Rev. David B. Smith
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This book certainly gives an entirely fresh perspective on the 'Mongol hordes' that supposedly raped the world. Genghis Khan is presented here as the greatest of world conquerors - far more civilised than any of his European rivals!
Enthralling and Disturbing!
Having read this biography of Trump shortly after completing Mein Kampf, I must say that the parallels are deeply disturbing!
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A powerful analysis from a great man. This is a must-read for any interested in Pakistan and global security.
This series is outstanding amongst the Great Courses and finds the perfect balance between comprehensiveness (breadth) and detail (depth). Moreover, it is delivered with a passion and sincerity that greatly enhances its impact.
Informative but not objective
Full of fascinating details and well written. Even so, the pro-Israel bias is only thinly veiled throughout. The author seems to believe that Israel's only desire is for peace. If only that were true.
It is good to hear that not everybody has been fooled by Obama and Clinton. Their legacy of endless war indeed needs to be taken serious
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I had high hopes after reading the first book by these authors - Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes - but this was a real disappointment. The authors' loyalty to St Paul doesn't allow them to follow their arguments to their natural conclusions.
As someone who knew nothing about St Francis, I found these lectures highly educational and enjoyable. First class!
Excellent scholarship and very readable
Wright has a gift for combining simplicity and profundity in his writings and this short book does not disappoint. And apart from the reader's consistent mispronunciation of one of the key scholars under review, the book is read very well.
Devoid of fresh insight
I was hoping for some fresh insights on Paul. Nothing. The title was enticing but the content very disappointing
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