A Black Cat Book Review
The End by Mark Hitchcock
With his overview of the end times, Mark Hitchcock has taken a difficult, often confusing, and always controversial subject and written about it in a refreshingly simple way. That is not to say his book is simplistic, but that it takes complex prophecy and presents it in a way that is easier to understand than what most authors write.
The End is written to be understood not only by scholars and intellectuals but also by the layperson who does not have a seminary or university background. In a conversational way, with many scripture references and citing many scholars and experts of eschatology, past and present, Hitchcock brings light to prophecy that often seems unknowable. He gives the different views and chronology of the Rapture, the Millennium, and the Tribulation; what they are, what they mean, and how they will unfold. He gives the strength and weaknesses of all the views and tells the reader his thoughts and opinions and why he believes as he does.
Where many authors tend to sensationalize the prophecies of the end times Hitchcock writes thoughtfully and carefully about things found in scripture that are not easily understood. He takes what can be dark and frightening and brings it from a science-fiction-like genre to non-fiction reality.
This is a book for Christian believers and for those who are not Christian in their beliefs. For believers it is insightful and encouraging. For unbelievers, perhaps, it will help make the unbelievable believable. Anyone who reads The End will find it well written and thought-provoking.
This book was sent to me, without charge, by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in exchange for this review.