Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Review: Apostate

In Apostate:  The Men who Destroyed the Christian West, Kevin Swanson presents "the story of the decline and fall of Western civilization.  It is the story of uncommonly powerful men, unfathomably evil men...apostates."

Author Kevin Swanson accomplishes a phenomenal feat in presenting the apostates, their ideologies, and its consequences in an understandable manner.  The reader is immediately captivated by the subject matter since it is presented in a relative manner.  Apostasy is not a church problem, but a human problem with grave consequences.  Its tragic consequences are evident in the decline of families, societies, and nations.  

The author moves through a chronological order thus allowing the reader to see for themselves the growth of ideas and their influences on people, the society in which they live, and eventually the West. Great detail is given to the exploration of each apostate's work, its anti-biblical worldview, and its influence.  The author provides many footnotes but more importantly a lot of Bible verses to show the opposition of these ideologies to the truth found only in God's Word.  

Whereas the author took great care in providing many references, I did question the "devout Christian parents" portrayed in the lives of these apostates.  The author often makes mention that these Nephilim are raised by devout Christians which bears to question where is the author receiving this information?Is it by their own admission, by the testimony of others,  or by their fruit?  The author would do well to either leave these comments out or state the source of these suppositions.

Overall, this book is a wake up call for the Church, the true Church.  Avoidance, ignorance, and living in unawares is unacceptable.  The Church must come to grips that the spiritual world exists, there is a war, and we will win!  In the meantime let us not grow weary, compromise, or become negligent.  

I would highly recommend this book for parents, educators, and church leaders.  

I received complimentary copy of this book from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an independent and unbiased review.

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