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What on Earth Should We Do Now?
I grew up with the notion that you never talk about politics or religion with other people because beliefs are different, you cannot change their beliefs, and you always end up in a never-ending argument (at least that's what happened the few times someone bought up religion with me). Dr. Jeremiah wrote quite the opposite. He wrote about politics AND religion together! He says in this book that "people don't always appreciate having the gospel preached to them, but that's our work, and it is the greatest evidence of our love." "Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World" is a follow-up book to "What in the World is Going On?" I have to admit that I did not read the first book and do not know if reading the first book would influence my opinion on this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I have been trying to expand my horizons when it comes to religion. Reading books and learning about different religions from friends (no fights because I just listen). Moreover I have been trying to learn more about what is going on with the world. I blocked it out, denial, because the economy did not hit me yet. When it did, I now have an open ear. Basically I have been naive about both topics.
This book focuses on Christianity and refers to the New Testament. Dr. Jeremiah believes that based on the New Testament there are ten practical strategies to help us live with confidence in this chaotic world of politics and religion. Ten instructions for living life while we are looking for the Savior.
I will list the ten strategies but you have to read the book to find and follow the instructions.
1.) Stay Calm
2.) Stay Compassionate
3.) Stay Constructive
4.) Stay Challenged
5.) Stay Connected
6.) Stay Centered
7.) Stay Confident
8.) Stay Consistent
9.) Stay Committed
10.) Stay Convinced
These chapters which explain the instructions are about what on Earth we should be doing in a time like this based on passages about the return of Christ.
I have to say that I was really looking forward to reading this book, especially reading the back cover. However, I am really disappointed. I expected the political stories to be about our present. Most of them were about the past. I do not care about a guy who had something bad happen to him in the 1800s and God got him through it. Also, not to be biased, but the book focused mostly on religion and passages in the New Testament. I would have liked to read more about politics in the present era, and basically just more politics.
The writing of this book kept my head spinning. Dr. Jeremiah would make his point, explaining in detail and I understood. However, it felt as though he was trying to make the book longer because he kept repeating himself but with different words. I read the first four chapters before I had to put the book down and carry on with my life and it was quite difficult to pick it up again. I found this book to be boring and did not answer any of my questions that I thought would be touched upon based on the back cover. In my opinion, reading this book was a waste of my time. How will I live with confidence in this chaotic world? Keep my chin up, dive into the chaos and have faith.
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Until next time, take life one page at a time!
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