Monday, July 30, 2012

The Harbinger Book Review

Hi Everyone.  I'm a little late today, but finally up and going.  I've been working so hard on the couch that I had not gotten today's post done yet.  The couch should be done by the end of the week.  Today, I am reviewing the book The Harbinger.

The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

I finished the book, The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn while I was in Mexico, and I really enjoyed it.  It is based on biblical scripture in the book of Isaiah verses 9:10 - 9:13.  Though most of Isaiah 9 is used throughout the book.  The one thing I would like to say before I go any further, is that even though this book uses biblical scripture to make it's points, it is a work of fiction, and we must remember that.  I would not want to recommend this book, and have people think that this book is fact and that Jonathan Cahn is foretelling the future.  I am recommending this book purely as a work of fiction.  Jesus was very clear in Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."

This book opens with a journalist receiving an ancient disc in the mail.  He does not know how old it is or where is came from.  He does some research, but comes to a standstill, until he meets a man by a river in New York City, who starts to give him clues to this disc.  It is actually called a Harbinger and was used by the prophet Jeremiah when he would give God's warnings to the people of Isreal.  The man turns out to be a mysterious prophet, who is giving the journalist warnings or harbingers about the United States, and September 11th and all of the events following September 11th. 

There are 9 harbingers or 9 warnings that America supposedly overlooks, as did ancient Isreal.  This is when I remind you again that this book is fiction, even though there is biblical scripture quoted throughout the book to make to make it case.  I found the book fun and fascinating, and I thought that Jonathon Cahn made good points.  He takes us from 9/11 through the country's financial meltdowns, and tries to lead us to a point that God is trying to get our attention, with all of these harbingers.  

The point of this book, which is a good point, is that instead of turning to God in times of trouble, we tend to think that we can fix things with our own strength.  The Harbinger is telling us that we must turn to God to help us.  Only with God's strength, we can overcome life's difficulties, and I think that is a good point.

I would recommend this book, though a little slow at times, it is very interesting.  There were many historical events that I did not know, which also help make for a very interesting story.

I hope that you enjoy this book.  Let me know what you think.  I love hearing your comments.



  1. I really like what you said about how the book is still fiction. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

    1. Thanks for your comment. I just wanted to make sure that anyone who read it didn't get it confused with the truth. Kind of like the DaVinci code. They are works of fiction, and are enjoyable as fiction.


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