The following books by Ed Rickard are available:
Daniel Explained, one of the most comprehensive and fully researched commentaries ever written on the Book of Daniel, offers a thorough treatment of both the dramatic episodes and the prophetic visions. For each story about Daniel and his friends, it fills in the historical background and develops spiritual applications. For each prophecy, it furnishes a tightly reasoned interpretation accepting the prophecy as supernatural in origin. Over 450 pages in length, this commentary offers vital information to every readers.
- It amasses compelling evidence that the book is an authentic writing of Daniel, the great Jewish statesman who lived in the 6th century BC.
- It shows also that his book accurately predicts Jewish experience during the next several centuries.
- It fully explains the riddle of the 69 weeks—the prophecy foretelling when Jesus would come. The solution presented here is the first to prove by correct dates and calculations that the prophecy was exactly fulfilled. It is also the first to let Scripture itself identify the events framing the interval.
Conclusion: The Book of Daniel is divinely inspired.
- In its analysis of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image, it is the first to establish conclusively what the feet represent. The feet—a picture of the final great empire before Jesus returns—are the United Nations, and the toes are the ten regional governments now embracing virtually all nations of the world.
Conclusion: Jesus' return is drawing near.
For those alive during the Tribulation
- It revives and defends the ancient view of the church that the Antichrist will come from Syro-Iraq.
- It demonstrates that soon after the Tribulation begins, Egypt will attack Syria.
- It sketches out the other horrific opening events of the Tribulation.
Conclusion: You dare not miss the Rapture.
For a full outline of the commentary, click here.
For Web pages presenting the commentary on chapter 1 in five lessons, click here.
For the bibliography, click here.
The commentary is available from Amazon.com in either printed or digital format.
Rickard, Ed. The Vegetable Soup Gang.
The Vegetable Soup Gang is a collection of humorous stories about a gang of boys who attend Gracefaith Bible Academy in Weedyfields, USA. The gang includes Carrot (with uncommon good sense), Bean (the mechanical genius), Turnip (the poet and philosopher), Pepper (the local live wire), and Watermelon (the biggest kid anyone ever saw, and all muscle). Two dogs, Radish and Peanut, are also members. The stories show the gang having normal kinds of fun, such as pressing to a close win in a big soccer game, but also follows them through several strange adventures as a result of encounters with wild animals or weird people.
This collection of stories is available in PDF format. To download any desired chapters, simply click here.
The commentary is a work on several levels. The foundation is a lively retelling of events as recorded by Luke. Upon this, the commentary builds three kinds of discussion. The first, under the heading "Getting Practical," offers down-to-earth applications of the many spiritual principles emerging from Luke's account. The second, introduced as "Pondering a Question," explores the questions that occur to many readers. After the third title, "Delving Deeper," comes a consideration of matters of special interest to believers with mature discernment.
The commentary is available as web pages. For access to them, click here.
The action starts when the government issues a warning based on credible sources that the terrorists will mount a major attack on America at the time of Christmas. The drama proceeds along two tracks—one showing the effects of the warning on one Christian family, the Todds, and their circle of friends, including their neighbors, the Bramwells, and the students at Danny Todd's Christian school—the other track showing what happens both on-camera and behind-the-scenes at a network news show. Much of the play at the beginning is humorous, but the tone changes as suspense builds and becomes extremely sober and challenging after the terrorists succeed in delivering a devastating blow to our nation. The plot is interwoven with several powerful spiritual messages, including a clear presentation of gospel truth.
Seven readings span the whole life of Wesley, the first describing the childhood settings that shaped his mind and heart, the last recounting the special sorrows of his later life and explaining his final retrospective poem.
Rickard, Ed. Physics: The Foundational Science. Pensacola, Fla.: A Beka Book, 1990.
This book is designed for use as an upper-level high school physics text. Although the original edition is no longer available, a copy of the revised edition may be obtained from the publisher at Pensacola, FL 32523-9160 or from abeka.com.
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