Book Review: Are We Living in the End Times? By Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Are We Living in the End Times?BOOK DESCRIPTION (FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK)

27 PERCENT OF THE BIBLE IS DEVOTED TO PROPHECY.

But most of us don’t focus 27 percent of our personal Bible study on prophecy.  Why?  We’re confused.  Or intimidated.  Or both.  This book takes away the mystery ~ and the intimidation.

From the creators of the Left Behind series ~ Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins ~ comes a truly astonishing book.  User~friendly for the layperson.  Remarkably complete for the scholar.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Tim LaHaye, who conceived the Left Behind series, is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister and educator.  He has written over 50 nonfiction works that have been published in more than 37 languages.  He and his wife, Beverly, live in Southern California.

Connect with Tim LaHaye on his website here.

Jerry Jenkins’s novels have sold more than 70 million copies.  His books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal best seller lists.  He and Dr. LaHaye have been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine.  Jerry and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado.

Connect with Jerry B. Jenkins on his website here or like him on Facebook here.

MY OPINION

Every time I read a book by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, I learn something new.  Based on their best~selling Left Behind series, Are We Living in the End Times is a three~part book that examines today’s culture to determine if we are the generation who will see Christ’s return.  The second part of the book takes a step~by~step look at what will happen to those who are left behind after the Rapture and the last section examines the personalities who will shape end time events.

After discussing what the Rapture means to and for Christians, the authors go on to explain in great detail the horrors those who’re left behind will suffer.  This period, known as the tribulation, will be a seven year series of climate, economic and physical trials that will befall the unrepentant.  The authors go to great extremes to explain that these trials aren’t meant as punishment but as a last ditch attempt by God to persuade them to come to the truth of His love before it’s too late.

While the book relies on the Left Behind series for jumping off points, I like that the authors use the Bible, the words of prophecy experts such as John Walvoord and examples from current events to support their theory that we are, in deed, living in the end times.  Some of the events that they discuss that point to this being the end times are:

  • apostasy within the church (think Chrislam)
  • increased interest in the occult
  • deaths from diseases thought to have been irradicated, famine and warfare

I’d recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in biblical prophecy or end times studies.  Whether you’re new to the topic or have studied the subject extensively, I think you’ll find this book informative, thought~provoking and useful.  And, hopefully, it will make you consider your relationship with the lord.

RATING
★★★★★

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I simply read this book and learned so much from it that I wanted to share with you.

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