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65 Signs of the Times: Leading Up to the Second Coming

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The return of the long-lost ten tribes, a new Jerusalem being built, heavenly messengers from beyond this life It may sound like fantasy, but according to the scriptures, all of these things will really come to pass before our Savior comes again. In fact, these signs were designed by the Lord to alert true believers to his imminent return. The question is, Will you recogni ...more
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Published October 8th 2009 by Cedar Fort
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Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This book was so organized and detailed. I really enjoyed learning more about some of the signs!
Jennifer Beck
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very informative and easy to understand

I love how he explains verses as you're going. It will say part of a verse then in parentheses he explains what that means then continues on with the verse. I also like how he stresses the signs of the times are to build your testimony, not cause panic.
Ashleigh Son
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
Great read for those interested in identifying the signs of the times. I think there is a newer edition but this one covered all the good points for me. I like David J. Ridges. He is very devoted to sharing with others his wealth of knowledge and doesn't sound too preachy while he does it either. ...more
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book explaining signs of the times

I love this book and have read it many times. I like how it’s broken down into categories of fulfillment and has scriptural references. It’s easy to read and understand.
Stephen Greco
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I like how this book was organized and that most of the signs include scripture references. That is important to me. I feel that quite a few of the signs provided in the book were almost the same and should have counted as one sign and not two. I not agree everything but that is ok. There was one thing in particular with no scripture reference that I didn't particularly agree with. Overall i loved all of the references and scriptures explained. Since there are so many scripture references this b ...more
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the order and scripture references in this book. He's really great at making scriptures make sense. It was a great place to get a brush up on signs of the times, all in one place. His new book is 100 signs of the times. I didn't know about that one when I bought this one but this was still good. I am glad I read it. ...more
Angela Whiteley
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was interesting, especially the last 15 or so signs that were listed. The first ones listed didn't give me much new information and were harder to read. Great overview for someone new to the topic. ...more
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
There was so much information in this book that it felt very overwhelming at times. It was organized well and that made it easier to digest small portions. Very interesting material which gave hope instead of fear.
Denise J Page
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book really helps to understand what has and will be fulfilled by watching the signs. I learned a great deal. I’m glad that I can strive to be clean but not perfect and still live with God again. Gives me hope. Enjoy
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Good review of the signs of the Lord’s return. Beats of all, it includes the sweet assurance that we can look forward with joyful anticipation to His arrival. We will be worthy if we are striving to do good and to improve every day, desiring to become like him.
David Barney
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Very informative. It is always good to reviews the signs of the times we live in.
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was laid out well and I loved having all the supporting scriptures right there!
Scarlet Bushman
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Super Interesting book.
Bob Conder
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful explanation of the Second Coming.

I throughly enjoyed the references, the clear explanations, and hope it left with me. I quick weekend read for all.
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very straight forward and easy to follow book about a topic that can be confusing. There is so much speculation about this topic. It's a relief to have the facts and scriptures to explain the events of the second coming. It's easy to read and very orderly. ...more
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lds
Great information

This book helps in putting the events of the last days into an accessible format. Although not necessarily a timeline, it does help us to see and understand what prophecies have been fulfilled, what ones are currently being fulfilled, and what still has to happen before the second coming of our Savior.
Benjamin Allred
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great way to review the signs of the second coming.
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book with the intent of reminding myself in some kind of logical order, what the signs of the times were, especially that specifically referred to the 2nd Coming Event. Ridges continued to present the "party line" that "No One will know" when the Savior comes and I suppose when you get down to the nitty gritty, we won't know the specifics such as July 17th, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST, but we will know roughly because Jesus will do three pre-visits to specific bodies of people. The Main Even ...more
Michelle Llewellyn
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
About ten years ago I read 50 Signs of the Times by the same author. I highly recommend this 2009 updated reissue for anyone fascinated by the great changes taking place right before our eyes as the earth is prepared for that great and dreadful day.
This book is already outdated! Keeping in mind the recent change in missionary age, the completion of a temple in Kansas City, the dwindling numbers of LDS youth dating, courting and receiving the blessings of temple marriage and the instant streamin
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
A quick read, a clear and concise collection of known signs leading up to the second coming of Christ. It was easy to follow and to understand, and each sign is clearly listed as either Fulfilled, Being Fulfilled, or Yet To Be Fulfilled -- which makes it really easy to keep track of where things stand right now, for those who were curious. :-)

