- Paperback: 381 pages
- Publisher: Philadelphia Church of God; 2nd edition (February 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1403346410
- ISBN-13: 978-1403346414
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,730,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The same principle can be applied in any area of our lives---if we truly WANT to change, to learn, to grow, or to just be the best we can be at any particular thing, then we will apply the effort necessary to accomplish that; and, we won't close our minds to the fact that we may not have gotten it quite right, yet. If we DON'T really WANT to, we will only give it a half-hearted effort.
I WANT to learn more about the Bible. I WANT to grow "in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." I WANT to really understand the mysteries this book talks about. Because I DO want all of these things, I have found this book to be an invaluable aid.
Using the questions and proposed answers given in this book (please prove the answers to yourself using your own Bible), I have been able to critically examine the foundations of the beliefs I had blindly accepted from birth; beliefs that I hadn't taken the time to prove for myself, but had followed because my mother or father or pastor or someone else had told me were correct.
This book is not God's Word, and doesn't claim to be.Read more ›
Regarding the author, Armstrong presented a television program viewed on about 400 stations and served as chancellor for a liberal arts college with three campuses. He served as editor for the Plain Truth magazine, which circulatied to 8 million readers, presumably not all of whom were intellectually inferior or spiritually deficient.
Incidentally, Mr. Armstrong also met with several kings, prime ministers, and First Lady Reagan. President Reagan's letter of condolence upon Mr. Armstrong's death stated, "You can take pride in his legacy."
I personally recommend this book to those who recognize unfairness and hypocrisy in the world around them, even in religious systems, and feel like there has to be something more. Mystery of the Ages is presented as a tool not that replaces the Bible, but elucidates it and causes the reader to study scripture.
Interestingly, this book was the center of a lawsuit between a church that wanted to use its own copyright to suppress it, ironically enough, and another breakaway church that wanted to print it and distribute it for free. Amazon.com offers a book covering that history called Raising the Ruins, which I also rate highly.
These, I feel, are the merits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mark Twain said "the two most important days in a person's life is 'the day they are born' and 'the day they find out why'." This book explains why we were born.Published 19 months ago by bill
Some very wonky theology here, peppered with bizarre, non-Biblical prophetic concepts, strange dispensationalism and plenty of bold font and exclaimation marks. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book codifies the lunatic ravings of a religious huckster into a single, easy to carry, volume. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Glynn
I am looking forward to the Mystery of the Ages I will be back with a review once it is read.Published on April 21, 2014 by Robert
This is not the original Book Written By Mr. Armstrong, After Mr. Armstrongs death The rights to his original Book were Past on To outright False Ministers and False prophets. Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Jack Pliskin