1900,1950, today. The battle for the soul of the USA continues. Family matters.
Nothing of great value is ever acquired easily. Whittaker Chambers begins his book Witness dramatically, rolls into a sloughy middle, then ends with profound statements of truth that hit home to all seeking reason about God’s truth.
Chambers informs. Shocks. Connects dots you didn’t know were related. The hot story of mid-20th century was Communism. It’s heating up again today with the lies of Socialism nibbling at the souls of young adults.
“Witness” speaks about politics, commitment, human failings and successes, and puts an horrific face on the trouble facing our nation today. As in all societal upheavals, those with real power are few and they seek to protect the shroud of secrecy that hides their very existence from the multitudes they wish to control.
A brilliant light shines from the pages when Chambers shares how love for family powered the difficult choices he made. He loved his wife and wanted children. Chambers loved his family, loved the land, loved God’s plan and could no longer live in a community that rejected everything he found precious in life.
Christians will revel in the profound observances of this man who stands as a faithful witness of the emotional and spiritual battles encountered in his pursuit of unity with God and the salvation of a nation. Citizens are well-served to study the cautionary (true) tale woven into these 800 pages.
The lesson learned in 1948 is still relevant today. Perhaps that is the real take away from the book — that so few remember the lesson learned in the middle of the past century. Readers will be shocked to learn how deep within our highest levels of government the enemy lived – and may live today.
Is Good Evil or Evil Good – The Battle Continues
The similarity between the time of Whittaker Chambers and the present is uncanny. Who knows if good is good or evil? Is evil really evil, or good in disguise?
It’s timely. The pace changeable. It takes commitment to finish, but the value is there. I highly recommend this long rich read.
A Guide to Our Times
The worldly today call evil good and good evil. Solomon’s declaration that “there’s nothing new under the sun” remains true. How did we get into this mess and where do you go from here?
Truth matters. The book Witness shares a significant historical example of how the lies of the world suck in the would-be noble and well-meaning into darkness and death. If you’re a reader, Witness pulls back the curtain on today’s headlines, offering context and understanding.
Fifteen Minutes into Eternity–The War Between the Human Spirit and The Holy Spirit provides both the 10,000 foot perspective of how we got here as well as the progression of history in the church and our nation.
Your History and Your Future
Witness is Chambers’ history; Fifteen Minutes is your history and your future.
You’ll never look at politics, religion, or culture the same way. Like Pandora and her box, knowledge and awareness open doors you can never shut again, even if ignorance may seem like bliss.