By Gary North

You have in your hand a literary miracle. Presumably, you have already read it. While it is subtitled, A Biblical Theology of Dominion, it was originally subtitled, An Eschatology of Dominion. It is a book on one of the most difficult and controversial aspects of theology, eschatology, the doctrine of the last things. This book is, in my view, the finest one-volume introduction to biblical eschatology ever written. But being the best book is not what makes it a miracle. What makes it a miracle is that it is sufficiently insightful to be assigned by professors to graduate students in theology, and at the same time sufficiently easy to read to be assigned to laymen's Bible study classes. If you have read it, you already know what I mean.

My favorite story in this regard comes from one of the deacons in our little church in Tyler, Texas. One night he could not sleep, so he got up and went into the living room. There in the living room, at about 3 A. M., was his wife, who was reading Paradise Restored. This is a technically precise theological book whose style does not put readers to sleep. If anything, it keeps them awake. It gets them excited. It should. The idea of Christian victory in history should excite Christians.

When I say that this book is technically precise, I do not mean that it is filled with footnotes to obscure academic journals in theology. Far from it. It has no footnotes at all: In some respects, this is a liability if readers want to track down the origins of the many ideas that Chilton offers throughout this book. Those who want such details had better buy a copy of his commentary on the Book of Revelation, The Days of Vengeance

(Dominion Press, 1987), which is filled with footnotes. He deliberately wrote that book for scholars as well as laymen; Paradise Restored was written for people, not theologians.

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Preparing for Armageddon, Natural Disasters, Nuclear Strikes, the Zombie Apocalypse, and Every Other Threat to Human Life on Earth. Most of us have thought about how we would handle various types of scenarios that could signal the end of the world. There are plenty of movies on the subject, psychological papers, and even survivalists that are part of reality TV shows. Perhaps you have had dreams about being one of the few left and what you would do in order to survive.

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