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Rev. David B. Smith

Dulwich Hill, New South Wales Australia
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Brilliant!

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!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

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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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-17

A must-read!

A powerful analysis from a great man. This is a must-read for any interested in Pakistan and global security.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Truly outstanding!

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.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-17

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.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Refreshing!

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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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Disappointing

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.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-17

First class!

As someone who knew nothing about St Francis, I found these lectures highly educational and enjoyable. First class!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-16

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.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-16

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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