Book Review: Souls Gate

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Soul's GateSoul’s Gate by James L. Rubart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

James Rubart has found his place in the supernatural christian genre. This new series is in the same world as Rooms and The Chair but exist separately. What makes the book special is that the characters are askd to believe the amazing elements of the Bible that so many of us just glaze over and ignore. Teleporation,ESP and Second sight. The main premise is an old one, Satan uses groups of his minions, demons, and fallen angles to manipulate our weakest places. However, a group of aggressive prayer warriors are learning how to ask the Holy Spirit for ways to battles these evils and personal sins.
This is a great origin story about faith and spiritual warfare. I’m really looking forward to what he has in-store for the Warriors Riding.

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Book Review: The Fight of Our Lives

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The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical IslamThe Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam by William J. Bennett

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

For the most part, William Bennet has woven together an interesting read on the state of the growing Muslim influence in the US. Now for some this will register as a book of bigoted fear mongering; while, others will see it as a call to arms. For me it was neither of these and instead fell well short of the inferred premise, “Fear the Rise of Islam in Western Nations.” The reason for this is that many of his arguments are simply paper men. The real fall of the west is not connected to the “rise of Islam” and should not be viewed as such by Western Protestant Christians. In fact some demographers argue the cultures of Middle Eastern Sunni and Shia Islam are collapsing under social distress. Most secular educated Christians have been exposed to Islam at some point from a centrist or liberal POV. That being said I was hoping that he would elevate the argument of division and build informational inroads for evangelicals to reach this “rapidly growing population.” However, he builds off of falsities of the religion that continue to be promoted from the Christian leaders and not bring anything new to the table or argument.

Compared to some of his other works this seems a bit less. I will admit for the contemporary average American the book will provide some insights; however, it may actually lead to more of a derisive approach to those who truly need converted.

eBook was given as part of a reader review with BookSneeze.com

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