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The End Times Survival Guide (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          I believe Mark Hitchcock provides definitive and clear help showing how we can survive the end times, when we get there. He helps us understand what those times look like, but at the same time lets us know, as scripture tells us, "Do not lose heart" (2 Corinthians 4:16, Berean Study).

          I know within the full context of 2 Corinthians 4:16 we're told that "[Everything] is for your benefit, so that the grace that is extended to more and more people may overflow in thanksgiving, to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, yet our inner self is being renewed day by day. For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles. So we fix our eyes not on what is sen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 14:15-18, Berean Study, italics mine for verse 16).

          With that said, Mark is doing his best within the pages of the book to show us what it means to hold on until the glorious appearing of Christ Jesus. In these pages of his book he gives to all of us as fellow believers in Jesus tools, such as prayer, showing us the armor with which we put on (found in Ephesians 6), how we can work and improve our faith, and so forth and so on. He does a great job in my book to show each of us God's ways so that we may be prepared for the days of persecution that awaits each of us. It's not a matter of if, but rather when.

          I truly have read this book and will most likely read it again to see if I have missed anything. Suffice it to say that I do believe it deserves multiple readings and is very well written. Mark has also written books such as Russia Rising, which I have in my possession, as well as The Last Hour. Mark Hitchcock serves as the pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma and is also an Associate Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary where he completed a master's and doctoral degrees.

           I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Momentum/Navpress so that to give an unbiased and objective review of it.