Saturday, January 10, 2015

Books read in 2015: No. 3 -- What in the World is Going On?

by Dr. David Jeremiah

Started: Jan. 7
Finished: Jan. 10

Notes: This is not my typical reading material, but it is the time of year to read books that were holiday gifts. Apparently this is one of those pseudo-political, supposed-prophetic books preaching doom and gloom for the near future. There always seems to be one of these books on the bestseller lists, and this one comes from a few years back. As you might be able to tell from my attitude, I'm highly skeptical, but I'll give the book and the author a chance.

Mini review: This ended up not being as bad as I had feared, but still, a good portion of it was typical evangelical material I've read before. The other stuff, however, I found interesting, where the author went into some detail about the Rapture, the Second Coming, etc. I'm not saying the author is right or wrong, or that I believe or don't believe what he wrote, but as a fantasy writer I am intrigued by the similarities and any relationship between Christian eschatology and epic fantasy. Also, I'd like to point out that the author is a decent enough writer, but he is a better speaker (as I found out by looking him up on YouTube).


Charles Gramlich said...

Probably not my cup of tea.

Ty said...

Not me, either, but I'm always willing to look anywhere for story material.