Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review: What in the World Is Going On?

What in the World is Going On?
10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore
Dr. David Jeremiah
Thomas Nelson
2008

Originally produced as a series of sermons, Dr. Jeremiah compiles them into this book which has now been released or re-released in paperback. Many followers of interpreting the signs of the times will find explanations of how Dr. Jeremiah sees currents events insightful. Although the events mentioned in this book are now several years old some of the repercussions persist into the present. He presents his case clearly and with endnotes to credit his sources.
The book ends with an alliterative list of activities the believer needs to be about while they are waiting for the prophecies to fulfill. Those few pages are probably the best in the book, I think. I found much of the rest speculative and of little value. The old discussions about who Gog and Magog might be have been around for quite a while. The discussion of Islam could lead to less than charitable acts against the people who profess that particular religion. And yes, I am well aware of their stated goals concerning the non-Islam world. The final diagnosis of how to counter the Islamic world was to “make Christians out of Muslims” (pg 94). Sounds pretty familiar. Since when do we “make” Christians of people?
Overall I cannot recommend this book as it does not serve to edify the saints, but to incite them, to produce a focus on events and interpretations of the future and not on Christ Himself.
This book was provided by BookSneeze in exchange for this review.

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