The Harbinger

Our book club decided to read and discuss The Harbinger by Johnathon Cahn. Personally, I don't believe that the U.S. is a modern-day Israel so I wasn't expecting to be blown away by the "mysteries revealed" but I was at least hoping it was a good story. Unfortunately, it didn't deliver in that department, either. Cahn is a pastor, not a novelist, and his book reads like it. The dialogue is juvenile and the characters don't have any depth. I felt like the book was too wordy; it could have been about a third of the size and still made it's point. Chapter after chapter the main character and a mysterious stranger interact...and then the entire encounter is related to a third character, forcing the reader to live the whole scenario twice! Painful!

I was also put off with a defense Cahn wrote in response to McMahon's review (below). I read this first, then the McMahon's review and felt like Cahn came off as defensive, nitpicky, and elusive.

But enough from me on the subject! For some in-depth reviews, you can go here, here, and here.



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