Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Library Loot ~ August 27 to September 2

"Ain't But a Place" : An Anthology of African American Writings about St. Louis ~ edited by Gerald Early, 1998
Gerald Early writes in the introduction to this book:  "An impressive amount of artistic energy is generated in St. Louis, and the source of a good deal of that energy is its African American citizenry."  Although the majority of writers and entertainers left St. Louis "to engage their muse and quarrel with American culture from another location," the experience gained from the St. Louis region has remained prominent in the expressions.  This collection captures voices that comprise the African American experience in St. Louis over the past two hundred years. It includes a variety of genres and the words of such notables as freed slaves and abolitionists William Wells Brown and Lucy Delaney; sports greats Bob Gibson, Henry Armstrong, and Jackie Joyner Kersee; entertainers Dick Gregory, Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, and Tina Turner; and writers Eddy Harris, Ntozake Shange, Quincy Troupe, and Eugene Redmond.
The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future ~ by Jonathan Cahn, 2011
Is it possible...
That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future?
That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?
That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America?
That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?
Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction.  These same nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy.  Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days — the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008 — the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true — and more.  The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down.  Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller – it's real.  The prophetic mysteries are factual but revealed through a riveting narrative the reader will find hard to put down.  The book opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet.  The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America's future.  As he tells of his encounters with the Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City, to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed.  As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes another piece in a larger and larger puzzle, the ramifications of which are, even now, altering the course of America and the world.
This summary that I found online makes it sound "real," but "appearance of a man" makes it sound like a novel, which is what I thought it was when I put it on hold at the library.  We shall see.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire @ The Captive Reader and Linda @ Silly Little Mischief that encourages us to name books we checked out of the library.  Click here to see what others got this week.