Judging by the comments of the people that are critical of this book, it appears like they have never read it. The book is well documented, mostly from Roman Catholic sources. The teaching that the Roman Church under the papacy is the harlot church in Revelation 17 and 18, is not new. There are few that teach this today, not because of the evidence, but because they have fallen pray to the jaws of the ecumenical movement. Dave's exegetical and historical work is excellent in this book. We should be thankful some Christians are still around willing to tell the truth, even when it is not popular. This book is not mean spirited. Dave shows he loves Catholics enough to tell them the truth by writing this book. Read the book and find out for yourself.
This book is very well put together, with hundreds of documented references to primary sources by the author. He presents an extremely compelling analysis of Revelation 17 & 18, identifying the woman on the beast as the Roman Catholic Church. I commend Mr. Hunt on his courageous stand which can be awfully lonesome in the recent age of "love gospel" "Christian" leaders. Mr. Hunt stands on the shoulders of and alongside the giants of the past eras who uncompromisingly stood strong for their Christian faith, such as the Albigenses, and individuals such as Tyndale, Luther, Wesley, Calvin, Zwingli, Ironside, and the millions of Christian martyrs down the ages who died for their faith at the hands of Roman Catholics. This book documents it all with solid data; but don't just take my word for it - buy this book today and check out its claims for yourself.
As a protestant student and teacher of the Bible, I find this book very frustrating. Mr. Hunt's dispensational theology clearly influences how he interprets "biblical prophecy." I rated this book as a 2 simply b/c it was a source of information that helped me to understand how biblically illiterate the church really is. It is shocking! Would the Author (St. John) Really be thinking of the Roman Catholic Church in the 21st century as "the woman who rides beast"? Give me a break! How would this be understood by the original reader of the book of revelation in the first century? The fact is The Bible was written for a specific audience in a specific time period...We must understand how to proper exegesis of revelation. We must understand that this book is a major source of confusion b/c we do not understand what type of literature we are dealing w/ here. It is apocalyptic literature and must be interpreted as such. If we do not understand this we are free to interpret "the woman who rides the beast" to be whoever we want her to be...For example, she could be Hilary Clinton, (evangelicals tend to despise her) how about the United Nations? How about Iraq, Afghanistan? Sadaam? Bin Laden? Maybe it's Mr. Dave hunt's church? (this is as ridiculous as Mr. Hunt's position on Rome) Whose to say? This is simply bad exegesis! We are not free to come up w/ some bogus understanding of "the woman" "the beast" or "the mark" based on todays newspaper, news clip, etc. Read church history. It is sad to see the ridiculous interpretations we as a church have come to. From the 1st century to the 21st century.To all the Catholics: please accept my apologies on behalf of the wacky interpretations of scripture we (protestants) have imposed upon you. Not all of us believe this! I'm sure Mr. Hunt has the best intentions in writing this book, so have mercy on him. He is not the enemy. Poor biblical exegesis is!
This is just another example of more Protestant misunderstanding of the Catholic faith. If people, like this writer Mr. Hunt, for instance, would ever trouble themselves to find out what the Catholic Church ACTUALLY believes, instead of what Protestants ASSUME the Catholic Church believes, how much easier it would be for all Christians to live in the unity of which Jesus spoke. It's a shame that Mr. Hunt has written such a vicious book. Jesus continues to weep.
This book was tossed out by my brother due to the offensive nature of the anti-Catholicism held within at my request because it was making me stumble in my Christian walk. Dozens of millions of Catholics have said "yes" to their baptism by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior by repentance and faith towards the Lord Jesus Christ. There are so many points to be made, but I will stick with one since everyone seems to give this book almost a 5 out of 5. I would just like to note that the information Dave Hunt gave out about Mother Teresa is slanderous in this book. Dave Hunt states she never tried to convert to Christ those she helped (look her up in the index of this book) this is absolutely an un-truth. Mother Teresa led 50,000 Hindus to Christ by her loving actions, when she was asked who she represented, she boldly proclaimed "Jesus Christ" which they responded if Jesus is like You, we want Him. They then put their faith in Him and were baptized into the Church. Mother Teresa also has the spiritual gift of discernment, as she was driving along in a foreign country she could sense someone was hurting ( she made the driver stop the car ) and then went into a hidden alley and nursed a dying man back to life. When asked how she knew she proclaimed "when a soul is crying out, the Holy Spirit tells me". Truly a woman filled with the love, grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Please don't judge the entire Catholic church based on this biased, prejudiced bitter one-sided presentation called "A Woman Who Rides The Beast"!