The book explores the danger posed by Christian fundamentalism - a doctrine that is sweeping America. Leaders of the doctrine proclaim that God wants - even demands - that Planet Earth be destroyed in our generation. Adherents to this doctrine are said to constitute the fastest growing movement in Christianity today. Fundamentalist Evangelicals believe there will be catastrophic events on earth, some occurring already, including the turmoil in the Middle East, culminating in the Battle of Armageddon in which Christ will triumph and begin ruling the earth. At this point, they believe, non-believers will be destroyed, good Christians saved and any remaining Jews converted to Christianity. By praying for their Rapture and the End of Time, might they Force the Hand of God -- to bring it about?
The book also includes CBS 60 Minutes program, Zion's Christian Soldiers and an interview with Jerry Falwell. Grace Halsell (1923-2000) served President Lyndon Johnson as his speech writer for three years. She covered both Korea and Vietnam as a journalist and wrote for newspapers in the U.S., South America, Europe, Russia, China, Japan and the Middle East. She wrote fourteen books among them the well-received Soul Sister, Prophecy and Politics: Militant Evangelists on the Road to Nuclear War, Journey to Jerusalem and The Illegals.
A great expose' of the strange marriage of convenience between the U.S. Christian Right and Israel. Neither likes the other- but they use one another.
Dr. Alfred LilientA great expose' of the strange marriage of convenience
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Grace Halsell was born May 7, 1923, and grew up in West Texas. She studied at two Texas universities, Columbia in New York and the Sorbonne. On her first assignment overseas, she toured Europe by bicycle. Later, while writing for twelve Southwestern newspapers, she traveled in Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. Her dispatches have been datelined Russia, China, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia and Kosovo.
In addition to writing for U.S. newspapers, she was columnist for The Japan Times, The Hong Kong Tiger-Standard, The Arab News, and La Prensa in Lima, Peru.
She worked in the White House as staff writer for President Lyndon Johnson for three years.
Among her books are Soul Sister, which relates her experiences after darkening her skin and living as a black woman in Mississippi and Harlem; Bessie Yellowhair, the story of her life on a Navajo reservation in Arizona; The Illegals, which tells of joining Mexicans in crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without papers; and In Their Shoes, a memoir.
Grace Halsell is listed in Who's Who in America. She was named the Green Honors Chair Professor of Journalism at Texas Christian University and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Pennsylvania.
Her death in Washington, DC, on 16 August 2000 was attributed to complications of multiple myelomaReview:
" An excellent book," Gore Vidal, Author -- Gore Vidal, Author
"I highly recommend this book for exposing the hypocrisy" Dr. Alfred Lilienthal, Author-Historian -- Alfred Lilienthal, Author-Historian
This book is a wake-up call for those who seek justice- and peace-in the Middle East -- Allan C. Browfeld, Executive Director, The American Council for Judaism
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