“The Bible Code” by Michael Drosnin

The Bible CodeThe Bible Code by Michael Drosnin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A very interesting idea. Some of the codes are a little far-fetched; others, quite compelling. Some predictions came to startling fruition; others didn’t (especially reading this pre-2000 book in post-2000 years). I started this book in 2009 and came back to it in 2011. I didn’t miss much due to the fact that the author repeats himself incessantly. Sometimes I feel like each chapter or portions of a chapter had once existed as independent articles. Not good.

But the most important thing to gain from this book now is an interesting discussion on time and how God would see it, on “free will” and destinies. If God knows everything, wouldn’t He see not only our future, but all other potential futures? The Bible Code is an interesting idea, and I do put some stock in the concept, especially with the mathematical odds. But the methods of interpretation seem to me to be very loose, which adds much uncertainty to the results.

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