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The Book of Mysteries

Author: Jonathan Cahn

ISBN-10: 162998941X
ISBN-13: 781629989419

Publishing Date: September 15, 2016

Availability in London: Creation Bookstore.

Available in Hardcover and Paperback

Summary:


Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing...This is The Book of Mysteries.

Jonathan Cahn, who caused a national and international stir with the New York Times best-seller The Harbinger and then The Mystery of the Shemitah, now brings us a treasure chest inside of which are contained some of the greatest mysteries of all time. The reader will discover life-transforming secrets, mind-blowing realities, and heart-changing revelations in such mysteries as the Face in the Waters, the Leper King, the Land of Gezarah, the Secret of the Third Prince, the House of Spirits, the Mystery of the Rains, How to Alter Your Past, the Second Scroll, the Similitude, the Mystery of the Eighth Day, and much more. The Book of Mysteries takes the readers on a journey of divine revelation through ancient Scriptures, the laws of Creation, the deep of God’s Word, the hidden streams of history, the most important keys of spiritual truth, end-time mysteries, and the secrets of life.

The Book of Mysteries opens up with a traveler and his encounter with a man known only as “the teacher.” The teacher takes him an on odyssey through desert mountains, valleys, gardens and plains, encounters with nomadic tent dwellers, caverns and ancient ruins, chambers of scrolls and vessels, and more. The reader is taken along to partake in the journey and in all the teachings and revelations. The traveler keeps a journal in which he writes down each of the mysteries given to him by the teacher in his one-year odyssey—365 different mysteries—one for each day of the year. Thus, on top of everything else, The Book of Mysteries is also a daily devotional unlike any other. And each mystery contains a special mission for each day of the year, a mission that takes the revelation and applies it to reality for a life-changing journey

Reader reviews;

Gail Welborn rated it 5 out of 5 stars
365 Powerful, profound thought-provoking devotions from a Messianic Jewish viewpoint

Jonathan Cahn, bestselling author, pastor and Messianic Jew is also known as a "prophetic voice" for this generation. His September 6 release, "The Book of Mysteries" presents a unique daily devotional of 365 mysteries from a Messianic Jewish viewpoint shared by Christians who believe Jesus is the risen Christ.

As Cahn did with global bestseller's, "The Harbinger" and "The Mystery of the Shemitah", "The Book of Mysteries" is wrapped in a fictional format of a year-long desert journey between a "traveler" and a mysterious man known as "the teacher." Daily one page readings, recorded by the traveler, include a mystery and a revelation in story format. Devotions conclude with a "mission" and Scriptures that support the spiritual truth revealed.

For example, the simple, yet profound devotion for "day 2" reveals the mystery of "I Am" is Yahweh, the anglicized word for God translated from Hebrew and how when we introduce ourselves we must always say His name first. "I am..."

Day 43 is the story of "The Asham," which means "guilt offering." The Book of Leviticus speaks about "animal sacrifices offered by the priests to redeem the guilty." The Messianic Jewish perspective views the "Messiah as The Asham and The Asham as the Messiah. In their view Christ became both the sacrifice and the guilt itself." The spiritual truth is that besides the sacrifice Christ took all regret, shame and guilt away and believers need to let them go too.

Powerful, thought-provoking devotions are both simple and at times stunningly profound with Scriptures and spiritual truths that can be life-changing if applied. Discipline yourself to one-a-day, even though you will be tempted to read more. The video of "The Book of Mysteries" tells a bit more.

Rita Speers rated it 5 out of 5 stars
I recommend this book to everyone who wants to broaden their understanding of the Bible by gaining understanding of the language and culture of those who received the Word from God and wrote it down originally.

