Out of the box. That’s the first phrase that comes to mind in describing Brandon Andress’s book: “And Then The End Will Come!”
The different writing style and format offers a different reading experience. The single line statements and non-clogged-paragraphs keep my hyper mind interested. It’s as though you’re not really reading a book, but having a conversation over a hot cup of coffee. I like that.
This is not a typical end times book. The focus is not as much on the how, the when, or the sequence of the end times events. The focus is on the here and now. What we, as Christ followers should be doing in light of the end times. Treating others as Jesus did. Loving, being humble, turning the other cheek, serving, sharing. This stuff is so important.
“Responsibility has been given to us presently, while he is not with us, to be sensible, wise, and prudent… until he returns. Responsibility has been given to us presently, while he is not with us, to keep the light of our good works shining even through the darkest hours… until he returns. Responsibility has been given to us presently, while he is not with us, to take what has been entrusted to each of us and put it to good use so as to extend God’s reign on earth… until he returns.”
As Christians, getting our own relationship with Christ in tune is discussed. When times get dark and worldly hope fades, what an opportunity to let Christ’s light shine through and around us. Brandon does a great job of stressing this point.
“If we aren’t living like Christ presently, when times are relatively good, then we will never live like Christ if times get really difficult in the future.”
Overall, I think this book takes the focus off the “end times” and points to the real source of life; Jesus Christ. That’s how I know that this book is a winner. It speaks truth and professes hope. We can all use some of that, right!?
I strongly recommend this book. Great read!