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What disappointed you about God and Guns: Why I Am Not a Pacifist?
I firmly believe every Christian man should carry a firearm and be prepared to use it in defense of his life and the lives of his loved ones. That said, the author both narrates and writes with sheer pomposity. Instead of a book that would help to arm brethren with scriptural and statistical ammunition, the author avoids scriptural backing in favor of presenting his weak version of logic. He assumes every listener is against his position and proceeds to call the listener an idiot over and over again. There is absolutely nothing here that you couldn't hear from a group of drunks shooting beer cans, who have no familiarity with the Bible at all. The author sits with gleeful vainity on his high horse and salivates with pompous excitement as he invites his enemy audience to engage him for a battle of wits, providing every means possible for his prey to contact him. This is pathetic and hard on the ears.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Greg Perry?
Any professional voice talent would be better than the author, who reads with contempt for his audience. The entire work needs to be rewritten anyway, as otherwise it will remain unprofessional and weak in its presentation.
Any additional comments?
The author should never assume the reader or listener is against his position. Instead he should write: what some people believe, I've encountered people who argue, other people have said, there are those who think, etc. He should assume the audience is with his position completely, or is truly open to considering it and present his case with scriptural backing and studies on how gun control does not work. He should argue how his case can be supported from the New Testament alone, and brind to light how Lord Jesus went out as a lamb but will return as a lion (military commander). Quotes from anti-pacifist Christians of a wide variety of denominations would help strengthen the position. The politics of those who argue against him should be avoided, with the goal of capturing as many new people to his position as possible, rather than going on and on about liberals. Insults to the intelligence of those who are against him should be avoided. Historical examples of what has happened to Christians who didn't, or couldn't by law, carry a sword or firearm should be provided at length. Scenarios other than an aggressor coming for the reader's wife should be given, and the appropriate response should be backed up by scripture.
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The production of the audio book was obviously done solely by the author. Between mispronunciation, general background noise, and occasion stray sounds, you will at least develop a better respect for quality productions.
Beyond the sound quality itself though, this book is rife with monotone enthusiasm, logical fallacies, and numerous descriptions of "baddies" and "drugged up thugs" trying to violate your wife.
I purchased this book on discount at under $2 and recommend not paying any more than that. This book was, for myself, a good chuckle at the fundamentalist right's fears and worries. The book recalls the classic Christian rhetoric of: "'Merica is a Christian nation", complaints of using scripture out of context while relying on the same deceptive tool, and, of course, a frightfully strong hatred for "the liberals".
Lastly, if you do feel compelled to purchase this book for a quick laugh, or to prop up your religious believes, be prepared to stop and jump around. Jumps and pauses were frequently needed, either to skip the author painfully reading every individual letter in a URL, or, so you could stop and make sense of how Point A and Point B arrive as idea Q?
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