2 out of 4 stars
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Usually, my recommendations and trigger-warnings remain at the bottom of the reviews I write. In this case, I think it is necessary to be clear from the beginning. Though supposedly meant for Christians Antichrist Caught In The Acts by Betty Lee is not a Christian book. The author purposefully dismisses the foundations of the Christian faith, disregarding all together 60% of the New Testament. That's why the text in general, and the content of this review, should be handled carefully. Especially by people easily triggered when someone makes statements that go directly against what they believe and people that do not wish to entail in theological discussions. If this is your case, I suggest you not to read it.
The main purpose of the book is to reveal a possible candidate for the "Antichrist" title. Escatology though polemic, is one of the most relevant foundations of the Christian faith. That's why I decided to review this book in the first place. However, it didn't take me long to realize that the author (I'm unsure if purposefully or not) completely ignores the established rules of interpretation. It is a clear case of a text out of context that becomes a pretext if you know what I mean. Interpretation rules and guidelines are necessary, not only to discuss the Bible but also for any other book. The author fails to follow them.
The first thing the reader finds in the book is an explanation of the Antichrist and his effects on humanity. Eventually, it jumps to the conclusion of Paul being the Antichrist. Whether the author is right nor wrong is not my place to discuss. What I can say, however, is that the great majority of the book goes directly against the prevailing foundations of Christianity, including the Bible itself.
Admittedly, I don't have much to say against the editorial work gone into the book. The formatting is clear and easy-to-understand, and I didn't find enough errors that led me to think otherwise. Being objective, I cannot take a star from my rate due to these minor errors. However, I honestly believe the content of this book could potentially trigger or upset more people than the people that would enjoy reading it. That's why I will rate this book two out of four stars.
Here is where I usually recommend the book. Well, I don't. However, that's a matter of personal preference, and I am aware that people that enjoy non-canonic explanations of the Bible might find it interesting.
Antichrist Caught In The Acts
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