Synopses & Reviews
2009 Retailer's Choice Award winner Inside the Revolution takes you inside the winner-take-all battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people of the Middle East. It includes never-before-seen profiles of the Radicals, the Reformers and the Revivalists. It explains the implications of each movement and the importance of each leader not only through the lenses of politics and economics but through the third lens of Scripture as well. Today, wars and revolutions define the modern Middle East, and many believe the worst is yet to come. How real and serious is the threat of Radical Islam to American national security eight years after 9/11? Are there any Muslim leaders who oppose the violence of the Radicals--and is there any hope that such leaders will come to power in key countries in the Middle East? What is God doing in the Middle East--and is there any hope that Muslims will find faith in Jesus Christ? How can we as Christians help strengthen our brothers and sisters who love Jesus in the Muslim world, and how can we reach out to Muslims here at home?
"Known best for his fiction centered in the Middle East and based in Christian end times beliefs, Rosenberg's nonfiction behemoth will be a bestseller among evangelicals. Rigorous research, travel and interviews with hundreds of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders lends credibility to this survey of the spectrum of beliefs that drive foreign policy in nations such as Iran, on which the book focuses. Rosenberg divides Muslims into three types. Radical Islamists will stop at nothing short of dominating the world or destroying those who believe otherwise. Reformers believe radical Muslims have hijacked peaceful Islam for their own power-hungry and violent ends. Revivalists are Muslims or those living in predominantly Muslim countries who believe Islam is not the answer but that Jesus is the way. Rosenberg challenges Islamic eschatology without adequately comparing parallel Christian views. On the other hand, he is one of a few evangelicals who will put quotes from the Qur'an in context, has traveled widely and interviewed global leaders. This is one of the best primers for evangelical Christians to understand political Islam in the Middle East." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, unleashed the Islamic Revolution, and allowed his followers to seize the American Embassy in Tehran and hold 52 hostages for 444 days. Thirty years later, New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg takes you inside the Revolution. He explains how it happened, how Washington missed it, and how Iran could soon bring the world to the brink of nuclear war. What's more, Rosenberg argues there are now three revolutions in motion-not just one- each of which could change the Middle East and the world forever. Exclusive interviews with senior military and intelligence officials Exclusive reporting from inside Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan Exclusive insights from conversations with more than 150 Christian pastors and ministry leaders operating deep inside the Islamic world
In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, unleashing the Islamic Revolution. Thirty years later, "New York Times"-bestselling author Rosenberg explains how it happened, how Washington missed it, and how Iran could soon bring the world to the brink of nuclear war.