grows into a world renowned terrorist driven by his thirst for revenge on his family's murderers. Known by his Arabic nickname, Fanak (the Fox), he orchestrates terror on every continent never realizing that he's a puppet of the Beast.
Reviewer: Crystal P.
Creepy, a bit disappointing.
I was excited to get this in the mail, until I read a review from a friend of mine. A Brush With The Beast is certainly not a good book for the younger audience. The cover is kind of weird and creepy. If you're familiar with the Left Behind series, then you might have an idea of what this book is sort of about. I personally didn't even realize it was based on end times until I discovered a character was the Anti-Christ.
In my mind, I'd assume that most christian books would be clean. Yep, not this one. I was stunned to find that this book had cuss words (a few really bad ones) used. A few characters used the Lord's name in vain, but I honestly expected that from those who weren't Christians. There was a moment when girls were hanging around a male character... kind of inappropriately. There were descriptive pagan rituals/demonic worship that were very, very creepy and uncomfortable to read. Who wants to read about a guy being "baptized" into the blood of six hundred dead babies? It touched on some topics that might make people uncomfortable.
I really was annoyed with the paperback book because it had a lot of spacing between sentences. I'm kind of a grammar nazi, so it did bother me. Plus, there were typos. I think a character's name was misspelled for the first half of the book. The only reason I was thinking that is because there was two different spellings of Muhammad. I doubt the author would've used the same name for two different people.
I did like that Sarah was remembering Scripture, but otherwise nothing else comes to mind.
The book seems to have been left open-ended, but I feel like I would not be interested in reading another book (if this becomes a series) right now. Honestly, I'm shaving off two stars for unnecessary swearing scenes, and typos. So my rating is 2.5 stars.
In general, I think this book's age range would probably be late teen to young adult, since it is scary and not good for the younger audience.