Boy, the books are flying off the shelf peeps. I feel like my rhythm might actually be back in the book department and I’m loving it. With having Mr. Phillip and moving and my surgery all in a matter of three months I sort of fell off the hobby wagon – meaning book reading and yarn activities went by the way side. With the pregnancy of a couple friends I found my reasons to get back into crocheting and knitting, so that’s exciting. Reading has finally come back too, and after having discovering a new book store to call my own (since I miss the one in Nevada so much), I have a feeling it’s all up hill from here! *happy dance*
This Bookshelf post has three books in it, all of the non-fiction variety. I’ve got to say I was pretty surprised by these books, liked some I wasn’t sure about and didn’t like ones that I thought I would like. Isn’t that always the way?
Implosion by Joel C. Rosenberg :
America teeters on a precipice. In the midst of financial turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, the constant threat of natural disasters, and myriad other daunting challenges, many wonder what the future holds for this once-great nation. Will history’s greatest democracy stage a miraculous comeback, returning to the forefront of the world’s economic and spiritual stage? Can America’s religious past be repeated today with a third Great Awakening? Or will the rise of China, Russia, and other nations, coupled with the US’s internal struggles, send her into a decline from which there can be no return? Implosion helps readers understand the economic, social, and spiritual challenges facing the United States in the 21st century, through the lens of biblical prophecy.
Mr. Rosenberg boasts a heavy resume of awesomeness. He’s worked on Presidential Campaigns, been on ABC, CNN, FOX and The History Channel, and is also the Co-Founder and President of The Joshua Fund. This is a superbly written book and its very raw and real, uses a lot of scripture to talk about the state of the country and world, and where we are going. But frankly I had an extremely difficult time reading this book. It was entirely too gritty, and too much doomsday for this girl. I’m all for talking about religion in relation to our country.
A previous book I reviewed called, We the People, did that, and extremely well. This book, while excellently written by a very brilliant man, with its real and truthful qualities, I just ended up reading it halfheartedly. Not my cup of tea. I feel so of lame writing such a short review of it, but that’s really all I have to say. I feel like if you’re into this type of stuff you’ll love it. If you aren’t, you’ll hate it and probably not finish it.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book by my partnership with Tyndale Publishing Company. I was not compensated in any other way. My opinions are my own, take ’em or leave ’em.
Grant: Savior of The Union, by Mitchell Yockelson