Beeke, Joel R. & Smalley, Paul
All of us think about the end times. When we reflect on what will happen not only when we die but when this present age ends, some combination of ideas, images, hopes, and fears floods our minds. In The Future of Everything, William Boekestein encourages us to allow our thoughts on the end times to be guided by God’s Word. While combing the Scriptures to find direction related to subjects like death, the millennial kingdom, the return of Christ, the resurrection, judgment, heaven, and hell, Boekestein helps us cultivate a vision for the future that impacts our walk before God’s face today.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Introducing Eschatology
1. Why Should I Study the End Times?
2. How Can I Understand Prophecy?
Part 2: Personal Eschatology
3. We’re All Going to Die
4. Between Death and the End
Part 3: General Eschatology
5. He’s Coming Again
6. A Thousand Years?
7. The Dead Will Rise
8. The Final Judgment
10. The New Heavens and Earth
Part 4: Applied Eschatology
11. The End Times and the Kingdom of God
12. The End Time and the Mission of the Church
William Boekestein is pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
“Here is a clear, orderly survey of what the Bible teaches us to expect as God works out His purpose for His world.” — J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Emeritus, Regent College
“Here is a truly excellent guide to the Christian’s blessed hope. William Boekestein begins with the principles that safely guide us through this minefield, then helps us to see what the Bible really says about our personal future and the future of the world. I especially love its closing chapters, which show us how these truths impact our lives in the world and the church. Enjoy the full menu—including the sobering reality of hell and the ecstasy of heaven! Here is a pastor inviting us to a soul-enriching study through a captivating book that is hard to put down.” — Conrad Mbewe, pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church, chancellor of African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia
“Pastor Boekestein has written a simple but solid and, at times, searching guide to eschatology. This is not in any way a ‘theoretical’ book, but rather one that is immensely practical for all Christians. I personally think many will find this to be clear and compelling on topics of great importance.” — Mark Jones, pastor at Faith Vancouver PCA
“A brief simple book on the end times? Is that possible? You have it in your hands, and with just a little effort you can soon have it in your head and heart. It will not only prepare you for the end but also equip you to prepare others for eternity.” — David Murray, professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, author of Jesus on Every Page, Reset, and Exploring the Bible