“Here is a most engaging book… There is much to commend this argument for a final Islamic Empire rather than a Western or Roman Empire in the Day of the Lord. Of course, our Lord told us these things before they came to pass so that when they did come to pass, we might know that He was God and His word was true (John 13:19)…”
— Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, author of Messiah in the Old Testament and Preaching and Teaching The Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church.
“Once again, Joel Richardson, using the sharp sword of diligent scholarship, has continued to puncture the presuppositions and myths of prevailing traditions, illuminating crucial new insights in Bible prophecy. This book is refreshingly crisp—a must read for serious Christians and anyone who desires to understand the challenges facing us on our increasingly turbulent horizon.”
— Chuck Missler, Founder of Koinonia House, internationally recognized prophecy teacher.
“To describe Joel Richardson’s new book, Mideast Beast, as innovative would be like calling Lake Pontchartrain a mud puddle or Mount Everest a foothill. It is innovation on steroids, sounding a dissonant note in a very old symphony and pouring brand new wine into some ancient wine skins, all with rational and easily available biblical underpinning.”
—Charlie Daniels, American music legend, patriot.
“A fascinating and provocative work. Joel has broken fresh ground in the ongoing exploration of the relationship between Islam and the rest of the world. A must read for priests and pastors, students and lay readers everywhere. Bravo!”
—Robert Spencer, Director of Jihadwatch, Author of Islam Unveiled and Onward Muslim Soldiers
“Joel Richardson was hand-chosen by God and given a special revelation about End-Time Bible Prophecy. Through his teaching you will connect the dots and be shocked at the mysteries he unfolds from the books of Daniel and Revelation.”
—Sid Roth, Internationally recognized Messianic Jewish leader and television host
“This volume will immerse you in end times, Islamic style – head, heart and soul! It will also get you off the couch and on your feet to share the Gospel with Muslims. Finally, it will drive you to your knees to pray for the followers of Mohammad to come to faith in the true Messiah – Jesus.”
—Dr. R. Philip Roberts, President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“Joel Richardson’s new presentation of his thesis on the Islamic Antichrist and the Last days extends the teaching of his former books. I think he has made a significant case and prophecy teachers would do well to ask if he his not giving us a new way to look at the prophecies of the last days. There is a wealth of evidence and of coherent fit that should cause us all to re-think. It is a credible view. …”
—Daniel Juster, Founding President of Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC), Founder and Director of Tikkun International
“Joel Richardson is… a dangerous character…”
—Jordan Michael Smith, Opinion columnist, Salon.com
“This book will challenge your view of the end times… I’ve been a student of Bible prophecy for more than 30 years and Joel Richardson has effectively challenged some of my most basic assumptions… You owe it to yourself to be challenged, too.”
—Joseph Farah, Founder & CEO of WND
“This is the best book on Biblical prophecy I have ever read. It has completely changed my views of what the Bible says about the end times.”
—Alan Singler, Military Intelligence Analyst, Retired U.S. Defense Dept., Army, Radio Host
“As many within the Christian Church today, including segments of the missionary community are increasingly turning to an approach toward reaching Muslims that borders on syncretism and heresy known as the Insider Movement, it is imperative that followers of Jesus determine exactly where they stand concerning the origins and nature of Islam. Joel Richardson’s thesis cuts to the core of the issues at stake. Every Christian with a heart for Muslims must read this book.”
￼—Joshua Lingel, Executive Director of i2 Ministries. and Mission Muslim World University, adjunct professor of Christian apologetics to Islam, Biola University.
“Joel Richardson’s new book The Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist is a compelling argument for the Islamic Antichrist position. Joel has given us a sound and convincing scholarly study that is written for the scholar and student alike… I applaud Joel’s work on this important subject and encourage all serious students of Bible prophecy to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider his insights.”
—Billy Humphrey, Director of the International House of Prayer Atlanta Missions Base
“Our church invited Joel to come for a one-day seminar and were extremely pleased with the outcome. Joel’s wealth of knowledge and Bible-based teaching coupled with his humble spirit and genuine love of the Lord and His people make for a wonderful time together exploring Biblical prophecy. Our only disappointment was that he couldn’t stay longer! We certainly hope to have him come back for another in-depth seminar.”
— David Crisp, Sr. Pastor, Rose Hill Friends Church, Rose Hill, Kansas
“This book definitely provides a fresh look at Bible Prophecy in light of current affairs with the global rise of Islamic Fundamentalism. Not only does Joel accurately analyze those Islamic doctrines and practices that are relevant to Biblical End time prophecy, but his interpretation of Biblical prophecy is also solid – soundly adhering to the accepted rules of hermeneutics.”
—Walid Shoebat, former Palestinian Terrorist and Author of Why I Left Jihad.
“Joel’s latest book, The Mideast Beast is a Biblically-sound, historically well-researched and scholarly read that proves beyond reasonable doubt exactly from where the Antichrist emerges and what nations he leads against Jerusalem. There needs to be a shaking among the contemporary prophecy teachers that have missed this obvious conclusion. You may be shocked if you don’t keep an open mind and the heart of a Berean.”
—Bill Wilson, Journalist, commentator and author of Warshod, Living Victoriously in the End Times.
