Friday, May 24, 2013

Book "GOD Speaks to His End-time Calls for Man" by Anthony Alan

About the Book: Each call in this collection speaks its own specific knowledge. These did not originate from human reasoning or intellect. In that sense, alone, each deserves close examination as to the origin, the intent and the truthfulness both implicit and contained.
“I, The Lord Jesus, am involved with man since his beginning – in his time frame of the being of his presence, in his shuttering against the storms and trials, in his inoculations for good health, in his preservation from demonic forces, in his quest for wisdom, in his accumulating knowledge.
I, The Lord Jesus, am the nurturer of creation, the instigator of the fathering of life, the springboard for existence, the bringer of awareness to the spirit of man, the participator in the progression of man towards his God, the prime mover in the exaltation of man as the end-time of preparation ends.
I, The Lord Jesus, am the epitome of completeness, the author of reconciliation, the architect of redemption, the offeror of salvation, the definer of morality, the good shepherd of His sheep.
I, The Lord Jesus, speak to man this day of his being in the end-time of his mortality, of his being at the cross-roads of existence, of his being subject to the tipping of the scales of his freewill. For as the scales are tipped so the destiny is procured. For as the scales are tipped so the freewill of man decides. For as the scales are tipped so the existence in eternity becomes instated with a dwelling place. For the scales of destiny are accurate and refined: verify the weight of sin, verify the presence of grace. For the scales of destiny do not seesaw in indecision – know the arguments of sin, know the overwhelming bounty of grace. So man pays the penalty of sin or receives the accolade due grace, is destined for the depths of darkness or is uplifted to the light: has his freewill demanding respect – from the detailed record, or has his freewill deserving honour – borne of righteous faith.
I, The Lord, will greet all those awaiting Me, will turn My back on those unknown and weighted down with sin. The entry in The Lamb’s Book of Life, for each within mortality, is only valid, only remains on offer, only stands open for acceptance: within a timeline shrinking fast, within a timeline prior to My return, within a timeline set for expiry on the use-by day.
The timeline as set for man has been determined by God. The timeline as set for man is soon to reach its fullness. The timeline as set for man is for his preparation, is for his acquisition of wisdom borne of God, is for his enabling of a journey borne of a freewill commitment with honour to the fore.”

About the Author: Anthony is 72, having been married to his wife, Adrienne, for 49 years. They have five children all of whom are married: Carolyn, Alan, Marie, Emma and Sarah and eleven grandchildren: Matthew and Ella; Phillipa and Jonathan; Jeremy and Ngaire; Jake and Finn; Bjorn, Greta and Minka. 
Anthony was raised on a dairy farm in Springston, Canterbury, NZ in the 1940’s. He graduated from Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ with a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1962. He was initially employed as an industrial chemist in flour milling and linear programming applications. These used the first IBM 360 at the university for determining least cost stock food formulations and production parameters. Later he was involved in similar applications on the refining side of the oil industry in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. This was followed by sales and managerial experience in the chemical industry. 
The family moved to a Bay of Plenty, NZ, town in 1976 when Anthony took up funeral directing, as a principal, expanding an initial sibling partnership until the close of the century. Anthony acquired practical experience in accounting, business management, and computer usage (early Apples - including the ‘Lisa’). 
Upon retiring from active funeral directing in 2000 and selling his interests, he then commenced the promotion and the writing of funeral management software for the NZ funeral environment. Rewarded with national success, he has now also retired, in 2007, from the active management of that interest, living with his family in Hamilton NZ. 
Anthony was brought up in the Methodism of his father until his mid-teens, his mother’s side was Open Brethren. He is Christian in belief within an Apostolic Pentecostal framework of choice (since the 1990’s) having been earlier in the Mormon church for several years. Thereafter he was in the Baptist denomination followed by finding a home within the Acts (Apostolic) church movement. 
Both He and his wife, who has visited a number of Asian countries, have been to India twice in the last 2 years (2011-12) on The Lord’s tasks.

My Review: This is quite an intriguing book. It is not like the traditional stories with characters and a story line. It is different. In terms of contents, it is great, full of warnings about many different subjects, all related to how God expect us to behave in different contexts. The format is different of what you would expect from a traditional writing. It remind me poetry style, but with some special particularities. This is a book that you do not read in one sit, but read a topic per day, savoring its message. And although the format might be difficult to read, the message is crystal clear. We should stay away from sin and be prepared for the return of Christ at the end of times, keeping our faith strong.
At the introduction he claims that the calls he describe in the book are not of his own writing, but should have the words "And I hear The Lord Jesus saying..." denoting that part of the text is of a Divine origin. The author divides the topics (or calls) he addresses mostly in two pages sections for a total of 56 calls, like "Surroundings of Man", "Purity of My Bride", "Lack of Faith", "My People", etc.
I recommend this book to all Christians that wants a boost of confidence that they are in the correct path for their salvation. The author shares his views and his solid faith and we should praise him for that! I would give this book a 3.5 to 4 starts (out of 5) and I would not mind at all paying for this book something up to US$ 4.99. was kind enough to provide this book for me for reviewing and I was not requested to provide a positive review. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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