A Vicki Weaver Reading List:
Books That Shaped the Beliefs of the Weavers

The Late Great Planet Earth
by Hal Lindsey with C. C. Carlson (1970)

This apocalyptic bestseller interpreted the words of the Old Testament to suggest that events of the 1970s suggested the planet was entering its "end time."  Lindsey argued that "Bible prophecy is a sure foundation on which your faith can grow."  He saw current events as pointing to the imminent return of Jesus to Earth, and fulfillment of Revelation's prediction of  the Rapture and the Great Tribulation.  Lindsey told readers, "We should all be living like persons who don't expect to be around much longer."

 Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand (1957)

In her classic libertarian novel, Rand describes how her philosophy (objectivism) should guide purposeful lives.  Dagny Taggert, a key executive at the world's largest railroad, focused solely on the success of her company, is among a select view who must save her country from officials that are controlling to an ever greater degree the lives of its citizens.

A Dream of Armageddon
by H. G. Wells (short story)

In this short story, two men meet on a train and one begins telling the other about his strange dreams of the future.  In  another H. G. Wells short story read by Vicki, "The Story of the Last Trump," various characters fail to see the approach of Judgment Day.  In a third Wells story, "A Vision of Judgment," the protagonist is pulled from his grave to face God.

The Bible (King James Version)

Vicki Weaver saw the KJV of the Bible as divinely inspired and was deeply suspicious of other versions.  She was, in particular, a fan of the Old Testament.

Satan's Angels Exposed
by Salem Kirban

Kirban, a born-again Arab, draws lessons for modern times from the Bible.  Seeing conspiracies everywhere, Kirban considers and offers right-wing opinions on 
the Illuminati, the Golden Dawn, Druidism, Hare Krishna, and Witchcraft.  He warns about the Tri-Lateral Commission, and its supposed plan for a universal monetary system. Jess Walter, in Ruby Ridge:The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family describes the book as "a sort of clearinghouse for radical right-wing conspiracies connecting everyone from George Washington to Gandhi."

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