Storm Warning by Billy Graham
Many see Billy Graham as a cornerstone of Christian evangelism and faith in America, but yet, I confess, this is the first Billy Graham book I have ever read. I have read some of his daughter, Anne Graham Lotz’s, writings and her talent as a writer is God-given and undeniable. Now I see where she gets it.
Storm Warning is aptly titled–it is a warning of the coming storm, or even more specifically, the coming hoofbeats of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. As Graham states himself, “The purpose of this book is to look into God’s Word for the answers–to review the state of the world in troubled times and to examine the circumstances confronting us today in the light of the only reliable standard: the Bible” (p. 16).
In the world today, we find instability, fear, struggles, sin, a need for moral leadership, suffering, worldliness, and spiritual deceptions, to name a few. Billy Graham looks at these in light of the end times and what the Bible and much of its prophecy has to say. I was intrigued. I was drawn in. And Graham wrote and explained in such a way that I understood much of Revelation and God’s warning of the end times (which is not always easy to do).
Billy Graham calls us, through John’s revelations, to overcome (being lukewarm, sin, lack of passion, darkness, idol worship), to stand (on Truth, before the nations, before God), and to “return to the things of the Lord” (p. 106). And in true Billy Graham style, he has woven the gospel message in very clearly throughout the book. Always the evangelist!
Chapter 11, “The Cult of Self,” is alone worth the price of the book! And as Graham ends Storm Warning, we see a final warning and a final encouragement. “As we review the history from the beginning of time, God’s voice has been heard through His servants and it has fallen on deaf ears and hardened hearts” (p. 259). But after the judgment, the ”white horse” of Revelation 19 will bring peace and an end to all pain and suffering, and that gives me great hope.
I, without any hesitation, gave this book 5 stars.
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