The book started off good and got my ears perked, but minute after minute of fact after fact, it just becomes boring. I listen while driving a truck and couldn't finish it. The narrator's voice comes accross very snobby and annoying, I just couldn't take anymore. It has no flow and reminds of a college lecture. It does contain many facts and there is a lot to learn here, if you can make through the monotonous dialogue of the book. He, unfortunately, is no Rush!
Bonhoeffer lived an amazing life and experienced more by age 20 than most people do in their entire lives. The book is well written and uses many letters and papers written by Bonhoeffer himself, which gives a factual look into what was happening in his life at that time. I probably should have bought the abridged version, only because it goes further in-depth with his religion than I cared to listen to, which is the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. But I put this on my listen again list and will wait patiently wait for Hollywood to take notice like they did with Valkyrie and Defiance, his story also deserves a feature film.
I found this book to be very interesting. To have his point of view on the decisions he made through his presidency, when years later some things are still not black and white, but to have to make an on the spot decision without every single fact is obviously not an easy thing. I never agreed with a lot of things he did, like using tax dollars as a charity for aids and malaria in Africa, while a noble cause, we have private charities around the world that could have taken on that cause without the American tax payers being forced into making donations. But, if you want to know his side of the story over how the media painted him take the time to listen to this.
All I can say, is listen to this speech and then download and listen to Ronald Reagan's, and then compare how much of the promises Reagan kept as opposed to Obama. Don't get me wrong he said many things in that speech I agreed with, but he lied about most everything he said. And one thing that really ticked me was how he said, "America is a Christian, Muslim, Jewish...Nation." When did Muslim rise to the rank of 2nd? I have no doubt that he would have listed Muslims first, but didn't want a riot day one.
What a speech! It was inspiring and is such a breath of fresh air to hear from someone who truely loved their country and countrymen, and who believed in American exceptionalism. Such a contrast from Obama and how we are no longer the great nation we used to be. If you find yourself like me, looking for sanity and true hope in the age of Obama. Give this a listen and believe that perhaps in 2012 we can find another President will look upon America with the same pride and values as those who haven't lost sight of what America was and, through proper leadership, can be again.
Glenn Beck fills this book with many facts and numbers. It does get a bit hard to follow from time to time and the numbers get a bit boaring and mondain, but for the most part the book is well written and enjoyable. It is well worth the time and in the end you will, unfortunately, feel like we as a nation is doomed if things don't change.
This is a great book and a real eye opener. You can't argue with someone who has lived in their world and seen her world torn apart by Islam. It is a bit frightening and frustrating, because as your eyes open and you see what is going on around you and realize that the little you can do seems to be never enough when so many others still are blind to reality.
The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because it does get a bit redundant in places but does move quickly and keeps your interest to the end.
Great Job, Brigitte!
If you like O'Reilly than you'll love the book. It is very interesting and informative. I do like Bill's attitude towards Obama, in that he judges based on what has been done by him and not so much who he is or what he represents. Even if you're not a O'Reilly fan your sure to go away more informed with a better understanding of this administration.
Great book! Fast paced and action packed! Alex Hawke never dissapoints and neither does Ted Bell! I absolutely love the ending and set up for the next book, I'll be waiting anxiously for it! Back to Russia (Hint)!
The book starts with the story of the authors' life as a young girl in Lebanon, when Lebanon was very much like the US until the Muslims gained political control and sent the country into war. Her stories of life in the Middle East and how she had been raised as a Christian, but also was taught anti-semetic beliefs only to find out everything she believed was wrong. As the book progresses she goes into how Islamic organizations and Islam is attempting to impose the same fate on us as was imposed on Lebanon, through time, patients, and most of all using our rights, liberties and our Constitution against us. It is a very good book, I never got bored with it, even when it did get a bit repetative near the end.
Overall, if you're ready for englightment into the world we are struggling to live in today, get this book!
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