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About B. Lising

B. Lising believes in the perfect consistency of the Scripture—that all books of the Bible hold only a single message. He is also convinced that the last book is the summary of the whole Bible—the book of Revelation will connect all the dots and will reveal to us the big picture.

B. Lising got his first copy of the Bible at the age of 14. The year was 1986, and after only twelve months, he was able to read entirely the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice. He recalls that he did not understand much then, but he loves to read the Scripture.

Three decades later, he was able to write his first book Laodicea—Why the World Is Not Yet Ready for the Second Coming. His other books are Four Teachings That Have Shaped World History and Back to Where We Came From—Our Foretold Journey. These articulate and well-presented manuscripts will give readers a clear understanding about the origin of mankind and will provide the blueprint to prepare for the Second Coming.

B. Lising is an engineer by profession and currently living with his beloved wife and four wonderful children.


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BOOK REVIEWS


Reviewed by Jamila Casaclang

The book Back to Where We Came From is such an amazing book. Many Christians still have questions left unanswered, and I must say all the bible facts and evidences the author presented is difficult to refute. The things that I have never paid attention previously are highlighted in this book. The complex things are made simple now without neglecting any important message our God wants us to know.

This is not a how-to-live-a-righteous life type of book rather this book will open your mind and heart in God’s real message to us mankind. It is so Biblical and powerful; all the claims are supported by Scriptures that connects from the beginning till the end. This book has helped enlighten my mind on the mystery that covers the Revelation. The mystery is no longer a mystery but a beautiful story of God’s love for us, what Jesus Christ has done and what He continually do to us. Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Michael Ydia

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising is a book like no other. Surprisingly, its uniqueness and well-supported claims by the scriptures itself happen to render a very compelling message that every Christian reader should not miss! As tons of books tried to decipher the contents of the Holy Bible, resulting to tons of interpretations as well, this book is not one them! It simply unravel the mystery, the only message our God wanted us to see right before our very eyes.

I believe that the author, B. Lising, truly desires that every Christian who wanted to learn and understand the prophesy, the purpose of our existence and the union with our Creator is comprehensively stated in a very simple but rather authoritative manner. This book has completely shown the “big picture”, the entirety of the Kingdom Gospel and God’s perfect plan of salvation, which some, if not, most Christians have missed in their journey as believers.

I personally believe that this book is the perfect guide and reference for all the questions and how to come about in understanding the scriptures – as it only come into one message. From the beginning to the end, and all the in-betweens, the author has laid the answers and has opened our minds to the new level where mystery has turned into the light of truth.


Book Review by Donna Ford

“…the book of Revelation was intended to prove that the Gospel is a single message.”

As a skillful researcher, Lising digs out facts from the NIV Bible that point to a connection between the New Jerusalem (promised in the future) and what Christians currently call the gospel. Beginning in Genesis and culminating in the book of Revelation, the author proves that this connection indicates the gospel is a single message. Quoting from the Old and New Testaments, Lising backs up theory with competent explanations of difficult portions in Revelation. The author insists that the last book of the Bible connects all the dots.

Seven chapters in this book help the reader to consider significant concepts. These include the Spirit of Prophecy (which testifies of Jesus), the waters of deep darkness that resulted in mankind’s separation from God in time past, death and resurrection of the Messiah pictured in baptism, the deception that caused humanity to leave the light of Eden for darkness, the old and new covenants that are now mixed together, admonitions for God’s people to come out of Canaan, Egypt, and Babylon, and the truth about humanity’s foretold journey from now back to where it originated.

The author, a mechanical engineer, believes in the perfect consistency of the scripture. He discloses biblical facts, which his scientific mind organizes into easy to remember combinations of numbers and bullet points. Readers with a basic knowledge of Christianity should be able to follow the logic the author uses to trace these three realms through time: Eternity Past (before Genesis), Inside Time (our current time), and Eternity Future (new heaven, New Jerusalem, new earth). Within these realms, Lising skillfully links together passages in Revelation, such as the prophetic seven churches, seals, trumpets, and bowls. In this short book, he has provided readers a veritable crash course from creation to the end times.


Book Review by CC Thomas

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising will certainly be unlike any religious book you’ve read before. While most Christian works are centered around tips and advice for how to live life or how to read the Scriptures, Lising instead focuses on more spiritual and esoteric matters. Lising explains that he has a belief in “the perfect consistency of Scripture” and that all books of the Bible really only hold one message, the same message. That message is found in the last book of the Bible, Revelation. While many are confused by or dismiss this book as rambling dreams or apocalyptic warnings, Lising advises the reader to take the book more serious. The word revelation literally means a fact that is revealed or made known or the communication of a divine truth. This, Lising insists, is exactly how readers and the faithful should view the book.

