Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform

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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. ...

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Overview

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
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  • 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
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  • 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?
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According to Joel C. Rosenberg, spiritual, religious, and political battles are taking place all over the Middle East. In Inside the Revolution, he explains how jihadists, Jeffersonian Muslim leaders, and Christian sympathizers are vying for supremacy and/or breathing space. A Christian fundamentalist view of a bubbling global hotspot.
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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. (Mar. 10)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414319315
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 594,953
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, and Epicenter, with 1.5 million copies in print. A communications strategist based in Washington, D.C., he has worked with some of the world’s most influential and provocative leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, former Israeli deputy prime minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Once a political columnist for World magazine, he now writes commentaries for National Review as well as a weekly e-mail update known as “Flash Traffic” for business and political leaders. A front-page Sunday New York Times profile called him a “force in the capital.” He has also been profiled by the Washington Times and the Jerusalem Post and has been interviewed on ABC’s Nightline, CNN Headline News, FOX News Channel, The History Channel, MSNBC, The Rush Limbaugh Show, and The Sean Hannity Show.

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Table of Contents

Note to Readers IX

Introduction: Not "If" but "When" XI

Part 1 the Radicals

Chapter 01 Worst-Case Scenario 3

Chapter 02 "Islam Is the Answer; Jihad Is the Way" 21

Chapter 03 The Theology of the Radicals 39

Chapter 04 "We Were Asleep" 53

Chapter 05 Tragedy at Desert One 71

Chapter 06 "We Must Export Our Revolution" 83

Chapter 07 Christmas in Kabul 97

Chapter 08 Declaring War on America 111

Chapter 09 Unleashing the Islamic Bomb 121

Chapter 10 Terror High 133

Chapter 11 Revolution 2.0 153

Chapter 12 Making Way for the Mahdi 171

Chapter 13 The Road Ahead 193

Part 2 the Reformers

Chapter 14 "Islam Is the Answer, but Jihad Is Not the Way" 215

Chapter 15 The Theology of the Reformers 229

Chapther 16 The Defector 239

Chapter 17 Meet Hamid Karzai 255

Chapter 18 Kaizai's Mission 267

Chapter 19 "We Are Fighting Islamic Fascists" 281

Chapter 20 Meet Jalal Talabani 299

Chapter 21 Talabani's Test 315

Chapter 22 The King and I 335

Chapter 23 The Moroccan Model 345

Part 3 the Revivalists

Chapter 24 "Islam Is Not the Answer, and Jihad Is Not the Way; Jesus Is the Way" 369

Chapter 25 The Big, Untold Story-Part One 385

Chapter 26 The Big, Untold Story-Part Two 395

Chapter 27 The Air War 413

Chapter 28 The Ground War-Part One 431

Chapter 29 The Ground War-Part Two 443

Chapter 30 The Theology of the Revivalists 457

Chapter 31 Making Way for the Messiah 477

Chapter 32 Join the Revolution 495

Appendix: 20 Terror Plots against America Foiled since 9/11 517

Endnotes 521

Index 545

Acknowledgments 549

Recommended Reading 555

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2009

    A balanced and comprehensive work

    Without this book, the Western mind cannot begin to comprehend the serious threat that radical Islam poses to the world. This book explains the driving forces behind the critical headlines and global crises we face.

    There are 1.3 billion Muslims-Islam is a strong voice. Three movements within Islam are in place to change the world forever, for good or evil: Radicals, who believe violent jihad is the way; Reformers, who believe Islam is good but democracy is the way forward; and Revivalists, who believe Jesus is the answer, not Islam.

    Rosenberg provides a comprehensive work on the Islamic Revolution-its past, present, and future. He draws from the Qu'ran, testimonials and textbooks to outline the core beliefs of each movement.

    The top five scenarios that trouble the world's military and intelligence leaders are based on the jihadist movement obtaining nuclear capabilities. Iran's President Ahmadinejad, a catalyst and powerful influence, is driven by the conviction that Allah is holding him personally accountable to destroy Judeo-Christian civilization.

    In the midst of the volatile situation in the epicenter, is another powerful influence-the Revivalist movement. Millions of Muslims have converted to Christ in recent years. The testimonies are gripping.

    Rosenberg has been invited numerous times to speak with congressmen, senators, high-ranking military and intelligence leaders, and foreign ambassadors. Recently, he addressed a group of 125 Pentagon officials on why Ahmadinejahd's eschatology (end time theology) is driving Iranian foreign policy. Rosenberg's presentation is in the book.

    "Understanding these three Revolutionary movements-including the crises they are responding to and the answers they are offering-is of absolutely critical importance. Those who ignore these trends do so at their peril."

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    great book that breaks it all down in easy to understand bites...

    There is so much misinformation and negativity perpetrated by the media with respect to radical Islam and the Iraqi war that reading this was like a breath of fresh air. Joel Rosenberg is a respected advisor to presidents and friend to dignitairies alike. He researches the topics contained in this book well and presents a well-balanced assessment of the situation in the middle east from a diplomats point of view as well as an evangelical christian. An excellent read for anyone who REALLY wants to know what is going on with Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Russia.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2009

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    Very in depth. Great Book.

    This book is a great insight into the different mentalities over in the Middle East. The section on the Radicals was my favorite as it opened my eyes, made me think, and ultimately sent chills down my spine. The other two sections on the reformers and revivalists helps to remind the reader of why we are in the middle east (being that there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow.) I also think Rosenberg did NOT push his opinion on the reader, but simply presented the facts.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    Brilliantly written - why are the top officials of the country not reading this?

    The way the book is broken down into three sections, makes it understandable. The background and history was enormously helpful and insightful. I have a much better understanding of the world I live in.

    I have been encouraged by the fact that the radicals are not winning. The mainstream media refuses to publish the wonderful people, events and changes that are taking place around the world. There is hope....

    The research and insight is incredible. I only hope that the top officials of our country would make this book a read. They would gain great insight which would help govern this country better.

    Thanks Joel.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Who's opinion can you really trust?

    Has anyone ever just sat down with you and asked if they could help you understand what is really going on? And even if they did, what is their angle...what is their agenda? So much has been written about terrorism that can offer little hope of a future. Fear is most often shrouded in ignorance. I found someone who goes after the facts first hand and reports the way a true reporter should; not just painting a picture he believes his audience wants to see. Joel clearly understands the so called Radicals who mask themselves in a religion called Islam. He has reached out and made friends with the moderate Muslim leaders while at the same time unapologetically draws his insight from the prophetic word of old. Past, present and future held together with a thread that can only be seen through the third eye. This book brought understanding to the often confusing reports I hear from the Middle East. I thoroughly enjoyed this authentic, factual and insightful look at the real enemy and the blessed hope for those caught in the conflict.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2011

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    Inside the Revolution is a great book. It's kind of like a history book except it's not that huge. Inside the Revolution is packed with tons of information and will get you history smart. It's good to know what happened before and what is happening. A great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

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    Learn the Mindsets of Jihadists, Moderates, and Christians in the Middle East

    "How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World."

    Many have said of Rosenberg's fiction, "It's like reading tomorrow's paper!" I'd like to say that reading Rosenberg's non-fiction is like reading today's paper, only a version that involves the essentials of understanding the Middle East and one that has been written by a knowledgeable, experienced Christian man I know I can trust.

    Inside the Revolution takes the reader on a journey through the histories and present-day mindsets of three distinct religious groups in the Middle East: the radical, fundamentalist Muslims; the peace-loving, open-minded mainstream Muslims; and the Christ-following Christian converts (former-Muslims and non-). What drove Osama Bin Laden to become the man he was and relish the things he did? What do the Muslims in your town really think of Al Qaeda and jihad? How many Christians are worshiping in Iran, and how does the government treat them? The answers to all these questions (and so many more ) are developed throughout this book, a well-researched and beautifully arranged masterpiece on the roots of what has recently brought our world into its nervous instability.

    Rosenberg also delves deeply into the political and religious convictions of today's (ca. 2008) political leaders throughout the region. After having read these intimate biographies based off years of research and personal interviews, I believe I understand so much more the intricacies of the US-Middle East relations, and am now not so much an idiot when it comes to listening to news from the region. Friend or foe, the nations that cover the hotspot of religious, political, military, and economic intrigue ought to be important to all Americans, for what occurs across the world truly does affect each and every one of us here at home.

    It is safe to say that Inside the Revolution must be essential reading for anyone interested in Rosenberg's fiction. But I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to study religions, politics, history, or sociology. It's like Rosenberg took a slice of the 150-layer cake that is our growing-Muslim world and dished it out for his readers to enjoy. I am smarter for having read it, and trust you will be too.

    © 2011 E.T.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2011

    Understanding the Middle East Conflict

    Joel C. Rosenberg does an excellent job of writing about the conflict in the Middle East in his book, Inside the Revolution. This conflict involves those followers of Islam who want change and are willing to use violence, those followers of Islam who believe that change can be brought about through peaceful means, and followers of Christ who believe that change will be brought about through following His teachings. His presentation is well-researched and reflects years of gathering information through personal interactions with those involved and through much study. This is not a book which you can read quickly, but one which I would recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

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    Surprised

    This book gives an insight to how Iran is having a spiritual revolution coinciding with the revolution we're observing on the news today.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

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    Great Book!

    Has a wealth of information, even for readers who might feel they've kept up on current events in the Middle East. It is a true must-read for students of both the Jewish and Muslim people.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    Very eye-opening

    This book is for everyone who is interested in the state of the world today, where we are headed as a nation and what the bible reveals about current events.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

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    Masterpiece

    Masterpiece of prophesy and perfect analysis of events in the world today.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

    Fabulous! Well done. I read it like a text book! Such important information that evey American should call it required reading. Highly recommended.

    We all need to know our own faith and why it matters and how it effects the world. This book shows the real power of our God and the dark side of Satan. It's real and it affects us all!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2009

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    A must read!

    A lady at a bookstore recommended this book to me when I asked about endtime books. My husband bought it for my birthday. I must say that I was ignorant of a lot of the things Joel writes. I have never even heard of him before, but, I would love to read more of his books. This is an excellent book! I plan on reading it again more slowly so I can learn more about some of the things he writes about. I'm thankful to be able to know that I know Jesus Christ as my savior!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Jesus is alive in the Muslim world!

    This book lays it all out pretty straight forward. What we are up against with fanatical Islamists and what can overcome this threat, not only to normal Muslims, but to the civilized world. It is a sobering message that also brings much hope.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    Excellent book! It helped me to more cleary understand the Muslim world and way of thinking. I read it quickly and passed it on to my son who is a physician.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Good conservative, truthful view of the Muslim belief

    Very captivating book! Refreshing to read a book on the thoughts and beliefs of Muslims that was not written to pacify politically. You will like this book and learn a lot!

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

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    Inside the Revolution a must read

    If you are not a fan of Rosenbergs, you need to become one.
    This book is a great beginning (and more), to understanding what is
    going on in the Middle East and how it relates to us as Americans
    and more importantly as Christians.

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  • Posted May 5, 2009

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    A MUST READ!!!!! EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!

    I am only a few chapters into this book. I read all of Joel's fiction books and loved them. Couldn't put them down! But this book is overwhelming with the info and the possible scenarios. Every American needs to read this book and begin to REALLY learn about our enemies and what they have in store for us. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!! I love how Joel puts everything historically in order and in line to follow easily to understand how we got to where we are and what is most likely going to be facing us as a country and a world unless our leaders WAKE UP and do something NOW!!!

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    Mindblowing and groundbreaking informantion

    Joel Rosenberg needs to be hired by the Pentagon. His fresh approach and material should open all intelligence eyes... Brilliant but very scary information.... great read ....

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