Secrets and Mysteries of the Lost Ark—in three languages!
(French soon)

As  featured in eight camp meetings and churches in the U.S. and Brazil, and in group Bible studies from Maine to Colorado. 

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French will be available in the spring of 2020.

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What They Are Saying

Brian E. Strayer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History


"In Secrets and Mysteries of the Lost Ark, Jim Hoffer follows the inductive method of Bible study first developed a century ago by the pioneers Stephen and Hetty Haskell in their magazine Bible Training School. Hoffer’s book will help readers understand the meaning of the five arks mentioned in the Bible and why one of them has been lost to view over the centuries."

Norman R. Gulley, Ph.D., Research Professor of Systematic Theology


 "Pastor James Hoffer is to be commended for writing about the sanctuary through this unique study-method. This book unfolds the importance of the sanctuary message. I recommend this study." 

Lewis Walton, Attorney and Author


 "What a unique approach!  You have taken a title and topic people are aware of and  turned it into such a useful tool to instruct as to what really is meant by the ark and its environs." 

Robert Costa, international evangelist and speaker/director of the TV ministry Escrito Está


 "Secretos y Misterios del Arca Perdida nos lleva a elevar nuestra mirada a lo que Jesús está haciendo ahora, una obra de tal magnitud como lo fue su muerte en la cruz. La correcta comprensión del santuario terrenal y sus servicios nos proyecta al centro mismo de operaciones del universo en favor de la humanidad." ("Secrets and Mysteries of the Lost Ark​ causes us to look upward toward that which Jesus is now doing, a work of the same importance as was His death on the cross. The correct understanding of the earthly sanctuary and its services carries us to the universe's very center of operations in favor of humanity.") 

Richard W. O’Ffill, Revivalist and Author


 "Secrets and Mysteries of the Lost Ark is excellent for new church members and serves as a wake-up call for those who may have neglected the message which God has given to His last-day church." 

Meet the Author


 James Hoffer retired in 2010 after serving as a pastor for 46 years. During his career he ministered to churches in Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, and West Virginia, in addition to missionary work in Uruguay and Brazil. As a result of his overseas service, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and has a working knowledge of German, French, and Italian. In addition to his book, he has written numerous articles and poetry, which have been published in several periodicals over the years. 


In memoriam

Memorial Tribute, to my brother William (Bill) Hoffer (June 11, 1943 to July 11, 2019) and his wife Marilyn Mona Hoffer (November 12, 1946 to March 28, 2019), prolific author/co-author of over 20 non-fiction books, including Not Without My Daughter, Midnight Express, His Name is Ron, and Freefall, all of which were made into movies, and countless magazine articles. 

They left a beautiful legacy to our family, and to the world.