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In The High Sign, David S. Heeren relates his thirteen-year experience of frequent Bible study and compiling evidence for his conclusion that a comet will be the celestial sign of Jesus's Second Coming. Rather than contradicting the scriptures in Matthew stating that no one can predict the day of His coming, Heeren teaches, "The Day of the Lord comet will be the last and perhaps the greatest evangelism tool in world history."
The book includes fifteen chapters; each concludes with a helpful summary of the detailed content. Throughout the book, Heeren illustrates how God has used comets to accomplish His purpose through events in history. The book's final three chapters provide evidence that God will use a comet as a herald of Christ's Second Coming. Ultimately, when Christians recognize the celestial sign, they will have a final opportunity to share the gospel with unbelievers. Heeran expresses that the book's purpose is not to dwell on distress and tribulation, but rather to be prepared.
When I read the book's synopsis, my interest was piqued, but I wondered if it was going to predict the timeline of the Second Coming. Since the Bible teaches in Matthew 24:36, that "...no one will know the day..." I am always skeptical when books seem to imply otherwise. However, my concerns were soon put to rest once I started to read. It's evident that Heeran is a methodical Bible scholar who has done his research. Additionally, the book was organized, and careful attention was given to presenting the content in a manner that anyone can understand. The summaries at the end of each chapter were especially helpful in that regard.
On the other hand, my least favorite chapter was Comet Objects Shaping Up. In this chapter, Heeran lists specific objects, both animate and inanimate that he believes are referenced in the Bible as images of comets. I could fathom some of the items he includes such as in Revelation 5:1: "I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll." I can visualize a flying scroll as a comet. However, there are in total 54 objects that Heeran describes as comet-shaped, and honestly, some of them seemed like a stretch to me. However, it isn't necessary to agree with all of Heeran's conclusions, in order to take away insights from the book.
The book appears to be professionally edited, as I didn't note any errors. I'm pleased to rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend the book to readers who enjoy Bible study related to the Second Coming of Christ. Those who are sensitive to content related to the tribulation may prefer to pass on this one.
The High Sign
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