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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day Blog Tour Review 3: The Disappearance of God by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

This is the last of the Father's Day Blog Tour Reviews. Check out the first two reviews:
Eyes Wide Open by Jud Wilhite
Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart by Chuck Black

And once again thank you to Liz at Random House for letting me participate in this blog tour.

My Review

This book just rubbed me the wrong way, and I am a little disappointed as I thought it looked interesting when I read the synopsis.

The author has some valid points, and while I do not agree with many of them I do understand that these are his beliefs and his ideals. To me that is what makes America great, the fact that we all have different beliefs and ideals. However what I didn't like was that this author seems to have no "margin of error" so to speak. I got the feeling that you're either with him, or you're part of the problem.

His writing seems to be more of a rant than of him presenting his arguments. He bashes people, on multiple occasions, bashes what the country is becoming, bashes other churches: like I said, ranting. At one point he seems to be saying that the problem with America and new church movements is their open-mindedness. It is his belief that this new way of thinking is the downfall of the Christian church.

The chapters were fairly short, and it didn't take me long to read it. I didn't care for the writing style, and found myself rereading lines because they seemed to make little or no sense to me.

While I didn't agree with the author on most subjects, that is not why I didn't like the book. To me the writing seemed harsh, as if I was being degraded through the whole thing. I think there are those out there that will love this book, I just am not one of them. But the great thing about America is that we can each have our own opinions :-)

For more information on The Disappearance of God or to purchase a copy please visit Random House's website.

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