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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Book Review: Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World - Dr. David Jeremiah

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic WorldFor anyone who may read this in the future, this past weekend (5/21/2011) marked the latest failed prediction of a global, doomsday prognosticator.  What’s interesting is the incredible amount of media attention and coverage that such claims have continued to engender.

I think that one of the reasons why so many people pay attention to such misguided speculation to name the actual day of our destruction, is due to a collective inner dread or suspicion that we can’t continue living the way we are and avoid consequences on a cosmic scale.

Regardless of the politics and rhetoric surrounding topics such as climate change; global depletion of oil reserves; radical Islam; carbon emissions; the threat of nuclear weapons in the hands of rogue nations; bio-terrorism; worldwide deforestation and water pollution…or dozens of other dizzying disaster scenarios…many people suspect an end to our muffed stewardship of this planet and each other.

However, New York Times best-selling author Dr. David Jeremiah offers calming guidance in his latest book titled Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World.  Packed with examples pulled from the headlines, Jeremiah’s book takes a hard look at many of the aforementioned vexing issues we face, but with a deliberate perspective that offers rays of hope and optimism.

Written from a faith-based worldview, Jeremiah asks the reader at the conclusion of the book if the external conditions of the world have changed since they began reading – the obvious answer is no. But he then asks if it’s possible that the reader’s thinking and spirit may have changed since the start of this particular literary journey – and depending on what the reader chooses to internalize from Jeremiah’s writing – the answer could very easily be yes.

Throughout he calls each of us to “be the change” that we want to see and to be a positive force for good within the corner of the world that we can affect. While nothing new or world-shattering is offered in Jeremiah’s book, it acts as a hopeful counterpoint to the world-ending rhetoric of late.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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