This book was not described as Christian fiction. A "political thriller" is not filled with religous conversions, long prayers and extensive scripture readings. It also claims details of the Argo story as its own. How do I get my money back?!?
Right Wing Christians
The book was well read, I enjoyed his performance.
I kept expecting the heavy handed, endlessly repeated Christian message to make some sense and work into the plot in some way but it did not. It was just proselytizing, and so pointless.
Billing address in Texas. Home in southern Mexico for last 20 years. Mostly use Audible on my Garmin Street pilot GPS in my car while driving but also have the books in two of my phones. Also read and have both Kobo and Kindle in two phones with different books.
Such a large part of the book consisted of different people "witnessing" and their introspective monologues about religion. If I wanted that I would have purchased the bible.
It should be categorized as "Religious Material". I grew up in a very religious protestant environment but we were taught not to be too showy.
Thinly, very thinly veiled Barack Obama character in President Jackson. Islamic apologist and empowerer.
Cold Cold Ground
Interesting story line at this point in the world. A subject on most peoples mind.
I am annoyed that this book was NOT listed as a Christian novel and I have wasted my money and time being tortured by it. The story seemed interesting but the preachy long winded biblical quotes became painful and I simply could not endure any more of this religious drivel.
I'm sorry -- I thought this book was awful. The storyline was weak and unbelievable. I thought the narration was good but it was more about Muslims converting to Christianity than a realistic drama about a confrontation between the US and Iran.
would have closed the book and never finished it.
bought this book as a spy and terroist novel. but the story is just backround! This is a religous tome and nothing else. I believe in God but don't like driving down the road being lectured about GOD!
The plot was interesting enough and the book was well-read by Christopher Lane but Rosenberg's unrelenting attempts to convert the reader to Christianity were transparent, annoying and quite frankly insulting especially to agnostics readers and readers of other faiths. I will never order a book by this author again.
I couldn't finish the book because of the authors continuous, and obvious intent to persuade the reader to believe that Jesus and the gospels are the only chance of salvation.
Tone down the attempts to convert the reader to his beliefs or at least put the fact into the book description so the reader knows what is coming.
Job well done.
I am disappointed in Audible for not telling potential buyers what the theme of this book is, to bring them to Jesus.
I'm starting to feel uncomfortable buying American publications. Why all this concentration on religion? In this case it not just the Iranian imam. Each one of the main characters is going through mental self-torture with his/her religious conflicts. In reality, not every human being is religiously nuts! Enough of it! The funniest part was the author's description of the Israeli prime minister praying to a god during his government meeting. This never happened and will never take place. The basic Israeli does not pray. They must be on a higher level than we are!
Wonderful book, well written and there is more truth than fiction in these words. I'd highly recommend this book for anyone curious about the Middle East. Christopher Lane is supperb as usual. Really thoroughly enjoyed this book.