Why You've Been Duped into Believing that the World is Getting Worse (Book) by J.D. King
The evening news is filled with bloodshed and war. Poverty, pandemics, and injustice appear to be overwhelming the world. Yet there is more to this story.
In his controversial new book, “Why You’ve Been Duped Into Believing That The World is Getting Worse,” J.D. King recounts statistics that contradict popular narratives. Drawing from the New York Times, Washington Post, and other leading authorities, King recounts something unexpected.
Beneath the social turmoil and political controversy, things are actually getting better. King contends, “Restrictions attributed to race, gender, and social class are not as rigid as they once were. The marginalized and impoverished are finding a seat at the table. Hope is rising, and people are discovering their reason for existence. Spiritual fervor is riding high.”
Despite documented advances, a faulty sense of doom continues to grip conservatives and people of faith. It’s regrettable that multitudes gravitate toward bad news. Our hard-wired pessimism and guilty self-flagellation obscure progress. It is time to re-envision the hope of the gospel.
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In Why You’ve Been Duped Into Believing that the World is Getting Worse, J.D. King presents verifiable research and well-documented statistics that demolish the myth that the world is disintegrating. King makes it clear that the gospel of God’s Kingdom is prevailing globally. This is a brilliant work that restores hope to a hopeless society. —STEVE GRAY Author of When The Kingdom Comes: Lessons From the Smithton Outpouring Senior Pastor of World Revival Church in Kansas City
J.D. King has written an encouraging, engaging, and perspective changing book about how the Kingdom of God is advancing in the earth! Faith and Hope are its clear message. He opens a refreshing window of fact-based reality that confronts unbelief, ignorance, and indifference. Why You Have Been Duped into Believing that the World is Getting Worse has stirred me to fresh faith and courage. I agree with the author, Jesus is winning in the nations! —DAMON CHANDLER Instructor, Director of Student Mobilization International House of Prayer University, Kansas City
Jesus commanded us not to worry about tomorrow, yet I meet so many Christians who are terrified about where our world is headed. Paul said to “be joyful always” and “never stop giving thanks,” yet I continually see a misunderstanding of the world’s condition rob Christians of their joy, while the only future thing they’re thankful for is that one day Jesus will rescue them out of it. How sad this is when we realize it’s completely unnecessary! Contrary to what the ratings-driven media will tell you (remember, fear sells), J.D. King lays out a brilliant, scholarly case for the gradual improvement of our world (and most importantly, the Gospel-mechanism behind it all). You’re living at the greatest time in history, and those who embrace the worry-free joy and gratitude available in Christ can be part of this world-improving family called ‘the Church.’ The Media may have duped us, but this book will set the record straight. Read it, and start changing the world. —ART THOMAS Missionary-Evangelist, Author, and Filmmaker www.SupernaturalTruth.com
This book is epic in its scope— yet easy to read in its style. J.D. King has done the boring stuff for you - he has researched and gathered facts and information from a variety of sources and presented it in an exciting and engrossing read… This book provides concrete evidence that the world is progressing, that life is improving, that problems are declining, and Christianity is growing. In pointing all this out, it is preparing us for the continued advancement of God’s great plan. —MARTIN TRENCH Co-Author of Victorious Eschatology
Although much of Christendom believes that things are growing worse, J.D. King contends for the opposite viewpoint in his eye-opening and faith-building new book, Why You’ve Been Duped into Believing that the World is Getting Worse. Moving beyond sensationalism and fear, this book provides solid statistical evidence from respected researchers and scholars. While many believe that things are moving in the wrong direction, King reveals that life on earth is actually getting better. Now we can all breathe a little easier. —BRENT RUDOSKI Pastor of Faith Alive Family Church Author of Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment