The chart showing “the course of time from eternity to eternity” is said to have had its beginning in a very natural and practical way when its author had a series of on prophecy at a Bible conference. A.E. Booth was stopped on his way to a meeting, and asked to explain the sequence of some events he had mentioned. Taking a pencil, he sketched roughly on the side of a barn they were passing at the moment the seven days of Creation and the “dispensations” they illustrate.
Mr. Booth later drew the chart in detail, and Loizeaux Brothers published it in 1896. After three printings, a revised and more detailed chart in full colour took its place. This edition has been continuously in print ever since, its thirty-eight printings bringing the 1984 total to nearly half a million copies of the chart. In addition, some hundreds of lecture-size charts have also been produced.
Present Age and Church Period
New Heaven & New Earth