Dr. Charles C. Ryrie wrote this gem, even added new material for the revised edition. Chuck's the Boss when it comes to Dispensationalism leaving the people who dislike Dispensationalism sad and alone by themselves. For them, it's all over but the cryin'.
Look: the book explains what I need to know. Gives the pros and the cons. All you folks who think the Body of Christ is going to be in the Tribulation, well, you keep thinking that and lemme know how it works out for ya.
Ryrie Rules - the others merely drool. 'Nuff said.
This book helped to clarify a lot about dispensationalism that is often misrepresented or not clearly taught by those on both sides. Ryrie goes about the subject in a way that is both easy to read, but deep at the same time. Overall, though I have not yet finished it but am very close to finished, I can definitely recommend this book to anyone curious about the subject.
My old highlighted copy went south had to replace it and thankful I did. If you want to argue with or grow in your understanding of Dispensationalism this is a must have. Or just want some more church history material with a doctrinal hotspot of topics. Just do it... The book is good quality also.
I highly recommend this book. Ryrie does a fine job summarizing, clarifying, and defending the classic dispensationalism viewpoint and addresses some of the criticisms which have been leveled against it over the years.