Book Review: Implosion: Can America recover from its economic & spiritual challenges in time? by Joel C. Rosenberg
“America is teetering on a precipice . . . more and more people are asking, ‘Can America survive?’ What does the future hold? What does the Bible say about the future of the United States?”
These questions, found on the back cover of Joel C. Rosenberg’s latest book, Implosion, are ones the author says are often posed to him following conferences and speaking engagements. They prompted him to study culture, current events, and the Scriptures to find answers.
Rosenberg spends the first two-thirds of the book analyzing the challenges that America faces. As he explains, our economic stability is bleak, our national security is at risk, and there are an increasing number of intense natural disasters in recent years. But are these the beginnings of the end or are they simply a wakeup call from God? Can America recover and still be a force for good in today’s world?
The author believes America can recover, but only if we turn back to God. In the remaining one‑third of the book, the author discusses what took place during the First and Second Great Awakenings in the 1700’s & 1800’s. By following the principles employed by godly men during those revivals—prayer, confession of sin, repentance, preaching, soul-winning—perhaps we can experience a Third Great Awakening today. Rather than implode, perhaps we can be used by God to help accomplish his plan and purpose.
Rather than being overly optimistic or pessimistic, Rosenberg encourages his readers to view life through the third lens of Scripture. Only then can we understand and pursue God’s plan.
Implosion is well written, thoroughly researched and documented, and easy to read and understand. That being said, it will cause you to think, reflect, and pray.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network http://tyndaleblognetwork.com/ book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.