By: Steve and Evie Levy
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: November 2008
Reviewed by: Michael Feld
Review Date: June 2009
How To Profit From The Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You’re Left Behind is one of the funniest books this reviewer has read in a long, long time! Steve and Evie Levy have produced a masterpiece of satire, religious irreverence, and plain good old humor that will leave you laughing till you cry. The timing of this book could not have been better. As tension in the Mideast grows, religious and ethnic intolerance spread, How To Profit From The Coming Rapture injects a healthy dose of comedy into a situation that typically has little to laugh about.
With little, well actually no, regard for political correctness, Jewish stereotypes or Christian fundamentalism, the Levys guide the reader on an economic romp through the horrific events prophesied in the book of Revelation. Set up as an “investment guide,” How To Profit From The Coming Rapture instructs the reader how to make the most (financially speaking of course) of the end of the world.
Of particular fun is the section (called “Up, Up, and Away”) that prepares the reader for the rapture; the instantaneous removal of all believing Christians from the Earth. The reader is told to take pictures of the people being raptured and sell them at a significant profit of course, to their loved ones left behind. After briefly considering and ultimately rejecting the claims of Michael Jackson, James Carville, and George W. Bush to be the Antichrist, the Levys move on to the actual events of the Seal, Trumpet, and Bowl judgments. Hilarious schemes are proposed for each judgment; carefully suggesting what commodities are “good to get into” and when to dump them.
Feathered Quill highly recommends this book to everyone, Christian and Jew alike; it will be very hard for the reader not to laugh out loud. How To Profit From The Coming Rapture is well written, and is filled with hysterical diagrams, tables, charts and FAQs (Fearfully Asked Questions!).
Quill says: Kudos to the Levys for poking fun at a subject usually devoid of humor.