It is interesting to read a defense of three main views on when the rapture will take place -- before, in the middle of, or at the end of the Great Tribulation. As with other books in the Counterpoints series, the language is very technical (especially for the non-theology-specialist) and the presentation is very thorough. A major weakness of this book was that all the authors presume a premillennial interpretation of the Bible, which is by no means a universally agreed-upon view. Unlike the other books in the Counterpoints series, I was unable to choose one author with whom I most agreed, because *all* of them assume (without even proving) premillennialism to be true. The doctrine of the Rapture is a Christian doctrine, not just a premillennial one, and so the book suffers from its restricted format. Also, the highly-technical exploration is difficult to follow at times, and the highly-detailed introduction to the book (on the history of Premillennialism) was far too lengthy for anyone without a specific, scholarly interest in just such a topic. Those who believe in a premillennial interpretation and who can handle the technical jargon in this book will probably find it a very welcome and thorough examination of the Rapture. As for me, I found it an interesting exploration into how some other Christians may think, but found little that I could apply to my own spiritual life or theology.