Dr. David Jeremiah’s new work, Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World, was a refreshing read in a world filled with seemingly constant negative news. Through this work, Jeremiah is able to share with us the fact that God is still in control, though we read daily about wars, economic downturns and other awful news. In the midst of these constant negative stories, Christians often ask the subtitle to Dr. Jeremiah’s book, “What On Earth Should We Do Now?”
Featuring just 10 chapters, this work is filled with simple, yet Biblical teachings that the reader will find helpful. Significantly, each chapter title begins with the word “Stay” (e.g., “Stay Calm,” “Stay Connected,” etc.). Preachers will find some of these chapters provide good outlines for sermon material, as Jeremiah also illustrates his points well.
There is a clear ring of premellinial doctrine found in the book, as Jeremiah sees the current wave of events as a clear sign that we are nearing the end of time. Obviously, in my view, this takes away from the overall message of the book, besides being false in its teaching (see Matthew 24:36-44 et.al.). However, these teachings are not found often in the book, so they are easy to read “over” while still gaining from the positive and helpful message of Dr. Jeremiah’s work.
This is the first book I have read by this author, though I have heard of him for some time. Considering the help it gave, I do not think it will be the last. I recommend this book with the simple caveat of understanding that there is some false teaching about “end times” events found in its pages.
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