From the national bestselling author of The Naked Communist, The Naked Capitalist, and The 5000 Year Leap comes Prophecy and Modern Times, the decisive guide to understanding God's messages and finding hope in the modern era."Prophecy is not poetry. It is history in reverse."--W. Cleon SkousenHave you ever wondered what the ancient prophets had to say about the modern world? How to apply the messages of the scriptures to your own life? What the true purpose of prophecy is? Find these answers and more in Prophecy and Modern Times: Finding Hope and Encouragement in the Last Days, a brief but powerful exploration of six millennia worth of prophecies about society today.The prophets of Biblical times foresaw many of the complexities of the modern era with remarkable accuracy--conflicts in the Middle East and America, the rise of enormous economic and military powers, and the stealthy corruption of nations and personal lives. Throughout history, prophecies have been "fulfilled literally," as Skousen writes, shedding important light on how God communicates and how to interpret His messages in today's world. Through years of careful research and with a reporter's dedication to the truth, Skousen beautifully distills these many ancient warnings and promises into one clear, fascinating volume, providing a deeper understanding of the scriptures for a new generation.Ezra Taft Benson, thirteenth President of the LDS Church, wrote in the foreword, "Every person interested in present and future events in this war-torn world will profit from a careful perusal of these pages." Indeed, hundreds of thousands of readers over the past seventy years, including some of the country's greatest religious and political minds, have turned to this book for insight and encouragement in these troubled times.