On Line Reviews by Mike Ramey




“Until then, the people of God also share in the judgment of death.  And before God wraps up history, more judgments will still fall on this planet.  We have not seen the end.”

--Erwin W. Lutzer, Author

“Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters.”


     What has been needed for quite a while during the months of the worldwide Wuhan Virus pandemic is a work that encourages the Saint and warns the Sinner that God is still in complete control of the natural and the supernatural.  There has been much of the way of televised offerings on the significance of the pandemic.  Written works are finally starting to make their way to re-opening bookstore shelves.


     This is among the first quality work to surface concerning the spiritual significance behind the pandemic by a veteran of the preaching and teaching fields.  Erwin W. Lutzer brings forth a balanced, honest and encouraging book on what many have been suffering during these trying times, entitled: “Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters: What Is God Saying To Us?” (2020, 176 pages, Moody Publishers).  Lutzer is a natural in making the complex simple; bringing up the common questions that many people are asking as the pandemic continues its march across the modern world.


“Although God appears to be silent, I want to point out that He actually has spoken through the Scriptures, and, furthermore, His promises are to be believed.”

--Erwin W. Lutzer, Author


     Chapters include: “God Says, “I am in Charge, Trust Me.”, “A Mother Who Was Ready for the Big One” and “The Crisis That Changed Everything.”  “Pandemics, Plagues and Natural Disasters”, is in an easy-to-understand format, right at home with small group or youth Bible study.  With all of the questions young people may be having concerning the impact of the pandemic on their normal lives, this could be a book a youth instructor may turn to with some solid, biblical material for great discussions.


     “Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters: What Is God Saying To Us?” By Erwin W. Lutzer stands out from the pack of newcomers on the spiritual side of the pandemic.  It is available through your favorite bookstore, or on line through your favorite electronic book connection.


     Mike Ramey is a Minister, syndicated columnist, book reviewer and consultant.  “On Line Reviews” is one of a variety of regular column titles which Ramey has in cyberspace from Barnstorm Communications International.  If you care to drop him a line, or a whine, feel free to reach him at manhoodline@yahoo.com. ©2021 Barnstorm Communications International.


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Ramey is married and resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a Christian, an Ordained Minister and KJV Bible Teacher. Since the 1980s, Ramey has won--or helped to win--multiple journalism awards and citations (including 3 CASPER awards). He holds a Police Citation for Citizen Bravery from the Indianapolis Police Department (1986) presented by the late Mayor William H. Hudnut III, and an award as ‘Best New Internet Writer’ (2003) “Black Men In America.com” from Mr. Gary Johnson, Publisher.

His career also includes serving as an award-winning broadcast reporter, producer and TV/Radio talk show host in the Indianapolis market since 1981. In addition, Ramey has served as staff writer and section editor for The Indianapolis Recorder, and a freelancer for The Indiana Herald. Ramey has also served as a guest Op-Ed writer for The Indianapolis News, a staff writer for The Indianapolis Star, and a freelancer for BOTH The Associated Press and USA Today Newspaper (Gannett).

In business as an Anti-Gang Specialist & Consultant since 2007, Ramey is the Modern Street Gangs Specialist of “The Gang Line”. He has been interviewed in the U.S. and abroad on the dangers of Modern Street Gangs. Ramey is a Certified Modern Street Gang Specialist, with Law Enforcement (2006), Non-Law Enforcement (2010) and Gangs & Cults (2017) certifications, plus endorsements in K-12 Gang Issues (2010) and Transnational Gang Tactics (2010). He has held workshops, trainings and consultations with and for street-level/school-based personnel. He carries Specialist ratings in the area of Cult/Occult Crime, Transnational Human Trafficking and has served as a national/transnational consultant to various faith-based anti-gang ministries.

Ramey has also served as a veteran substitute licensed teacher (1986-2011), a college instructor, a Probation Officer (Intensive/High Risk & School-Based 2001-2007) with the Marion County Juvenile Court and a peer grant reviewer of anti-gang grant programs for the U.S. Department of Justice (2010). He also created, designed and taught the course UM-190 “Modern Street Gangs: Developing Urban Ministry Strategies” in 2009 and 2010 at Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana for those who desired to serve Jesus Christ in an Urban Ministry environment. Ramey also served as a post-production consultant for Chick Publications’ anti-gang comic: “Black Angel”. It had a 2013 national release, with an international Spanish-language version released in 2014.

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