Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review of the book, “Bomb”

Nancy and I have recently read the book, “Bomb,” by Steve Sheinkin. This book is an account of the invention and manufacture of the 1st atomic bombs. It is a fascinating story; and it is not meant to be a tome on the dangers of the weapons race. However, one cannot read this book without realizing a strong feeling of apprehension about the possibility of world-wide disaster in the form of a nuclear war. Russia has already exploded a 50 megaton hydrogen bomb, which is absolutely unthinkable as a weapon of MASS destruction—the magnitude of this weapon is beyond description. Robert Oppenheimer was right that the job before mankind is to figure out how to keep civilizations from destroying themselves.

This book brings home the verse in 2 Peter 3:8, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.”


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