Reviews of Prophecy Titles
The Lamb of God and the Seven-Sealed Scroll, by Dr. R. Gnanaharan
In The Lamb of God and the Seven-Sealed Scroll, Dr. R. Gnanaharan gives a defense of his transition from a pretrib to what he calls the "prewrath" position on the rapture of the church. This is not a detailed analysis or defense, but rather, a personal testimony and exhortation to holiness and preparation in advance of the coming of the Lord. For the most part, avid students of the rapture, and especially the prewrath position, will not find much new here, but it is an impassioned plea that lends yet another public voice to the rising chorus of "prewrath" believers. See full review.
The Apocalypse Code, by Hank Hanegraff.
I highly respect Hank Hanegraff, and my bookshelf is lined with his books. If Hank speaks, I listen. In this case, while I think his principles for interpreting end-times passages are something every Christian should take to heart, I feel that his treatment of the subject matter was overly narrow to the point of undermining his point. For serious students of the end times, this will still be a good addition to your end-times bookshelf, but it will by no means be the only representation of the partial preterist view that you will want to read. See full review.
70 Weeks: An Historical Alternative, by Robert Caringola
Perhaps if I'd read this book before I'd read Ralph Woodrow's Great Prophecies of the Bible, I would have enjoyed it more, but there is nothing here that is not in Woodrow's excellent (and more concise) presentation, and despite Caringola's best intentions, it is without Woodrow's clarity. This is, by no means, a bad book. See full review.
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Earthquake Resurrection, by David Lowe
In Earthquake Resurrection, David Lowe makes an interesting case for an unusual view on end times events, what is essentially a blend of classic historicism and futurism. He holds that the seals are historical events, starting in the first century, but that the trumpets and bowls occur during a future Daniel's 70th Week. But this is more than a defense of a specific rapture view. It is a systematic presentation of a comprehensive end-times theology. See full review.
End Times Delusions, by Steve Wohlberg
This is a good introduction for those who are interested in a comprehensive, but not in-depth, review of the historicist view. The early sections are aimed primarily at debunking pretribulation rapturism, but once you get into the middle and back of the book, the heart of the historicist argument is presented. Unlike narrower, but more in-depth presentations, Wolberg does not look at alternative interpretations of passages or examine potential textual difficulties... See full review.
Apocalyptic Literature: A Reader, Ed. Michael Reddish.
In the Bible, when we read of the sun turning dark, the moon into blood, and the stars falling from the sky in Matt. 24:29, is this to be taken literally? There is much to be learned from similar writings, even if they are noncanonical. So pulled a book off my shelf that I ordered long ago: Apocalyptic Literature, compiled and edited by Mitchell G. Reddish.
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