Title: Your Guide to the Apocalypse
Author: Matt Hagee
“This entire book has been about gathering facts of history, the prophecies of the Bible, and the current events of the world around us to prepare us for what is going to happen next, not giving you a play-by-play of what comes after,” Matt Hagee writes in his book, Your Guide to the Apocalypse: What You Should Know Before the World Comes to an End.
~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-twenty-four-page paperback targets those interested in the Biblical Rapture and precursors to the Tribulation. Using mainly the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, the KJV and NIV are also referenced. Due to topics of suffering, torture, war, and death, it may not be appropriate for immature readers.
After a foreword by the author’s father, John Hagee, the book is divided into five sections that cover twenty-one chapters of what happens before the world comes to an end. Its conclusion has the author’s biography and chapter notes.
By reviewing Old and New Testament prophecies, the writer explains three unveilings of the end times through Daniel, Jesus, and the Book of Revelation. Covering the signs of the end of the age such as hatred, financial turmoil, and our self-absorbed society to name a few, it includes almost seventy pages of the seven churches as they relate to the seven ages of the Christian church and ends with the Rapture.
As a fan of the pre-tribulation Rapture stance Hagee promotes, I enjoyed reading about the correlation of the seven New Testament churches with world history for the last two-thousand years since Christ’s time on earth. The book is easy to read and understand while encouraging us Christians be ready for the Rapture as we will not be experiencing the final seven years.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not be interested in a book about the end times. Others may have different theological beliefs on the timing of the Rapture. Some who are knowledgeable in end time prophecies may not glean any new information or concepts in the book.
~ Wish ~
I wish there were fewer references to the author’s upbringing, parents, and grandparents as he tried to tie personal stories with the coming apocalypse.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book that explains the birth pangs we are now experiencing before Christ’s imminent return, this simplified read may be a good one for those who do not know much about the topic.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for this complimentary book that I am reviewing freely.
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