I'd heard of all these in the past, in studies during Sunday School and Seminary...but I admit, I had forgotten several of them, and I liked getting a bit
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: db-approved
I enjoyed reviewing 65 of the signs of the times set forth in the scriptures. This book is very straightforward and easy to understand. I can tell the author is a presenter since the book reads basically like a PowerPoint presentation with the commentary added. The author dispels rumors and corrects myths by expounding scripture and quoting modern prophets. He doesn't guess at things we do not know about. He also does his best to use these signs to booster faith and not instill fear. We should l ...more
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Well written with explanations but most of the signs listed were rather vauge, ie wars and natural disasters will increase, people refuse to believe the signs are happening, the church will be restored, etc. There were a few things that the author pointed out that I had not considered before such as there being both a gathering of the ten tribes and a leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north. This distinction in the scriptures seems to imply that there are two different undertakings. ...more
Feb 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I ran out and bought this book on Christmas Eve just as the Healthcare bill was being voted on by the Senate. As soon as I got home, I opened it to "constitution hanging by a thread" and expected to be scared out of my mind. Instead, something else happened...I had peace that all would be okay.

This book is a very good, insightful and helpful read. It categorizes the 65 signs into "fulfilled", "being fulfilled" and "yet to be fulfilled". It uses scripture quotes, prophet quotes and author opinion
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, religious, lds
This book has a great layout and it is easy to read. The author backs up every sign with scriptural references. There were the "well-known" signs: gathering of Israel, constitution hanging by a thread, etc. There were also some signs that I have never heard of: a great hailstorm will destroy the crops of the earth and a temple in Egypt. A few things I really appreciated that he did were: he made it clear that the signs of the Second Coming are not meant to scare us and we shouldn't try to make a ...more
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read, each sign backed up with scripture and words from our prophets. Confirmation of things I already knew, plus some things I didn't know. It didn't cause fear or panic, but showed how we don't need to be afraid if we're living the life we should be living, and how we can welcome and look forward to our Savior's coming again. Interesting to see how the things our current government and people of the world are doing (chipping away at our Constitution, ignoring God and His commandments), ...more
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I bought it from at a sale price. The author is the narrator. The recording was from a talk he gave. I didn't find him a very good speaker or organizer. He didn't talk on all 65 signs of the times. He spent a lot of time at first, telling us why he couldn't talk about all 65 signs. He could have used that time telling us about the other signs. He put each sign in one of three categories. He would tell of a sign, and ask which category they sh ...more
Jan 20, 2010 rated it liked it
This book is a well laid out book dealing with the signs leading up to the Second Coming. It if full of scriptures from the Old and New Testament as well as modern revelation.

There were only a few things that were new concepts. Somewhere I've missed that there was going to be a temple built in Egypt? He had lots of Isiah scriptures to back it up. Hmmm?

For those well versed in scriptures there will not be a lot of new information, but he does give you some interesting things to think about.
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The return of the long-lost ten tribes, a new Jerusalem being built, heavenly messengers from beyond this life It may sound like fantasy, but according to the scriptures, all of these things will really come to pass before our Savior comes again. In fact, these signs were designed by the Lord to alert true believers to his imminent return.

A very positive approach stressing how blessed we are to have these prophesied signs that serve to strengthen our faith and testimonies as we witness the sign
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lds-books
I really enjoyed this book! instead of inducing fear & panic, it brought insight into the notion "if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." A couple places in this book strengthened my testimony of the importance of provident living & staying debt free. it also made me feel like some upcoming events are not just "exclusive members only club" events but they will be available to all who will heed the call, so to speak. REALLY enjoyed this book! i wish i could've written my notes in all the pages bu ...more
Sandra Strange
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian-lds
Interested in the last days leading up to the 2nd Coming? This book's a really good summary and starting place, well documented with LDS quotes and lots of scriptural references. The organization is particularly appealing: resisting the chronological sequences people speculate about, Ridges organizes the prophecies into those already fulfilled, those ongoing, and those to be fulfilled in the future. I especially like his orientation, since he begins with Pres. Hinckley and Monson's urgings to lo ...more
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