“This book has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach our understanding of Islam’s role in the End Times. The implications of the Islamic Antichrist theory are earth shattering and will have tremendous ramifications on how we view many of the dramatic changes happening across the Muslim world. The Mideast Beast is a must read for every serious student of Bible Prophecy.”
—Kade Hawkins, Canadian director of Koinonia House Ministries and founder of ProphecyNewsWatch.com
“Joel Richardson is a fresh voice with a unique and well-studied perspective. His work in the books of Daniel and Revelation bring a new and compelling vision for these last days. Joel has been a guest speaker for our conference, Islam, Israel and Prophecy here in Jacksonville, and the response was tremendous. In our brief time together, Joel has become a trusted friend as well as a highly respected speaker and author.”
“Joel Richardson has written an exceptionally provoking book. In a time when our world is changing almost daily, we need trusted friends to help us make some sense of it all. For me, Joel is one of those voices that is simply profound and at the same time, profoundly simple. The Arab Spring, Iran, Islam, the 12th Imam; confused by looking at prophecy through the lens of traditional teaching? In this book, you will find some much appreciated wisdom and insight that will help you make perfect sense of it all.”
—Paul Wilbur, Integrity Music recording artist, founder of Wilbur Ministries
“Joel Richardson’s The Islamic Antichrist is a trenchant analysis of the end-times prophecies of the Bible and in Islam.”
—Dr. William Kirkpatrick, Professor, Boston College, lecturer, author of several books including Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West.
“Joel Richardson has written a well-researched and easy-to-read book… One does not have to agree with all of Joel’s conclusions in order to profit by reading it. It is especially important that American believers get their heads out of the sand of Greco-Roman Western interpretations of the Bible and read and study it in its Hebraic Middle Eastern context.”
—Dr. Richard Booker, President of Sounds of the Trumpet, Inc., and the Founder/Director of the Institute for Hebraic-Christian Studies
“Many researchers have attempted to identify the coming Antichrist system, but none of the researchers has been more compelling than Joel Richardson, whose book, “The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast”, is a riveting and important contribution to this field of study. By going to Islamic source documents, such as the Hadith, Richardson does important original research. And with Iran’s mullahs now openly enthusiastic for the return of the “Twelfth Imam,” their last-days messiah, Richardson’s book is all the more timely for Christians.”
—Jim Fletcher, Director of Prophecy Matters, Author, speaker and columnist.
“Joel presents a fascinating overview of how Biblical and Islamic viewpoints on eschatology overlap, making a convincing case that reading this book and studying what the Old and New Testaments have to say about the “End Times” are imperative for Christians today. This book is a wake-up call for Christians to learn how the future of the church, the future of Islam and the future of the entire world are divinely and directly interconnected. The reader will also gain significant insight into the nature of the Last Days and the course on which the world is heading at ever increasing speeds.”
—Dr. Tom White, Executive Director, The Voice of the Martyrs
“With the mind of a scholar and the heart of an intercessor, Joel Richardson has brought forth an intriguing expose on the coming “battle of the ages”. As militant Islam arises in fury fueled by a raging anti-Semitic spirit, another body of people shall arise at the same time, willing to give their lives for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Stirring . . . Insightful . . . and a wake up call to all sincere believers.”
—James W. Goll, Cofounder of Encounters Network, Author of The Seer, The Lost Art of Intercession and Praying for Israel’s Destiny
“Joel Richardson is a MUST READ author. While many teachers have taught us to look to the West for the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy, Richardson’s perspective and his documentation is “spot on.” Joel reminds us that God’s throne is not draped in the flag of the US, Britain or the EU. Joel reorients the reader to the fact that the Bible is a thoroughly Israel-centric / Middle Eastern book and it is to the East where we need to look for the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy and not towards the west.”
—Ray Gano, Author of Survive the Coming Storm, Director of Prophezine.com
“Joel provides a weighty analysis of Islam and its messianic figure. This book is central to recognizing the fulfillment of biblical end-times prophecy in our day and understanding the role Islam plays in it.”
—Pastor Reza F. Safa, former radical Muslim, author of Inside Islam: Exposing and Reaching the World of Islam, founder and president of The Harvesters World Outreach
“In an era and an age where ambiguity reigns, Joel Richardson has written a book that is clear, well researched, and to the point. Few people in the Christian community have the courage to study world religions, much less invest themselves in it as he has done. Do yourself a favor; get this book, read this book, live out the truths that you pull out of it. It is worth your time, more importantly, souls hang in the balance.”
—Ergun Caner, Liberty Theological Seminary, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
“Joel Richardson has written a well researched and very convincing book. Mideast Beast is a book that must be considered by all Christians interested in Bible prophecy.”
—Dr. Stanley Montieth, author, lecturer, radio personality.
“I first stumbled upon Joel Richardson’s work while living and working in The Middle East for the US military. My co-workers and I were absolutely blown away by Joel’s writings and DVD series. Joel masterfully and eloquently “connects the dots” between Islamic eschatology, Middle Eastern politics, and events which are now unfolding before our eyes. Joel uses solid research methodology, coupled with passionate delivery and well thought out arguments. For anyone working in/on the Middle East, we must equip our soldiers and decision-makers alike with Joel Richardson’s message, which brings a well rounded focus and much-needed clarity to the big picture.”
— MAJ Scott Mcknight, U.S. Army Special Forces
“Joel Richardson is a bucket of bile in a sea of hate merchants.”