Tipping Point: The Book
Hope, peace, and the truth about the times we are living in
|Jimmy Evans||Jun 8, 2020||37||3|
I’ve been reading studies of biblical prophecy as long as I’ve been reading the Bible itself, and I mean that literally. I bought my first Bible and a copy of Hal Lindsey’s The Late, Great Planet Earth on the same day.
Not long after we got married, my wife, Karen, and I went to a local Christian bookstore so we could each buy ourselves a Bible. I’d never been in a Christian bookstore before. In fact, I’d only been a Christian for a few weeks! I was 19 when I gave my life to Jesus—and that was just a week before we got married. Karen and I started going to church, and our “young marrieds” Sunday School class encouraged us to read our Bibles every day.
This was decades before you could visit sites like biblegateway.com or biblehub.com. It was long before the Internet even existed! But we wanted to read the Bible, so we decided we needed to go out and purchase our own. That’s how we found ourselves in the Christian bookstore. It was a whole new world for me. I had no idea it would have so many books on so many topics!
A book with a bold, bright-red cover caught my eye. It was called The Late, Great Planet Earth. I picked it up, scanned the cover, and then opened it to the table of contents. Before long, I understood what it was: a book that talked about the destiny of the world, and specifically what the Bible said about it. This was shocking to me. Until then, I had no idea the Bible predicted future world events.
I bought Lindsey’s book, took it home and read it immediately. It fascinated me. Since I also had my own Bible, I read both books side by side. Every time the book would reference Scripture, I would look it up to make sure it was really in the Bible. (This took me a long time, because I had no idea how to navigate my Bible or locate books and verses.)
But in every case, I found those verses—and I read further. In the process, I fell in love with the Bible and prophecy. Fifty years later, I still love the Bible and I love studying what it says about the future of humanity. I’ve read hundreds of books on prophecy. I’ve studied every prophetic Scripture and text many times. I’ve spent the last 40 years preaching on biblical prophecy and how it relates to current events.
My latest book comes out in July. It is called Tipping Point and is the culmination of a career immersed in what the Bible says about our future. And as you may have gathered from my writings here, I believe that prophetic future is very, very near. The title of my new book may sound familiar to some readers. In 2000, a popular author named Malcolm Gladwell wrote an enormously popular book called The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. That book was about how products, ideas and messages reach a moment of critical mass—a tipping point—after which they spread like wildfire. There’s no going back.
While our books share the same title, we definitely don’t share the same subject matter. But the idea of a “tipping point” still applies. We have reached the boiling point of something far bigger than an idea or cultural message. We are on the verge of the biggest event in world history. We are on the cusp of the end of the age. As I write in the book, we aren’t just approaching the end times. We are living in the end of the end times. Tipping Point explains exactly why I believe this to be true.
Here’s what a few others have said about the book:
“In Tipping Point, Pastor Jimmy weaves together both Biblical truths and practical applications, making prophecy approachable and applicable for anyone with various depths of knowledge on the subject.”
—Mark Driscoll, Founding Senior Pastor, Trinity Church
“End Times and Prophecy are on the minds of believers everywhere, and there is no one better than Jimmy Evans to inform and instruct on what is next for God’s people.”
—Joni Lamb, co-founder, Daystar Television Network
“Jimmy Evans offers a deeply biblical, well-researched, and incredibly powerful perspective on the end times that now more than ever is critical to understand.”
—Rabbi Jason Sobel, Founder and President of Fusion Global
I wrote this book because I want to educate and comfort believers about the events on our horizon. Over the years, I have found that some people don’t like Bible prophecy. It frightens them to hear about the end times! While I empathize with these people, I firmly believe Bible prophecy was given to comfort us. Understanding prophecy helps us contextualize the events happening in the world. Others may be confused or frightened, but you can be calm and comforted.
I am so thankful for the gift of Bible prophecy and I am excited for you to read Tipping Point! It releases on July 7, 2020. I hope you’ll order the book here.