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What in the World Is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore

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Is the current economic and political crisis actually prophesied in the Bible? If so, what are we to do about it? It is hard to piece together all this information in a way that gives a comprehensive picture of what the end times will look like. That's why so many theories abound. And that's why Dr. David Jeremiah has written "What In the World Is Going On?," a unique book ...more
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Published September 30th 2008 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published February 1st 2008)
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Carol
Mar 29, 2011 Carol rated it it was amazing
So glad to find this one for $1 at Bety Griffin, especially since it was published 2008 and was a hardback in excellent condition. Had just heard Dr. Jeremiah teach on the radio, and wanted to read this book -- then, it appeared in front of me at Thrift Shop. I know it was the Lord gifting me with the blessing of the content, the teaching, of the book. Now I understand world events much more clearly: oil, the economy, America's role, Israel and other nations. Most of the book is spent on ...more
Suzanne Hartmann
Jul 22, 2011 Suzanne Hartmann rated it it was amazing
The economic downturn surprised us. National spending is out of control. Europe is rising in power again. Events in the Middle East seem to be getting worse, not better. What are we to think of it all?

After a tremendous amount of study, Dr. Jeremiah chose the ten most important prophetic clues from the Bible that we all need to be aware of. He shares them with us in his book, What it the World Is Going On? As the subtitle of the book says, we cannot afford to ignore them. They are now affecting
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Laura
What In the World Is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore by David Jeremiah makes the case that we are living in the Biblically prophesied last days. Providing a scary, no-nonsense commentary on recent world events, this book motivates the reader to shrug-off society’s prevailing apathy and evaluate truth vs. falsehood, good vs. evil, and purpose vs. selfish indulgence. Regardless of whether you agree with Jeremiah’s conclusions, the reading of this book prompts examination ...more
Jennifer
Oct 09, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
I always enjoy reading books by Dr. Jeremiah. I also find end times prophecy very interesting. Although I am not sure I agree with the pre-tribulation point of view as I personally lean toward a mid-to-post tribulation viewpoint, I still found this to be very informative. It helped get me into scripture to find the passages cited myself. Overall, I found this to be a worthwhile read.
Maire Slater
May 31, 2015 Maire Slater rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015-05
No scholar of academic substance denies that Jesus lived almost 2,000 years ago. And we find three times as many prophecies in the Bible relating to His second coming as to His first. Thus, the second advent of our Lord is three times as certain as His first coming, which can be verified as historical fact. (xv)

Without the existence of the nation of Israel, we would not be able to say with certainty that we are in the last days. That single event, more than any other, is the most prominent sign
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Daenel
Oct 02, 2010 Daenel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BOOK DESCRIPTION
Is the current economic and political crisis actually prophesied in the Bible?

If so, what are we to do about it? It is hard to piece together all this information in a way that gives a comprehensive picture of what the end times will look like. That’s why so many theories abound. And that’s why Dr. David Jeremiah has written What In the World Is Going On?, a unique book that cuts through the hundreds of theories to identify the essential 10 most important bible prophecies. There
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Ebookwormy
This book is an excellent introduction to the relationship between Biblical end times prophecy (eschatology) and current events.

Unfortunately, the book is not consistent. When Dr. Jeremiah is close to the Scripture he is outstanding, but some of the work is a bit reaching, particularly early in the book, such as the chapter about oil and energy. In addition, while he does a good job explaining how the rapture fits in the time line and giving some background on why he favors a pre-tribulation ra
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Will Waller
Apr 21, 2014 Will Waller rated it did not like it
This is a book that our Sunday School studied in Richmond, VA. Dr. David Jeremiah fills the book with so many claims and so few citations that it's easy to label this book as mostly drivel. However, I wanted to give it a fair shake.

Firstly, Jeremiah spares no expense in scaring the people who will read it. This seems to be his main MO of the book. If you can scare someone, you can get them to follow you. It's the old, "I think I can catch this fly with vinegar, screw honey," model. His is an an
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Cherie Hill
Nov 17, 2008 Cherie Hill rated it it was amazing
Very few books impact your life in such a way that you will never live the next day in the same way you did the last…..this book does just that. You will find it more than difficult to put this book down. Dr. Jeremiah clearly and concisely reveals Biblical Prophecy in a way that will impact the way you live your daily life; truly you will not be able to view the world, nor your individual life, in the same way after reading this book.

One of the things that will fascinate you, as you begin to rea
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Heath Marion
Sep 17, 2012 Heath Marion rated it it was amazing
What is going? Have you been asking yourself this question over the last few months as we have seen political unrest and upheaval across the world? If you have, this book would be a fantastic read for you. Dr. Jeremiah gives commentary on what is going on in our world today with a Biblical perspective. The idea of prophecy sparks great attention in the church and even outside of the church. We are intrigued by what the future holds and we would all like to know that it will be okay.

