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on April 23, 2012 :
Have you ever thought about what persecution of Christians would look like in the United States? This book presents a possible scenario. Reading this book caused me to consider the strength of my faith - if I were given the "opportunity" to take a stand for Jesus, would I do so? Fans of the Left Behind series will enjoy this book.
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)
on Feb. 21, 2012 :
Take a Stand is an interesting read about the loss of religious freedom in the US. The story really gets going when an openly gay man is killed by a man who claims he was only doing God’s work by removing evil from the land, supposedly prompted by his pastor and the Bible. Soon after, Bibles are outlawed and only churches approved by the government can meet.
The question for the characters in the book is do they take a stand or not. My interest was held to the end as I read this thought-provoking book. Are we in America watching our religious freedom disappear? And are we willing to take a stand?
Anyone interested in this issue will be sure to enjoy this book.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Feb. 11, 2012 :
This is a very enjoyable and exciting book and definitely worth reading!!!! I highly recommend it and am hoping the next book comes out soon.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Jason J. Cross
on Jan. 27, 2012 :
There are 2 story lines going on in this book. One I liked and the other annoyed me so freaking much. First the part I liked.
There is a conspiracy going on in America to outlaw Christianity. It dates back to when they outlawed prayer in school. This story line was very interesting and exciting. As a Christian I was very intrigued with this story considering everything that is going on. This part of the story is a page turner and makes you think about what can happen here in America if we – as Christians – continue to not say anything about what the Bible says cause it might be social awkward. Know the Word and prepare to be attacked because of it, but staying quiet just to avoid confrontation is a mistake.
The second part of the story is about the growing love between Sean and Emma. This is the annoying part of the story. If I have to read “and tears filled (Sean or Emma) eyes” one more time I am going to puke. It is okay to use that term to explain an emotional moment but when it is used in every moment it loses its meaning It went from feeling my heart break for them to “again? Seriously again?”
Bottom line, is this book worth reading? Yes. You have to get past the relationship part but it is worth it. So I do recommend it for the conspiracy part not the love story part. ***SPOILER ALERT*** This book ends with a cliff hanger. Even though the majority of this book is focused on the love story – which I found very uninteresting - the other part is awesome. I will still read the second book because what I found as an interesting story greatly out weighs the problems I had with this book.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on Jan. 20, 2012 :
Fantastic book! I can't wait for the second book to be published. Keep writing! I highly recommend this book.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)