LaHaye explores prophecy from biblical times to the future. Through perceptive study of Scripture and the attentive use of examples from The Book of Daniel to Revelations, the author reveals God's great plan for eternity.
Avid fans of the Left Behind fictional series who expect the same action-packed prophetic scenarios to animate LaHaye's nonfiction work on biblical prophecy may come away disappointed. This presentation of future events as prophesied in the Bible is more akin to a Sunday afternoon drive through the country: the pace is slow, ploddingly so. The first two-thirds of the book deals, almost painstakingly, with setting the foundation for who God is and why prophecy is vital for today's Christian. Extra attention is given to Jesus and his role as the greatest prophet ever. LaHaye also builds a case for studying prophecy by detailing seven attributes of God's character: God is loving, faithful, patient, merciful, just, secure and the source of hope. LaHaye offers a few heartfelt personal comments for his readers, and the book improves somewhat as it goes along. In the last pages, LaHaye attempts to tie together a myriad of Scripture verses by way of a neat, concise question-and-answer section but, because it occurs in an appendix, many readers might consider this victory to be too little and too late. Overall, LaHaye succeeds in what he does best: sharing biblical prophecy. However, the droning and information-laden tone makes for dreary reading indeed.
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Prophecy is real and TRUE! 🤔
And Mr. La Haye delivered the word to us in this profound book: The Merciful God of Prophecy.