I thought I had picked up a thriller about stopping Iran from using nuclear weapons to annihilate Israel and the United States What i got instead was Christian proselytizing and an overly simplistic
I thought I had picked up a thriller about stopping Iran from using nuclear weapons to annihilate Israel and the United States. What i got instead was Christian proselytizing and an overly simplistic and stereotypical view of Christianity (good) and Islam (bad) without an ounce of nuance. Fear- and hate-mongering at its worst. I cannot recommend this book at all.Bestseller The Tehran Initiative Creat Joel C. Rosenberg is a Book Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012The world is on the brink of disaster and the clock is ticking Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah known as the Twelfth Imam has just arrived on earth Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack thatRetailers Choice Award winner, 2012The world is on the brink of disaster and the clock is ticking Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah known as the Twelfth Imam has just arrived on earth Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second holocaust and the annihilation of Israel The White House fears Jerusalem will strike first, launching a preemptive attack against Iran s nuclear facilities that could cause the entire Middle East to go up in flames, oil prices to skyrocket, and the global economy to collapse With the stakes high and few viable options left, the president of the United States orders CIA operative David Shirazi and his team to track down and sabotage Iran s nuclear warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike.. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name Note This is a different person than the fantasy author, Joel RosenbergJoel C Rosenberg is the founder of The Joshua Fund and the New York Times best selling author of THE LAST JIHAD 2002 , THE LAST DAYS 2003 , THE EZEKIEL OPTION 2005 , THE COPPER SCROLL 2006 , EPICENTER 2006 and DEAD HEAT 2008 with than 1.5 million copies in print THE EZEKIEL OPTION was named by the ECPA as the Gold Medallion winner of the Best Novel of 2006 Joel, an evangelical Christian whose mother is Gentile and whose father is from an Orthodox Jewish background, previously worked with several U.S and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes, former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu He has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and TV shows.He and his wife have four sons and live near Washington, DC.. The best Ebook The Tehran Initiative The Tehran Initiative works on a lot of different levels. It is a great spy thriller, depicting the world on the brink of nuclear war, against the background of current events in the middle east. It gives the reader a picture of the theology and politics that separate the Shia and Sunni segments of Islam. It gives a good picture of how Israel fits into the picture, it's government, it's religious roots and motivations. As a Christian work, the author is faithful to Scripture without being overly preachy. When one character comes to a decision, the author writes: "One moment he did not believe, and the next he did. He couldn't explain it, but he knew with absolute, inexplicable certainty that it was true, all of it, and that he believed it." These words remind me of how C.S. Lewis (writer, professor and former atheist)described his own conversion. Lewis wrote of riding to the zoo in a motorcycle sidecar, saying, "When we set out I did not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and when we reached the zoo I did." Even more powerful is the scene where a converted Iranian, scientist defector, decides he must share his testimony live on Satellite TV with the people of his homeland. At other places, Christian characters must wrestle with the implications of their faith versus the obligations of working within the CIA. This is part of a series, so don't expect everything to be wrapped up at the end of the book.