Alleghany Highlands resident William “Bill” Kelly has authored a new book titled, “Shadow of Things to Come Very Soon: Raptures, Pre-Tribulation, Mid-Tribulation and Post-Tribulation.”
The book was published through Christian Faith Publishing.
Kelly wrote the book in an effort to teach Christians to understand the foundations of the book of Revelation to see how it was put together by using the Old Testament as a shadow of the new.
“My book is the result of walking with the Holy Spirit for 60 years,” he said. “Read it carefully.”
Kelly, 81, was born in the Appellation Mountains. He was an only child to a mother who was a nurse and a father who was a blacksmith.
At the age of 10, he heard his grandfather, a lay preacher, talk about the Second Coming of Jesus. He received Jesus at the age of 12 and was filled with the Holy Spirt at 20. He started teaching in churches at the age of 21.
In 1991, he visited Turkey with Ron Wyatt to photograph the remnants of Noah’s Ark. In 1992, he went with Wyatt to the Gulf of Aqaba and took a video of the remains of the Egyptian army in the Gulf of Aqaba.
Kelly has received a degree in Bible from Liberty University in Lynchburg. He and his wife of 63 years, Edith, have four children — two girls and two boys — 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He spent two years in the Army, including one year in Korea. He is now retired from owning two commercial laundries.
Kelly also had a half-hour radio program every Sunday for 10 years on local radio. He has spoken in over 250 churches, schools and clubs.
For more information on receiving a copy of “Shadow of Things to Come Very Soon,” visit www.christianfaithpublishing.com.
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