Title: Home Before Dark
Author: Mary Danielsen
Publisher: Mary Danielsen
“Home Before Dark: Observations from the Road is a collection of observations and encouragements from the journey, written to illuminate the path and help the believer to keep their priorities straight in light of the rapidly falling darkness, indicating the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ,” the back jacket states in Mary Danielsen’s book.
~ What ~
At one-hundred-and-sixty pages, this paperback targets those who like to be reminded of God’s truths, Biblical prophecies, and the imminent return of Christ. Using mainly the King James Version of The Holy Bible, acknowledgments and a prologue begin the book, while an epilogue and the author’s biography complete it.
Containing almost seventy short chapters, this book concentrates on how we, as Christians, metaphorically need to be sure we are home by dark as we anticipate the Rapture, making sure our priorities are looking upward while not being distracted by things of this world. Being less than two pages long, each vignette begins with a title, followed by several paragraphs about the topic, ending with an applicable written-out Bible verse. Some topics included are Knowledge Shall Increase, I Think Therefore, The Wonderful Counselor, Turning to Fables, Descent into Dissent, I Will Watch, Exponentially Speaking, Charm is Deceitful, and It’s Not Rocket Surgery.
I appreciate non-fiction reads that have little information about the author ‘s experiences but focus on God. The stories are brief and to the point, correlating to God, Jesus, the Rapture, and both positive and negative future events. Old and New Testament verses are included. I enjoyed the baby-boomer writer’s brief discussions on Jesus’s Pre-tribulation Rapture stance as well as the warnings of the Gap Theory, New Apostolic Reformation, prosperity movement, Dominion Theology, yoga’s Hindu background, Bitcoin Blockchain, and The Message.
A favorite of mine was People Get Ready regarding the expectation of the upcoming Rapture with its signs of a global government and economy, one-world spirituality, changes in nature, the rebirth of Israel, spiritual signs, and technological advances. The Bible verse from Luke 12:40 is written out about being ready for the Son of Man.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not want to get a book that focuses on the Lord’s return. Others may wish the chapters were deeper in thought and length as they usually are only one and a half pages each.
~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if the book included a table of contents and topical/verse indexes so one could look up subjects such as King Solomon, China’s Life Score, Biblical communion, or verses.
~ Want ~
If you like a book that reminds us that Jesus could be returning in the next second while being aware of Biblical prophecies coming to fruition and warnings of the world’s darkness, this would be a quick, reliable read.
Thanks to the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Home-Before-Dark-Observations-Road-ebook/dp/B07QXF13SD/