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The Divine Secret: The Awesome and Untold Truth about Your Phenomenal Destiny Hardcover – July 1, 2012
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This is a timely book for an age when, sadly, many churches no longer see fit to tell their congregations about our glorious future as God's children. Joe Kovacs shines new light on ancient truths that once turned the world upside-down. If it be the will of God, through the words on these pages they will do so again! --Ken Hancock, Presenter, Stained Glass Radio, Northsound 2, Scotland
Joe Kovacs's first book was pivotal to my faith at a time when I headed toward the 'ancient path' spoken of in Jeremiah 6:16. Joe encouraged me to arrive at conclusions simply by reading the words on the pages of the Bible without adding or subtracting anything. We all have conclusions, but the question must be asked, 'What do I base it on?' Joe reassured me that questioning what I thought I knew was a safe and honorable endeavor. He was my first guest on Truth2U and has been on the program numerous times. I can truly say he has a heart to obey the truth of our Father's word. --Jono Vandor, Truth2U Radio, Australia
About the Author
Joe Kovacs is a Bible-believing Christian and author of the #1 bestseller, Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told.
He's an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who has run newsrooms in television, radio, and online for more than 25 years, both in the United States and overseas.
A frequent media guest, Kovacs has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel as well as countless radio shows across America and the world, including Coast to Coast AM.
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As an adult I took theology and apologetics classes to try and get answers that not only made sense to me but that I could confidently share with others.
Mr. Kovacs doesn't make the scriptures do spiritual back flips to support a denominational or theological agenda. He just lets the Bible speak for itself. God used this book to truly change my life. Once you know the purpose behind things and the end result, life just gets a whole lot easier.
Now, my children are asking me those same though questions like "Where's Grandma now?" and "What will happen to me when I die?" As a parent the biggest blessing came when I was able to answer their questions and they looked at me and said "Wow...mom...Thank you. That makes sense!"
I encourage everybody to read this book. You won't be sorry and your children might even thank you for it!
What is amazing is that what Kovacs characterizes in the title of the book as a Divine Secret is in fact a Divine Revelation. The key? Perhaps the key is not the secret itself but the methodology Kovacs describes in the introduction of his book: "I do something surprisingly simple. I open the Bible, read the words on its pages, and actually believe them."
What an innovative way to look at the Scriptures. Simple. Profound. True. Actually believing and not just professing! What a concept!
This book is for anyone interested in the truth of Scripture.
Oh, there's a lot more in the Bible, but this book data mines the Bible to answer those key questions that gnaw at every human being at some point (p. 4):
* Why are we all here?
* What's the meaning of life?
* What is God actually doing with people?
* What will we be doing when Jesus returns?
* What about people who never heard the message of God or don't believe now?
I like Joe Kovacs' mantra: "I open up the Bible, read the words on its pages, and actually believe them" (pp. 1-2).
It's surprising, even shocking (to take a riff from his previous book, Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told), to see the answers this approach produces. The biblical answers are so completely different from what our popular culture--and even our churches--give. When you strip away the medieval myths and traditions, what the Bible says about the meaning of life and about the afterlife is fresh, exciting and bordering on the unbelievable!
Joe Kovacs is not afraid to take on cherished ideas, like floating on clouds strumming harps for eternity. Besides boredom, the common conception has two problems: "1) It's simply not biblical, and 2) it provides really little, if any, meaning to our challenge-filled lives here" (p. 104).
Understanding the reason for challenges now and the exciting biblical purpose for life forever is what this inspiring book is all about.
Joe Kovacs doesn't claim to be anyone great, but he quotes from the greatest literature on almost every page.Read more ›
There are a couple of glaring issues that caused me problems. In several places the scriptures were taken out of context to prove the author's point. For example, Hebrews 2:6-8 speaks of man being a little lower than angels. This scripture certainly tells us that humans were made a little lower than angels but the entire idea of the passage is that Messiah was a man. Therefore this passage specifically refers to Christ as a man, but does not refer to all humankind. In verse 9, the writer of Hebrews explains that he is indeed discussing Christ. The author takes this verse out of context and states that the passage says that all saved people will have authority over all things. Only Christ Himself has such authority.
There are also a few places where the author misunderstands the scripture he has quoted. One example is his use of Psalm 82:6 to show that Christians are part of the family of God. I agree with his premise, that we are of the family of God; I disagree with his use of the scripture in this case to prove his point. Psalm 82:6 says, "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." The word rendered "gods" here is "elohim." This word can mean Jehovah, or it can mean false gods, or it can mean the religious leaders. In the context here God is speaking to the religious leaders and not the common people, thus God is calling the religious leaders gods.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
St. Augustine wrote that those who of us know the marvelous Truth -Good News- are Christ:
"Let us rejoice then and give thanks that we have become not only... Read more
This book may be aimed more for the unbeliever, or new christian. For this purpose it is great.
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WOW!! Doesn't begin to cover my opinion of this book. This is a book about the the greatest gift of all time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Robert Hucks
A common sense, well documented discussion of Heaven and all things related.Published 22 months ago by Lap Leopard
Awesome book. Makes you think about your final destination in terms you have probably never heard before where you worship.Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer