Current events frequently fuel speculation about the biblical end times. And considering that there are many ideas surrounding what the Bible actually says about the end of days, the conversation can get complicated.
Luckily, there are some helpful eschatology books that make sense of some of the ideas and theories. Oh, and if you're curious: eschatology is defined as "the study of the biblical end times." Now that we've defined the term, let's explore some interesting eschatology books you can read today:
End Times Movies and the Theology That Inspired Them (FREE GUIDE!)
First and foremost, Pure Flix has a free digital guide you can download! The "End Times Movies and the Theology That Inspired Them" offers a helpful look at the ins and outs of end-times theology.
Over time, various interpretations and theories have emerged surrounding Christ’s return and the end of the world as we know it. These ideas have been embedded in contemporary books, films and even songs, as believers look to entertainment — and current events — for clues surrounding what’s to come. From the Rapture to the Tribulation and Antichrist, the themes are plentiful. Learn about the Rapture, Tribulation and more in our FREE guide!
Left Behind 25th Anniversary Edition
The original "Left Behind" films are now streaming on Pure Flix! You can watch them here.But you can also grab the first copy in the megapopular book series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. This fiction eschatology book takes you through an imagined end-times scenario — and it has been captivating readers for years. Here's a description:
"On a Boeing 747 headed to London, passengers instantaneously disappear from their seats, resulting in terror and chaos for those left behind ― not only throughout the plane, but also worldwide as the apocalypse begins."
Grab "Left Behind" here. Plus, there's a "Left Behind" movie series that brings these stories to life! You can stream these and other movies based on eschatology on Pure Flix right now!
After learning that millions have completely vanished, an airline pilot, his daughter and others work together to unravel the mystery of those left behind in this film based on the hugely popular book series. Watch the trailer!
Left Behind 2: Tribulation Force
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel series. A journalist and his small band of believers set out to prove to the world that the man they believe to be their savior is really the Antichrist. Watch the trailer!
Left Behind: World at War
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel series. The U.S. president asks a journalist and his band of rebels to thwart a world leader's deadly plans. Watch the trailer!
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The Prophecy Pros' Illustrated Guide to Tough Questions About the End Times
Jeff Kinley and Todd Hampson's "The Prophecy Pros' Illustrated Guide to Tough Questions About the End Times Paperback" promises to provide a helpful set of illustrations that showcase the ins and outs of Bible prophecy.
This is one of the more interesting eschatology books on our list. A description reads:
In a field often clouded by confusion and sensationalism, keeping track of what the Bible says about the end times can be challenging even for seasoned believers. That’s why the bestselling authors behind the Prophecy Pros Podcast are here to bring you a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the most need-to-know facts about what is to come. Packed with charts, timelines, and infographics, TheProphecy Pros’ Illustrated Guide to Tough Questions About the End Times delivers speculation-free, biblically sourced answers to your questions on one of the Bible’s most significant topics.
Check out the book here.
The Armageddon Code: One Journalist's Quest for End-Times Answers
My first book covered the end times, from a journalist's perspective. It was a fascinating look at the different views Christians hold on the end times.
If you're looking for an overview of the most prevalent perspectives, this book is worth reading. Also, our "End Times Movies and the Theology That Inspired Them" is built around "The Armageddon Code." Here's a description:
Through a thought-provoking, journalistic voice, Billy Hallowell provides objective one-on-one interviews with various leading voices in Christian ministry to explain what they believe the Bible teaches us about the last days. From its easy-to-understand writing style to other helpful tools, everything about this book was created to allow you to educate yourself on what the Bible says, compare what the experts believe, and draw your own conclusions about the end times.
Find out more about the book here.
As It Was in the Days of Noah: Warnings from Bible Prophecy About the Coming Global Storm
Author Jeff Kinley's book "As It Was in the Days of Noah" explores the end times through the story of Noah and the flood. Kinley explains the tragedy that took place and its connection to Jesus and the end times. Here's a portion of the explainer:
Widely overlooked is Jesus’ stunning prophecy that the final days of planet Earth would be just as it was in the days of Noah. His point? That there would be striking parallels between Noah’s day and the end times ― with warnings of God’s imminent judgment upon the world. Is Jesus’ prophecy now being fulfilled? And if yes, how then should we respond?
Find out more about eschatology in this book!
The End Times in Chronological Order: A Complete Overview to Understanding Bible Prophecy
Author Ron Rhodes explores eschatology in "The End Times in Chronological Order." The book helps provide an end-times understanding by exploring the important concepts at the center of the discussion. The book offers a "straightforward, clutter-free breakdown of what the Bible makes known about the future."
Rhodes has long written on end times issues, thus he works to make his theological take on the issues known in a clear and easy-to-read way. The book also comes with charts and infographics to further drive the subject home. Here's more from the description:
You’ll understand the primary players, places, and events relevant to Christ’s second coming timeline the Bible gives for when each event will take place sovereignty and trustworthiness of God, who has a perfect plan for your future Basic Bible Prophecy will help you view history past and still-to-come as a reason to live expectantly, righteously, and with a Christlike perspective.
Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time?
Joel Rosenberg is yet another end-times author worth reading. His book, "Implosion" explores some of the issues facing culture and society today and related them back to biblical truth. At the core of this eschatology book are some questions, which are presented in the description:
Will history’s greatest democracy stage a miraculous comeback, returning to the forefront of the world’s economic and spiritual stage? Can America’s religious past be repeated today with a third Great Awakening? Or will the rise of China, Russia, and other nations, coupled with the U.S.’s internal struggles, send her into a decline from which there can be no return? Implosion helps readers understand the economic, social, and spiritual challenges facing the United States in the 21st century, through the lens of biblical prophecy.
Find out more about "Implosion.
The End: A Complete Overview of Bible Prophecy and the End of Days
The last book on our eschatology book list is "The End" by author Mark Hitchcock. This book offers yet another overview of biblical prophecy. The description promises to offer "a solid biblical foundation for Christians to explore the essential truths around this topic―the end of the world."
Find out more about the book here.
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