Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Will the World End in 2012?
When I first saw Dr. Raymond Hundley's new book, Will the World End in 2012, I raised a skeptical eyebrow and thought, "Here's another quirky opportunist trying to cash in on evangelical hysteria."
However, upon actually reading the book, I discovered that this book is not so much about "creating hysteria" as answering it.
In a logical and systematic manner, Hundley analyzes the ten top reasons why some folks are saying that the apocalypse will occur in 2012, (including Mayan calendar, supervolcano, Planet X, solar storms. biblical prophecy) and then reveals the conclusions from his research on each perspective.
For the most part, Hundley's conclusions about a cataclysmic 2012 sound somewhat like Mark Twain's response to the rumor that he had died, "Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated."
Nevertheless, Hundley gives each perspective a fair and balanced hearing before drawing his conclusions.
At the end, the author throws in a zinger. What if the would end in 2012? Or, for that matter, if you died in 2012? or 2011? Would you be ready?
Purchase here -- or you can wait and buy it for a nickel at a garage sale in 2013.
(Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers via Booksneeze. for this blog review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own, in compliance with FTC 16 CFR part 255.)