Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Prophecy answer Book by David Jeremiah is a pocket size compilation of answers to common questions regarding Bible prophecy. It covers current events, the rapture, the tribulation, the Antichrist, the second coming, the millennium, and the new heaven and the new earth. Each section lists commonly asked questions followed by a brief 1-2 page answer. The answers are often tied to scripture references and historical evidence where applicable.
I have a few other Bible prophecy books by various authors and this is by far the most condensed. David addressed some of the most common questions considered the brevity of his book he does a decent job of providing insightful answers. There were several answers that left me wondering what his real point was, but for the most part that wasn’t the case. He seemed to contradict himself on separate answers regarding his belief of soul sleep. All in all I didn’t read anything really new or different given his pre-tribulation view. I do like maps and condensed lists of information and this book has some nice ones.
In the end I think this is a nice quick reference that will entice someone to do more homework and study further to understand the basis for the answers to these good questions. I would recommend this for someone who has studied very little prophecy, but for anyone who has already spent more time studying prophetic sections of scripture they will find this book to brief.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program