By Mark Hitchcock, Multnomah Books, hardcover, 208 pages, $19.99.
In the Late Great United States: What Bible Prophecy Reveals About America’s Last Days, Mark Hitchcock, author and frequent lecturer on prophecy themes Mark Hitchcock provides a straightforward review of the many questions and concerns people have about America’s role in the last days. According to the author, the Bible doesn’t specifically mention the U.S. as having a prominent place in the end times. This may indicate that America could fall from power in the last days. Hitchcock provides further evidence of the nation’s possible collapse with the current economic crisis, America’s reliance on foreign oil and the threat of Islamic terrorism. Although this may seem gloomy, Hitchcock says that Christians can find hope in knowing what will happen to them when they leave this earth. He also names three things Christians should do to keep America protected and under God’s favor for as long as possible: Remain vigilant in support of the state of Israel, continue to spread the gospel, and do all they can to practice and promote righteousness. With its personal yet realistic tone, this book is very informative and viable in a time where people want real answers.