These Last Days is a book edited by Richard Phillips with contributions from: Sinclair Ferguson, DA Carson, Alistair Begg, Michael Horton, J. Ligon Duncan III, Cornelis Venema, Jeffery Jue, and Paul David Tripp. This book truly shines with great insight and writings by these wise pastors/theologians. These Last Days is written obviously to discuss the last days and how a Christian ought to live in response to the truths of Scripture about our present time. Each chapter can be read independently from the others which allows for pause for thought and meditation.
I found chapter 7 to be my favorite. I have never read anything by Venema, but I really enjoyed his writing style concerning the four main millennial views. All of the authors are Amillennial I believe, so the books is certainly from this perspective. This is refreshing because with so much out from a dispensational premillennial point of view it is nice to have alternatives. :-)
The biggest truth that one can gain from this book is "how then shall we live" since we know these truths. Truths concerning our present evil age, our resurrection hope, and our eternal glory should bring praise to our God for redeeming us and also change how we presently live. The final chapter by Tripp does a good job of examining these implications.
This is a good book to encourage believers concerning "These Last Days"