I chose to read Storm Warning by Billy Graham, thinking it would fit into my mindset during my time in USA. I’m not sure if it was me or the book, but I found Storm Warning a drudgery to get through.
Even books that I strongly disagree with can be filled with poetic language or unique ideas that capture my thoughts. Storm Warning wasn’t offensive; nothing made me want to scream out, “What heresy!” But then again, nothing made me want to underline a passage, re-read it, and savor it. I guess my evaluation in one word would be bland.
There were a few nuggets here and there. But overall this book left me feeling like I was in one of those surface conversations where the other person flits around from topic to topic, never delving deeply into any one area. The book is a hodgepodge of current events, personal illustrations, Biblical word studies, and scripture application. I continually found myself asking, “What was the premise of this chapter?” There was little to hold all the anecdotes together into a cohesive whole. The old saying “a mile wide and an inch deep” fits well here.
What is the book about? It’s loosely centered on the book of Revelation. Loosely. Very loosely. It may be a good bedside book for someone who likes to read a nugget or two before drifting off to sleep. For a deep thinker, Storm Warning is a disappointment.