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Reviewed by Shane S.

Grant Jeffrey, author behind Shadow Government, is a devout Christian and internationally known prophecy expert. In his latest work, Jeffrey delves into the high-tech surveillance trap that has been set from behind the shadows of our worldly leaders. This global elite, or “Shadow Government”, is said to be tracking every move of every civilian, private and public, that walks the grounds of every country on every continent: a lot of surveillance.

The book itself is a page-turner, but only to the conspiracy theorist that lives deep inside – the part of me that would like to believe that our then Bush run government was behind the atrocities of 9/11. But logic and rationality disallow me to sensationalize something so absurd. This doesn’t seem to be the case for Jeffrey. The book claims that since 9/11 the government has been spying on its own citizens via the privileges established by the patriotic act. But that’s not all, and it most certainly does not end there; all of this excessive watch grouping and money spending is the work of Satan himself, readying his side for the impending Armageddon and the uprising of the Anti-Christ, which Jeffrey truly believes will show himself in our generation. Are you scared? You should be, according to this book, and you should seek salvation in the lord Jesus Christ when the apocalypse finally comes forth.

The entire piece reeks of fear mongering and contradictions abound on every page. Yet, this book went by so fast that I was utterly fascinated as to the sheer audacity of it. There certainly is a crowd for these sort of impending doom prophecies, and listening to Christian talk radio you’re sure to find a hell-fire of uproar proclaiming this work to be the truth and the way. However, through all of this, I’m just not buying it. Not that I don’t believe in what Christianity is capable of, but I found the entire book to have an aura of hate and spite. I don’t correlate these feelings of trepidation with the way of Christ and I believe that it goes against nearly everything he gave his life to teach.

This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.