Sproul, R. C., The Last Days According to Jesus: When Did Jesus Say He Would Return? Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2015.
One of the most controversial topics among scholars and Christians in general is the day of the second coming of the Lord. There are many questions regarding this topic and one needs to go deep into the Bible in order to obtain some clues and provide conclusions for the many questions this topic arises. It is alarming the amount of writers who go beyond the Bible and present clear speculations and final answers to these questions.
This is not the case with this book. Sproul, a renowned Reformed expositor, does not engage in personal speculations in order to feed personal anxieties regarding the second coming of the Lord. Instead, he provides a very thorough study of biblical passages that are related to this topic. He explores the description that the Bible provides for events and characters related to the end of the days. The discourse on Mount Olivet, the figure of the Antichrist, the book of Revelation, and many other topics are covered by Sproul in this book.
The book is written in a professional and scholar fashion. The author crumbles the passages and presents biblical answers for all the questions that every passage arises. He barely presents his own arguments or points of view, which would result in biased readers.
If you are a serious student looking for a book on the topic of eschatology, then this book is for you. If you are looking for a book that engages in clear identifications of eschatological figures or events, then you will most likely have a very hard time navigating through this book.
This book is worthy of the price; very accessible.
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