Book Reviews by Dr Ley

Here I will share books and post reviews of books I recommend. Since my area of expertise is in early Christian History, that is the subject most books will be about.  There will also be related books and even good Christian fiction.  In other words, if it is a good Christian book and I recommend it, it will be posted here.  I encourage others to post book recommendations and reviews here as well. They don't have to be by Christians or about Christian topics.  One are, for example, would be books on US History.  Please, no "Adult Books" or books that contain graphic details you would not recommend for your Grandmother.     

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Comment by Dr Wesley B Rose "Dr Ley" on October 18, 2012 at 1:58pm

 

 

 

 

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Book review for:

Earthquake Resurrection

Supernatural Catalyst for the Coming Global Catastrophe

By David W Lowe

 

The author employs one of the ageless axioms of Biblical study to masterfully correlate Old and New Testament scripture with tremendous thought about the warning signs of natural disasters in a complex yet easily understood dissertation of the frightful events awaiting mankind. i.e. allow scripture to interpret scripture.  I have had the privilege of reading numerous works of eschatology by authors spanning two millennia, but all seem incomplete when compared to this astounding work of apocalyptic research.  Lowe has taken the natural research and study by science with the long studied scriptures to provide the reader with a most vivid and shocking view of the many events that will occur during the end of days. Indeed his extensive research of both fully supports his insights and conclusions. Too many authors rely on traditions, speculation, and imagination to describe the world ending events provided to us in scripture.  Lowe has touched on a subject that is largely ignored whether out of fear, inflated optimism, or ignorance and elucidates the true picture of devastation that is not just possible from natural occurrences (volcanic and earthquake) but is certain to be part of the events God will bring upon the earth and humanity.  I shudder to think of the immensity and propensity of these unfolding events, especially since Lowe has placed so many things in perspective – a perspective that is intelligent and employs common sense physical realities present on Earth.  It is unfortunate that I lack the vocabulary and descriptive skill necessary to fully compliment and explain the scope of this book and its implications for mankind.  If one is eager to truly discern the prophesies about the coming of the Lord, this has to be one of the books you read.  I have added it to my personal library, one that I scrutinize very closely. 

I want to thank David Lowe for the opportunity to read his work.  It was, I feel, a great privilege and a most exciting experience.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment by Dr Wesley B Rose "Dr Ley" on October 18, 2012 at 1:55pm

FINDING HOPE in the Midst of Tragedy By  Shelley Hitz

 

By Dr Ley

 

We as Christians are taught about the consequences of sin that started in the Garden of Eden with the very first two people.  We learned that at one time everything was literally perfect. But that after the sin of Adam and Even nothing was perfect; in fact many imperfections entered the world immediately.  The imperfections or results from sin encompass a broad spectrum of things.  We are told by Paul that “the earth groans” in anguish because of the imperfections that have infected it and changed the entire character of the earth itself and everything on it, in it, and around it.  Cain is the most infamous example of a man tormented, persecuted, and shunned by everyone.  His was a life of true emptiness and despair, of pain and perpetual visages of dislike in the faces of all he met. He was marked, literally by God, and this was like wearing a sign that said I am to be treated worse than the snake that slithers upon the earth, than the most dreaded diseases and infirmities, and the terrible wild beasts of the land and the ocean.  We are also given the immortal account of Job and the absolutely chilling events of his life. But it does not really sink in completely until some tragedy draws us into, as the author recorded, the “city of pity” (or the personal impact of inexplicable and sudden tragedy) a phrase she borrowed from one of her patients.

 It is a fitting description of what happens when those ageless imperfections (from the very beginning) become oh too real. Then it is not as much about the tragedy, the heartbreaking event(s), or the impact it has on so many lives. It is, as the author wisely identifies for us, how we deal with these challenges, these imperfections of the world, which seemingly begin to consume our lives and leave in their stead monuments of despair and hopelessness.    Indeed it is these tragedies and hardships which befall everyone, both Christian and non-Christian, that truly open windows into our hearts, minds, and souls: windows through which we can come face to face with some of our worst fears; windows through which we get to see the harsh realities that the imperfections of sin generated; and windows that awaken long buried ideals, beliefs, and hopes which must consequently (and inevitably) evoke actions.  And there are, of course, a huge assortment of actions available to us – even giving up in despair and desperation.

This is where the author takes all of this complexity and these multifaceted events of life and interleaves the fiber of hope, faith, and renewed [revitalized] knowledge of God’s love and provisions.  This book is a most eloquent record of simplicity in its most important role and from the only true source of love that and faith that prove to conquer all. This is her formula and her wisdom and faith shining through the events that would cause despair and hopelessness in anyone – that is anyone without the truth and the love of God in them.  The account, of the tragic events recorded in this book, is more than just a written record of those things, but is in actuality the living record of God’s hand in the life of humanity as seen and lived through the eyes of the author.  It is an account of the menagerie of feelings and weight that is suddenly placed on the shoulders of many people.  It is even more the story of true faith and the uncanny ability of people to overcome almost anything – not of their own accord but through the grace and merciful intervention of God (through Miracles and direct answer to prayers).

 What a true blessing this book was and can be for anyone. I must apologize for my lack of ability to give this work the attention and accolades it so richly deserves, and to not having the ability to share it with as many as I would like.  Indeed, what a blessing!

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WTH -> Rosie O’Donnell Claims There Are ‘Over 100,000’ Concentration Camps In America

Actress and left-wing activist Rosie O’Donnell made the stunning claim that there are more than 100,000 concentration camps in states across the country, holding unaccompanied minors who illegally enter the U.S.

Appearing Monday on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live After Show,” Rosie O’Donnell was asked about the role she’s playing in Lights for Liberty, a rally being held July 12th to demand and end to what host Andy Cohan called “detention camps.”

“Yeah, the concentration camps, even though there’s lots of controversy about the word. But actually, legitimate scholars who study genocide say, yes, these are, in fact, the criteria for concentration camps, they meet them. There are over 100,000 camps in nearly every state,” O’Donnell said, failing to cite the scholars she mentioned. “There’s between 10,000 and 13,000 children, that could fill Radio City Music Hall twice. That’s how many children unaccompanied alone in these camps.”

O’Donnell, of course, was echoing fellow far-left figures like New York freshman Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has spent the last several weeks comparing the oft-overcrowded Border Patrol facilities currently holding thousands of unaccompanied minors who illegally entered the country with adults to contraction camps like the ones that executed Jews during the Holocaust. Indeed, that comparison was roundly rejected on Monday by the United States Holocaust Museum.

“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary,” the organization said. “That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now.”

It is worth noting that the policy of separating children from adults and holding them in separate facilities was expanded by Barack Obama. It was his administration that separated thousands of children from their parents as a way to deter illegal immigration.

Rosie O’Donnell Backs Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Bid — ‘She Knows How to Handle That Baby in the White House’

Rosie O’Donnell said she is supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

O’Donnell said, “Warren is my choice.”

She added, “We need a leader. We need a leader, and she’s been leading. Every time she opens her mouth, she gets more respect. Because she has plans for everything, she knows what she’s doing. And I think she knows how to handle that baby in the White House.”

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