Rick Shrader‘s Review:
I thought I had read everything that Charles Ryrie had written but when a lady in our church was giving away some of her old books I saw this 1981 copy and realized I had never read it. Ryrie wrote this as his answer to Robert Gundry’s 1973 book The Church and the Tribulation, on post-tribulationism, and George Ladd’s historic premillennial (also post-tribulational) 1956 book, The Blessed Hope. Ryrie presents the pre-tribulational view and the classic arguments for it such as, the absence of the church in the tribulation, Imminency, the Day of the Lord covering all seven years of the tribulation, the “wrath of God” which appears in all seven years, the Hebrew marriage analogy of the Bride and Groom, and the antichrist who is revealed at the beginning of the tribulation. This is classic Ryrie and traditional dispensational pre-tribulational, premillennial eschatology. I found it a refreshing read.