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Welcome to the recommended reading list of Rapture Forums. We have put together this list of books that we feel would be good additions to the library of Bible Prophecy students.

The Sifted Generation
by Michael L. Henderson

Summary:Has the final end-time generation-spoken of by Jesus and the prophets-finally arrived? Could our generation be the one that is witnessing the beginning phases of the second coming of the Lord? If so, will you be one of the faithful Jesus finds when He calls His church to heaven? In The Sifted Generation, Pastor Michael Henderson takes a unique look at the final generation from which the true church will be sifted just prior to the days of tribulation that are coming on the entire earth. The Bible tells us the times of that generation will be perilous! Blasphemies, selfishness, rebelliousness, gracelessness, slanderous hearts, hedonistic behavior, and a lack of respect for God, His church, and His commandments will rule the day. As evidenced in the social and cultural wars around the globe, it is evident that the world is already choosing its sides.

Ironically, the Bible declares that a man will arise in the last days. He will be a religious leader who will have great charisma and the uncanny ability to garner support from large sections of unbelieving humanity. Through deceptive words, promises, and the quasi miraculous, this religious leader will then persuade his followers to support one even more sinister than he. This partner in deception will pounce on the opportunity to take the reins of the world under his control. The Sifted Generation explores what life will be like on Earth just before the Lord begins the consummation of all things. The question is: When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the Earth? (Luke 18:8).

The Man of Lawlessness
by Dr. David R. Reagan

Summary: This book contains a survey of everything the Bible has to say about the Antichrist, presented in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand style. One of its special features is a prophecy forum where the opinions of 22 Bible prophecy experts are presented concerning key questions about the Antichrist. It also features a series of in-depth essays about the Tribulation and the Antichrist. 221 pages.

Prophetic Manifesto
by Dr. David R. Reagan

Summary: A 2-episode DVD plus a 40-page booklet containing a very hard-hitting statement of biblical principles regarding the fate of the United States and the soon return of Jesus Christ. Its purpose is to share some sobering truths that are based on prophecies which God gave to biblical prophets thousands of years ago. They are also based on principles the Bible reveals about how God deals with the nations. 2 episodes. 40 pages.

Seven Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy
by Jack Kelley

Summary: There are seven pieces of information that are essential to understanding End Times Prophecy. These seven things are the building blocks for the strong foundation we want. They are: 1) The Sequence of Major End Time Events, 2) The Destiny of the Three Components of Humanity, 3) The Purpose and Length of the Great Tribulation, 4) The Purpose of the Rapture, 5) The Conditions Surrounding the 2nd Coming, 6).The Purpose and Length of the Millennium, and 7) Eternity. Once you've learned them, these seven things will help you avoid the mistakes that have thrown others off of the track. Call it perspective or overview or whatever you want, this combination of facts will give you the ability to put all the prophetic verses in the Bible into their proper context.

Those Who Are Wise Will Shine
by Michael L. Henderson

Summary:Those Who Are Wise Will Shine takes a deeper look at redemption from the perspective of following the lineage of Jesus. In doing this God's amazing work and purpose is brought to light as it directly relates to bringing redemption or salvation into the world. It is punctuated by the simple gospel message that it is Christ that God sent to relate to humanity on our level. Because He became like us, only He is truly able to represent us as our mediator.

The book starts with Adam and progresses from there tracing his bloodline all the way till it stops at Christ. Along the way, God's work is amazingly revealed in the lives and purposes of Cain and Abel, the fallen angels and the Nephilim; the lives of Noah and his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth; the demonic origins of the Tower of Babel and Nimrod. You will learn how God used the angels to scatter the people across the earth and divide the languages. You will be acquainted with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Joseph, Ephraim, and Manasseh; David, Solomon and the Kings who ruled the Divided Kingdoms. And lastly, the pre and post exile days of the Jewish people, and the birth of Jesus followed by His still future, second coming. Literally, the lives of those who were called out and accepted the call to be God's light in a dark world, are exposed, whether in weakness or strength. We see in their lives, the Lord constantly working in and through them and sometimes disciplining them for forgetting Him. Truly, it is an awesome journey!

