With Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein out of the way and with the historic peace accord between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Middle East seems to be on a path to peace, until a increasingly powerful Russian dictator and a growing nuclear threat from Iran threaten a global apocalypse.
|No real live human-type people in this book.. Mar 27, 2007|
|You would have thought that by his third book, Joel Rosenberg would have learned something about characterization and scene setting. But he hasn't. |
I never expected characters of the quality drawn by W E B Griffin or Bernard Cornwell, for that takes a master, but once again, I don't care whether Rosenberg's hero survives. Even when Bennett receives the severed finger of his fiancée, he has no emotional response.
The whole plot uses a great deal of action to support what could happen if the Ezekiel prophecies came true. In this volume, no attempt has been made to hide the author's evangelical mindset, including a quotation of the 23rd Psalm in its entirety.
I gave it the old college try. I read three of Rosenberg's efforts. I will now return to authors who write characters that make me care whether they live or die.
|So realistic, truly amazing! Mar 27, 2007|
|This is the first Joel C. Rosenberg book I've read, and now I can't wait to get my hands on the next! The Ezekiel Option is very believable, especially considering the latest events in the Middle East and Russia. If you are interested in Biblical prophecy, and ever wondered how Ezekiel 38 & 39 could be set up and play out, you will love this book. |
The Ezekiel Option is exceptionally well-written, gripping, and powerful -- a joy to read.
|Great grasp of geography and prophecy Mar 13, 2007|
|I actually got a geography and history lesson out of this book.|
Statements Mr. Rosenberg made about geographical locations and history related to Iran I followed up with research and discovered he had a pretty good lock on the subject which made the book all the more fun.
In fact he inspired me to write a couple of Daily Thoughts for my subscribers out of research his book provoked.
Dr. Michael L. Ford
|Great book Mar 11, 2007|
|This book is a page turner! Rosenberg writes an exciting story using bibilical scripture as a basis. He has a wealth of knowledge of happenings in the Middle East and this shows in his book. Even knowing the book is a work of fiction and the writer's idea of a possible way what is foretold in Ezekiel could play out, it encouraged me to search the scriptures for context and meaning for myself. A novel that can not only entertain but also inspire people to enthusiastically research the scriptures for themselves is a winner in my book! |
|New slant on current Middle East issues. Mar 8, 2007|
|Not as good as Rosenberg's earlier books - The Last Jihad and The Last Days. Dialogue about Christianity was a bit too preachy and evangelical. But it may cause readers to do a bit of biblical research.|
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