I have never really been a big fan of Billy Graham. Not that I have a problem with him, and I have huge respect for not only his work, but the way he has conducted his life. I just don’t think we move in the same circles, and I never pay much attention to his writings.
I have however heard of this book, so when I read that he had re-released it with updated material, I decided to get my hands on a copy through Thomas Nelson Publisher’s BookSneeze Programme, and see what it was about.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, and I am still unsure what it is that I got. It claims to be “An examination of the imminence of Christ’s return in light of today’s headlines and the events recorded in Scripture.” and I suppose that is what it is.
It looks at the Prophecies of the book of Revelation, and their foreshadowing in the Gospel of Matthew, and tries to apply them to modern times. It covers war, famine, disease and corruption/deception of the true followers.
It is VERY biblically focused, with at least one verse on each page, and I could find nothing to disagree with or be uncomfortable about.
I just didn’t necessarily feel anything reading it. No surprise, no comfort, nothing. I wasn’t sure what he was trying to achieve. I will however say that I may not be the target market. Maybe people with less knowledge about the Apocalypse, or more interest in it, or both; might get more out of it.
A solid read, but perhaps not an easy one. It feels like an extended sermon, although a very comprehensive one.
Try it, you might like it.
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