We are living in dangerous times. The Bible tells us that all signs point to the close of the church age, and beginning of the kingdom age. About thirty percent of the Bible is prophecy. Some prophecies have already been fulfilled, while others are being fulfilled before our eyes. Just listen to today's news. To understand the times, we need to understand the Bible. Today's events generate thought-provoking questions like: .Is the world getting better or worse? .What is God's timetable for the last days? .What are God's plans for the Jews and Israel? .What will the tribulation be like, and who will be affected? .Is there an "unholy trinity"? .What role will the church play after the rapture? The Bible has the answers to these questions. Written especially for the lay person, this overview of the final drama discusses the points related to these questions and offers the reader a starting point for a more serious study of Bible prophecy. For over twenty-five years Fred Meier has been an active member of Gideon's International and Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. He serves his church as lay minister for visitation. Before retiring from the United States Federal Government, he co-sponsored a nondenominational Bible study and Good Friday service, with permission of the base commander. As an ardent student of the Bible, he has taught Bible-related topics to varied age groups over the years.