The Ezekiel Option (The Last Jihad #3)
A friend recommended this book because it "had some interesting things to say about the end times." As I am always interested in crazy conspiracy theories, and in particular those folks who are eager to "force the end", I thought I'd pick it up.
Well, I had initial misgivings when I checked the back cover. The blurb had a quote from Rush Limbaugh: "If you only read one novel this year, this is it!". Now I have never seen El ...more
First of all I have to say I thought this was going to be another Left Behind story, or more accurately an apocalyptic adventure novel. I was actually very pleasantly surprised.
I could not believe how understandable and exciting he made such a complex prophecy as is found in Ezekiel! I learned SO much about Biblical prophecies and also an ...more
Substitute Putin for Gogolov and the story suddenly becomes very current.
Because the story was written in 2005 I at first was correcting history, but as it went forward I realized that while some elements have changed the basic facts remain. Russia is rebuilding its empire and remains an enemy of Israel.
In fact, there is a rising tide of antisemitism around the world. So while names change, the essential truths remain. With ...more
However, the book starts off as a decent political thriller with a terrific op ...more
The pacing of the story starts off incredibly fast with a hijacked plane on target to crash in to the US Capitol building. From there the political back-story begins to take shape (this is a bit slow at times) while mirroring Biblic ...more
I really enjoy Roesnberg combining biblical prophecy of the end of times with what is going on in our world today. He has been uncann ...more
This was my favorite book in the series! I feel like it had the best balance of action, information and characters development. I love how it incorporates the history of nations, it helps clarify why the Bible names of nations the way it does. This whole series had the feel of '24', but much better, for this series points you to God as the one who truly is in control of the nations. I don't want to give away too much, but this one is a keeper I plan on rereading.
When Russia's richest oil baron is killed, Moscow suddenly teeters on the verge of political chaos. Tehran races to complete its nuclear arsenal. Washington finds herself dangerously divided from her European allies. A new evil looms on the horizon. A dictator is rising in Russia. Iran is feverishly building nuclear weapons. A new axis of evil is emerging, led by Moscow and Tehran. And Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy, two senior White House advisors, find themselves facing the most chilling question
Certainly a different perspective. Using biblical prophesy to outline the plot for your novel isn't a new approach, but it has worked before. Indeed, Mr Rosenberg has used it before and, undoubtedly, will use it again. The proselytizing authors, like Rosenberg and Lahaye are one-trick ponies; you know that their books will, at some point, devolve into a sermon letting you know that Jesus H. Christ himself is the ONLY path to salvation. Never mind that more than one-half of the people o ...more
The story is a compelling tale of international intrigue and global power play, with ultimately dire consequences. ...more
In this current world this book won't please everyone one but it sh ...more
While I am agnostic, I have a deep interest in religions in general and especially a fascination with the bible and it's prophecies. The book of Ezekiel is full of prophecies were were to have their fulfillment thousands of years later - in our time, many believe. That is the premise of this book.
While some may scoff at the idea of another 'Left Behind' type of book in the thriller meets biblical vein, I had no problem wit ...more
I've studied Bible Prophecy for years, and this research is so right on, I'm sure those who have eyes to see will see the truth. I've wondered how will radical Muslim go away, believing it will, and this book showed me one possibility- a real one at that. Also, watching how Russia and Iran are becoming great bed partners today- it's happe ...more
Note: This is a different person than the fantasy author, Joel Rosenberg
Joel 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 m ...more