The Great Controversy begins at the dawning of the Christian era, traces the rise and fall of nations and religious powers down to our day, then plunges ahead to preview the future. And what this book sees coming is not based on guesswork. It is based on a source of predictions that has never yet missed in its prophecies.
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This is the best book on end time prophecy and events that I have ever read or listened to! It says it like it is! It is definitely a book that clearly exposes pretention and falsehood in the spiritual realm. Thus it is no wonder that those that are involved in its identified deceptions seek to discredit it or those who present it.
Thought overall the narrator does a very good job, it is evident that he was not raised with English as his mother tongue which has been to his disadvantage. At the same time I find that he is able to deliver that which was written sufficiently enough. As a scholar who has traveled and done investigative research work in 5 continents I feel sorry for those whose minds are so narrow and inflexible that they cannot tolerate anything that does not match their level of listening skills. At present I have never found any readings that have been without listening flaws nor is it possible. Pronunciation of words differs from north to south and east to west as all well versed and traveled listeners should know.
Those who do not have good enough listening skills to finish listening to the end of the book have missed the most impressive part. Intolerance for the way in which one is presenting information is often a sign of intolerance for that which is being presented.
In conclusion, if you are a lover of Truth and desire to know history and what is coming in the near future this is an excellent and illuminating book even with the occasional mispronunciations.
I hope the publishers of this book consider rerecording it with another narrator.
As for the book itself, it was very interesting. It is a history book mixed with inspirational and speculative commentary. It gives an accurate accounting of church history starting around the destruction of Jerusalem. It covers Christianity during the decline of the Roman Empire, the dark ages, the reformation, the protestant movements and the pilgrimage to America for religious freedom. It continues with a general account of modern times and finishes with what the climactic conclusion of the conflict between good and evil may be like.
This book, I believe, was originally published some time before 1920, so it isn't written in the most modern of language. Yet as a student of history and avid follower of modern events it is kind of eerie to see that some of the things the book says would happen, towards the end of time, either have happened and/or are happening now. Other then the victory of good over evil, I pray not to see all of it come true.
Unfortunately history does seem to repeat itself and if you've read Gibbon's 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' (also not written in the most modern of language yet still a must read/listen) or Robinson's 'A History of Rome'(another must read/listen) you can see a lot of frightening similarities between the Decline of Rome and the United States today. I pray our country can beat the historical repeat and continue as the great nation it was founded to be.
-God bless America (please)
-Happy listening and Good Luck
The subject is interesting enough, albeit delivered with some pretention, but the reader--ugh! He mispronounces many simple words, and sounds like a 12 year old reading to a group of 6 year olds in a terribly condescending tone. He actually made this sound like a children's book instead of the somewhat scholarly work it was intended to be. I couldn't finish it.
This is an incredible book that brings the Bible alive and emphsizes the bigger picture. The Great Controversy between God and Satan... between good and evil.
This book starts with the destruction of Jerusalem and culminates in prophecy about the end of the world. It adds a lot of detail that is very believable since history has repeated so much of it again and again.
What an inspiration to listen to the story of Christ and what He has done for us. I hope all who hear Him knocking answer His call and join Him in Heaven on that grateful day!!!
This story is read so horribly that I actually am writing a review. I'm so mad at myself that I wasted a credit on this. The reader is reading this story in a way that will make you want to punch yourself in the face for falling into the trap of trying to listen to this book. why why why did I not preview the reader?!
I'm really happy with this book and how the reader told it. it gave a great feel and all is the same as in the book, nothing less nothing more. I can't wait to get the other books of Ellen white. may God help you and light your way throw his last prophet that he may forgive our sins and mark us worthy of eternal salvation god bless you all and hear this book will change your life for the glory of God and the lam amen.
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