In this insig
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Janet
Aug 03, 2010 Janet rated it really liked it
What In The World Is Going On? 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore
by Dr. David Jeremiah
Published by Thomas Nelson
Religion/Faith/General
SRP $14.99 U.S.
ISBN 978-0-7852-3117-2

What In The World Is Going On? 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore by Dr. David Jeremiah, is a wonderfully informative book to help fellow believers and unbelievers catch up on current events in connection with the Bible. Often times, many pastors disregard sharing prophecy with their congregation for v
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Jason Tesar
Aug 25, 2012 Jason Tesar rated it really liked it
This is a good collection of prophetic, end times events compared with the current state of the world. I found the first few chapters particularly intriguing, as Dr. Jeremiah discuss the switch from gold to oil, to stabilize American currency. And the summary of global oil production versus consumption was alarming. If you are someone who believes that the prophecies of scripture will be fulfilled in a literal way, like I do, you'll be interested to read Dr. Jeremiah's speculation on the ...more
Samar Houssaini
Mar 23, 2016 Samar Houssaini rated it did not like it
it's ironic that it is "new york times best-selling author", it taught me how some extremists think (it is good to view other's beliefs after all), but David Jermiah who holds a pro zionist ideology wrote a book which lack evidence or common sense or relate to bible and he use brain washing as tool to play with other's emotions for political goals and to justify Israel not only as "humane" but as part of being a "true believer". while teaching of the bible oppose inhumanity. and in Judaism the ...more
Trisha Lisk
Jan 03, 2011 Trisha Lisk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody who sincerely wants truth.
Recommended to Trisha by: An Amazon reviewer of John Hagee's book on the same subject which I read from the library.
This is an excellent foundation for the many other books that have been written in the last two years about what is going on in this world. Start with this one and build on it with all the others. Dr. Jeremiah's book is lucid, plainspoken and comprehensive, the best of the genre that I have read. An absolute must-read for the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of us who want to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Excellent, important books I would read to build on that
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Angie
Apr 26, 2011 Angie rated it it was amazing
It's a great book. So far I've only finished it half way. Now I'm on the chapter dealing with whether America is in biblical prophecy in the end times. The "Crude Awakening" chapter opened my eyes to what's going on globally with oil and the middle east. The Modern Day Rome chapter is very enlightening. We are definitely in the last days and if you don't believe it you will.....if you believe the Bible. Can't wait to finish this book...
ADDENDUM:
Okay it's been 3 days and I've finished this book.
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Lijilene
Dec 19, 2012 Lijilene rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
What in The World is Going On?....this is the question that Dr.David Jeremiah attempts to answer or I guess answers in this book. Its Basically a view of what is going on in the world today and even things that hve already happen in our worlds history and how it ties to Biblical Prophecy and The Book of Revelations in the Bible..... Which I feel he did a WONDERFUL job breaking it down in just plain english for the common woman or man to understand. The author has an abundance of research ...more
Deborah Sloan
Oct 02, 2010 Deborah Sloan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


I'm truly thankful that I got a chance to review this book from Booksneeze. It's been awhile since I read a good book regarding prophecy and the end times. What In The World Is Going On by Dr. David Jeremiah is one that certainly takes into account what is pertainant for today. This book takes a look at the center of the oil reserve controversary; the nation of Israel and it geographical signifigance and the nations that will come against her at the end of days.

So what makes this prophecy book d
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Giselle
Dec 17, 2010 Giselle rated it liked it
This book by Dr David Jeremiah [one of the best Biblical teachers we have] is a familiar tour through prophecy including Israel's role in the world, oil crisis, evil regimes, coming AntiChrist, America's role in prophecy and other Endtime themes. Jeremiah's teaching style is always fresh and engaging. This is a mainstream evangelical approach with some risks taken along the way [he takes a personal stand on Islamic issue]. A primer for beginners or the curious, a great book for those who love Dr ...more
Clark Goble
Nov 02, 2014 Clark Goble rated it it was amazing
As a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Jeremiah writes from a Dispensational Premillennial interpretation of Scripture and I feel this book stands as the perfect example of why such an interpretation is the clearest and most sensible interpretation of eschatology. Jeremiah offers the following ten chapters:

1. The Israel Connect
2. The Crude Awakening
3. Modern Europe... Ancient Rome
4. Islamic Terrorism
5. Vanished Without a Trace
6. Does America Have a Role in Prophecy?
7. When One Man Rules
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Catrina Bradley
May 02, 2009 Catrina Bradley rated it really liked it
Never has world news, history or prophesy been so readable and understandable. I try to follow current events, especially those in the Middle East, but I get bogged down in the myriad of details.

