From a review by Sherri Fulmer Moorer for ReadersFavorite.com.
Current events have all of us wondering what’s happening with the world. In this book, Page gives us a comprehensive analysis of biblical and historical writings that show us the signs that Jesus will return and encourages us to prepare for a day that is coming closer every time the Earth turns. The facts presented give us a clear understanding of what to expect when the time comes and, more importantly, admonish us to be prepared. Arnold V Page explains many points that had me confused, especially in the prophecies of Daniel and the Book of Revelation. His writing is excellent, clear and concise, with examples from his personal experiences and other people he has known or heard of. The Date of Christ Return isn’t a “scare tactic”, but rather an encouraging reminder of the power of our faith that will sustain us for all of eternity.
The Date of Christ’s Return, by Arnold V Page
Reviewed by Raju Chacko in January 2022 for Reedsy.com
A highly topical book addressing growing global concerns about the end of the world from a Biblical perspective.
When nature begins to rebel in open view and on a scale of such alarming proportions as we witness today, can there be any doubt that it’s sending out a looming, sinister message to everyone living? One that plainly and bluntly says: “The end of life is approaching. How will you face it?”
The Date of Christ’s Return by Arnold V Page starts by discussing around ten key early warning signs that point to serious trouble coming on Earth in the not-too-distant future. His analysis is based on recent facts/data obtained from renowned organizations like the UN, leading universities, The World Wildlife Fund, etc. To this, he adds relevant historical events, dates, and figures, going all the way back to the creation of Earth. For the future, he fills in Biblical prophecy. Then, going back and forth on the timeline, linking events, he weaves what you could call a “complete story of the world, from creation to its end (i.e. hundreds of years into the future).” The result is a fascinating and remarkable portrayal of the world’s entire timeline in one cohesive, panoramic form, from a Biblical perspective.
Besides being a clergyman, the author is an engineer and hence, one who is rooted in solid, practical science, apart from religion. If we lay aside the parts taken/derived from the Bible for a moment, you’ll find his approach faultlessly logical and scientific. Further, the book contains the reasoning behind his conclusions, so there’s little doubt left about the soundness of his claims. As a reviewer, I readily endorse his view that we are indeed heading towards the end of life as we have known it. When exactly? is the only question that may remain open for debate.
There being irrefutable evidence about cataclysmal trouble coming upon the world, we can and must prepare to meet a future that will be gloomy, and sinister. There’ll be poverty, starvation, the appearance of new killer diseases, mass deaths, war, and lots more. It’s against a backdrop of such gloom and tragedy that this book assumes prominence. It’s a beacon of light in the darkness that would help us prepare for what’s coming.
This book is well-written, and the styling, formatting, and overall appearance are good. It’s written in fairly simple (British) English and is enjoyable to read. As one would expect in a book of its kind, there are several tables, footnotes, and appendices of info in it that add substance and a degree of authority to it.
The right audience for this book is anyone concerned about the world’s future. That means everyone, but we have to except children, the elderly, and others who might not be able to rightly value it. I recommend it to futurists, scientists, the religious, seers, prophets, and heads of government. In addition, I recommend it to heads of family units: they could read it and pass the word to their family members. Doubtless, Christians will enjoy it most. However, regardless of your religion/value system, I would urge you to read this book, as you may be able to use its wealth of well-researched basic data/info in many ways that are useful to you.
Since "The Date of Christ's Return" was published in April 2022, world events have moved on. This updated version, to be published on November 1st 2022, includes references to the war in Ukraine, expands on the subject of global warming, and explains Ezekiel's prophecy of the Gog and Magog invasion of Israel.