often discussions about the End Times are fraught with wild speculation or
discord. But a biblical view of eschatology places Jesus' return and victory at
the center. All Christians hold this hope in common.
Dayton Hartman focuses on this common ground to reveal why the way we think
about the End Times matters. Christian eschatology should be rooted in biblical
orthodoxy to inspire hope and greater faithfulness in the present age. That's
the point of eschatology after all! Drawing from his own ministry experience,
Hartman testifies to the unifying power of Jesus' victory.
Hartman is not only a gifted writer who brings the essentials of theology from
history to relevance in the present, he also does so in a way that is clear, and
clearly helpful. Jesus
another fine example of this as he helps all of us know with greater clarity the
"reason for the hope that is in us" as we await the return of our Lord Jesus. I
hope many people will read this book in these days.
Jason G. Duesing,
author of Mere
Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism,
provost and associate professor of historical theology, Midwestern
about the end times can produce confusion, idle speculation, and fear. Dayton
us that this doesn't have to be the case. Instead, thinking biblically about
eschatology brings clarity, confidence, and hope. This is because--as Hartman
reminds us in biblical, theological, historical, and creedal ways--the simple
truth is that Jesus wins. And that's good news! This book will edify, inform,
and encourage every Christian, but especially those who want to understand more
clearly what the Bible says about The End.
Matthew Y. Emerson,
associate professor of religion, director of master of arts in Christian studies
and intercultural studies programs, Oklahoma Baptist University