Friday, April 16, 2010

Review of: A Christian Guide to the Question Everyone’s Asking: Will the World End in 2012? By Raymond C. Hundley PHD







Rating: 9.5/10

Where will you be in 2012? I asked this question of my co-workers; most said that 2012 will not happen!

But just in case this will be the last night on earth, I will be at my parent's beach condo in Maui Hawaii! I want to see the sun set and watch the Tsunami come take me to Heaven. The wave will look like God's hand coming toward me as I smiled through infinity. I will not panic.

Raymond C. Handley presents the ten theories that are connected to 2012:


  1. The Mayan End of their Calendar
  2. Solar Storms
  3. CERN and the Large Hadron Collider
  4. The Predictions of Nostradamus
  5. The Reversal of the Magnetic Poles
  6. Collision with Planet X
  7. Earth's Alignment with the Galactic Plane
  8. Eruption of the Super Volcano
  9. The Web Bot Project
  10. Religious Predictions of the End of the World.
Handley did a great job of writing a short fictional sketch before every theory. This is a great way to get into the real implications of the doom that might be coming. He equips the reader with a clear explanation of each of the theories. He also attempts to calm people and clear the "Kultur-Smog" that is 2012.  His answer to the looming theories is clearly gospel centered. The book adds helpful information for future study: author notes, bibliography, and group study guide.














1. Avoids Preaching VictimhoodAuthor avoids preaching victim hood by discussing our responsible stewardship.
5
5
2. Flow The author keeps you going and motivates you to
keep reading
5
5
3. Prayer Solution Based   
5
5
4. InsightsGood examples and insights are clearly stated.
5
5
5. Avoids LegalismDid the author make it where you had played any part in gaining a grace of our LORD.
5
5
    
6. Secular Ready
as an introduction to the faith.
Can this be given to my parents with out offense? Or is it better to keep to myself?
3
5
7. UsefulnessWas the book Useful?
4.5
5
Introduction of Topics Did the author introduce the topic an interesting manner?
5
5
8. Book DesignBook is laid out well… and is excellent in its overall usefulness.. Or is fun in the way information is laid out….
5
5
9. Authors NotesAuthor Notes contribute to the overall reading.
Author outlines the evidence collected in telling
the tale.
5
5
    
10. Word ChoiceGood Mix Of eight grade vocabulary with
collegiate level vocabulary
5
5
11. Metaphors or Examples Used Good Mix Of metaphors and examples utilized

4
5
12. Content and Process Collaborate
for overall effectiveness

Content
Uses the bible Scriptures to back up points does it in a way that is not text doctoring.
5
5
13. Process   
5
5
14. Sparking Interest in ResearchAuthor gets you interested in researching the subject
presented in the book. Quotes outside authors and their material.
4.5
5
    
15. Desire to share with othersThe book is rewarding enough to share with a friend without a fear of embarrassment.
5
5
    
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80
    
  
0.95
Note it does trouble me that they dropped a baguette into the CERN Particle Accelerator.   Come on Geeks at CERN; I know you are hungry but come on!!!!

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