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Be Thou Prepared
Be Thou Prepared

Be Thou Prepared

Equipping the Church for Persecution and Times of Trouble

By Carl Gallups, Foreword by Charl Van Wyk


288 Pages, 6.0 x 8.9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2015

ISBN 9781935071310

Rights: WOR

WND Books (Sep 2015)


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The world is not safe. Earthquakes, tornados, and floods are happening with more frequency and intensity. Terrorist attacks are on the rise. Christians are being persecuted in America. It’s time for the church to step up and be prepared for trials and tribulation to come.•What does the Bible say about being prepared for disasters?•Should Christians protect themselves with firearms?•Should we stockpile supplies?•How should we be prepared for the possibility of a coming economic collapse, an electro magnetic pulse (EMP) attack, or a potentially looming World War III?•What are Christians to do in the face of persecution?•How can we be a witness in times of distress?Be Thou Prepared warns of the imminent Christian persecution coming to the United States and explains the role of faith in times of trouble. Be Thou Prepared is the first book to deal with spiritual and practical readiness for what's bound to come – sooner or later. While acknowledging true hope lies in faith and reliance on God in the face of disaster and persecution, Be Thou Prepared also makes the biblical case for preparedness for all types of situations – not as an option but as a spiritual imperative.Full of practical advice on maintaining necessary medical supplies, storing food, arranging for temporary shelters, and more, Be Thou Prepared equips Christians and Christian leaders to understand they best way they can prepare themselves and their congregations so as not to be caught off guard but to be ready to help those in need when evil comes to their door.


"I. Love. This. Book. Author Carl Gallups uses brilliantly simple language to tell the believing Christian just how to prepare for the final days. Read the Bible first. Read the Constitution second. And read Be Thou Prepared next. It's powerful, practical, political and biblical all rolled into one, and it'll tell you step-by-step how to put on the full armor of God, circa twenty-first century." — Cheryl Chumley, journalist, columnist and author of Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality

"A courageous book in opposition to the rampant persecution of Christians in our time. Very few authors can write with this author's knowledge and deep understanding of the Christian faith and its many enemies. Carl Gallups has written another gem." — Jeff Kuhner, host of The Kuhner Report, WRKO AM 680 Boston, Massachusetts

"Be Thou Prepared challenges us to be ready for tough times ahead in America, including the persecution of Christians, possible violence against Christians, and the impact of natural disasters. In this insightful book, Carl Gallups reminds us that just like the early Christians, we must be prepared to uphold our faith in troubled times. This is a must-read for all who see disturbing trends in America, especially for Christians, and want to be ready to defend sacred Biblical principles in a permissive and secular era." — Dr. Grace Vuoto, editor of Politics and Culture at and host of American Heartland with Dr. Grace on WTSB AM 1080, Raleigh, North Carolina

"Be Thou Prepared is of paramount importance and could save not only your life, but the lives of your families and also many others. . . . Get a copy in the hands of friends, family, neighbors, and other church groups, and build strong relationships as you network together, preparing for the future." — Charl van Wyk, pastor, missionary, and author of Shooting Back

"Hallelujah! The first Christian manifesto for being prepared physically and spiritually for tribulation ahead." — Pastor Mark Biltz, founder of El Shaddai Ministries and author of Blood Moons

"Across the earth, there is a growing sense that we are now rapidly approaching the last days. Now is the time to get ready. Pastor Carl Gallups' latest work draws upon his past as a police officer with his present calling as a pastor to give us a solid and well thought out action plan to prepare for what lies ahead." — Joel Richardson, New York Times best-selling author, preacher, and filmmaker

"Carl Gallups' new book, Be Thou Prepared is a message for our time. As a Watchman on the wall, Carl courageously addresses "we the church" to get ready. All God-fearing people must read this book for two reasons: to be prepared for the inevitable and to be encouraged and to stand confidently on God's promise of redemption." — Bill Martinez, nationally syndicated talk radio host of Bill Martinez Live!

"The problem with most secular "prepper" books is the fear and anxiety with which they are normally associated. In Be Thou Prepared Carl Gallups brings a refreshing level of peace and calm to the discussion which is much needed in a time when Christianity is under open assault and the call for God's people to "get ready" has never been so urgent." — Michael D. Shoesmith, author, syndicated witer, executive editor of PNN News and Ministry Network

Author Biography

Carl Gallups is a police officer–turned senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Florida. Gallups is the author of The Rabbi Who Found Messiah and Magic Man in the Sky, a radio talk show host, a member of the Board of Regents University of Mobile, and the founder of the PPSimmons News and Ministry Network. Charl van Wyk is a full-time missionary, author of a monthly ministry newsletter, and has had feature articles published by WND. Charl has served on the committees of various ministries including Frontline Fellowship, Africa Christian Action, the Christian Action Network, and REDTCO: The Gathering of the Children of God for the Transformation of the Congo. He is a founder member of Gun Owners of South Africa and speaks internationally. Charl lives in Cape Town, South Africa with his wife, Sonja, and their four children.