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Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy.

Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days: the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008… the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true…and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller - IT’S REAL.

The prophetic mysteries are factual but revealed through a riveting narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America's future. As he tells of his encounters with the Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City to a rural mountaintop to Capitol Hill to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes another piece in a larger and larger puzzle, the ramifications of which are, even now, altering the course of America and the world.

©2012 Jonathan Cahn (P)2012 Charisma House

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  • 10-19-16

Fascinating story!

I was so intrigued by the story I lost all sense of time for a while. To top it off it's actually factual real word events related to biblical prophecy! I loved it and will be listening to it again and again.

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awesome! best book ever

I bless Jonathan Cahn in the almighty name of God and Jesus Christ that he might keep telling the world and the USA to return to God and repent!

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this is absolutely amazing.

I couldn't stop listening this is an amazing work of art. I wanted to hear more mysteries revealed. was almost sorry to end the story.

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Message: compelling; the telling: meh

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend "The Harbinger" for the actual information it contains, rather than the storytelling. As a person of faith, I find the premise (that the Biblical prophecies of Isaiah and others are being fulfilled right now, in the U.S.) compelling. I think it's possible, and Cahn makes a pretty good case.

Here's the problem: a person of faith is already receptive to this kind of message. To reach a wider audience, and perhaps convert people to this point of view, requires something more than the kind of dot-connecting Cahn does here. Skeptics (often correctly) point out that this kind of textual analysis can be made to prove almost anything, depending on the biases one brings to the table. Knowing this, Cahn, attempts to weave a kind of detective story - a fictional account of how the book came into being - as a framing device, so that the factual information will hang together for us the way it does for him. Fair enough. Religious writing is supposed to be exhortatory - a kind of sermon.

But therein lies the problem. Pious writers tend to make lousy storytellers. The very faithful tend to have such a simple world view, so clean and free of doubt, that the very stuff of compelling drama (conflict, secret sins, moral ambiguity), if present at all, tend to become very ham-fisted. Clumsy. Cliche-ridden. Amateurish. Just plain bad.

Cahn works too hard to anticipate the reader's skepticism by putting the Obvious Questions into the mouths of the characters. So obvious and so didactic are these dialogues that they read more like a very simplistic catechism than actual characters conversing. The effect is that the characters are flat, unconvincing; able to talk of lofty things while paradoxically evincing IQs of perhaps 70, so unable to grasp simple points are they, unless repeated ad nauseum. I almost gave up.

I'm glad I didn't, though. The actual arguments Cahn makes, stripped of the largely incompetent storytelling, are not so easily dismissed. He seems to know his Biblical scholarship, and his pairing of world events with prophetic scripture is considerably more precise than say, Hal Lindsey's "Late, Great Planet Earth". More precise because he ties them together with more data points. It's a bit unsettling.

Cahn's greatest asset here is that he is a Messianic Jew, rather than an evangelical Christian (though he does plenty of evangelizing in the last couple of chapters). A more typical Christian author, unschooled in Hebrew, and not grounded in the more practical religiosity of Judaism, would miss a lot of what Cahn has managed to find. For example, he is able to make an excellent case for the striking consistency of prophetic timelines with current events because he is not tied exclusively to the Gregorian calendar. If the Hebrew prophets were truly revealing things relevant to our time, then of course - where timing between events is significant - they would reference the Hebrew calendar. Our modern reckoning of dates would simply not correspond.

I'm not a position to judge the efficacy of Cahn's more esoteric assertions (where he takes great care to tease out the subtler aspects of the Hebrew language, or the interpretative certainty of the commentaries). I leave that others, and I will also investigate such things myself.

If you are inclined to at least consider the premise of "The Harbinger", you will get something out of it, though the framing story will be a bit of a slog.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Jonathan Cahn reads his own book, here. His voice works OK as a Rabbi preaching a sermon, but he lacks the acting chops to make the dialogue truly work.

Was The Harbinger worth the listening time?

It is worth your time if you are open to the premise, and also prepared to schlep through a very mediocre framing story. Also, the book is mercifully short. Less than 8 hours.

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Fabulous

I listened to it twice I liked it so much. it was easy to follow.

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Very interesting I learned a great deal about how Jewish and America work so close together in God's plan very good book

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It's Brilliant!

What a great book for a mommy of 7 to sink my teeth into! It was so neat that on going to listen to the audiobook again.

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Thought provoking with a beautiful message.

One of the best books I have read or in this case listened to! It begins slow with the dialogue, but allow the story to unfold and you won't be disappointed.

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Really Great Read

Loved the style of this book. The author did a great job in holding the readers interest. Never dull. Facts were all backed up with source information which makes you want to keep reading because every bit of knowledge was so well laid out. A truly well written story.

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very very interesting similarities

Easy read and eye, heart and mind jarring. I have been recommending ever since I finished