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I was skeptical when I bought this book, but the author has me convinced that he's parlayed the prophet Isaiah into the modern era. But, this one was a revelation of the first magnitude.
This book offers real possibilities but in a fiction style format. If you are a believer of end times and/or feel we may just be in them or close, then this is a must listen. I am a Christian and end times prophecy has interested me since the Left Behind series was released and I found this book, which combines a fiction story with biblical research, and current events a great addition to my library.
The story within this book, although at some times repetitive, kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. As a college student, I have a large amount of mandatory reading. This book was a great way to spend a saturday afternoon and listen to something I actually chose myself. It's an easy listen with an excellent story and a great lesson.
Every chapter holds its own memorable moments. Every time new information was presented from history, my heart skipped a beat. I have never spent so much time pausing a book to research the topic to make sure the information was accurate. That's how "jaw-dropping" this book is.
This book is narrated by the author. This is an understandable arrangement but I would rather have had a more skilled reader to listen to. He could have done a much better job of distinguishing between the voices. There are several times where I had to think about who was talking so that I could understand what was going on.
Absolutely. I knocked off this book in an afternoon while cleaning my dorm. It's amazing how glued I was tot he story that I could practically do anything but listen to music and still be able to follow along.
In reading you can skip some of the back and forth between the publisher and the hero. It is understandable that the hero is speaking to a critical cynical person so, goes the dialogue. It is something you wish you could fast forward through when you want to hear what happens next.
This book should be listened to or read by all that love America. One thing about listening in front of your computer, tablet or on your smart phone, you can look things up that are true accounts and unexplainable events that mirror another time and another warning, like we are doing, went unheeded. This is a read/listen that should be yielded to.
"The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why" Mark Twain
The Harbinger was an entertaining listen. I understand that it has been scrutinized, both from Christians and others - mainly for the fact that Cahn supposedly takes the verse in Isaiah out of context. Regardless, the prophetic warnings, or "Harbingers", presented in Isaiah are strangely coincidental to the events of 9/11 as Cahn presents.
Regardless of your belief system, the book does cause the listener to ponder how such random events (e.g. sycamores being replaced by a conifer) seemingly follow both the invasion of Israel by the Assyrians and the attacks on the United States by the Assyrian's indirect decendents (the Taliban) to be strangely similar.
I was semi annoyed by the story Cahn uses to tell the story. I think there could have been more effective ways to present his points, but alas, I am not a NYT best selling author!
All in all, a good listen. If you're interested in Biblical history and would like to learn some interesting tidbits of how it may tie into America's future, then you'll love this book.
Yes, I would rather listen than try to read, however I end up buying the book so I can review parts and make notes.
Hearing the voice.
Although Isaiah 9:10 may or may not apply to the United States it presents some facts that are startling and thought provoking.
Such a good story I've recommended it to family members for their weekly reading group.
This book made me think hard about not only the state of my life choices but those of my County, State, Nation, and even the world in which we all live. It had me feeling our life choices matter, even down to the choices of everyone: in every home, in every neighborhood. If we don't rethink, then choose to actively readjust our way of life, we are all going to experience the very negative consequences of our own behavior. It made me remember that to NOT make a choice IS to make a choice. If you dare to push the envelope of your comfort zone, dare to really be challenged to THINK and to FEEL, listen to the message within this book. You may never be the same again. Hopefully for the rest of your life.
Although I don't buy the "official" story of 9/11 this book connects the dots in an amazing fashion. As a Pastor I've always believed that the OT is a reflection of what is going on in America today. This book perfectly follows my line of thought.
Jonathan Cahn does an incredible job of narrating his book and keeping the listener/reader's attention the entire time. This is one of my favorite books! Easily worth 2 credits! I highly recommend it to Christians and Non-Christians that are looking for some explanation of what is going on in America.
In chapter 3, the author condemns equality and tolerance. The author asserts that the founding fathers were Christians and created a Christian nation. He also condemns those who support the pro choice movement and those who support the separation of church and state. Even after hearing this HIGHLY offensive nonsense I tried to make it another chapter. In Chapter 4 he suggests that the horrible events of September 11th, 2001 are a result of said tolerance, equality, and progressive attitudes and ideals. He inferred that it was god's wrath. This was an insult to the memory of those lost, a slap in the face of those who lost family in the attacks, and salt in the wounds of those whose lives were forever changed by this devastating day; this is where I drew the line.
I would like to think if he left religion and personal politics out of the picture that it might be an enjoyable book; however since chapter 3 was he last chapter that I finished I feel unable to make that assessment.
His inflection didn't change much between the male and female speaking in the conference room.
I like the way he wrote the prophet's random appearances. I felt it relevant and entertaining. The whole religious premise was garbage, though.
I highly suggest that anyone who is progressive in their ideals stay far away from this author. He is clearly not writing anything positive, he is not moving in the direction of the majority of America, and his ancient notions of biblical intolerance should not be tolerated.