The Confirmation

Title: The Confirmation
Author:  Ralph Reed
Pages:  408
Year:  2010
Publisher:  Fidelis
While I was reading, there were times it almost felt like déjà vu because the action in the story almost reflected the current happenings we hear about on the news!  Ralph Reed draws readers into the suspense so well, I believe, because of his various work experience in the political realm.  What brings a higher sense of tension to the story is how those who believe in God are treated or spoken to, which so reminds me of today’s news.
As I read I learned to have a deeper appreciation for what presidents coming into office must have to wrestle with in terms of events needing a decision.  Throughout the novel Ralph Reed does an excellent job reminding us that the battle we face is a spiritual one not a human one.  So much happens behind the scenes in Washington today that Americans just aren’t aware of, but we can be thankful that God is in control.  The tale is very intriguing with action and tension building on many fronts of the story, but following the writing wasn’t hard for me.
The audience may find the book lacking in hope because of all the backbiting, infighting and blame-laying the characters tend to do.  However, I believe the author’s intent was to show us through fiction how much we need to pray for America and her leaders.  Our hope is in Christ and therefore we can read a political thriller like this and perhaps come away with new insight on how to pray.  I cannot fathom working in the political arena as a Christian without coming out disillusioned.  Therefore, I am all the more convinced our prayers are needed in this area.  We don’t have to lose hope, but we can help those called to fight the good fight!
Take some time to read this suspenseful, thrilling, behind-the-scenes look at government!
My rating is 4 stars.
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