Striking parallels exist between the "Beast" of Revelation (the Antichrist) and the prophetic figure in Islam known as the Mahdi. Muslims view the Mahdi as a great savior who will lead a revolution and establish a global Islamic empire over the West. Both the Antichrist and the Mahdi are associated with the end times and the Judgment. Both possess political, military, and religious power, and both head up a one-world religion. How this affects Americans today is revealed in Youssef's prophetic The Secret of the Mahdi.
Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, a worldwide ministry that leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ through the creative use of media and on-the-ground ministry teams (www.leadingtheway.org). His weekly television programs and daily radio programs are broadcast in 24 languages and seen worldwide - airing more than 4,000 times per week. He is also the founding pastor of The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 3,000 members.
I was very interested in reading this book by one of my favorite Biblical teachers, Michael Youssef. I have always found him to be a teacher that doesn't stray from the Bible and this book did not disappoint.
This book is about the book of Revelations in the Bible. Revelations has been a mystery to so many and this book helps to give it's readers a clearer understanding. He teaches that although Revelations foretells God's plan for the future, it is vital to our present day to understand these teachings.
The greatest thing about Dr. Youseff's book is that it is easily understood and very enjoyable to read. He does not write over our heads but writes to make the teaching very understandable. He explains Armageddon and other terms we have often heard in reference to Revelations.
I found it most helpful to have my Bible open so I could refer to the Scriptures he talked about. I made notes regarding his teachings in my margins because it really helped to clarify in my mind what the Scriptures were saying. Also, so much of what we are seeing right now in our world is made clear through this book and makes clear that we are seeing signs of the end times.
I really enjoyed this book, learned a lot, and found it to be Biblical throughout. It's a book that will be staying on my reference book shelf as I know I will read and refer to it time and again. This book is a must have for anyone who wants to understand end times. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review from Worthy Publishing
Blessings - Julie