Not a book about Jesus, God, or anything textual but a book on the current economic situation tops Christianbook.com’s book sales right now. The #1 best seller is by David Jeremiah and is called The Coming Economic Armageddon. Here is what his website says this book covers:
- Find answers to all the disturbing, dire financial news
- Did Bible prophecy predict the collapse of the housing market?
- Are there Biblical clues for recovery?
- Are these signs of the last days?
At #1 this shows you what Christians are interested in these days. It also shows that many value potential relevance over biblical accuracy. It doesn’t matter how relevant you try to be. If you use and abuse through an improper interpretation and framework of biblical prophesy to make the Bible say whatever you want it to say whatever relevance you hope for is lost.
I have not read this book and so I need to be careful in what I say about it. I am making assumptions based on the content of his website, which is pretty thorough, and the stated goals of this book and it is disturbing to me at best. It also makes me wonder how much like the world many Christians really are…should we really be worried about what the Bible has to say about the economy in 2010? Many would say yes. I would say the attempts I have heard to make those connection take the passages out of context and are very manipulative.
[Spooky – I got 665 hits yesterday…could that mean something? Oh my.]