Books on prophecy are of great interest in view of the current world situation and the many changes in the world in the last decade. Here I review three excellent books on Prophecy – or to be exact on Escatology - the study of End Times. The Bible has much to say about this so read along in Scripture. I note the copy right date on each of these since the world is changing fast and I’m presenting them in order of date published.
by Dr.Chuck Missler
This book is chock full of information on many subjects. Missler ties them all together – or at least attempts to. He describes the Bible as “an integrated message system…that transcends the insights of the individual contributors.” Anyone who has read and attempted to understand the entire Bible would agree with this and with Missler’s assertion that the Bible originated outside of time since history is written in the Bible before it happens.
Another main point is the fact that even scientists today recognize that the physical universe has four dimensions – not just three. The fourth dimension is time. The scientific information interested me though some of it was difficult to comprehend.
There is much history, biblical prophecy, and description of various end time events and a great deal of very scary information about where we are now. He covers current weapons of mass destruction, biotechnology and diseases, the recurring conflict over
, the rise of Islam, and the thrust toward one world
government – and more. Jerusalem
The book is excellent in many respects though I have several criticisms. The chapters do not flow or tie together well. I also wish he had included an index. Finally, his ending is lame. He demonstrates throughout the book that the signs suggest we are nearing end times. In the final chapter (five pages long) he says 1. Don’t believe me, do your own research. 2. Find out in alternative media what’s going on. And the ultimate issue is the identity of Jesus Christ. I wanted more. Missler offers no thoughts about what the church must do to prepare for the end times. Copyright 2006
By Joel Rosenberg
Implosion is a very timely book and well worth reading. It asks the question, can
recover from its economic and spiritual challenges
in time? America writes in the context of Christian prophecy and
beliefs. Some of his books have been prophetic – coming out just before major
events related to his topic. He has done it again with this book - dealing with
the financial and moral crisis currently facing us. Rosenberg
gives a detailed, informative history about the
First and Second Great Awakening. I learned that even in the 1700’s Christians
were plagued with apathy! Rosenberg ’s
rich descriptions of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield and John and Charles
Wesley demonstrate how their influence sparked revival. Similarly, in the
chapter on the Second Great Awakening we read about Francis Asbury, Timothy
Dwight and Charles Finney and their impact in igniting revival. Rosenberg
Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change
By John Hagee
I was intrigued by the subject of this book after reading a number of otherbooks on end times prophecy and reading many of the Left Behind books. I knew little about the four blood moons. Much of the book recounts the biblical prophecy about the second coming of Jesus. Hagee lists many scriptures about watching the heavens for signs and suggests that the heavens are God’s billboard.
The last third of the book gives details about the blood moons. When the moon is in a total lunar eclipse it looks red and is thus called a blood moon. A Tetrad is four total lunar eclipses occurring consecutively and including a total solar eclipse within the series. These are rare and have occurred only three times in the last 500 years – each on dates significant in Jewish history. The book describes each of these three giving evidence of God’s protection of
. The fourth Tetrad and solar eclipse will happen in
2014 and 2015 each falling on a Jewish holy day. He cites reasons to suggest
the time of the Rapture may be near and urges Christians to watch for the
signs. Copyright 2013 Israel
Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it because the time is near. Revelation 1:3