Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review: What in the World is Going On?

What in the World Is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to IgnoreWhat in the World Is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore by David Jeremiah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a good collection of prophetic, end times events compared with the current state of the world. I found the first few chapters particularly intriguing, as Dr. Jeremiah discussed the switch from gold to oil, to stabilize American currency. And the summary of global oil production versus consumption was alarming. If you are someone who believes that the prophecies of scripture will be fulfilled in a literal way, like I do, you'll be interested to read Dr. Jeremiah's speculation on the shifting balance of power occurring in the world today, the strategic alliances being formed between countries, and how this fits perfectly with the necessary environment needed to usher in the end times. The first two-thirds of the book was organized well and presented prophetic events in a logical fashion, but the last third seemed to jump around, coming back multiple times to the same subjects. I'm sure if I read the book in parallel to a topical outline, his approach would have made more sense. Granted, end times prophecy is a HUGE subject and the chronology of events is debatable, but I've seen some of this same information organized in a more-logical manner elsewhere. Still, this is a great book if you want to "get your feet wet" with the subject matter. Dr. Jeremiah's ultimate intention, which I share, is to point people to redeeming work of Christ and recognize the "signs" of the times that we're living in.

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