Thursday, April 8, 2010
Will the World End in 2010? by Raymond C. Hundley, PhD
It's everywhere---the hype about 2012 being the year the world ends. Does the Mayan calendar predict that the world will come to a violent end on December 21, 2012? What about the other predictions that seem to confirm that prediction? Is it really possible, or is it just mass hysteria?
Author and theologian Raymond Hundley does an excellent job of confronting hype and fear with facts. And, then with faith. He outlines ten different end-times scenarios, exploring the facts behind them and the odds that these events will actually occur. He concludes by suggesting that we look at the situation through the eyes of faith. There's a chapter for Christians and one for non-believers.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The facts were presented in an relaxed, easily-understood style. As I read, I realized that I had heard some of this before but never in an organized fashion with the scientific information to back it up. I think the author attained his goal. He wanted to offer a resource that would help people face the future with hope and joy rather than fear. I highly recommend it.
Purchase the book on Amazon: Will the World End in 2012?: A Christian Guide to the Question Everyone's Asking.
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