While surfing the web, I hear of movies and books every once in a while. On WorldNetDaily’s website in particular I heard about this “must read” which happened to also be a New York Times best-selling book. I like reading books when I have the time, and because of the many great things I had heard about the book I couldn’t resist finding a copy of The Harbinger. In particular, what made me especially curious about this book by Jonathan Cahn were the numerous amount of people who said “Even though the story is fiction, what is described in the book is true and could actually happen in the future…”
The Harbinger is a fictional story about three characters: Nouriel, Ana, and “The Prophet”. Nouriel is telling Ana, a publicist, about his encounters with a man who claims to be a Prophet from God. This Prophet tells Nouriel throughout their encounters, the United States of America has similarities to ancient Israel, and has been susceptible to God’s warning and will be judged less it repents of its ways. Isaiah 9:10 is cited often throughout this story, but what is also cited are things said and done within recent years which have great similarities to things said and done by ancient Israel back during the Prophet Isaiah’s lifetime… I found the similarities surprisingly shocking, and this book certainly does give the reader legitimate reasons to be cautious about the fate of our world and our own lives; it’s important we all repent especially our nations’ leaders.
However, there are two things which Jonathan Cahn forgot to consider when writing this story: 1) The Book of Revelation and 2) The Alternative Media’s Message. I don’t want to get too complicated in this review, I’ll save some of those thoughts for my YouTube Channel later, but what Jonathan Cahn preaches in his book is iffy in that while everything he says is accurate, the application for it isn’t necessarily completely accurate. When it comes to the type of theology applied, it’s definitely not worth ignoring but it’s also not necessarily going to be in the exact image as it’s being perceived. It’s like you happen to see through a neighbor’s window a gun hanging on the wall and someone nearby tells you “that man who lives there is dangerous”. Yes the person has a gun, but that doesn’t mean that any person who has a gun is a bad person. Jonathan Cahn does provide information and sources for his story which is great, but you have to be very careful with how you interpret everything based on the info; what Jesus said in Matthew 24 is especially worth considering. All in all this is a good book with a decent storyline, though I wouldn’t call it “suspense” like the book considers itself since it’s not really the type of book which will keep you on the edge of your seat…
Book Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.