Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Book Review - Latter Rain

Paperback: 305 pages
Publisher: Castle Mountain Press (November 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098271081X
ISBN-13: 978-0982710814
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches

From Amazon:
The Latter Rain explores the symbols and types of the Book of Isaiah, creating a framework that can then be applied to other books of the Bible, helping the reader perceive meaning that was once obscured in symbolism. One such symbolic type is that of rain. While this type is not exclusive to Isaiah, it is used by Isaiah to symbolize the communication from God to man. In Deuteronomy, the Lord himself explains this concept: Deuteronomy 32:1-3 1 GIVE ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: 3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. The term, Latter Rain, therefore means a period of time in the last days when the Lord will again pour out his spirit upon his children on the earth, thus leading them to truth and understanding. This book clarifies these and other concepts pertaining to the last days. Through a methodical analysis of various books contained in the Bible, the reader is able to view the attributes and characteristics of God's communications to his prophets and disciples in ancient times, and to use these observations to predict what one should expect to occur in the period of the Latter Rain. Castle Mountain Press is proud to introduce the book The Latter Rain. Although many books have been written about the prophecies of Isaiah, this book not only correctly identifies the symbols and types found in Isaiah, but uses this new information to make sense of the rest of the Bible. The reader of The Latter Rain, whether familiar with the scriptures or not, comes away from the experience with a completely new perspective on what the ancient prophets are saying about our day and age.

My review:
James Conis has spent years of study to link prophecies of Isaiah to other portions of the Bible. The sheer volume of information in this book reveals how dedicated Conis has been to this task.

Conis has used information from Isaiah in an attempt to explain both ancient and modern events. He likens lack of spiritual information to a physical drought, and Latter Rain represents a return to revelation.

Conis relies on his own conclusions rather than using the explanations of others. While I did not agree with many of his scriptural connections, this book is an interesting read.

You can purchase Latter Rain here.