IMPLOSION: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time? - eBook
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In the midst of financial turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, and the constant threat of natural disasters, can history's greatest democracy stage a miraculous comeback? Through the lens of biblical prophecy, best-selling author and international political expert Rosenberg helps you understand the economic, social, and spiritual challenges facing the United States in the 21st century.
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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
America teeters on a precipice. In the midst of financial turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, the constant threat of natural disasters, and myriad other daunting challenges, many wonder what the future holds. Will historys greatest democracy stage a miraculous comeback, returning to the forefront of the worlds economic and spiritual stage? Can Americas religious past be repeated today with a third Great Awakening? Or will the rise of China, Russia, and other nations, coupled with the USs internal struggles, send her into a decline from which there can be no return?
Implosion helps readers understand the economic, social, and spiritual challenges facing the United States in the 21st century, through the lens of biblical prophecy.
Rosenberg (Inside the Revolution) says heand his readersmust put everything on the line to save America from economic, social, and spiritual implosion. He points to earlier epochs in American history when people thought the nation would fail and argues that the First and Second Great Awakenings of evangelical fervor turned the nation around. For the first time in print, Rosenberg tells a very personal story not just of his conversion to Christianity but also of his conversion from liberal Democrat to conservative Republican. Further, he tells how he has detoxed from politics and believes the most important task of all is making disciples of Christ, saying that the church, not politics, is the last best hope for our nation and world. Logical fallacies, generalizations, and evidence that is only collected opinion weaken an otherwise passionate, clear, honest portrayal of the authors prophetic call for prayer, fasting, and political action for God to bring about a Third Awakening that would turn the United States around and prevent catastrophe. (June) 2012 Reed Business Information
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HmschlMamaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fascinating, Fearsome, and FantasticMarch 14, 2014HmschlMamaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Joel Rosenberg is an excellent writer. This book brings not only a healthy sense of urgency, regarding the times we are living in and the state of our country and the American Church, but also such inspiration and revitalization in my own faith walk. A call to pray for the lost in our nation, for a third Great Awakening and strive to know my Lord more and more. Highly rcommend!
GreyBeard62DeLand, FLAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent overview of current Financial problems.September 6, 2013GreyBeard62DeLand, FLAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is well documented with endnotes, has a very solid grasp of today's problems facing us regarding finances and spirituality. Solid read - easy to understand!
Phil KaplunWinnipeg, MBAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5This product has fantastic insight into America'sMarch 7, 2013Phil KaplunWinnipeg, MBAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I enjoy all of Joel Rosenberg's books. Without fantacizing about the future, he puts America's future from the biblical perspective. Very well written, a real page turner.
theTRuNorthern, VAAge: 35-44Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5on the Future of AmericaFebruary 28, 2013theTRuNorthern, VAAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3I've never read a Joel C Rosenberg book before. My understanding is that they are typically novels that blend political and supernatural events to provide insights into the world of prophesy and its intersection with modern days. They are books that I always say I'm going to read, but somehow, in some way, I always end up getting sidetracked and haven't yet gotten back around to reading them. I have a few of them, really, I do.
Anyway, when I heard about Implosion - which was apparently a long time ago - I was immediately interested because I recognized the knowledge and perspective an author like Rosenberg could bring to the table in a discussion of American politics and economics. Sure enough, Rosenberg lays out the current situation in no uncertain terms and provides a thorough, albeit bleak view of our nation's current state of affairs and its outlook in the coming years. Convinced that we are indeed living in the "last days," Rosenberg deftly weaves in threads of prophesy as expected and addresses questions that concern any number of politicians and people who call America their homeland.
And then, Rosenberg apparently empathizes with me and gets sidetracked. I won't call it "bait and switch," but the book takes a distinct topical turn and takes an entirely different tone. Implosion, a discussion of the woeful state of America's economy, becomes an urgent call to repentance, renewal, and revival. Given it's tangentially related as a recommended response to the current situation, boiling the "discussion" down into sermon-y soundbites is unexpected (at least from my perspective).
While I enjoy the historical journey through the First and Second Great Awakenings, I missed a critical analysis of fiscal policies that may or may not address the current economic crises. Though I appreciate the altar call and detailed list of steps to restore a right relationship with God, I expected... Actually, I don't know what I expected, but by the end of the book, I had pretty much forgotten all about the financial crisis and the potential of an economic implosion and maybe that's really the point of the book. Maybe it actually was a bait and switch after all. Maybe it's okay.
CaliforniaJoeGreenland, ARAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Eye opening, to say the least.September 15, 2012CaliforniaJoeGreenland, ARAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5While I am not done with this book, I am very impressed with it so far. I like how well Mr. Rosenberg details every event and subject he talks about.
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