Friday, June 8, 2012

Book #33

And the Lamb Wins: Why the End of the World is Really Good News, by Simon Ponsonby.

Ponsonby's books occupy an important middle ground between academic theology and dumbed-down pop theology. His books are serious, but manage to be readable and understandable.

This book covers the range of end-times doctrines that fall under the theological term of "eschatology." The provocative topics covered here include the return of Christ, the tribulation and rapture, the role of Israel in the future, and the role of the antichrist.

Ponsonby fairly presents the various positions on these controversial doctrines, but does eventually argue for a particular "take" on the issues. And although I disagree with him on a few points, I never felt that my positions were caricatured. The book is well-researched and well-presented, and I would recommend it for any student of these doctrines.

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