I am amazed at how a book can trigger such hatred and animosity by those who simply cannot accept its conclusions. Numerous reviews here and elsewhere on the internet and on radio talk shows about this subject stirs up a hornet's nest of emotions.
America, The Babylon is praised by some as the epitomy of scholarly research and ripped by others as the absolute antithesis of scholarship. How can this be? How can one book generate such exactly extremely emotional and opposite opinions especially the negative emotions that come from patriotic Americans who wear blinders and refuse to see unpleasant facts.
How can this be? Because the book and its author have presented information that claims America is about to be destroyed by God because America is the most evil nation in human history. These assertions are made from the original ancient Biblical writings that contained precise written predictions given by God.
Those who claim to be true, American patriots will automatically reject such a notion. If GOD Himself came down and made such a claim face-to-face, then the negative reviewers of this book that are found here would also reject God's face-to-face assertion and they would find any kind of an excuse to do so.
Meanwhile, the reviewers who have positively reviewed the book have done so on the basis of the material presented in the book. Some state their case more eloquently than others, but both sides are quite emotional in this regard. What is it about this book that triggers such emotional reactions? Upbringing?
I found the book to be very scholarly with multiples of references to ancient Hebrew and Greek words and their ancient definitions. More than that though, the author uses Strong's numbering system so that anyone can verify much of the author's claims but albeit not all of them because some reference works are too advanced for even Strongs. Now this aspect is extremely scholastic and clearly the negative reviewers who claim the author is an idiot and not scholastic, merely reveal their own extreme biases. Such reactions underscore the fallacious arguments of these emotionally vitriolic critics.
There are some who even deride the author's writing style. Well there's nothing like attacking a "straw man" -- like Hitler and his cronies would do. Well, its an easy way to try and win an argument I suppose but it doesn't affect the truth of the matter at all. Such reviews though fail to give a good picture of what a reader should expect to discover in the book.
America, The Babylon provides a plethora of documented assertions that point to America's coming destruction by Divine decree. It uses the ancient Old Testament Hebrew prophetic texts and New Testament Greek prophetic texts to expose the hidden mystery behind the term "mystery Babylon."
The author does a decent job in making his case. It would be better if the typesetting style had used actual Hebrew and Greek letters instead of an English equivalent. That's the only real criticism that I find valid, albeit a minor one about the book. Oh there are a few minor editing issues missed or created in typesetting perhaps, but the content of the material itself is quite compelling and well documented but its not the conclusion that I wanted to read. Too bad but the truth is not what I/We want it to be but rather the truth is what it is regardless of whether we like it or not. I'd really like to think America is not Babylon.
The evidence in this book has proven otherwise to me. It dragged me screaming and kicking to that conclusion. Will it drag you to that conclusion or will you drag yourself to the opposite conclusion. No matter which way you go, your fingernails will be clawing at the factual ground trying to get away from the haunting facts found in this book.
Warning: If you consider yourself to be a "true" American patriotic Christian with a "love it or leave it" mentality then this book will be too disturbing for you to read. Save your money and don't buy it. You're too biased to rationally approach the book.
If you still think its a book you would like to have, it is out of print but maybe one of those negative reviewers will sell you their copy. Amazingly no one wants to part with a copy and there must be a lot out there because its fairly high ranked at Amazon.com out of say 6 million books handled. It has been out of print for a couple of years, yet most people do not wish to part with their copy. Yet Amazon.com apparently has sold bunches, not to mention in bookstores around the country.
But no one is selling their copy.
I give it 5 stars out of 5 just because of the material itself and not because of stylistic or typesetting complaints.