Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Important book: Apostate by Kevin Swanson

Apostate-The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West
by Kevin Swanson

   When I receive books for reviewing, I usually find it easy to just lay them in my ''to-read'' pile. Not so with Apostate! I was motivated to read this book from the cover and the first chapter! So intense is this work that I couldn't put it down and finished it in one afternoon. True, the content is not for mere pleasure. Mr. Swanson embarks upon the very important task of revealing the histories and twisted beliefs of many famous philosophers, authors and other men who, unfortunately, have been all too influential in Western culture. 
Although this is certainly no light reading, I found the chapters fascinating as I realized how, in textbooks and biographies, much of the truth of these men's evil natures has been hidden from the average student. This book is extremely necessary for Christians to understand the belief systems of the men who ''helped'' shape Western culture! And Christians know that shaping has been for the worse. 
Discover the harmful influences of men including RenĂ© Descartes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Bertrand Russell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Dewey, William Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain,Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck, John Lennon and more!
Saddening truths, but necessary to hear since we live in a culture greatly influenced by these ungodly men. 
I don't know of many books like this, and highly recommend it for all families and individuals. 

The book contains, besides the preface, three parts: "Part 1 - The Nephilim", "Part 2 - The Literary Nephilim", and "Part 3 - The Cultural Nephilim" 

Description from the website:

Whatever happened to Western civilization? Somehow, Christians have lost ground in every cultural area of leadership and influence in Europe and America since 1700. This is an indubitable fact. The remaining Christians search for an explanation. They want to know how it happened.
This is the story of the decline and fall of Western civilization. It is the story of uncommonly powerful men, unfathomably evil men. . . apostates.
Reader beware!
This book faces head-on the spiritual forces that leveled a full-out attack on the Christian faith in the Western world. On the one hand, it is a story of demonic possession, insanity, suicide, mass-murder, adultery, homosexuality, cultural and social revolutions, and unbridled, maniacal apostasy. It is the story of apostasy on a massive scale. But it is also a story of hope and victory for the last men standing in the ashes of Western civilization. It will be a testimony to the inevitable triumph of Jesus Christ over the great men of renown who picked the wrong fight in the history of the West.