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Living in the Eleventh Hour: Preparing for the Glorious Return of the Savior

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  141 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Just as the scriptures teach us that the Second Coming of the Lord will be "at midnight" (Matthew 25:6), so the signs of the times teach us that "midnight" is close at hand. In Living in the Eleventh Hour, author Robert L. Millet points our minds and hearts toward the future-to the glorious day that lies ahead. This encouraging work not only assists us a Latter-day Saints ...more
Hardcover, 146 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Deseret Book
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Lacey
Jan 07, 2015 Lacey rated it really liked it
I typically don't enjoy reading books about the second coming because they make me anxious and nervous. However, I love that Brother Millet encourages us to be happy in the last days, and that even though we know terrible things are going to happen, really great things are going to happen as well.
Debbie
Nov 27, 2016 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Although it gave food for thought, it did not provoke fear. In fact it was very reassuring in ways, as "perfect love casts out fear ". I look forward to the sequel "Living in the Millennium ".
Melanie
Feb 28, 2014 Melanie rated it really liked it
This book is a good reminder of what we all need to be doing daily to prepare for the Second Coming. Since nobody knows when it will be, we need to be prepared at all times. There are lots of scriptures, quotes and personal stories included.

He spoke on filling our lamps with oil. When he was a Bishop, a couple came to him asking for help in getting more spirituality in their home. They hadn't been active for many years and their home life was falling apart. He gave several suggestions and they
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Shanda
Living in the Eleventh Hour is a fairly quick read. There are several quotes and scriptures cited that I found inspiring in living a more Christ-centered life, which is relevant no matter the dispensation or how near the time of the Second Coming. The author also speaks on establishing Zion wherever we are currently living, beginning inside our own homes. Also, working to share the gospel and save the souls of our spiritual brothers and sisters should be of great importance to us, and accomplish ...more
Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
This is my first time reading a book by Robert L. Millet and I was hooked from the beginning. Gospel books are not always easy for me to read, but Millet speaks in a straight forward fashion, uses scriptures and direct quotes from prophets to make it easy for the reader to understand the point he is making. He shared personal stories from teaching religion classes at BYU and he tied everything into each point seamlessly. I enjoyed the short chapters that focused on one specific aspect of living ...more
Michelle Llewellyn
Oct 09, 2014 Michelle Llewellyn rated it it was ok
I must be one of the few who can't wait for the second coming and the millennium. So many women on this earth won't have any opportunity to enjoy all the blessings of the priesthood including dating, courtship, temple marriage, and raising up a righteous posterity unto the Lord until that glorious day. What to do until then? Pick marigolds? Pray a cure for AIDS will be found? Volunteer to be bridesmaids at LGBT weddings? Not judge our single, nonmember or less active friends who choose ...more
Katie W
Feb 25, 2014 Katie W rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds, self-help
A lot of these types of books create a panicky feeling inside of me. I feel like the end is so scary, even if it's something to look forward to. I loved the way this book was written in a way that made me feel at peace with things. This truly is a time to anticipate, rather than dread. I loved what the author said in the preface--"My intention is not to frighten but to fortify; not to startle but to solidify; not to be sensational but to be sound." He did an excellent job of doing just what he ...more
Heather
Feb 18, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
I love Robert L Millet's teachings and writing. Living in the Eleventh Hour takes very small chunks of doctrine in each chapter which makes for a quick, light read. It's certainly not a deep doctrinal look at the signs and time of the second coming of Christ, not does it reveal "big new truths." However, I enjoyed it for exactly what it was. His counsel is straight forward and simple. I found that for me, this book was the perfect fit. It offers a hopeful perspective without the doom and gloom ...more
Heidi
One of the things that I have always loved about Robert Millet's books is how readable they are, how well he explains complex doctrines for the lay reader. In this book, he takes on a complex and rarely understood topic: The Second Coming of Jesus Christ. I found it interesting that he starts the book by discussing his own attitude toward the topic, how as a child he was terrified of The Second Coming, but as he's grown and experienced life, he's learned to look forward to it. I also really ...more
Shauna
Feb 27, 2014 Shauna rated it it was amazing
"We are left to ponder and wonder about many things."

Wondering about the Second Coming of Christ falls into this category...

"Perhaps we are left to ponder to keep us alert and attentive to the commandments should the Lord come in our day."

As many know this will be a both GREAT and TERRIBLE day.

Many of us worry...

Many of us fear...

Robert L. Millet has given us the WONDERFUL book to help put our minds at ease and to teach us what to look for and how to prepare.