William Struse rated it 5 out of 5 stars
Every Day a Journey -

Who doesn’t love to explore a good mystery? The very word mystery calls to mind hidden things or secrets just waiting to be discovered. Without a doubt there is no greater book of mysteries than the collection of sacred texts we call the Bible. The apostle Paul in his epistles to the Colossians acknowledged such mysteries by boldly claiming:

“...to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:2-3)

Today some of those Biblical mysteries are retold by bestselling author Johnathan Cahn. I must admit this probably is the most unique book I’ve read this year. Part daily devotional, part allegory, and part mystery, Mr. Cahn takes some of the most important principles, stories, and truths of the Bible and retells them in an engaging way which compels you to keep reading.

The format of this book is a 365 day devotional written as a story told from the perspective of a teacher and his student. Frankly, as I started this book I was skeptical about this approach but I soon realized that it works. The narrative kept the story moving so well and the subjects were so intriguing that instead of 365 days it might normally take to read this book, eight hours later I realized I had finished the book.

Now for those wondering if the title “mystery” doesn’t make the book sound just a little sensational I can tell you subjects discussed in this book did indeed do the title justice. This was a great adventure in some of the Bible’s greatest mysteries, the central theme of which was YHWH’s redemptive love as worked out through the history of the Jewish people and the promised “seed” of Yeshua, mankind’s salvation of YHWH.

As I read this book last night I highlighted some of the daily devotionals of special interest or profound insight which I intended to share later in this review. Well, when I was finished and I had read back through my bookmarks I realized that I had dozens and dozens so that it would be impractical to reproduce them here. Suffice to say this book is about God’s love for mankind and the many wonderful ways in which that love is expressed in Biblical record.

I will say there were a few stories in this book that I didn’t completely understand and there were also a few which I felt overreached the underlying Biblical truth but this may have been due to my own lack of understanding or some misunderstanding on my part. I gave up a night’s sleep to read this book and frankly it was worth every minute of it. I appreciated the message of this book so much that I will be purchasing a paperback copy to read as part of our family devotional. It will be sure to engender much wonderful discussion.

I would like to just mention just one devotional which really meant a lot to me personally. The subject of Daniel 9 and the prophecy of 70 weeks is a subject which is dear to my heart. On day 320 in his book Mr. Cahn talks about The Karat or the cutting of a covenant with Abraham and the “cutting off” of the Messiah. He makes some truly wonderful points in this devotional which many miss when discussing the topic.

Not mentioned, but also worth noting is that karath (cutting off) is first mentioned in the Biblical record in regards to Noah and the destruction of mankind. There the waters karath mankind because of their sins. Nearly 1500 years later the Messiah was karath (cut off) but not for himself. Indeed he died so that all mankind would not have to perish. In any case this is a wonderful Biblical theme which is worthy of further discussion and reflection.

In closing let me say I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a wonderful journey through many of the Bible’s greatest mysteries. I didn’t agree everything Mr. Cahn wrote but the book has a wonderful redemptive message which really shines through. This is a book which will keep you thinking long after you’ve read the last page.

Shelley Shrader rated it 5 out of 5 stars
This is a unique book written from the standpoint of a truth-seeker (student) being led through a desert by a first century rabbi (teacher) to discover, unknown to him, his identity and purpose. Each day introduces a new spiritual truth; therefore, I recommend it be read like a daily devotion. I've felt like a child discovering buried treasure each day I delve into the mysteries of the book. Jonathan Cahn has an uncanny ability to bring the reader into the narrative. He weaves the rabbinical biblical model of teaching and discipling that Jesus provided by taking the reader (student) on a illustrative journey using their surroundings as object lessons. His line of questioning brings prophetic insight into scripture and revelation to the importance of understanding our Jewish roots. Each day's reading ends with a challenge to apply what you have learned. It's been truly thought-provoking yet also confirming to me. There's much to glean, ponder and journal. Whether you are a seeker or a believer, this book is for you. Prepare for an encounter: come with an open mind and heart, and a pen in your hand.

Steve Warrene rated it 2 out of 5 stars
I was not impressed. To much pushing of Hebrew.