If you are curious about last days prophecies, signs of the times, and the second coming of Jesus Christ, I urge you to begin any study or preparation on a foundation of the principles outlined by Brent L. Top in this book.
The first chapter was kinda weak but the rest is great. Each chapter is focused and well laid out. Very stimulating.
Brother Top has summarized many aspects of the good that faithful followers of Christ can do in preparing for The Day when we meet our Savior and what to avoid so we are centered , prepared and have our lamp oil sufficiently in store . I have highly recommended this book for my family and friends , especially those who may have a tendency to be caught up with alarmists and the naysayers both.
Such and enlightening and optimistic book. Knowing the signs is important but not as important as being personally ready for the 2nd Coming. This book is written a very simple but powerful way. It is not a long book but one that makes you long to read it again and long to improve your life. He makes it clear that these are this thoughts but backs them up with scripture. You feel hopeful and peaceful while reading this book. I recommend it to anyone.
Brent makes it clear this book is based on his own thoughts and conclusions regarding the signs of the times and the second coming of the Savior, but Wow. His thought provoking questions and study through scripture to find understanding is incerdible. I reflected on these questions and thoughts and applied them to the context of my own life and it's helped me find a deeper meaning for being prepared for my life's journey. Thank you for putting your thoughts and research into a book. I have a new perspective, and it feels right.
As I read this book, it drew me into a realization. I have always feared the Second Coming along with all the prophesies of destruction, despair, plagues, and misery! But Brent Top explains how focusing on the negative will pull us down. How we don’t need to worry so much about signs, as we do being prepared individually and as a family. As we try to look for the positive side of Jesus Christ’s return, we can look forward to that day, despite trials and hardships. Our Heavenly Father has planned A way for us to receive spiritual power as we look for Holy Places to stand. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to remain positive in a growingly wicked world.
Brent Top uses scriptures, stories, quotes and hymns and his personal thoughts to help us all gain hope and excitement in preparing for the Second Coming of our Savior. He helps us see where our focus and energies should really be and gives great ideas on how we can look at ourselves today and make course corrections to love and serve as the Savior did, which will benefit our families, our wards, and our communities. How should we prepare? How can we collect the necessary oil? By becoming like Him!
This was an excellent read. Very enlightening. I know what is really important in my life as we live in these last days, and this book helped cement those ideals.
This was a very interesting book. It deals with the spiritual preparedness that needs to take place as opposed to physical preparations and sign-watching that seems to be an increasingly popular pastime. There are some very interesting ideas to ponder on your own level of spiritual preparation and how looking at several of the parables in a different light can help us as we strive to become more like the Savior to be worthy of being with the Savior when He returns. This book is not particularly long, but provides a wealth of information on what is really necessary to prepare.
Brother Top does an excellent job helping his readers understand the Second Coming. This book really helped me understand what really is important when thinking about and preparing for the Second Coming of our Savior. I have a new perspective and know that I need to focus on everyday preparation and filling my oil lamp, and not rely so much on the signs of His coming. I really enjoyed this book! I would definitely recommend it!
I was always looking for a book listing and explaining all the signs of His second coming. I did not find this in this book. What I found was better. It has changed my way of thinking about His second coming with the emphasis on my being ready rather than reading the signs. it is an easy read but with a profound change in my thinking. It encourages you to focus on being ready for the second coming, whenever it comes, by being Christ-like in charity and pure love. I enjoyed this book immensely.
This book helped me to review where i am presently and where I want to be spiritually. Brother Top is a great teacher and emphasized if we are working and progressing daily spiritually we will be ready when He comes again. A great reality check for me!
This book is very well written, clear, easy to follow and understand for teens or adults. The chapters follow a very logical pattern. and cover the subject matter thoroughly. Brother Top uses examples from the scriptures and quotes from LDS apostles and first presidency members.. The author gives the same answer in response to the question of when will the Second Coming be as has been given by the Lord and our Church leaders. The examples and stories are excellent. For those interested or concerned about this subject this is a book that fully and completely answers any question they may have.
Watch and Be Ready focuses on the importance of personal spiritual preparation while explaining the signs preceding the Savior's second coming. It by-passes the hype and explains what each individual should and must do to ready themselves for Christ's return. It replaces fear with faith and anxiety with peace. A welcome and well written review for those who want to watch and spiritually be ready!
Top's writing style is easy to read and understand. He draws you in and teaches with scriptures and stories. This book will fill you with hope about the Second Coming.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a quick read, but very thorough with an in depth look at specifically what the scriptures tell us about the second coming and what we need to do to prepare ourselves individually. I like how it wasn’t a bunch of speculation, but real scriptures and quotes and not a focus on the signs or interpretation of signs. It has helped me gain a new, optimistic outlook for the future and the second coming, as well as a renewed sense of peace and desire to do good works. Thank you Bro. Top for providing such a meaningful book on what is the most important topic of these the latter-days!
In Brother Top’s own words, “This book is more about preparation than prophecy—more about spiritual readiness than sign recognition.” Even though he talks about the parables that the Savior gave talking about the second coming, he explains them in a way that shows us the spiritual implications for us in these latter days. His four chapters are divided into four sections (The Question, The Answer, The Meaning, and the Promise) that show us what the Savior was trying to teach us, and how we should apply this knowledge in our lives. It is an easy read book, but fascinating in the teachings given. I especially liked all of the references that he gave referring to the temple. This is a book that I will refer to again as I need to remind myself of what I am to do to be ready for the second coming.
I enjoyed this book especially the personal examples and the Jewish history giving some background about the parables. I also liked his emphasis on the importance of people coming together within the church to worship, help, and support each other.
Thank you. Great easy to read. So many cleared up question. I will use this book as a great reference. Thank you
I really enjoyed this book, much more than I could have imagined! This is the first book I have read (actually listened to) by this author. The MP3 version of the book is read by the author and he does a great job. The book itself is such a wealth of information and quotes from General Authorities,etc. I found myself constantly stopping the audio book to write down quotes and thoughts that came to my mind. It is such a great book that makes you think so much. The book is not all about the different signs and trying to guess when the second coming will happen, rather, one of the main points is that is doesnt really matter when Christ will return, we need to live like he is coming today. I love this book! It is the kind of book you have got to have on your bookshelf. I can't wait to re-read it. I recommend it to everyone!