God's desire has always been to bring salvation to the world. His creation, of which humanity is the crowning glory, is always in His sights. In this book we can learn what it really means to be a part of God's family and what it means to be responsible for bearing the holy nature of God before a lost world.

As a bearer of God's light, never forget Him and never forget your created purpose. "Those Who Are Wise Will Shine!" helps you to embrace the work of God in your redemption.

Living on Borrowed Time: The Imminent Return of Jesus
by Dr. David Reagan

Summary: Dr. David Reagan answers the following questions and many more concerning the signs of the times that point to the soon return of Jesus. Can we know the date when Jesus will return? Can we know the season of His return? What are the key biblical signs of His return? What signs, if any, have already been fulfilled? Are there any signs that are unique to our day and time? What is the most convincing sign of the Lord's soon return?

A unique feature of the book is a prophecy forum composed of 22 Bible prophecy experts who reply to 11 questions concerning the biblical signs of the times that are supposed to signal the imminent return of Jesus.

Footsteps of the Messiah
by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

Summary: Using the Book of Revelation as an end time road map, Dr. Fruchtenbaum weaves the prophetic writings of the Hebrew Scriptures and Messiah's teachings to reveal God's plan for the future of Israel and the world. Dr. Fruchtenbaum gathers the many pieces of the prophetic puzzle and places them in sequential order with the result summed up by Dr. Charles Ryrie in his foreword: "Those who read this book cannot help but be instructed and stimulated by his work."

Footsteps is detailed, thorough and scholarly, yet written in a style that the average reader can easily understand. With a wealth of wisdom drawn from his Jewish background and extensive research, the author even tackles the "problem passages" to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire range of prophetic truth.

"In a thoroughly biblical, balanced, and clear presentation, Arnold Fruchtenbaum plainly lays out God's plan for the future while avoiding the sensational errors of other prophetic writers. I have relied on this book as a resource for years." Michael Rydelnik, Professor of Jewish Studies Program, Moody Bible Institute

Twenty years of teaching Eschatology since the original writing of this book has given Dr. Fruchtenbaum further reflections on some passages. This updated edition includes five new appendices to the book.

Prince of Darkness: Antichrist and the New World Order
by Dr. Grant Jeffrey

Summary: Describing how contemporary events point to the emergence of the Antichrist, who is believed to be among the world's top leaders, a cautionary study reveals prophecies that have come true and how they foretell a messiah's return.

The New Temple and the Second Coming: The Prophecy That Points to Christ's Return in Your Generation
by Dr. Grant Jeffrey

Summary: "Grant Jeffrey has done it again! The rebuilding of the Jewish Temple is the most significant issue in End Times prophecy today. Filled with facts, photos, and insights, The New Temple and the Second Coming is a must-read for Christians and Jews alike."

-Dr. Ed Hindson, Distinguished Professor of Religion, Liberty University

Epicenter: Why Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your Future
by Joel Rosenberg

Summary: With over one million novels in print, New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg has been called "eerily prophetic" and a "modern Nostradamus" for his uncanny ability to write political thrillers that come true. In his first nonfiction book, this evangelical Christian from an Orthodox Jewish heritage takes readers on an unforgettable journey through prophecy and current events into the future of Iraq after Saddam, Russia after Communism, Israel after Arafat, and Christianity after radical Islam. You won't want to miss Joel's exclusive interviews with Israeli, Palestinian, and Russian leaders, and previously classified CIA and White House documents. Similar to the approach Joel takes in his novels, his desire is to draw readers into stories, anecdotes, and predictions in a way that builds confidence that allows Joel to share his faith in Jesus Christ and the reliability of Scripture as a guide to understanding the past and the future. Drawing on his experience in Washington, his own exclusive interviews with world leaders, and his astute political acumen, Joel makes sense of the events surrounding the Middle East. He connects information in a way that will make you understand and really care about the world's most important events and how they impact your life--from gas prices to your bank account.

