A month or so ago there was discussion on this board regarding knowing the signs of the end times. I just finished reading a book by Tim LaHaye entitled The Merciful God of Prophecy: His Loving Plan for You in the End Times, which I would recommend to those of you who are interested in this topic. Dr. LaHaye has written the book in a personal style so that you feel he is having a conversation with you. He throws a lot of light on God and Jesus Christ as beings of love and mercy and explains why prophecies about the end times matter. If you have read any of the Left Behind books, you will already be familiar with Dr. LaHaye as a fiction writer. I also have read Dr. LaHayes book Are We Living in the End Times? and found it to be a very interesting and thoughtful work.