The Late Great Planet Earth

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Zondervan, 1970 - Religion - 192 pages
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The impact of The Late Great Planet Earth cannot be overstated. The New York Times called it the "no. 1 non-fiction bestseller of the decade." For Christians and non-Christians of the 1970s, Hal Lindsey's blockbuster served as a wake-up call on events soon to come and events already unfolding -- all leading up to the greatest event of all: the return of Jesus Christ. The years since have confirmed Lindsey's insights into what biblical prophecy says about the times we live in. Whether you're a church-going believer or someone who wouldn't darken the door of a Christian institution, the Bible has much to tell you about the imminent future of this planet. In the midst of an out-of-control generation, it reveals a grand design that's unfolding exactly according to plan. The rebirth of Israel. The threat of war in the Middle East. An increase in natural catastrophes. The revival of Satanism and witchcraft. These and other signs, foreseen by prophets from Moses to Jesus, portend the coming of an antichrist . . . of a war which will bring humanity to the brink of destruction . . . and of incredible deliverance for a desperate, dying planet.

  

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A great prophesy!!

User Review  - Texgrandma - Christianbook.com

I wanted to reread Late Great Planet Earth and found it easy to read and accurate beyond belief. Who would have thought that a modern day prophet could be so accurate, to the point that he meets God's ... Read full review

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User Review  - willowtree - Christianbook.com

Read this back in the 70's and couldn't really see what it was saying. Now I totally understand and can see everything clearly. Hal Lindsey really did an excellent job with this book. I can look at ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Future Tense
11
When Is a Prophet a Prophet?
19
Do We Really Live and Learn?
27
Israel O Israel
42
Russia Is a Gog
59
Sheik to Sheik 72
72
The Yellow Peril
81
Rome on the Revival Road
88
The Future Fuehrer
98
Revival of Mystery Babylon
114
The Ultimate Trip
135
World War III
146
The Main Event
169
Polishing the Crystal Ball
180
Copyright

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About the author (1970)

Hal Lindsey is a Christian evangelist who has written many best-selling books on Biblical prophecy. Born in Houston, Texas, Lindsey was a brawling, hard-drinking tugboat captain on the Mississippi River during his youth, until a born again experience transformed his life. He described those experiences in "The Events That Changed My Life" (1977). After his conversion, Lindsey earned a degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and worked with Campus Crusade for Christ for eight years. Lindsey first won renown for "The Late Great Planet Earth" which he co-wrote with Carole Carlson in 1970. The book used the Biblical prophets to interpret contemporary events and quickly became a best seller. Lindsey and Carlson followed that success with "Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth" (1972), which explores the Bible's teachings about the devil. In "There's a New World Coming" (1973, rev. ed. 1984), Lindsey expanded on the themes of "The Late Great Planet Earth', with similar success. His other books include "The 1980's: Countdown to Armageddon" (1980), "Combat Faith" (1986) and "Amazing Grace" (1995). Lindsey has explained the appeal and success of his work by describing the formula he used in writing his first book: "As I wrote, I'd imagine that I was sitting across the table from a young person--a cynical, irreligious person--and I'd try to convince him that the Bible prophecies were true," he told an interviewer. "If you can make a young person understand, then the others will understand, too.

C.C. Carlson is the author or coauthor of many books, including Our Values: Stories and Wisdom, and The Teacher Who Couldn't Read.

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