Book Review for: End of Days
Written by: Sylvia Browne
Dutton, Penguin Group
Reviewed by: S. Burkhart
Browne pens an engaging novel that takes a look at the end of days and what we can expect by her psychic’s perspective.
The end of days has been a hot topic recently since the end of the Mayan calendar is fastly approaching – 21 Dec 2012. Browne takes a realistic look at the end of days and what we can expect.
The novel starts with Browne examining some ancient beliefs of the end of the world. She talks about what Christianity says, looking at the rapture, in addition as other cultures including the Mayans and Aztecs. Her studies of the various religions and cultures are interesting and informative. Her look at Catholicism and its approach to the end of days is worth reading just for that. Her background and insights on Father Pio gives the reader pause to think.
Bowne then dives into what various prophets have said about the end of the world. She looks at prophets who include Edgar Cayce, Helena Blavatsky, HG Wells, Nostradamus, and already Grigori Rasputin. What I enjoyed about this section is that Browne takes a compact look at these people giving just enough background to pique the reader’s interest and sum up their accomplishments.
One of the most unsettling topics Browne addresses is doomsday prophets. She discusses several modern day doomsday cults that have taken religious writing and twisted it to fit their own warped agenda. This topic is very informative in what to look out for regarding these types of people who use the Bible for their own warped purposes.
Lastly, Browne shares what she believes to be the end of days by her psychic vision. Her thoughts are not what you’d expect, and she discusses such topics as medical advances, uncommon weather, and reincarnation. Her thoughts are fascinating, making the reader think about their own mortality and the legacy they will leave behind.
Browne’s writing is crisp, engaging, and with a topic like the end of days, will keep up the reader’s attention throughout. Browne’s done her research and it shows. Though psychic, she gives an honest account of past doomsday scenarios and why they haven’t worked. As she precisely points out in Matthew 24:36: “The day and hour no ones knows, not already the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”
“End of Days” is raw, gritty, and fresh. By taking a look at our past, can we hope to make change for our future. This is a book that will sate the reader’s natural curiosity about the end of days and offers hope. “End of Days” is another enjoyable read from Sylvia Browne.