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Posted October 4, 2011
I don't know what I was expecting out of this book but this wasn't it. The premise sounded great: a former biker druggie who goes into the Sudanese bush and actually fights back. I guess that's the only thing that intrigued me about reading this book. I couldn't even finish it; the last fifty pages remain unread.
Trust me, I gave it a chance. But his writing style is horrible; I've seen better writing in high schoolers. He writes sporadically, at some points talking about an ambush then abruptly jumping to how he shot up cocaine and heroine in his past life. There's no true flow to his narrative. What's made reading this even harder was the preachy nature he used. I understand that he was inspired by God, but I felt like he was jamming the message down my throat with every chance he got. The nail in the coffin for me was when at one point he faults the Muslim armies for using "their" God as a means for justifying violence, then goes on in a later chapter to actually quote the Bible in defending his violent actions.
Reading his book has definitely put his actions in a different light. Fighting violence with violence doesn't work. Neither does a biased, hypocritical perspective of the world. Doesn't the Bible even say to offer the other cheek?
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