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The Followers of Jihad: On April 1, 1979, Iran became the first Islamic republic in history. Three decades later, the shock waves from the Iranian Revolution are still being felt around the globe [and] we are rapidly approaching the most dangerous moment in the history of the Iranian Revolution. Iran�s senior leaders have stated publicly
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Ray
May 27, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, there are books which start out slowly, but you know if you stay with it, you'll feel it was worthwhile. Then again, there are books like this which prove your initial hunch was correct. This book begins with quotes and discussions with recently retired U.S. Army General Jerry Boykin. I thought that name was familiar, and wondered if he was the same U.S. General who had been regularly appearing at evangelical revivals preaching that the US was in a holy war as a "Christian nation" bat ...more
Lori
Mar 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you liked "Epicenter", you'll probably like 'Inside the Revolution'. Rosenberg digs deeper, and explains in detail the historical and personal background of how the primary 'groups' have come to believe, in what they believe. 509 pages have never flown by faster. Grouped into three main groups, "Radicals", Reformers" and the 'Revivalists', Rosenberg has interviewed numerous people for their 'first hand' perspective in their own words.
Taranimu Qalb
May 17, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, must-read
Here are my comments and observations on this book.

1. It's politically and religiously motivated work. 40% Political and 60% religious.

2. It undoubtedly campaigns Christian mission. As a Muslim reader, I'm 100% unconvinced about its narrative on Christianity. My religion is the ultimate truth as what the author's think on his religion. There's no wrong with my religion. There's wrong with the interpretation of the Qur'an but not with my RELIGION. NEVER.

3. The book is clearly BIASED. HE divided h
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Ann
Aug 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-books
In this book, Joel Rosenberg (himself a Messianic Jew), is able to interpret the modern day conflicts in the Middle East (which he calls the "epicenter") in light of Biblical prophecy and make a compelling case that God is up to something HUGE in these "latter days". He is NOT some radical nut case ... he intellectually reviews the history of the region and its leaders, what they are saying they believe in, and he reviews what they are declaring their intentions to be. In the book, Rosenberg br ...more
Faye
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a non-fiction book that seems huge but actually was easy to read. If you are at all interested in the Middle East and Islam/Christianity, I would really recommend reading this book. If you can't get through the whole thing, I would at least read the last third of the book which describes all of the amazing things that God is doing in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries. Really eye opening for me to read. Gave a broader perspective of current events overseas. Defini ...more
Karen
Jun 15, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
Oh my. I knew, just from the little bit I've been able to get through of Rosenberg's writings for the NY Times, that this was a...less than objective reporter. To be charitable. But I had no idea the level of crazy he had attained until reading this. I really, really tried to read this. Several times. Sadly, I couldn't make it past the first chapter.
Robin
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, especially in light of the current events in Iran and their recent threat toward Israel and the US.
I bought this for my dad, who is Christian, with a curiosity about Muslims and what they really believe. He loved it and gave it back to me to read and has been passing it around to family and friends.
Brenda
Mar 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very timely and interesting - a good perspective on what's happening right now in the middle east.
Jerome
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh, this was OK. Although a Christian myself, it seems to me that most Christians are a little too comfortable and conditioned to "good news" to take world affairs or Islam seriously. They just rely on the works of "other Christians" too much for fear of being "distracted" by "worldly opinions."
Of course, pursuit of "worldly knowledge" should never override a Christian's pursuit of God, but people take that to extremes because they don't like hearing about the brutal realities of this fallen wor
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Trevor Parker
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all who want to know more about the Mid East and Israel
Shelves: religion
This is a great crash course in Islam and Mid East politics. I knew virtually nothing about the area, other than reading the news. But guess what, there is so much the news doesn't cover about the area. I had no idea the fight some of these political leaders had actually getting the U.S. to send troops into their countries. Iraq had petitioned for U.S. support since the early 90's. Afghanistan the same; it took 9/11 for our government to say, oh OK, now we'll listen to your pleas and send troops ...more
Judith
Sep 15, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-books
Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World by Joel C. Rosenberg has the breathless tone of missionary fervor throughout, although the first two thirds of the book are largely historical. Rosenberg frequently quotes his many interviewees directly, lengthening his account of 30 years of terrorism. He stresses the danger inherent in Iran's nuclear ambitions, detailing Ahmadinejad's threats in terms of Isl ...more
Carolngary22
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was extremely interesting and informative. Joel has traveled all over the Middle East and interviewed the prominent and ordinary folks who are involved in decisions that effect us all. This is a must read for people who want to know what's really going on.
Laura
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-east
I love the research and thought Joel Rosenberg puts into his books. If you want to know the real-deal of what's going on in the middle east this is a book you should read.
Cyndi
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Great insight on what is happening around us during this current political nightmare.
God will prevail! I know how it ends....... you can too, read your Bible!
Joshua Hedlund
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very fair and informative book on the complex nature of modern Islam and its implications for the world's future. The book is divided into three sections covering "Radical" terrorists, moderate "Reformers," and "Revivalists" converting to Christianity. Joel Rosenberg has a conservative right-wing perspective that strengthens the book in some places while weakening it in others, but the book's greatest value is the vast content derived from direct, personal correspondence with people al ...more
Telizmary Roussel
Dentro de la revolucion "lo lleva al interior dentro de la batalla “todo al ganador” por los corazones, mentes y almas de las personas del Medio Oriente. Incluye perfiles nunca antes vistos de los Radicales, los Reformistas y los Reavivadores. Explica las implicaciones de cada movimiento y la importancia de cada lider —no solo a traves de la lente de la politica y la economia, sino tambien a traves de la tercera lente, la Escritura. Hoy, las guerras y las revoluciones definen al Medio Oriente, y ...more
Wes F
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Borrowed this from Hoopla.com and wished I didn't have to read it on the computer (couldn't get it to download to my iPad). Some very encouraging testimonies in this book of how God is at work mightily across the Middle East & Centra Asia. Didn't agree with everything, but a decent read overall that had some great mini-biographies of some key personalities/believers. I gave it 3-1/2 stars in my Reading Log.
Ben Zajdel
Inside the Revolution is Joel Rosenberg's latest work on the current events transpiring in the Middle East and what affect they have on the Western Evangelical world. It is reminiscent of his previous work, Epicenter, but this time Rosenberg focuses on three revolutions that he has labeled that are occurring in the Muslim world today.




