Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Latter Rain - Book Review

The Latter Rain is in a much different Genre than books I have reviewed in the past. Having said that, I must say I quite enjoyed it. Now I’ll tell you the complete title. ‘The Latter Rain – Using the Book of Isaiah as the Key to Unlock Bible Prophecies That are Relevant Today’. This is the part where you say, “Isaiah, you read a book about the prophecies in Isaiah and you enjoyed it?” Actually, yes.

James M. Conis has laid out this book in a format that is easy to follow and understand. He uses a mix of scriptures from the Old and New Testament alternating with his interpretation of what they say. He invites the reader to pray for wisdom and understanding to know if the insights are correct. His desire is to lead people closer to God and bring them a clear perspective of what the ancient prophets are saying about what is happening in our world today.

To make an understanding of the bible more simple, Conis breaks down relevant types and symbols that are prevalent in the scriptures. Rain is symbolic for the word of God or revelation. Much of his book is devoted to a discussion of the former rain period, when prophets were present on the earth, separated by a famine period when there are no prophets and ending with the latter rain, when prophets are again present on the earth.

Though I did not agree with everything in ‘The Latter Rain’, I found the book to be informative, entertaining and well written. To purchase this book go to this link . As a special promotion, when you put TOUR in the coupon code, you will receive 20% off your order.


The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

I also reviewed this book and agree with you! Great review.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Nice review. The book's approach is interesting. Simpler is good in my book.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

that seems like a phenomenal undertaking. I'm impressed someone attempted it and did well! thanks for sharing.

Jane Isfeld Still said...

Thanks Cathy. I am always interested in anything to do with Isaiah.

Jim Conis said...

Thanks for the review.

Debbie Davis said...

Great review! I thought he had a great way of conveying his thoughts too! =0)

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