Recently a friend showed me a book that they'd been recommended to read on the book of Revelation. "I'm baffled", they said, waving the standard, respected volume at me.
It isn't terribly easy to find an accessible, straight-forward help to understanding the book of Revelation or the doctrine of eschatology, the last things. I like Sam Storms' "Kingdom Come", Wilcock's "Message of Revelation" and Bewes "The Lamb Wins", among others.
Now you can add "How will the world end?" by Jeramie Rinne. The book has immediate advantages over all the others, however.
Firstly, it is very short. Just 96 pages. And some of the pages have diagrams on them! It really won't take you long to read this book.
Secondly, the cover is a very pleasing shade of red. Perhaps the reddest book cover I have ever seen. Any more red and it might slip into the infra-red and become invisible.
More importantly, the book is surprisingly comprehensive. You'll find discussions of preterism, futurism, dispensationalism... the author really has been very skilful in saying a lot with few words.
Again he's been extremely fair. I don't think anyone would read this book and feel unjustly misrepresented. In fact you might be tempted to accuse him of being too fair, or of hedging his bets.
But as a primer on eschatology, this is an excellent little book, just right for starting to read about where the world is heading. Clear, helpful, short, red, what's not to like? Buy it and read it!
I received this book free from the publisher in return for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.