Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Book Review: Kabul 24

Well, here it is! My first book review for Thomas Nelson.

Kabul 24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson Foreword by Michael W. Smith

This book is about 24 men and women that worked for Shelter Now International in Afghanistan. They worked there for years and the main story happens to take place immediately before and following the World Trade Center Attack in 2001. Of these 24 workers, 8 of them were non Afghans and were imprisoned for their works and their alleged religious and political wrong doings.

Now, that being said, I must admit I do not generally read books like this, so I was wondering how I would feel about it. I must say that in the beginning of the book I was far more interested than I was toward the end. I really found the background information on Afghan society and the Taliban and its formation to be most interesting. It definitely made me more aware of their political and religious view points and ways of life.

I can commend the men and women that do this kind of work for a life's calling but one thing that did bother me was that there was a family working there...with children. I found that most disturbing. If you want to put your life at risk that is one thing, but to raise children in that manner...I just do not understand it, but I do realize that is just my opinion.

This was a seriously eye opening read, very informative and very interesting. I did not necessarily feel it was a great read, though. It was a little too much like reading a book report to me. It at times felt far more like something other than a book I would pick up for inspiration.

Overall I would give it a 3 out of 5.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it might have been interesting.Of course we are all tired of book reports.You have a great day.

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