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on August 30, 2012
In my humble opinion, this book is a failure if the goal was to shed any light on the question of divine calling of Israel and the United States. The author is intelligent, but nevertheless misses the point of the subject entirely. This book is a mere accumulation of historical research, political discussion and intellectual thought.
The author set out to investigate about a divine idea that was initially reported thousands of years ago. This idea refers to a purely divine question. No divine question can be grasped and ever understood by a merely intellectual approach. This divine question can only be observed by a spiritual approach to even arrive at the slightest glimpse of a revelation. The intellectual approach becomes a boasting of knowledge and intellect and accomplishes nothing in truly reflecting on this divine idea. As much as the different and deep investigations into political facts and history may excite the minds of the readers, after reading the book the readers remain just as much in the dark about that divine idea and what it means as prior to reading the book. Even though the term awakening is used frequently, it is not referred to as a spiritual awakening in its most pure essence, instead it is just being used to illustrate the author's intellectual understanding of historic and political events.