Since I was not warned before I started reading I will do you the favor now...
WARNING: Do not begin reading if you have other things needing attention. Once started, it will be impossible to put down until the final page is read.
This is the third book in the series. I put off reading for a while thinking it couldn't possibly be as good as the previous two, but it wraps up all the loose ends from the previous books and does so in an exciting and believable way.
The author has a very good inside understanding of what is going on in the Middle East, and how Biblical prophecy is playing out in today's world. The scenarios depicted in the book could well be the way things end up. It is exciting but frightening at the same time.
very weak offering. this book just stopped. there was no real ending, if it was setting up for the next installment, it did a lame job of that too. stay away...
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.
If you loved the Left Behind series, this is for you. Otherwise look elsewhere.
If your world spins "Christians good, Moslems bad" this is up your alley. But it is a dark alley indeed.
If you like right wing ramblings and neocon paranoia dig right in. If objective factual reality is your preference, find something else.
Even though I have previously listened to (and enjoyed) Rosenberg's work, and even though I am an evangelical (and therefore would likely be the target market for the book), I too was disappointed that this was Christian fiction after not having been billed as such. If I wanted to hear prayer and scripture references, I would have bought books on the subjects (as I often do). But that's not what I thought I was getting. I gave this one several chances, and it just couldn't hook me...while at the same time pushing the Christian angle very hard. This felt like Christian fiction written with a Hal Lindsey mindset. Just not something I was interested in. Disappointed.
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!
The 3 stars is being generous......
I am incredibly disappointed by the "preachy" nature of this book. It would have been nice to know in advance it would be on par with most materials handed out by the "door knockers" when it comes to the level of proselytizing. All this gab has little to do with the story and more to do with the selling of a point!
As a person of faith I am not against the message, but I do think this book has been misrepresented by the author at the very least. It was my understanding this was a spy/military/thriller, not a biblical text.
I am just over 3 hours into this story and I find it at best slow, and I may not actually finish it if it continues at the same droning pace. Being completely candid - I consider it far from a "must listen" or a "can't put down" book. All in all it is below average and I doubt I will purchase another by this author. I would advise more action and less fill, not to mention preaching, in future publications.