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Nationally syndicated talk show host Glenn Beck gave best-selling book The Harbinger a sound endorsement during an interview last week on GBTV with its author, Jonathan Cahn.
Following a two-part interview with Cahn, Beck implored the American public to read The Harbinger, which has been entrenched on the New York Times best-seller list for the past 25 weeks. For the week upcoming (July 8), the fiction novel is ranked No. 15.
“America, I want you to go get this book now,” Beck said. “I really believe this is the answer. You can believe in God or not believe in God, but listen to the message that this book is saying. It is the way out of this mess for us.”
The book compares the United States to ancient Israel. Cahn wrote that the series of warning signs of destruction, or nine harbingers, that appeared to Israel before its end as a nation are now manifesting in America, with “profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy.”
Cahn, leader of Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, N.J., one of the largest Messianic worship centers in the world, said there is still hope for America. But, there is only one hope.
“As it was with Israel, the pattern is, if the nation does not turn back to God, if we don’t wake up after the first or second alarm, there will be another and another until we do wake up,” he said. “If we don’t, we will head for judgment.
“We can’t maintain our blessings without God. America is blessed as much as America follows God. If we do not follow God, we cannot expect the smiles of heaven.”
Beck said that The Harbinger is not a judgment on America, but that it has a deeper meaning.
“With all the things that have happened—9/11, the downturn in the economy, among others—God is not punishing us,” he said. “He is trying to wake us up to come back to Him. That is what The Harbinger is all about. It’s a great message.”