What are the signs of the last days? How can I prepare for the Second Coming? What will happen when the Savior returns? Am I ready?
Author Roger A. McKenzie answers these and many other questions about the Second Coming in this engaging book for Latter-day Saint youth. Drawing on the scriptures, insights from modern prophets and apostles, and his unique way of connecting with teenagers, the author helps young people understand the events of the times in which we are living. In addition, he shows that the faithful need not fear the last days.
"As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have great reason to hope for the future," he writes. "Jesus loves us, and he wants nothing more than for us to look to the Second Coming with hope and excitement, not fear and doubt."
I enjoyed this book, but I feel the title was misleading. There are very little details about the actual second coming and events leading up to it. The majority of the book reads like a seminary lesson. There is a lot about why it's important to follow the prophet, choose good friends, and read the scriptures. These are important subjects, but there's a lot more of that than there is study of the Second Coming. The audiobook also sounds like your sitting in a Primary lesson. True to the verbiage of the title, the author uses a plethora of descriptions like "so cool" and "very neat" in an overly excited tone.
I am not a scriptorian, and I wanted a basic start in understanding the Second Coming. This book has good points, but not what I was looking for.
I had the great opportunity of hearing Brother McKenzie speak at EFY two years ago. He spoke on the subject of the Second Coming and used many quotes and examples from his book, which I had read shortly before. This is an amazing book that has helped me understand the Second Coming and be more able to explain it to others, members or otherwise. I highly recommend this to anyone of any age. It lays out the often complex subject into easy to understand terms. Great book by a great author!
A concise book with short chapter format, quoting scriptures and General Authorities. I'm an adult and do not have teenagers, but totally enjoyed this book. The Second Coming is not all scary! Great as a reference for Church/FHE lessons.