Specially Selected Christian Fiction Books
by Barbara Henderson

Summary: Barbara Henderson is a good friend of Rapture Forums and we are delighted to offer her 3 fiction e-books for your reading please. You can find them on Amazon.com at the following link:

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Unveiling Mysteries of the Bible
by Dr. Grant Jeffrey

Summary: The Bible is certainly the most mysterious book ever created. The Scriptures are filled with hundreds of curious passages that have puzzled both Jews and Christians for thousands of years. In this powerful, faith-building book, respected author Grant R. Jeffrey takes the reader on a journey of mystery while uncovering deep truths found in the word of God.

"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
But the honour of Kings is to search out a matter."
Proverbs 25:2

Key Topics Include:
-The Mystery of "3 Days and 3 Nights" and Christ's Resurrection
-The Mystery of the Virgin Birth and the Star of Bethlehem
-The Fall of the Walls of Jericho
-Ancient Egyptian manuscript confirms the 10 plagues of Exodus
-Joshua's Long Day
-Jonah and the Great Fish
-The Mystery of the Lost Treasures of the Temple
-Why Christians Worship on Sunday

Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East
by Bill Salus

Summary: "New Insights" Dr. David Reagan - Lamb & Lion Minitries... "Isralestine is a Book I wish I Would Have Written" Dr. David Hocking - Hope For Today Ministries... "Valid Arguments" Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum - Ariel Ministries... "Answered Many of My Longstanding Prophecy Questions" Joseph Farah - Founder of World Net Daily... "Groundbreaking" Tom Horn - Founder of Raiders News Network...

Revelation Road
by Bill Salus

Summary:"I've been studying Bible prophecy for 20 years, and I'm not sure I've ever seen a better, more creative presentation of this all-important subject than Bill Salus's new novel and extensive biblical commentary, Revelation Road. This unique format could become a writing formula for the future! The storyline is believable and engaging, and the bonus for the reader is the impeccable,absorbing research that has become a hallmark of Bill's writing. I enthusiastically endorse this book and encourage you to give copies to those in your circle of influence. You will thoroughly enjoy the story, exhaustive commentary, and the evangelistic heart of the author!" � Jim Fletcher, WORLD NET DAILY book reviewer

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The Next World War: What Prophecy Reveals About Extreme Islam and the West
by Dr. Grant Jeffrey

Summary: "The Next World War is based on one of the most fascinating end-times prophecies. Grant Jeffrey's well-researched and well-written explanation of Bible prophecy makes his timely description of today's events in the Middle East a must read for anyone who cares about what is next on God's prophetic calendar."
-Dr. Tim LaHaye, prophecy scholar and co-author of the best-selling Left Behind series

"Grant Jeffrey knows history, prophecy, and the Middle East.His findings will stir your soul with the anticipation of the coming of Christ in light of the coming crisis in the Middle East."
-Dr. Ed Hindson, assistant chancellor, Liberty University

Countdown to the Apocalypse: Learn to read the signs that the last days have begun.
by Dr. Grant Jeffrey

Summary: A number of prophets had a glimpse of the future, but God gave only one prophet a precise calendar of the end-times events that will affect the current generation.

Writing more than 2,500 years ago, Daniel described a series of cataclysmic events and the signs that will precede the end times. According to prophecy expert Grant R. Jeffrey, many of the signs that Daniel pointed to are visible in our world today.

Daniel's vision reveals startling details about the identity of the coming Antichrist, his political career, his death, and his Satanic resurrection. After completing an exhaustive study of Daniel's prophecies, Dr. Jeffrey presents a detailed description of the Antichrist's rise as world dictator, the mark of the beast, and the political maneuvering that will set the stage for global government. In light of the Hebrew calendar and the cycle of Jewish festivals, Dr. Jeffrey uncovered precise dates for major apocalyptic events, including a timeline for the Antichrist's rise to power, the major events of the Tribulation, and the timing of the Battle of Armageddon.

God allowed Daniel to see the world we will soon live in as we approach the time for the return of the Messiah. Now learn exactly what Daniel knew.

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