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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Book Details:
Title: A Word to the End Time Church
Author: Georgie Newman
2009, VMI Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-935265-02-3
Genre: Inspirational, Motivation, Christian Non-fiction

Book Summary (from the back cover):
Consider this a warning - A Word to the End Time Church - to those yet to establish a relationship with Jesus Christ needing to sincerely consider the claims of the Gospel. It is warning of false prophets, lukewarm living, depending on an easy-believism gospel and relinquishing our responsibility by following a particular teaching.
Consider this a challenge - to Christians everywhere to check where they stand before the Lord and what they need to do for themselves and others so they do not miss out on the first resurrection.
Consider this a sounding alarm - that we need to prepare for our future based on correctly dividing the Word of God for ourselves, not depending on others interpretation - and an opportunity to prepare for the end to come, no matter what the timing is.
Consider the cost - Our future will be determined by our decisions on this earth, so we need to wake up, take responsibility for what we believe and prepare to endure no matter the cost.

My Review:
This book is broken down into two sections: 
Section 1 - How Well Do You Know Him? (Chapters 1-10)
Section 2 - Are You Ready? (Chapters 11 - 24)

Section 1:
I had a hard time with this portion of the book. I felt that the author's tone sounded very overly-spiritual. She uses A LOT of language that I think only those who have been Christians for some time would understand - that churchy kind of language that is learned the longer you attend church. I think that she had a lot of good things to say - and that her heart is in the right place, but I just had a hard time with her delivery. I felt this portion of the book was a little hard to relate too.

Section 2:
I enjoyed this portion of the book much more - and felt that it really was the Word to the End Time Church as the title claims.
Interesting points of interest:
The importance of attending church
Equipping Christians to be aware and discern false teachings now and in the end times
Preparing for the worst-case scenario (a post-tribulation rapture)
What do you really believe?
Prophecies of the End-Time events
A discussion on the 7 churches mentioned in the Book Of Revelation

This section was very good. The chapters dealing with Biblical end-time prophecy was enlightening, intriguing and a little scary. The author really drives home the importance of living our lives according to Biblical principles and aligning ourselves with Christ NOW and becoming mature Christians NOW so that we can survive the hard times that are swiftly approaching.

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of A Word to the End Time Church from Bring It On Publications in exchange for my honest review. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

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