Lising doesn’t tiptoe into his perspectives, but instead dives headfirst into the murky waters of Biblical understanding by stating important questions, such as the origin of life, can be answered solely by Scriptural analysis. Furthermore, he advises that secular thought, and unseen forces of our modern world, enslaves us while a Christian perspective of our worldly predicament gives us freedom. In order to understand this, Lising insists it’s important to know the end game of New Jerusalem. He spends the rest of the book exactly laying out how this is so, with plenty of Biblical and Scriptural evidence to back up his claims.

So, how can a lay reader gain from understanding the author’s claims? Lising insists that the goal is love and friendship, in love. Having friends is the highest purpose in our lives, and, to prove this, Lising begins explaining three major prophetic discussions in the Gospel. The importance of understanding this is critical because the ultimate key is preparing for the second coming, what Lising refers to as New Jerusalem, the last stage in the faithful’s journey.

Lising also answers other questions that many have wondered about, but few have probably verbalized aloud. For example, why do we worship? For many, it’s simply an ingrained habit or a tradition. However, Lising reminds the reader that worship is an example of God being in control and our acknowledgement of that. Indeed, according to Lising’s understanding, worship is human’s evidence that Scriptures supports the premise that every moment of our lives are preordained. Lising also discusses many symbolic prophecies in the book and explains them in a clear and direct way. Baptism is one example. Lising explains that baptism is actually a prophecy, the message that symbolizes that God’s promise is fulfilled.

In Back to where We Came From, Lising states he wrote the book as a prayer and hoped that its message might find a home. This isn’t a practical guide or one that Christians should use for life advice or solace in troubling times. Rather, it is for those who yearn to better understand the murky Scriptures and apply its hidden messages directly to their lives. For, according to Lising, truly understanding is the only way to achieve God’s direct purpose for us all.


Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising is a Christian non-fiction guide wherein the author details the streamlined message of the scriptures in a way that makes their consistency difficult to dispute. Over the course of seven chapters, Lising breaks down misconceptions and then leads us back, using scripture in context, to the perfection of God and His control over our lives, our destinies, and our journey. Lising begins with the prophecies that are written with absolute clarity and moves to the often flipped notion that God created darkness when in fact He gave us light, and how this transitions into baptism. From there, he transitions into one, two, and three deeply convincing outlines of the constant motion of God as the Old Testament solidifies its marriage with indisputable, correlating scripture of what is to come.

It’s no easy task to put together the universal truth of God’s word and what it means in a way that is approachable for even those with little more than a cursory understanding of the Bible. It can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable, not so much for what it says but for what many of us seem to believe it doesn’t say. B. Lising flips this coin in a way that we understand how there really is nothing that isn’t said, and the scripture is only confusing because we have made it feel that way. Back to Where We Came From is the first book I’ve cracked open on theology where I walked away with no questions. Zero. How it took forty-three years for me to finally begin to figure this out is beyond me, but it is not beyond God. And therein lies the crux of what should never be called into question: God is in control. God has a plan. “We all have one common journey, and every stage of this journey is a representation of that message from eternity.” Amen to that.


Reviewed by Jose Cornelio for Readers’ Favorite

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising is an inspirational book that takes readers back to their biblical roots and echoes in a compelling manner. The central message of the Bible is being prepared for the ultimate encounter with God. In this book, the author takes readers on a spiritual odyssey, inviting them to re-evaluate their relationship with God, a relationship that is fondly referred to as a “friendship.” This book explores the dimensions of the relationship and discusses how God intended the relationship to work. The book explores the deeper meaning of prophecy and the mission that believers receive through baptism. And most importantly, the book explores the seven virtues of God manifested in the kingdom Gospel.

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey is a book that readers need to pay attention to; it is written by someone who received his first copy of the Bible at the age of fourteen and read the entire book over twelve months. His quest for the knowledge of God and His word is masterfully exhibited in this book. I have read many spiritual books that deal with themes of prophecy, union with God, and our ultimate purpose. B. Lising seems to be among the top-tier authors who have written about the message in the scriptures with great clarity, allowing readers to see the connection between the different passages and the Divine logic. Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey invites readers to read their story in the light of the prophecies in the Bible. The writing is simple and enticing, littered with biblical references and insightful passages. It is not a book about God, but one about humanity in God’s story.


Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising is an inspirational book with strong biblical themes. It asks the question: Why are we here and where do we come from? The author takes readers on a biblical journey that explores God’s plan for humanity and our ultimate purpose. With a focus on the Gospels and the book of Revelation, the author traces our origin, our mission on earth, and our destiny. In the book, he explores strong themes like our relationship with God, faith, salvation, the struggle with evil, the power of prophecy, and what the nature of God reveals.

There is a strong logic that is characteristic of this book, and it is interesting how the author shows the link between the different biblical texts, identifying a central message for every reader. Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey is beautifully written and has a strong appeal to Christian readers. It constitutes a great resource for Bible study groups and for personal reading. The last section of the book contains exercises that engage readers to dig deeper into themselves and to identify how God speaks to them. B. Lising shares biblical knowledge in prose that is beautiful and in a voice that is strong and authoritative. This is a book that will inspire faith and help readers realign with their purpose on earth while nurturing the hope of their ultimate union with God.


Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers’ Favorite

Back to Where We Came From is written by B. Lising. In times of uncertainty and when we are facing a crisis or other traumatic event, we sometimes wonder what is our true purpose here on Earth. Mankind has struggled to agree on the meanings of the Scriptures. This is because there are invisible forces that are influencing our beliefs and thought patterns. In order to answer the complex questions surrounding the reason for our existence, we have to go back to the beginning. The Gospel is our only connection to eternity and so by understanding the teachings within the Gospel, you will gain a clear insight into what your life mission should be. Throughout your spiritual journey, you may also question God’s goodness and why he allows terrible things to happen. Did he foresee these events and if so, was he powerless to stop them? As much as we try to follow a virtuous and righteous path in life, what if we are defenseless against the temptations of sin?

Back to Where We Came From by B. Lising is a great guide for breaking down all the questions many of us have around life, death and why we are here. The author explains everything in such a clear and concise way. His interpretations of the Gospels were so uplifting and comforting. I was totally gripped by his definition of the book of Revelation and the message God wanted mankind to receive. I also thought the sections on the meaning behind baptism were helpful and interesting. The story of Adam and Eve and the Garden Of Eden was so relatable to today’s society as we are still facing temptation. The chapter around the Two Conflicting Powers has to be the most profound for me as the author’s explanation made so much sense. This quote from the book was incredibly poignant: ‘Death and evil stand for the absence of God. To be clear, life has no meaning without death, just as good has no meaning without evil.’ There is so much fascinating content within the pages of this book, you will definitely feel totally enlightened and uplifted by the time you turn the last page.


Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers’ Favorite

In Back to Where We Came From, one thing is made clear: “The only way we can know our origin and purpose is to see the whole account of the Gospel.” However, B. Lising reveals that knowing the end of the fulfillment of the Gospel is imperative in understanding the middle and the beginning parts. Additionally, the author discusses the three major prophetic instructions that were given in relation to the Gospel, the seven virtues of God that were manifested in the Kingdom Gospel, the major stages of our foretold journey, and the complete picture of our Creator’s great plan of salvation—including the reason all of us need to be born on earth. By dissecting significant passages in the Bible, the truth about our prophesied journey will be revealed.

As someone who has read the entire Bible, I am impressed by the correlation of the points in Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey. The arguments are well backed up by scriptures that prompt readers to read further and find out more about the Gospel. I learned some new things about creation and what the afterlife is prophesied to be like. Nonbelievers and Christians who are falling away may find the answers to the questions they seek in this book and even Christians may reaffirm their faith or be further convinced with B. Lising’s interpretations of the scriptures. The well organized and carefully written Back to Where We Came From is recommended to readers who wish to read a concise summary of the Gospel of Christ and discover why we are here on earth.


Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers’ Favorite

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising is an intriguing non-fiction look at the history and future of mankind from the author’s perspective, using the final book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation. The author delves into questions most of us have had at one time or another: Who are we? Where do we come from? What is our purpose in life? According to Lising, the answers to these and similar questions lie in our origins, and our origins are explained in the Bible. The entirety of the Gospel explains where we come from and what our purpose is here on planet Earth, and Revelation is a synopsis of the Bible, housing the answers to the mysteries and questions we have while revealing the grand scheme of things. If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the human species and what lies in store for us according to our pre-determined path, jump right into this book.

