Living in the Millennium by Robert L. Millet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Latter-Day Saint Non-Fiction (Religion)
Expected Publication Date: August 21, 2014
Book Description: The Savior taught through the Prophet Joseph Smith that the time will come when "he that liveth in righteousness shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and the earth shall pass away so as by fire" (Doctrine and Covenants 43:32).
What do we know about that day when Jesus Christ will come in glory to cleanse the earth? And what will life be like after He comes to reign?
In Living in the Millennium, the companion volume to Living in the Eleventh Hour, author Robert L. Millet opens the doors wide to show us what life will be like during and after the Millennium. Relying on the words of ancient and modern prophets, he shares what has been revealed about Christ's preliminary appearances, His return in majesty and power, and His millennial reign—a thousand years of goodness and peace.
Filled with insights, this timely book helps us to understand more fully such eternal doctrines as the resurrection of the just and the unjust, the Judgment, and the many mansions of glory.
Living in the Millennium inspires us to live today as if the Savior were coming tomorrow.
My thoughts: Robert L. Millet takes a closer look at the Millennium, the thousand years when Christ will reign on the Earth. He has taken doctrinal material to put this book together. He made a point of stating that he did not put his personal thoughts and opinions in the book, and he succeeded. At the end of the book there are several pages of sources and scriptural references.
Many of the thoughts expressed were not new to me. I liked the way in which the information was presented. I found myself pondering doctrine and gaining new understanding or looking at it with a different perspective. I also enjoyed that it didn't read like a text book. It was interesting and engaging.
The biggest lesson for me was a greater understanding of my mortality and a bigger sense of my purpose in God's eternal plan. I have a renewed sense of hope. Sometimes I feel that even though I am trying to live a good life everyday that I will never measure up. I needed the reassurance that God is loving and fair.
Next step for me is to read the first book Living in the Eleventh Hour: Preparing for the Glorious Return of the Savior.
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About the Author: Robert L. Millet, an Abraham O. Smoot Professor and former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, is a professor of ancient scripture and a lifelong scholar of the last days. After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from in psychology, he earned a PhD from Florida State University in religious studies. He has served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a seminary teacher, bishop, stake president, and member of the Materials Evaluation Committee. He and his wife, Shauna, are the parents of six children.