Refreshingly, only one of the chapters talked about the 1000-year-reign, and he presented all points with their strengths and weaknesses fairly. I honestly couldn’t figure out which view he holds to, so the presentation of the views was very fair. He wrote with a lot of grace, humbling my condescending disposition towards people who hold some particular views.
I was most shocked by how much Jesus said about end times. It was helpful to realize that we are in the end times---we have been for 2000 years---so things aren’t going to get better anytime soon; world peace isn’t going to happen; injustice won’t just phase itself out. But Jesus is with us and He is coming back for His people. He insightfully contrasted Hollywood’s view of end times (natural disaster) with the Bible’s view of end times (moral disaster.) This book drove me to prayer and reminded me to adjust my expectations of how life will be like for us. It mobilized me to tell as many people as I can about this great news of the gospel so they don’t have to endure the terrible judgment that is to come for those who don’t believe.
A lot of the Christians I’m close to don’t read a lot of books and they’re not impressed with all kinds of footnotes and citations of other sources. They just want to know what the Bible says and what we’re supposed to do about it. But I would definitely give them this book (I already have.) No matter your interpretation of Revelation you will agree with and benefit from almost everything he says in the book because it’s clear, concise, readable, and most importantly, biblical. As a mom of 2 very young children, I’m all about books that only take a few quick sittings to read, so I thought this was a great resource.
Disclosure: I received this book from Cross Focused Reviews and The Good Book Company in exchange for an honest review.