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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (May 11, 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031027771X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310277712
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 1 x 5.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The impact of The Late Great Planet Earth cannot be overstated. The New York Times called it the “no. 1 non-fiction bestseller of the decade.” For Christians and non-Christians of the 1970s, Hal Lindsey’s blockbuster served as a wake-up call on events soon to come and events already unfolding—all leading up to the greatest event of all: the return of Jesus Christ.

The years since have confirmed Lindsey’s insights into what biblical prophecy says about the times we live in. Whether you’re a churchgoing believer or someone who wouldn’t darken the door of a Christian institution, the Bible has much to tell you about the imminent future of this planet. In the midst of an out-of-control generation, it reveals a grand design that’s unfolding exactly according to plan.

The rebirth of Israel. The threat of war in the Middle East. An increase in natural catastrophes. The revival of Satanism and witchcraft. These and other signs, foreseen by prophets from Moses to Jesus, portend the coming of an antichrist . . . of a war that will bring humanity to the brink of destruction . . . and of incredible deliverance for a desperate, dying planet -- Publisher

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Hal Lindsey is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books, including Blood Moon and Apocalypse Code. C. C. Carlson is the author or coauthor of many books, including Our Values: Stories and Wisdom and The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read

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I wish I had read this book sooner.
Ed
The fact that none of these biblical "prophets" ever gets anything right never stops guys like Lindsey from making a fortune on books like this.
Mark H. Drought
I highly recommend that this be one of the two must read books on your personal list.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. McWhorter TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
I have very mixed emotions about this book. I read it in the 1980's. In retrospect, most all that was taught in the book turned out to be incorrect. Hal Lindsey never claimed to be a "Prophet", therefor I will not accuse him of being a "False Prophet", but I will say that his attempt to map Biblical Events onto the headline news of the day were woefully incorrect.

Hal started an unfortunate trend of interpreting Biblical Prophecy based on today's headlines. Now, any time someone stumps their toe in Jerusalem, a new book comes out that proclaims the end is near.

In the 30 or so years since this book was published, there have been hundreds of books in a similar vein, that get people whipped up into a frenzy that the end is near, then have their faith shaken when the events do not play out as predicted by the book.

With these concerns, I will say that I did learn and grow by reading the book back in the 1980's. It was the first time that I had ever seen anyone really take the Bible seriously. The book spurred my interest in the Bible, and started me on a quest of daily time in the word which continues till today. I would bet that there are others like me out there, that were drawn into the Bible because of an interest in prophecy.

I do believe that we are living in the last days, but to understand them, one needs to not turn to these sensational prophecy books, but turn to THE book . . . the Bible. The clearest template for end times events is Matthew 24. Prayerfully read his for an overview of how things unfold. Then as you read revelation, map it back against the events of Matthew 24. Also, read Revelation in a Bible with good cross references.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mary Raynor on October 31, 2013
Format: Paperback
Don't let the cover or the writing style of this book put you off. Both were meant to appeal the the hippie generation of the 60's and 70's. The book is actually biblically accurate and the author uses good sources to back up his claims. The book is more timely than ever now, since Russia looks like it is getting back on its feet. Also, the technology for much of that end-times stuff, like the mark of the beast, is here now, along with computers. scanning, GPS, and satelite tv. I cannot attest for the author's personal life; I don't know him personally, of course. But I do feel the book is accurate. It was ahead of its time, really, and seems more plausible now than it did when it was written. It goes into subjects like the rapture and a literal millennial kingdom ruled by Jesus Christ -- subjects that have been forgotten even by bible-believing churches in our day. Five stars.
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27 of 40 people found the following review helpful By "kickin4christ" on October 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be an excilent start for me into the end times and Biblical prophecy. I believe that Hal has recieved a lot of flac for inacurate perdictions. He is not a prophet! He is only making educated guesses about the end times. I found his ideas to be very insightful. Because of his book, my christian life has been strenghthend and have myself researched Biblical prophecy and end times scriptures since I read the book. This was formerly a topic that I knew nothing about, and now have become pretty knowlegable.
I strongly recomend this book to any Christian who is interested in knowing more about the end times. The only down side to his book that I found is that in time it had become dated and some of the current events that he speaks about are alomost forgotten. I think some of his more recent books on the same subjects would be a good compliment to this one.
God Bless You! "With God all things are possible" - Matt. 19:26
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41 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Mark H. Drought on April 29, 2004
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Whenever I think we may have actually progressed out of the Dark Ages, I remember that people actually spend good money to read Hal Lindsey's superstitious nonsense. Back in the late 1970s, I read this one, and was amused at its "predictions" for the future. The fact that none of these biblical "prophets" ever gets anything right never stops guys like Lindsey from making a fortune on books like this.
If you read the Bible, you'll see that Jesus believed he was coming right back. He says it over and over again in the Gospels. Guess what ... he was wrong. And that mistake, which Bertrand Russell (among others) has written about (see "Why I Am Not a Christian") has led Christians to wait for 2,000 years for a mythical second coming, which has become a veritable cottage industry.
Because Lindsey's always wrong, he can come out with a new book every year or so, "reinterpreting" the "facts" and make himself a pile of money from the poor benighted sheep who take this stuff seriously. This book got the "end times" ball rolling, but it will never stop, because no matter how wrong this stuff is, someone will always write another one claiming to have it right.
Someday, it will be the year 3000, and Hal Lindsey's descendants will be writing about how Jesus is coming any day now because a sheep with three horns was born in Fiji or Ecuador has just invaded Brazil ... and the Bible predicted it would happen to signal the last days.
More power to you Hal -- P.T. Barnum had it right.
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