Dr. Jeremiah hits the major points, and lays out it all out in a way that makes sense and enthralls. He offers concise but complete teachings on end times prophesies from the Old and New Testaments as a backdrop to very relevant current and recent world events. He then ties it all together into an eye-o
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Dan Rowling
Aug 14, 2011 Dan Rowling rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! This is an easy read. The subject can be confusing, but he brings it down to earth and easy for anybody to understand. There are lots of stats and figures and many are very current, so this book is very relevant. After reading this book, not only did I understand prophecy better, but I understand some of the World's current events and issues better. For example, this showed me that our situations in Iraq and Afghanistan are more complex than everybody thinks. Is it about oil? Of ...more
Tomi
Sep 01, 2010 Tomi rated it liked it
Three Boys and an Old Lady Reviews

My Thoughts: I remember my great-great grandmother always seeing signs of the apocalypse. Some may have dismissed this as 'old folk's talking' but I wonder what she'd say of these days we live in. Would her thought's be similar to Dr. Jeremiah's? I didn't see this book as a gloom and doom book, but rather a reminder to believers to stay focused as we are a 'peculiar people'. I imagine Dr. Jeremiah's congregation gained much more insight in his classroom teaching
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Lance Lumley
Jun 05, 2015 Lance Lumley rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christian readers
Recommended to Lance by: library book sale
I picked up this book at a library book sale, and was intrigued by the topic. I know of Dr. Jeremiah's radio show and have read a few of his books. this book talks about how world events such as oil prices, terrorists, and politics relate to the Biblical End Times. He also discusses the Rapture and the wars discussed in the Bible during the end times. Normally books like these are just full of doom and gloom with the writers showing no hope. Yes the end times is a serious topic, but Jeremiah ...more
Karie Hall
Jul 26, 2010 Karie Hall rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading “What in the world is going on” by Dr. David Jeremiah.
Let me say that Mr. Jeremiah really helped me put things in perspective. There are so many things that I didn’t understand about the end of days and the second coming as well as many other subjects, he worded everything so well and made me see the reality that I hadn’t saw. I’m really excited about this book , Im thinking of donating it to my pastor so he can go over it and put it to some good use. If you do not u
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Sydney
Mar 19, 2011 Sydney rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who are interested/don't know a lot about the end times
A really good non-fiction/spiritual growth book. If you like stuff about the end-times and the world ending, this is the book for you. It may come as a wake up call, however, if you are not a Christian. Therefore, I urge you to read it. You need to be able to read through lots of stats, numbers, and percentages. I don't like math and that kind of thing (leave that for the oppressive textbooks), so those parts were a little dry for me. But then Jeremiah would touch a heartstring and get me ...more
Rachel M.
Jul 27, 2011 Rachel M. rated it really liked it
*Note: This book really has a 4.5 star rating!!!

This book is very similar to Joel C. Rosenberg's Epicenter. It contains a lot of the same information and conclusions, but it does contain some new insights. The writing style is very simplistic and easy to understand, so I highly recommend it for anyone interested in Bible prophecy and elates to current events in the world. Dr. David Jeremiah explains biblical prophecy very well in this book.
Anne
Dec 06, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian thought readers
An excellent book showing what is going on in the world and where it relates to end-times religious prophecies. It was written in 2008 and could use an update as so much has happened since. Obama's presidency and its terrible effect on our country, the rise of ISIS, more terrorist attacks, Russia's increasing domination among world powers, and the sadly emptying of so many churches when we need God the most. all over, a good book.
Caitlin
Nov 02, 2008 Caitlin rated it really liked it
I had somewhat of a biblical upbringing so when I saw this book recently I decided to give it a read. I remember my parents talking about Bible prophecy and what it means and Dr. jeremiah's book definitely pinpoints many things that are going on in the modern world with references to Biblical predictions for the future. I found this book very interesting and intriguing and recommend that you read it along with your bible for reference.
Josh Wilson
Aug 14, 2012 Josh Wilson rated it it was amazing
David Jeremiah does a great job of brining the prophecies together and putting them in order, especially in terms of end-times events. He paints a picture of how the yet-to be fulfilled prophecies could be fulfilled on the current geopolitical stage. As always, specific countries, etc. I think, should be taken with a grain of salt. But still, the amount of real-world data he regiments within his dispensational, premillenial is impressive. The end is inspirational, as it should be.
Mark
Oct 01, 2011 Mark rated it liked it
The chapters which concerned Israel, oil, and Islam were insightful. However, the lack of biblical references for other key eschatological themes (eg. rapture and anti-Christ) were at best scant and at worst misinforming. I opened this book with great expectations. Unfortunately, it did not meet them.
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