The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
Age Group: YA and up
A man (a writer) receives a mysterious item in the mail – something old and unfamiliar. He ponders on the sender and seeks to find a reason for the unexpected arrival.
He finds the answers he seeks from someone even more mysterious than the object, but with answers come more questions.
Seeking to find more answers, the man searches and investigates possibilities to find truths. Those truths will change his life and his thinking forever. They will also lead him to tell his story, in hopes of reaching a nation oblivious to its fate.
The Harbinger was brought to my attention by a friend. He linked me to some information on Jonathan Cahn and I was further intrigued. Being of a strong Christian based background I wanted to follow this up and see just how linked events of today were to something that happened long ago. Honestly, the book freaked me out a little at parts, because it made me think of my own choices during the times and events that were mentioned in the story. Yes, this is a story. A story based on truths (so it says in the beginning of the book).
Most of this may sound bogus, but the bibliography in the back of the book and the background of the author suggests a well-educated account that can’t easy be dismissed.
Once you’ve read the book, you’ll be thinking not only if there is real truth behind it all, but about your own mortality and salvation. As well as, the fate of our nation as it fails to uphold the promises of our foundation.
What will you deduce from this tangible and moving story? Is our departure from God and His ways what’s causing America to slowly fall into a decline? I leave it to you to decide after you’ve read this book.
The only “technical” issue I noticed with this book was missing quotes, which could be confusing. Also, some of the dialogue gets more confusing with few tags and short answers. Otherwise, the formatting was quite innovative and interesting in how it was presented – the confusion could have been way worse without the helpful breaks.
I give the book 3 QUILL.