The first revolution that Rosenberg identifies is that of Islamic Radicals, more specifically the current regime in Iran. Rosenberg gives a brief history of Iran's
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Craig Adamson
Good overview of Islam and how it is and isn't functioning in the world today.

They first part of the book in particular is very informative. Started to wane in interest in the 3rd section. Pretty interesting to read about the influence of Christianity and the amount of danger facing people who choose to leave Islam and embrace Christianity. Definitely not an open society. Ironic that Muslims make such a big deal about any perceived slight in how they are treated here in America, and yet this bo
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Rodney Harvill
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, christianity
Inside the Revolution, How the followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World, by Joel Rosenberg. In this book, Mr. Rosenberg divides the Middle East into three ideological groups: radicals, reformers and revivalists. The radicals are the Islamic extremists who embrace jihad and include both leaders and foot-soldiers. The reformers are Muslims who reject jihad and embrace democratic reform in their respective countries. They may or may ...more
Ron
May 19, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, this is very much a religious missionary type book. The goal is to get everyone on board with converting the Muslim world to Christianity. Or at the very least, donate to the Joshua Fund (spoiler). What I liked was the insight and the interviews and the actual reporting of what is going on in the Middle East as far as Politics, Freedom and Christianity is concerned. What I did not like was the call to arms in the cause of Christian missionary work in the Middle East. That is extremely dang ...more
Paul
Jan 29, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exciting and compelling read re what is happening in many Moslem majority countries. It gave a bigger picture to the little bits and pieces we have heard from friends and other sources. Rosenberg divides the Islamic world into three groups: reformers, radical and renewed. The reformers like King Mohammed of Morocco are moderates and Christian friendly. The renewed are discovering the greater significance of the Prophet Issa and embracing his claims in faith. The radicals are an extremely smal ...more
Bruce
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. Not just entertaining, but meaningful. In many ways it has made a measurable change in my life and faith. Joel C. Rosenberg is a Messianic Jew who writes about Islam and the Middle East. This book is in three parts. The first part is about the Radical Muslims, the ones who believe "Islam is the truth and Jihad is the Way". It will scare you. It did me. The second part is about the Reformers, the ones who believe "Islam is the truth but Jihad is not the Way". This was enligh ...more
Steve Yohn
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Destined to become the go-to book about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Iran and around the world, Joel Rosenberg has thrown open a window into why we have to fear Iran and its leaders and what is ahead for America and the world if we fail to confront Islamic terrorism in every form. However, he does not just provide a one-sided attack on everything that is wrong within the Muslim community. He, more than anyone else I have seen, provides a look into the enormous group of Muslims who are looki ...more
Charyla Olsen
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't quite "get" history when I was younger, so I found Inside the Revolution to be a great help to the gap in my life regarding history in the Middle East. If I had paid attention in college, would we have studied the history of the Middle East? Probably not. The first part of the book is overwhelming in its discussion of the radical aspects of Islam. The middle section talks about the Reformers who are taking their countries in the direction of freedom and even democracy in some cases--and ...more
John
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book out of the library as an audiobook. I found it to be truly fascinating. I listened to it in it's entirety twice, and listened to the third section multiple times again. This book looks at the three main groups influencing people of the middle east. The radicals who teach hate of infidels and support terrorists, the reformers who are secular leaders of Muslim countries, and Christians in the Middle East including muslims who are converting to Christianity in search of a less viole ...more
Evelyn
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Non-fiction. Describes adherents to Islam into The Radicals (who believe that terrorism is the route to end of the age). The Reformers (who do not adhere to terrorism but want reform). The Revivalists (the many in Muslim countries who have become disillusioned with Islam and have turned away from it, many to a belief in Jesus. Many report converting after a vision or supernational experience in which they meet Jesus.
Melissa
I learned much from this book, from history to statistics. I gained a deeper appreciation for the dangers of being a Christian in a Muslim country, and reflected on the way the Lord can change a person from any background, be it American or Jewish or Muslim (each and every one is a deep sinner, in any case). There were a few things I didn't particularly agree with or care for, but it was still an interesting and eye-opening book.
Mike
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prophecy, history
As the title suggests, the book covers three themes. The first theme dealing with Jihad is a must for us Westerners to digest and begin dealing with in terms of our own imaginations. The second part dates the book because it deals with the national leaders in both Iraq and other nations who have since been replaced by different governments.
The third part of the book is an exciting glimpse into the genuine move of God in the Epicenter that is continuing to multiply.
Don
Dec 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Movements: Radical Reform Revival. People: the revolutionaries resistors rettison, rank-in-file. Black hawk down was similar to the atrocities of the 1790s french revolution. The perhaps 1% extremists. Hitlers rhetoric in 33 and Ahmadinejad today. American muslims 4 times more likely to be dvsr per data, offended by hp hollywood and pornography, follow the lead of Morrocco and others with Jeffersonian democracy.
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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
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