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Sunday, February 06, 2011
Book Review: What in the World is Going On? by Dr. David Jeremiah
Quite some time ago, I received a copy of What in the World is Going On? 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore, from BookSneeze. It took me a while to get around to reading it, as my reading time is kind of limited with three little ones . . . but I put it on my to-read list for this month and once I got started, I flew through it!
What in the World is Going On? was written by Dr. David Jeremiah, a well-known Christian author and pastor in California. The book contains 10 chapters regarding end-times Bible prophecies from Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Revelation, etc. It covers topics such as Israel, Islamic terrorism, the Rapture, the Antichrist, the Tribulation, and the return of Christ.
I found this book fascinating and eye-opening. About a year ago, I read Joel C. Rosenberg's Epicenter, and I wondered how this book would compare. Although the two books cover some of the same material, I enjoyed them both. The authors both do a great job of presenting prophecy in an easy-to-understand way. While Epicenter mostly covers prophecies in Ezekiel 38-39, What in the World . . . delves into several other prophecies, making both books well worth reading.
I also really appreciated how Dr. Jeremiah backs up his explanations of prophecy with lots of cross-references from Scripture. He isn't basing his book on speculation, but on the authority of the Bible. While the book covers many topics that aren't exactly fun to think about (such as the War of Gog and Magog, and Armageddon), his intent is not to terrify the reader, but to bring understanding about the future, and comfort to believers. (He also gently and compassionately speaks to unbelievers and present the way of salvation, throughout the book.) The whole tone of the book made me feel like I was sitting under the preaching of a pastor as he carefully taught God's Word to his church--which makes sense, since Dr. Jeremiah based this book on a series of messages which he preached to his own congregation. All in all, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is wondering "what in the world is going on," or what the Bible says about the future of our world.