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!

LIGHTER SIDE

 

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ALERT ALERT

BREAKING:   Hillary Clinton Donor Ed Buck Arrested After Another Male Overdoses In His Seedy LA Apartment

Democrat donor and Hillary friend Ed Buck was finally arrested Tuesday night after a third man overdosed in his apartment.

The man who overdosed in Ed Buck’s Los Angeles apartment last week survived, however the other two victims previously died.

Ed Buck will be in court Wednesday.

Ed Buck loves to inject young black gay escorts with methamphetamine — the mother of one of Ed Buck’s victims described it as a fetish.

He was finally arrested after two black gay escorts died in his apartment from overdoses.

KTLA 5 reported:

The prominent Democratic donor and LGBTQ political activist Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who overdosed last week, officials said.

Buck was charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Buck is accused of injecting the victim, who survived, with methamphetamine on Sept. 11.

CBSLA Assignment Desk @KCBSKCALDesk
 

: Democratic donor Ed Buck has been arrested and charged by @LADAOffice. Buck is accused of running a drug den out of his home. @JeffMichaelNews has details on .

Video of Ed Buck getting taken away by Sheriff deputies:

Bill Melugin    @BillFOXLA

BREAKING: Democratic donor Ed Buck has been arrested at his West Hollywood apartment on drug charges, per @WHDLASD. Neighbor on scene tells me Buck is currently in the back of one of the cruisers. Two gay black men previously died of meth overdoses at his apt. @FOXLA

Bill Melugin    @BillFOXLA
 

BREAKING: Here is video of being taken away by deputies following his arrest at his apartment on drug charges tonight. @FOXLA

of another young black gay escort was found at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck, a top Democrat donor and political activist.

As previously reported, a black gay escort named Gemmel Moore died of a meth overdose at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home in July of 2017.

The LA County District Attorney’s Office previously declined to prosecute Ed Buck saying the evidence was “insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that (Buck) is responsible for the death of Gemmel Moore,” which sparked an outrage from family members and others in the community.

Jasmyne Cannick told FOX and Friends nearly a dozen black men have come forward to speak on their experiences with “serial predator” Ed Buck.
Cannick also went off on the Democrat Party: “Over 77% of black people in California vote Democratic. We vote for Democrats.

It is a shame that when something like this happens, when you have the chair of your state party when at the time of this , Eric Bauman, who was willing to turn a blind eye as well as instruct others not to speak on it. As a black woman, as a black Democrat, I expect more from my party.

Last week, a black male was seen entering Ed Buck’s seedy LA apartment.

Update: Top Democrat Donor Ed Buck Charged with Maintaining Drug House – Police Find HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS of Men in Compromising Positions in His Home

Buck was charged with operating a drug house.

According to the LA Times — Sheriff’s investigators found hundreds of photographs in Buck’s home of men in compromising positions.

Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec
 

Sheriff’s investigators found hundreds of photographs in Ed Buck’s home of men in compromising positions

Democratic donor Ed Buck arrested, charged with operating drug house

Buck was charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Buck...   latimes.com

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