Thursday, October 11, 2012

Globequake by Wallace Henley

Subtitle: Living in the Unshakeable Kingdom While the World Falls Apart, Thomas Nelson Publishers.

It's about change. It's happening faster than ever before. Something big is coming. The question is, "What?" We're going somewhere in a hurry, but do we really know where? Are we like a swarm of lemmings heading over a cliff? Are we nearing the end of the world?

Author Wallace Henley asks similar questions in this biblically-based guide to surviving a "globequake." This is not an alarmist screed about approaching catastrophe. It is a reasoned guide to surviving whatever comes. Originally a journalist, Henley is a pastor who also has worked in government. The breadth of his experience gives him a unique view of how the world works and how Christians can rely on their faith to get them through.

Henley says there are things we can do to stabilize our world. He describes six spheres of influence where we can rely on God's truth to help us be grounded during any turmoil: Person, Church, Family, Education, Government, and Business-Marketplace. His main point is that we will never live in a perfect world. There is no Utopia. However, the solid foundation of faith will hold in confusion or calamity.

The book is well-written and logically organized. I read slowly because I found myself wanting to absorb each point before I went on. It's a book to study, not just to read through. Globequake is timely as people grow more and more disturbed about current events. I recommend it both for individual reading or for group study.

Amazon listing: Globequake: Living in the Unshakeable Kingdom While the World Falls Apart

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255  : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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