An incriminating tape isn't the only thing standing in a federal judge's way of claiming the open U.S. Senate seat. Pastor-turned-politician Eric Snow is determined to use his suburban megachurch to secure the congressional appointment. But when Chicago newspaper reporter Garry Strider threatens to uncover both candidates' secrets, will it cost him his life? 288 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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Some days it is just fun to relax and read a good thriller. The Ambition is one such book. It has multiple storylines, a great plot, and plenty of shock value. Pastor Eric Snow has the opportunity of a lifetime to become a voice for the people, but is it really what God wants? As the possibilities open up, it seems that there may be many forces at work in Illinois politics, and while the Pastor tries to determine God’s will for his life, others have ambitions, too.
I love the fact that Strobel doesn’t hesitate to play on the potential for corruption in any political system, regardless of who is in power. That it can be a slippery slope for the most idealistic of individuals is made clear; even the most ‘righteous’ person among us can be blinded by power and adulation of the masses. It is never easy to balance the need for politicians to curry public favor against the need for Christians to work for the King.
I enjoyed the book; it had good pacing, strong characters, and a really engaging story. With its action taking place in church boardrooms, Chicago eateries of various stripe, a judge’s chambers, with reporters, church elders, mobsters, politicians, and gamblers, it definitely carries a broad picture of what happens when the compromising worldview of non-believers is intersected with the uncompromising worldview of believers, and how the power of a sovereign God is uninhibited by either.
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