Title: Is This the End?
Author: Dr. David Jeremiah
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
“Though it may seem that things are spinning out of control, God has not abandoned us,” Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book, Is This the End?: Signs of God’s Providence in a Disturbing New World.
~ What ~
This two-hundred-and-forty-page paperback targets those interested in the end times involving America and the world’s ending with the Biblical Rapture and Tribulation. Using mainly the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, the NIV, NLT, and The Message are also referenced. Due to topics of suffering, torture, war, and death, it may not be appropriate for immature readers.
After an introduction, the book contains ten chapters on the topic, ending with acknowledgments, notes, and author’s biography. Divided into two sections, the first half has five chapters discussing America’s decline with topics of immorality, immigration, intolerance, apathy, and praying for a spiritual revival. The second part dissects the isolation of Israel, the insurgency of ISIS, Russia’s part in trying to annihilate the Jews, the imminent Rapture, and translating the Tribulation.
Regarding the first half of the book, I liked how it explained America’s depravity on many levels of explanations. I questioned why there was a chapter on immigration, but I appreciated the reprimand to assist and accept the stranger. Knowing about the increase of Christians persecuted, I agree we need to stand firm in our beliefs, stop being apathetic, pray for a revival, and focus our hope on Christ.
The second part of the book was well-documented as it went into detail regarding Israel’s Biblical covenants, ISIS developments and history, the “Rosh” of Russia, being “caught up” or “harpazo” in the Rapture, and the surprise and severity of the Tribulation. My favorite chapter was on the Rapture with similar past happenings in the Bible and the three sounds described that will hopefully happen soon. The book is easy to read and understand while encouraging us Christians to look forward to the amazing event 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 or Tribulation. Some who are knowledgeable in end-time prophecies may not glean any new information or concepts in the book, but I found the history comprehensive and the Rapture’s “noises” interesting.
~ Wish ~
As one ardently looking forward to the imminent Rapture, I wish the book explained the author’s viewpoint regarding if unbelievers see Jesus coming in the clouds or hear the sounds (in line with the Apostle Paul’s conversion where those with him heard but did not understand). Other questions not addressed were if all children under the age of accountability are “caught up” worldwide and if there is a second chance for those who have heard the Gospel but ignored it before the Rapture. Including the increase in the occult and witchcraft would be helpful as would an index.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book that explains the end-times by providing history and Biblical background information, this overview will peak your interest as it did mine.
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
I am under no obligation to review this complimentary book.
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