Filled with quotes, scriptures, and
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Rae
Oct 06, 2014 Rae rated it really liked it
Shelves: religiosity, 2014
Millet, retired professor in the BYU religion department, shares his views on how best to live our lives while waiting for Jesus Christ to return in all His glory. The key is to attempt to live as though this event has already occurred. Then, no matter when He comes (or whether we are still alive), we are as ready as we can hope to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed this recent title by Bob Millet. He always has new insights for me -- even when he is talking about subjects that are not new. I also admire h
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Sherrill
Dec 06, 2015 Sherrill rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderfully uplifting book by a really great author, Robert Millet. It gives me hope that when the end comes I will be ready and possibly preserved when my time on earth ends. It should make everyone feel they can withstand what is to come. It gives us simple advice, live as if Jesus were returning tomorrow. Lift up the hands that hang down, spread missionary work, prepare and be aware of the signs of the times, but not to the exclusion of other ways of preparation. We should not ...more
Ryan Stoddard
Mar 14, 2014 Ryan Stoddard rated it really liked it
I had a hard time getting into this one at first, but for me it got a lot better in the second half. I felt a lot of it was kind of a rehash of another of his books, Coming to Know Christ, which I love. It deals a lot with how to live a Christlike life, which is important in any dispensation, not just the last days. However, the second half is what made the book for me. It deals with the last day prophecies in the most perfect way that leaves you with a better understanding of what is to come ...more
Benjamin Taylor
Aug 05, 2014 Benjamin Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uplifting

this book was more focused on how I can prepare spiritually to live in
perilous times; how I can be guided by the gospel of Jesus Christ as I do my part to help build Zion.
It was uplifting which I appreciated. Typically when we think about the Second coming of Christ, we tend to focus on the terrible events and not the great. This book doesn't necessarily talk about a timeline of events, but it is a great reminder of where to turn to understand more about the coming days.
Karina
Jun 18, 2015 Karina rated it really liked it
Great book. I was expecting it to be more about the signs of the times, and explaining what they are and if they've been fulfilled. It does talk about a few of the signs, but it's mostly about how we should deal with the things that are happening and how to prepare ourselves. Easy read, good information, everything is backed up with scriptures and quotes from apostles and prophets. Definitely a brighter perspective as opposed to the doom and gloom of many discussions on the last days.
Barbara
Mar 06, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it
I could hear Brother Millet speaking as I read his book. I don't think there was very much in the book that I hadn't read before, much of it in scripture, but it was arranged in such a way that encouraged me to continue to prepare and not be concerned about whether it will happen tomorrow, next year or in my grandchildren's lifetime. It's an event we should look forward to with hope.
Lisa
Mar 09, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
I was expecting this book to be more of a "signs of the times" type book but instead it focused on how we should be living our lives so that we are prepared for Christ's return. I don't think I learned anything new but it served as a great reminder of how I should be living and ways that I can improve myself.
Angie
Aug 15, 2015 Angie rated it liked it
Shelves: re-read
I had a hard time getting into this book. It kept putting me to sleep (perhaps reading it at night in bed wasn't the best decision). I liked the last half better than the first half. I found the glossary at the end fascinating. Overall, it was worth trudging through. I'm glad I read it. It was a positive take on the end of days and preparing for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Terrie
Nov 01, 2014 Terrie rated it it was amazing
Very uplifting book about living in these, the last, days. Bro. Millet encourages us to fill our lamps with oil, treasure the words of the scriptures--especially our latter-day prophets, stand in holy places, and look forward with confidence to the great day when Christ will return. Now I want to read his follow-up book, "Living in the Millenium".
Lynn
Sep 15, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it
This was not just another book about the "signs of the times". The author discussed how we can better understand the time in which we live and the things we need to do to prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Tanya
Dec 29, 2014 Tanya rated it really liked it
Great book. Everything he talks about is scripturally based which I really like. He shared some powerful insights as well. Overall he describes the "last days" as something to look forward to, not be afraid of.
Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
This book was packed with good things! It has great quotes and information. That being said...it's entertainment value is pretty dang low and I kept falling asleep through it! It's like a spiritual shot of Nyquil! :D
Anna
Nov 04, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this uplifting book that helped draw the focus to how am I coming unto Christ, instead of when is Christ coming. Robert Millet uses the scriptures and great quotes to help people see the last days as a positive time.
Kathleen
Apr 18, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
This is a very short book, easily read in an afternoon or evening. Very well edited, with some of the best citations and references now available in one quick, uncomplicated read. This kind of quality writing (and personal preparation)is why Deseret Book and competitors should exist.
Lisa
Jul 28, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it
Good read, not quite what I was looking for, but some chapters I really enjoyed. Always appreciate how well referenced Millet's books are, they make a great jumping off point for deeper study.
Kaylynn Johnsen
Jan 02, 2015 Kaylynn Johnsen rated it really liked it
I loved that this book is less about the signs of the times and more about living (just like the title says) in the end times. Good advice with doctrinal back up and quotes from the prophets.
John
Oct 21, 2014 John rated it liked it
No new thought provoking insights, but a good reminder of those things which are important and what we should endevor to accomplish.
Ryceejo
Feb 21, 2014 Ryceejo rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds
A great reminder of our duties and responsibilities, this first installment discusses a few signs and many more attributes required of Saints in the last days. I'm excited for Book #2!
Bob Conder
Mar 14, 2014 Bob Conder rated it did not like it
I had hoped for more inspiring words. Seemed more about quotes than anything worth the price. But alas I did read it on a tablet reader that had some major flaws.
Laurette
Oct 14, 2014 Laurette rated it liked it
Really good. Very short and simple, sometimes didn't go into quite as much depth as I would have liked. But still full of great information and guidance.
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Robert L. Millet, professor of ancient scripture and former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, holds a master s degree in psychology from BYU and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Florida State University. He is a popular speaker and prolific writer whose other books include Lost and Found: Reflections on the Prodigal Son; Grace Works; and More Holiness Give Me. He and his ...more
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