Through " Son of Hamas" Mosab Hassan Yousef has achieved something that I'd previously viewed as nearly impossible. That is to say this book has given me an amazing degree of insight into what is happening in the Middle East.
That is not to say that reading this book will make you a scholar on the conflict in the Middle East, but if you're like me it will certainly ratchet your understanding of the situation up by at least several notches.
Not only that but the fact that Mr. Yousef so openly shared his Christian faith (and conversion) with the world speaks volumes about this man's courage and conviction. As someone who attempts to walk the same Christian path, myself, I was moved by Youseff's testimony - even to tears.
That being said this is an amazing book on so many levels.
This book caught me off guard with its creativity and depth. Furthermore, that Godawa was able to manage this while somehow preserving the integrity of the Bible is absolutely astounding.
On a side note, I got a chuckle out of the way that Godawa inserted current event related themes into this ancient story - on the one hand these references seemed so random...Yet, tying them to the older narrative provided an added level of context that helps bring clarity to some of the things that we see going on in the world today.
Highly satisfied with this book, will definitely be looking forward to more from Godawa!
Just when I thought I'd read it all, when it comes to spiritual warfare works of fiction, I read Frank Peretti's "This Present Darkness". What's funny is that I flirted with the idea for three months before finally wagering my Audible credit for this book.
And boy..was it worth it! Sure, the narration could have been better. But you know what? With a story this intense, you get so lost in the characters and plots that you almost don't even notice the recording flaws. In fact, there were times when I felt I was right there among the characters as the theme unfolded.
The only qualm I have with Frank Peretti's master piece, is that he may have set the bar so high with this one that folksmay find it hard to read other spiritual thrillers without wishing that those books were more like This Present Darkness.
One more thing...I was shocked to learn that this book was written way back in 1986. So prophetic...except in most cases; today's college towns have been thoroughly over run by modern day Langstrat's, Brumel's and Oliver Young's.
I wish Audible allowed you to rate in one quarter increments because then this would have gotten a review of 3.75 from me.
Because while I found the presentation style a bit dry for my liking, this book more than makes up for it in substance. That's why anyone truly interested in the what, how's and why's of the Tea Party should definitely pick up this title.
I'be been so thrilled with this purchase! Honestly, I don't know which impressed me more about thus title:
The fact that Coulter was able to thoroughly analyze and disect the liberal mob mentality in 5 hrs...
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The fact that she provided such a logical explanation of the left's apparent idiosyncracies.
Whatever the case, if you'be ever scratched your head after watching liberals do or say things that make no sense, this book is for you!
After having purchased Glenn's Arguing with Idiots I already knew to expect something that was as witty as it was timely...But Cowards went so far beyond my expectations!
For starters let me say that I really believe that this book picks up where Andrew Breitbart's Righteous Indignation left off. However, whereas Andrew's book provided a bird's eye view of the liberal media complex; Beck's book goes a step beyond...
He paints a picture (the 50,000 foot-down version) of the entire battlefield that you can expect to find yourself fighting on-if you're a conservative or a libertarian and Glenn holds no punches.
He doesn't stop with exposing liberals either, he also shines the light on moderate Republicans who stand in the way of protecting our nation's values.
In summary I don't think I've read an Audible title that kept me on the edge of my seat as much as this one did. Well done Mr. Beck!
This is easily the most important political title that I've ever read. In fact Righteous Indignation is the standard that I measure all other conservative titles against.
Here's what makes this a masterpiece...Breitbart gets very personal in this book. Taking the reader from his liberal upbringing all the way up to the peak of his career as a conservative activist.
While he shares his epic journey he also manages to deliver a tested blueprint or manifesto, if you will, for defeating the left. And when I say the left...we're not just talking liberal politicians.
No...Breitbart's aim is to empower his readers to take down liberal culture - in its entirety. How can anyone top that? What's more, this isn't theory. Breitbart has already done it and you can too!
I'll be honest it took me about one or two hours of listening to "Kahane" beat me over the head with his sharp wit and sarcasm before I was finally able to move beyond the snarkiness and "get it".
But once I did! This has got to be in my top five for 2012.
Kahane leaves not a stone unturned as he rips Alinsky politics apart point by point, showing conservatives how to beat the left at their own game without losing your integrity in the process.
While this book started off a bit slow, once you get past the first or second chapter you won't be able to put it down.
Absolutely loved the Cornel West chapter. But more than that Horowitz did a fantastic job of threading the needle between marxism and collegiate black studies, feminist studies and American studies courses.
In fact, the only reason I didn't give it an all around five is because of the slow beginning. But outside of that Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion is a real winner!
The brilliance of Arguing with Idiots is that Glenn takes the entire liberal narrative and deconstructs it piece by piece until at the end all you have is a bunch of mumbo jumbo feel good-ism.
I guess what I like most about this book is that if you pay attention to it, what Glenn is really doing is teaching you how to take a liberal's arguments and turn it against them.
Oh and one more thing...It doesn't hurt that this title is amazingly funny!
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