Books that deal with the “end time” events and a coming “apocalypse” are very common today. It seems almost daily that a new book comes out claiming to have new insight into the revelatory events found in the Bible. Couple this with the movies coming out of Hollywood and the “end times” themes on television and you can see that we are a society that is inundated with the reality of biblical prophecy. One of the sound, conservative, and dependable voices within the “end times” conversation has been, and still remains, Dr. David Jeremiah. In his latest book, “Agents of the Apocalypse; A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times”, he writes from a perspective that stands against his other works on this subject.
Agents of the Apocalypse is a fictional narrative. Simply out, the book uses a set of characters to demonstrate what life might be like on earth as the biblical events such as the Rapture, the Great Tribulation, and the Battle of Armageddon unfold. Jeremiah tells ten fictional stories: The Exile, The Martyrs, The 144,000, The Two Witnesses, The Dragon, The Beast from the Sea, The Beast from the Earth, The Victor, The King and The Judge. Each story is followed by a “The Scripture Behind The Story” section. In this section, the author dives into the biblical content of the previous story. For example, in Jeremiah’s chapter, “The Beast From The Sea”, he details the nature of the Antichrist. He includes two charts. The first contrasts Christ and the Antichrist. The second deals with the Antichrist’s work during the Tribulation Period. Subsections in this chapter include: His (The Antichrist) Preparation, Presentation, Personality, Plan, Pride, Peace Treaty, Persecutions, Power, Profaneness, and Punishment.
I do not read a great deal of fiction work. However, Agents of the Apocalypse is a great work. Jeremiah has smartly woven sound biblical teaching in an easily relatable storyline. Due to the fictional side of the work, it seems at times that the author is reaching to make his point. The biblical exposition outweighs any negative feelings on the fiction side.
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