The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future, is based on the role that the Bible verse Isaiah 9:10 may play in the past and the future of the United States. The Harbinger links the scripture to the 9/11 attacks in New York City, as well as to the global economic crisis. The book proposes that these links are all manifestations of how the harbingers of judgment are looming in America today.
It discusses the seemingly prophetic messages mentioned as warnings that Israel was facing its end in Isaiah, and compares them to the events taking place in the United States today. The book calls them the Nine Harbingers, and sees them as a sign of the end-times, at least for America. The Harbinger explains these warning signs, and believes they can be used to pin point exactly what, when and where the prophecies will come true.
A fictional narrative is used to explain the prophecies and unveil the mystery. In this story, a figure known only as The Prophet gives a man nine seals. Each seal contains a specific omen, representing the Nine Harbingers. This gives the book the feel of a mystery novel while presenting the underlying facts in a way that is easy to understand and verify.
Jonathan Cahn is a Messianic Rabbi, as well as the President of Hope of the World ministries. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey. He has a syndicated radio show and has appeared on many other television and radio shows. The Harbinger is his first book.