This book is an excellent, comprehensive overview of eschatology. Benware argues from a pretribulational, premillennial perspective, but he is fair to the other positions. Rather than begin with the dispensations, Benware first examines important covenants (which are unconditional) between God and the nation of Israel. These covenants, he believes, are the framework for understanding the position he takes.
Unfortunately the book is based on a common presupposition that the Bible does not actually mean what it says. When Jesus is speaking to His disciples or others we need to consider how those hearing those words would have understood them. Re-reading the Bible while respecting the normal rules of reason and audience relevance (what would the words have meant to their original recipients, 2000 years ago in that culture) one comes quickly to a different conclusion than the author. When we read the Bible we still means we and you still means you and soon still means soon.
Bible prophecy continues to fascinate, never more than in troubled times of war and natural disasters. But why study Bible prophecy? What does it mean if a person is premillennial or amillennial, believes in the Rapture, or knows who or what the Beast of Revelation is? Benware's framework for understanding Bible prophecy is based on the four biblical covenants: Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New. This book is a reference for seminary and college students, and those curious about the various views of end times prophetic events and biblical proof behind them.