Monday, August 16, 2010

What in the World is Going On? by Dr. David Jeremiah

What in the World Is Going On?
by Dr. David Jeremiah

Having heard Dr. Jeremiah on the radio I was eager to read his book on the subject of the signs of the end times, or the signs that lead to the Biblical prophecy fulfillment of Christ's Second Coming. I found this book to be very eye-opening. Dr. Jeremiah combines his knowledge of the Bible and the prophecies of the Bible with his knowledge of history and current events to make a very understandable read explaining the events of today when looked at through the scope of Biblical prophecy. This book inspired me to pray for our country and its leaders and made me want to increase my understanding of events happening in the world. It broadened my view of life. Parts of this book were, I admit, frightening to read about. However, Dr. Jeremiah consistently holds out the hope of Jesus Christ and explains the Rapture and how Christians will not have to go through the Great Tribulation (except for those who come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ AFTER the Rapture). He explains without apology the effect that tolerance has had on our country. He includes excerpts written by historical figures as well as current day figures, including Islamic men. This book has made me realize that we are closer than ever to the Great Tribulation and that the events going on in the Middle East are clearly fulfilling the Biblical prophecies. Now is the time to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone you know. Now is the time to be diligent in study and prayer. Now is the time to be salt and light to the world.
Dr. Jeremiah writes with wisdom, grace, love and intelligence. If you are interested in the Rapture, the Great Tribulation, or just in seeing how the events of this world have been prophecied many, many years ago in the Bible and are now being fulfilled, then you will be glad you read this book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Forgotten God by Frances Chan

Forgotten God is like sitting down with Mr. Chan and talking over a glass of lemonade about your walk with God. He is very down to earth, real, transparent and it shows in his writing. But the thing I liked most about this book was that throughout the reading of it...Chan constantly focuses your attention back to God, to the Holy Spirit. He asks questions, some with answers and some without, but all in faith and wisdom...reminding me of the immense difference in me( the creation ) and the Holy Spirit, God who lives in me. This book addresses the role of the Holy Spirit, who He is, what He does in our lives. This is one of those books that you read, put down, read, put down, go to the Bible, pray, read, pray and walk away from it yearning to be closer to the Lord. I think every Christian should read this book or hear it talked about or see a DVD about it...because the Holy Spirit is not what we have told ourselves He is. He is much more.