Top 10 Books on Eschatology
These books represent the strongest cases for amillenialism, postmillenialism, and historic premillenialism.
1. The Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema [l, e, p, s]
Solid amillenial defense.
2. A Case for Amillenialism by Kim Riddlebarger [l, e, p, s]
Another solid amillenial case.
3. Coming of the Kingdom by Herman Ridderbos [e, p, s]
Ridderbos is very helpful in explaining the ‘already, not yet‘ principle of God’s kingdom in redemptive history.
4. Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God? by Keith Mathison [y, l, e, p, s]
Mathison does a great job dissecting classical Dispensationalism. Also helpful on deconstructing classical Dispensationalism is Vern Poythress’, Understanding Dispensationalists.
5. Postmillenialism: An Eschatology of Hope by Keith Mathison [e, p, s]
I have yet to read this, but Keith is a thorough and sound writer. I have also heard that this is one of the finest defenses of Postmillenialism.
6. The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text by Greg Beale [p, s]
A very technical yet helpful commentary on Revelation. Also helpful is Richard Bauckham’s, The Theology of the Book of Revelation.
7. A Case for Historic Premillenialism by Craig Blomberg [l, e, p, s]
8. The Returning King: A Guidebook to the Book of Revelation by Vern Poythress [l, e, p, s]
Another helpful book on Revelation.
9. The Israel of God by O. Palmer Robertson [e, p, s]
A solid explanation of the relationship of Israel to the church.
10. The Meaning of the Millenium (4 views) edited by G.E. Ladd [l, e, p, s]
A helpful introduction and dialogue between different eschatological positions.
(c=children; y=young adult; l=lay leader; e=elder; p=pastor; s=scholar)