About the Author

For several years Dr. Bob Thiel is an award-winning researcher, biblical scholar and one of the world's foremost authorities on end time prophecies. He has studied philosophy, religion, science, and prophecy throughout his career, while actually visiting countless ancient sites in Central America, Asia Minor, Rome, and Greece.

Dr. Thiel is a much in demand radio guest nationwide, and is Examiner.com's Los Angeles religious history and prophecy correspondent. His articles on prophecy, religion and science have appeared in several dozen magazines, newspapers, trade publications and scientific journals, nationally and around the world. And his videocasts are seen weekly on Youtube; to the thousands of visitors to his blog site, www.cogwriter.com, he is also known as "Cogwriter."

Author's media mentions




Dr. Bob Thiel has published scores of articles and received numerous awards for his research. His latest book 2012: and the Rise of the Secret Sect is an astonishing revelation of ancient prophecies and their relevance today. It was TERRIFIC reading the book. It's the BEST I've seen on 2012. Dr. Thiel REALLY does his research. Also, the photos in the book his wife took are exquisite.
– Radio Talk Show Host Erskine of Erskine Overnight

"2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect is an amazing book. Dr. Thiel is to be commended for being able to show how biblical End-Time prophecies relate to non-biblical predictions of End-Time events."
– Dr. Gary Greig, Gospel Light

"This book is great. It actually has been life-changing for me."
– Maria Neida Garza, Educator

"Dr. Thiel’s captivating compendium of end time prophecy from Protestant, Catholic, Hindu, and other sources provide an insightful look into the final chapter in the age of human kind. Thiel shows how such prophecies coalesce into a single moment in history-the end of days. This is a valuable source for all interested in the future."
– Michael P. Germano, Ed.D., J.D.  Editor, Bibarch.com

2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect is available online as an ebook:

2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English)
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta (Spanish)
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German)