Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Storm Warning by Billy Graham - a book review
This book focuses on the Book of Revelation in light of what is going on in today's world. We all know that things are not going great in this world these days and it just keeps going downhill. Billy Graham talks about the hope that we have as Christians and how we should live outside the world instead of being sucked in by it. This is a good way to look at things. Many times I watch the news and I am just disgusted by what I see. I want to do something about it too. This book spurs us on to action and talks about how churches are not here for programs and fun (though they can still be fun) but they are here to bring God glory and to bring his Word to people who need it.
The only thing I really didn't like about this book was how much time Graham spent focusing on all the negative things in this world. Describing what's on TV and things that children are learning in school. Saying that the family is going downhill and morality is almost non-existent for those without God's compass to guide them. Though it is important to realize this, I felt that he spent far too many pages simply complaining about all the negative things in our society. Yes. Things need to change. And Graham did spend time talking about how to change these things. But I for one do not like to read or listen to complaining for too long. Honestly, he reminded me of an old man..."Back in my day..."
The overall concept is great and it is true that change needs to happen and we need to heed the warning. I just could have done without so much complaining.
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