Top critical review
Brilliant... infomercial for his DVDs.
on 8 June 2011
The first few chapters gives the reader the background from which Dr Bates has worked, and explains that our world is influenced by certains groups of people who not only have the power, but are using that power over our world for their own gains, and how that will plight anyone who is not relying on the state for funding their lifestyle, or the super rich. In other words, the average Joe that is making an honest living, is law abiding and is paying his taxes.
Dr Bates progresses to explain and gradually go into greater explanation how by way of war (at the expense of the average Joe), and social unrest brings about equality - making the masses equally poor bar the "elite" that are in charge.
Towards the end of the book, some methods of self rescue are listed, such as allocating our finances to protect against hyper-inflation by having precious metals and letting go of "paper money"; he also advises the apocalyptic/survivalist styled stocking up on food and medication.
My reasons for giving the book a two-star is because it gives no advice to late comers to the "End Times", or those who are living hand to mouth and will likely be hit the hardest. For these people, the free-phone number to buy more of his products in my opinion does not at all alleviate the frustration of living helplessly in a volatile world, if his predictions are true.
For a book that seem to have been written for "Christians", I expected to see a greater emphasis on the authority of God, His permissive will, and even though there is obligation to manage resources wisely until His return, his people should rely on his providence. Quotations from the Bible are frequent enough for the reader to make an association, but they just did not make the impact for me.