Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Review: Called to Controversy

I was given a copy of Called to Controversy which is a biography of Moishe Rosen who was the founder of the Jews for Jesus.  This was nearly two months ago.  I had a such a hard time reading this book and really could not motivate myself to read through it in a timely manner.  The writer, Ruth Rosen, is Moishe's daughter.  It was just a boring  and unfortunate retelling of what could have been a more interesting story.  The book is filled with way too many side stories, family characters, and experiences that take away from the point of the story.  I was distracted by the constant flow of characters that I could hardly keep them straight.  The amount of detail into seemingly irrelevant events was also a contributing factor in how hard this book was to read.  I loved getting the little quips into Moishe's growth as a speaker and as a missionary to his own people.  Give me the cliff notes version an I will be happy to pick up a copy!

*I was given a copy of this book by BookSneeze in return for my review, all opinions are my own.