Friday, July 17, 2009

This review popped up for The End Is Now online. I got a kick out of it. Thought I'd share it with you:

Oh why did this book have to end??
I have four words for you: This book is AMAZING. I don't even know how to describe it to you. I read a review of this book claiming that it was "hilarious", which it certainly is not. Yes, there were some funny moments, but they were 'Smile Inwardly' funny moments, not laugh out loud moments. It's a satire technically I suppose, but I think it would be better described as The Left Behind books for the rest of us. You know, the same thrilling end times story without being forced to endure having the disturbing worldview of premillennial dispensationalists like Tim LaHaye shoved down your throat. To put it in simpler terms, this book is the Left Behind series minus the misogyny, intolerance, glorification of violence, and best of all minus the descriptions of our Lord as a bloodthirsty killer. Ahh I'm going off on a tangent here, but you get what I'm saying, don't you? 

The book is an edge of your seat thriller. I couldn't even pick it up during the day time because once I started reading I could. not. put. it. down. One night after having devoured a third of the book in one sitting, I had to throw it down on the table and run away so I wouldn't stay up all night reading. Some of the descriptions of the events in the story were so vivid and powerful that I got goosebumps. 

One more important thing: I don't think you need to be a Christian to love this book. The book is definitely written from a Theistic viewpoint, but it doesn't preach or force any particular view. I don't know if Rob Stennett actually believes in the Rapture or not. All I know is that his writing didn't insist either way, and that's a pretty remarkable accomplishment. 

So, in conclusion, read this book. Better yet, buy 20 copies and pass them on to everyone who you love so that they can be so blessed as well! Then come back and find me and we'll form a Rob Stennett fan club. What are you waiting for?? Go!!


Rachel said...

Probably the first review to want to launch the rob Stennett fan club! Wow

Searching For The Sweet Thing said...

Hey...I AM in the Rob Stennett Fan Club. Come on over. TEIN was certainly a "can't put it down" story but I almost enjoyed this review's enthusiasm more than TEIN. Just kidding Rob. You know I loved it. By the way...for those of you who don't know Rob, I'm happy to say he is genuine and kind and funny and has more bizarre and creative ideas than anyone I've ever met or anyone ought to have.
~ Lori Forster

Anonymous said...

Here's something that's hard to put down: an article titled "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" on the "Powered by Christ Ministries" website! Check it out. Andy