Monday, May 7, 2018
BOOK REVIEW- THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES by Jonathan Cahn
Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing…This is The Book of Mysteries.
Jonathan Cahn, who caused a national and international stir with the New York Times best-seller The Harbinger and then The Mystery of the Shemitah, now brings us a treasure chest inside of which are contained some of the greatest mysteries of all time. The reader will discover life-transforming secrets, mind-blowing realities, and heart-changing revelations in such mysteries as the Face in the Waters, the Leper King, the Land of Gezarah, the Secret of the Third Prince, the House of Spirits, the Mystery of the Rains, How to Alter Your Past, the Second Scroll, the Similitude, the Mystery of the Eighth Day, and much more. The Book of Mysteries takes the readers on a journey of divine revelation through ancient Scriptures, the laws of Creation, the deep of God’s Word, the hidden streams of history, the most important keys of spiritual truth, end-time mysteries, and the secrets of life.
The Book of Mysteries opens up with a traveler and his encounter with a man known only as “the teacher.” The teacher takes him an on odyssey through desert mountains, valleys, gardens and plains, encounters with nomadic tent dwellers, caverns and ancient ruins, chambers of scrolls and vessels, and more. The reader is taken along to partake in the journey and in all the teachings and revelations. The traveler keeps a journal in which he writes down each of the mysteries given to him by the teacher in his one-year odyssey—365 different mysteries—one for each day of the year. Thus, on top of everything else, The Book of Mysteries is also a daily devotional unlike any other. And each mystery contains a special mission for each day of the year, a mission that takes the revelation and applies it to reality for a life-changing journey. AMAZON 4.5 STARS
I really liked this book and that is saying something. Why? Over time I have had friends gush over a devotional, saying "Oh you just have to get this one, it's out of this world good." Only to be disappointed time after time. They were nice but they really didn't keep my interest all that much. Don't get me wrong I have run across a handful that I really did enjoy but I usually found them myself. This one was one of the good ones. And there was a friend who not only recommended the book to our prayer group, she also gave several copies to a couple of us. Of course, I thought "oh no, what do I say if I don't enjoy it like she does?".
This is what I found to like about this book. I liked that it was a one page daily reading and that is how I treated it. I liked that it had scripture references at the bottom of each page. Each Jewish view added a depth to the Bible for me because of being able to understand the times and culture where Jesus lived. Even to begin to understand what some of the words mean BEFORE there were turned into English meanings. Most entries were very easy for me to understand and spoke to my heart a deeper understanding. I also have to admit a few had parts that went over my head but I enjoyed the book anyway. And I have quite a few favorites that I have marked in the book to go back to. And I have already re-read a few of those to let the revelations sink in a bit deeper.
On an additional note, I really like how the light shines off the front of the book cover. Seems like not only was it attractive but also a symbol of the light within.