Thursday, October 18, 2012
OFF TARGET: 18 Bull's-eye Exposes by John Noe, Ph.D.
John Noē (pronounced “No-ee”) is president of the Prophecy Reformation Institute, a conservative, evangelical scholar, and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. He holds an earned Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary and the University of Liverpool (“With Distinction”). He’s the author of five other trade-published books: The Greater Jesus, The Perfect Ending for the World, Hell Yes / Hell No, Off Target, People Power, and Peak Performance Principles for High Achievers. John is also a screenwriter, an award-winning entrepreneur, and a past 20-year member of the National Speakers Association. He’s been featured on numerous TV and radio programs including CNN’s Larry King Live and CBN’s 700 Club, has climbed mountains around the world, and lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Cindy, a state representative. They have two grown children and thirteen grandchildren.
It has taken me some time to write this review. I wanted to be sure I had a good grasp on what Dr. Noe had to say. However, I found the book to be somewhat confusing. Perhaps it was the format.
There are some areas that I completely disagree with and found they left a dis-quietness in my spirit. That doesn't happen often when I review books. But when it does, I have to listen to what the Spirit of God is trying to show me.
Dr. Noe takes a strong stand in his belief that God is the creator of evil, no antichrist arising during a future seven-year period, nor does he think Christ will return, just to mention a few in this book.
Now if I have misunderstood what he has written in this book, then the error is mine. However, I do believe if a person is going to take such stands, then his point needs to be clearer to the reader.
I would like to be able to close this review with an encouraging word, however I find it difficult. I would like to say to all of those who read this book and any other, that you search out the scriptures for yourself. Also, don't just read the verse mentioned, but read the whole context, determine who the writer is writing to, what was taking place historically and how does it apply today. Basic sound hermeneutics. Let us all be like the Bereans and search out the scriptures daily.
I received this free review copy from Dr. John Noe for the purpose of writing this review.