Friday, September 21, 2012

The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

Could there be biblical prophecy directly connected to 9/11 and the American collapse?

Jonathan Cahn believes so and he wrote a book explaining his beliefs. The Harbinger is a fictional tale of a mysterious man explaining how Isaiah 9 is prophecy connected to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the American response and the collapse of the American and global economy.

Most of the book is in dialogue form. The narrator and this mysterious fellow have a continuous back-and-forth in their talking that really gets tedious by the third chapter. Cahn uses circular reasoning and a type of back-tracking speech to come across as mysterious and offering clues. It simply becomes frustrating. I found myself mentally screaming, "Get on with it already!"

Supposedly there are nine harbingers for The United States as there were for Israel all stemming from Isaiah chapter 9. Each harbinger leads to the next if the people of The United States refuse to return to God.

This book is part The Shack and part National Treasure. Some of the explaining of prophecy is intriguing and how they are connected to actual events are bizarre to say the least. I'm not sure how far I would claim that Scripture from Isaiah was actually for America, but this does create some mild thinking moments for readers.

I was especially surprised with the explanation of the Sabbath year and how the timing worked out between 9/11 and the collapse of the American financial sector. That part of the book alone was worth the quick read.

I don't think this book will be as popular as The Shack but the message is valid.

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