoming Rapture is not only real to a skeptical world but sheds new light on how and why this event must take place. Regardless of your Tribulation Period views, Before the Wrath will captivate believers and non-believers alike; revealing new depths of theological understanding regarding what Jesus revealed to the ancient Galileans about the end of the world in ways you could never have imagined. These findings resulted from 10-years of research in Israel by leading ancient anthropological scholars which rediscovered lost Middle-Eastern views regarding how and why the biblical catching away was prophesied to occur. While everyone has been debating when this event is to happen, we’ve forgotten to ask why it does, and the answer could be the greatest theological discovery of our time. To fully present the impact this genuine eye-opening discovery has on the world, award winning documentary writer and director Brent Miller Jr, reproduces what Jesus Christ Himself unveiled to the ancient Galileans regarding the end of the world through emotional and beautiful cinematic reenactments with over 60 actors and extras on a Hollywood set.
“Jay McCarl takes you on a journey through Scripture and Biblical culture in a way that captivates and keeps you until, when his drama releases, you discover the mountains of information and understanding in your possession—then, behold, you also have a new systematic theology. In so few pages, he gives you all the rope you need to tie God’s plan together!” —Gayle D. Erwin, author of The Jesus Style