This book presents biblical end-times prophecy in an uncomplicated, non-intimidating format. Although it approaches the subject in a light-hearted style, the content is reliable and accurate. This book exposes readers to the main aspects of end-times prophecy and to the various views on how biblical predictions will be fulfilled. Chapters explore important features of biblical prophecy (the Tribulation, the Antichrist, the Rapture, the battle of Armageddon), as well as issues that relate to our personal future (death, future accountability to God, eternity). Each chapter includes special elements like Techno-speak (an explanation of difficult words), Point 2 Remember (a concise summary of the chapter), and Digging Deeper (resources for further study). The format includes plenty of graphics and visual features to keep the reader's attention and to enhance the main text. The author shares his own perspective (pre-millennial, pre-tribulation, moderately dispensational) as part of each chapter, yet his goal is to present each position fairly and honestly. He focuses on why Christians may disagree on how the end times will unfold, and highlights the areas of agreement among Christians on issues related to the future.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2002 Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.37 (inches)
ISBN: 031023588X ISBN-13: 9780310235880 UPC: 025986235888 Availability: In Stock
Do you think Daniel is an old Elton John song? The Great White Throne is located just down the hall to the left? The Beast is a member of the World Wrestling Federation? You need Bible Prophecy for Blockheads: the user-friendly guide to understanding what the Bible says about God's plans for the world---and for you! Face it---Bible prophecy is daunting stuff. All those images of seven-headed dragons, hundred-pound hailstones, froglike demons, trumpet-blowing angels . . . how do you even begin to make sense of it? Simple: Flip open Bible Prophecy for Blockheads---a lighthearted and illuminating approach to a serious and mystifying subject. Bible Prophecy for Blockheads helps you: Understand the basic rules for interpreting Bible prophecy. Know what's symbolic and what should be taken literally. Discover what the Bible says about the Tribulation, the Antichrist, the rapture, the battle of Armageddon, and other momentous world figures and events. Look at the details from a big-picture perspective. Explore prophets and their prophecies throughout the Bible, from Daniel to Jesus to Paul to John. Discover the four different views on interpreting Revelation: preterist, historicist, futurist, and idealist. Learn key terms for understanding prophecy. Find out what God says about the future for you and your loved ones. With lots of edgy graphics and an engaging, easy-to-use format, Bible Prophecy for Blockheads will help you get your arms---and your faith---around the Bible's astonishing claims concerning the future. Icons steer you quickly to helpful information!
Douglas Connelly (MDiv, University of Michigan; MTh, Grace Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor of Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and an adjunct professor at Spring Arbor University. He is the author of several books, including The Bible for Blockheads, The Book of Revelation for Blockheads, and Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible.