I was a little unsure about reading this book for a couple of reasons, the main one being that it is not something I am typically interested in. In the end, it did turn out to be an interesting book with some points that I liked and, equally, parts that I didn't like.
As soon as I got into the book, I realized that the auther, John L Allen Jr, had done a tremendous amount of research on this topic. I could tell he knew what he was talking about. The only thing about his research was that I noticed a focus on certain religions. There was very little about persecution on Baptists... it was focused on Catholics, Muslims, and other "evangelical" divisions.
I found that the book was, for the most part, over my head. I did not find it grabbing my attention at all. Also, there was one point during one of the illustrations were the author included a cuss word.
*Personal disclaimer; I do not agree with everything about this author, or the information in the book. As my usual readers know, I do not agree with the ideas presented by Catholics, and hold to a Baptist viewpoint.
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"I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."