Basically, the author takes you on a quick tour of important points, from Genesis to Revelation, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning to the end—and then a new beginning. This book is perfect for those into Bible prophecy and end-time events, but also for those wanting to know about the Creator, salvation through Christ, friendship with God, and other biblical concepts. Many readers shy away from Bible prophecy and the Book of Revelation, but reading it just once can change the way you think about God, Christ, life, and the future. Also, it is the only book in the Bible that promises a blessing to those who read it. What I like is the author’s condensed style, which gets right to the point and is clear about it, and clear about New Jerusalem. Once you realize that the Book of Revelation is a roadmap for the future and a glimpse into what the second coming of Christ will be like, you will get a sense of our origins, the past, and your purpose. I also like this point that the author makes: All Bible prophecy points to the Savior, Jesus Christ, who says you must be “born again” to enter heaven. Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising is a must-read Bible companion for Christians and non-Christians looking for answers.


Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers’ Favorite

Back To Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey is a brief overview of some important passages from the Bible as interpreted by author B. Lising. Lising cites multiple excerpts from John the Apostle’s writings and expands upon their in-depth meaning. According to B. Lising, the Gospel is the testimony of the Lord Jesus from eternity, which gets proclaimed through the Spirit of Prophecy. The Spirit of Prophecy is also known as The Spirit of Unity that was promised to all. The Book of Revelation was intended to prove that the Gospel is a single message. He emphasizes that the Book of Revelation shows us the perfect consistency of the Scriptures and that the last book of the Bible will show us the big picture.

Although geared primarily towards Christian readers, Back To Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey is also written in a way that is highly accessible even to non-Christian readers who are interested in the teachings of the Bible. Lising’s book is well-researched, informative, and quite an engaging read. He goes to great lengths to describe the teachings of the Bible in vivid detail, but the narrative never feels bogged down as it’s always succinctly put and concise. It is also nicely structured, and the prose feels smooth as butter. I think practicing Christians will adore this book. I am glad that I read it, and I like to believe that I’ve grown a bit wiser because of it. I would highly recommend it to readers of religious texts.


Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite

Back to Where We Came From: Our Foretold Journey by B. Lising provides insights for anyone who is seeking to know more about Christ, his Second Coming, and the preparation that you must undertake for that much-awaited event. From a theological perspective, it explains our friendship with God and why we are His chosen people. It points that in order to understand our purpose for being, we need to trace the foundations of our spiritual formation that will ultimately lead to our salvation. Given that the Old and New Covenant are the two opposing forces that operate in the universe, the Christian sons and heirs can have a better if not full understanding of a purpose with freedom through the full account of the Gospel. This prepares Christians for the New Jerusalem, which is the fulfillment of all God’s promises and exemplifies his goodness.

While the Bible tells about the purpose of man, there is still no concrete agreement to our origin and to what our purpose is. With this in mind, Back to Where We came From gives importance to the impending fulfillment of the New Jerusalem, as many preachers today, according to Lising, fail to mention it. Justifying the idea of our purpose, this book extends itself to carefully explain the major stages of our foretold journey—reading this section of the book will most certainly behoove any believer to undertake these stages. For anyone who has strong leanings in the power of faith, this Back to Where We Came From will prove beneficial. It is a great reference that will equip you on what to do and expect for the Second Coming. It is an enlightening religious journey with a noteworthy theological basis.


 

BlueInk Review

With its enigmatic symbolism and its apocalyptic imagery that many say predict the End of Days, the book of Revelation has long been a controversial part of the New Testament. In Laodicea, author B. Lising attempts to tackle this divisive text, hoping to explain why so many have misread its words and signs and what readers can do to prepare for Christ’s return.

The heart of the author’s explanations can be found in the title of his book. Laodicea is a city that contained one of the seven churches addressed in Revelation.  The church of Laodicea is emblematic of mankind’s erroneous choice in the mixing of New Covenant (faith) and Old Covenant (law) teachings. This cocktail, Lising argues, a pouring of new wine into old wine skins (a metaphor Jesus used in one of his teachings), sours both. What to do? To prepare for the Second Coming, the author contends, we must put our faith solely in Jesus Christ and not be duped into thinking our actions (or laws) can save us.

Laodicea is thought-provoking and perceptive, although is does have its flaws. Readers should be advised that this is not light reading. Those without a basic understanding of Revelation or the Old and New Testaments may find themselves at a loss. Yet it is not the density of the text that is problematic. Instead, it’s the fact that certain parts of the book can be confusing and that there is quite a bit of repetition (for instance, the way the “seven woes” are described on p. 23-24: Why repeat the phrase, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and the Pharisees, you hypocrites!” numerous times?).

Still, the author’s use of etymology to reveal some of the secrets embedded in the New Testament is compelling, offering more than a few “ah-ha” moments. While many will find the text challenging, there is enough interesting material here to intrigue serious readers of eschatological literature.