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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Review: Will The World End In 2012?

The media has been swirling with “end of the world” predictions, movies, books – everywhere you look, it’s evident that people are consumed with 2012. 

Raymond C. Hundley, the author of Will The World End In 2012  calls it “prediction addiction”. People are so consumed with doomsday that they are having panic attacks and insomnia as they search for answers to this dreadful event.

Although I haven’t read very many books about this subject, this one seems to be different in it’s approach in that it explains and breaks down the most popular points of view floating around today.  The author begins with the ever popular Mayan Factor and also talks about solar storms, the predictions of Nostradamus, reversal of the magnetic poles, eruption of super volcanoes and more.

While giving a synopsis of each point of view, he also writes a conclusion at the end of each chapter telling whether or not he finds the point of view logical, biblical, or very likely to happen.  For example, Hundley found the Mayan factor to be illogical and unfounded but in the case of the solar storm predictions for 2012, Hundley believes there is ample scientific information to confirm those speculations.  He also states that the threat of the Yellowstone super volcano erupting is very real as scientists have confirmed that a future eruption is inevitable.

I found this book to be interesting as far as information goes, but I think the best part of the book is Chapter 12 in which the author instructs the readers how to prepare for “the end of the world.”   He states:  “Your own personal end of the world may come in 2012, 2032 or tomorrow.”   And then he goes on to explain how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which is the only guarantee that anyone will escape whatever happens when the end of time as we know it here on Earth, comes to an end.

He also stresses that Christians have a platform right now, because all of the 2012 hype and hysteria offers us another opportunity to talk with our friends, family and neighbors about accepting Christ.

There is a study guide for both groups and individuals included in the back of the book.

This book was provided free for review by BookSneeze (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

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