The Dilemma of Laodicea was written by James Jacob Prasch in 2010.
Not only does this book go into the issues of the Laodicean Church, but it also teaches about the other 6 churches from Revelation chapters 1-3. Interestingly, the book of Revelation is the only book of the Bible with a special blessing for those who read it, so learning more about it will help to realize this blessing.
The book of Revelation begins with Jesus giving messages to 7 churches that were in existence at the time the apostle John wrote this book of the Bible. Jacob shows us that Jesus warned His church for that time and times to come, meaning our time too. The different churches presented can be applied to organizations as well as individuals. It is interesting to ask ourselves which one we fit in. Today organizations as well as people are said mainly to be Laodicean, but can and do contain elements of one or more of the others.
This book contains history surrounding the church ages, if you look at them from the historical perspective, they appear in sequence. This is also interesting that geographically they are also in a sequence beginning with Ephesus then going to Smyrna which is essentially up the road. We end in Laodicea, and if we travelled further, we would find ourselves back again in Ephesus.
Jacob brings a rich historical background in this writing. For someone who is unaware of all the historical events that brought the church to where it is at today, this is an excellent presentation. There is so much here that one finds oneself having to pause and take a break and then continue reading further. Jacob is known for his in depth presentation and this is evident in this book.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in an deep understanding about church history and how it applies to us today. There may be many new words for an individual who is not used to more mature writing, but you will find that they are explained nicely to help with understanding.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. I wish I could commit all of it to memory, but fortunately have the book for reference. You can get a copy in the resources section of this website.
May the Lord bless you and keep you safe.
With love in the Lord,