Unfinished: Shadow Government by Grant R. Jeffrey

shadow governmentShadow Government: How the Secret Global Elite Is Using Surveillance against You by Grant R. Jeffrey (WaterBrook Press, October 6, 2009), 240 pages

Publisher’s Summary
Security cameras, surveillance of private financial transactions, radio frequency spy chips hidden in consumer products, eavesdropping on e-mail correspondence and phone calls, and internet tracking. No one is protected, and privacy is a thing of the past.

An ultra-secret global elite, functioning as a very real shadow government, controls technology, finance, international law, world trade, political power, and vast military capabilities. These unnamed, unrivaled leaders answer to no earthly authority, and they won’t stop until they control the world.

In Shadow Government, prophecy expert Grant Jeffrey removes the screen that, up to now, has hidden the work of these diabolical agents. Jeffrey reveals the biblical description of Satan’s global conquest and identifies the tools of technology that the Antichrist will use to rule the world.

Readers will have their eyes opened to the real power that is working behind the scenes to destroy America and merge it into the coming global government. Armed with this knowledge, readers will be equipped to face spiritual darkness with the light of prophetic truth.

Why I abandoned the book
I didn’t get very far into this book. I read the introduction and the first chapter, plus the end notes that were cited in these pages. I did read more than 10 percent of the book before giving up. Although I read many things I don’t agree with in this book, perhaps my biggest complaint is Jeffrey’s treatment of his reader. I found him making outrageous statements without backing them up; telling me what I think and assumptions I make; and even worse, telling me that if I don’t understand (or, implicitly, agree with) him, I’m wicked (page 9). These kind of tactics are not OK with me.

I could say more — I took several pages of notes while reading — but I think this enough. This book may be more well received by people very interested in the End Times. I myself may have been able to finish it if it had been released when I was in high school, when I was obsessed with all things Revelation.

The cover is cool. It looks quite Matrix-y, doesn’t it?

A quick look at reviews
Amazon has 2 reviews, both 5-star ratings.

Note:
This is the first time I’ve published a post about a book I didn’t finish reading. This isn’t a full review, but I did want to talk about why I didn’t like this book and couldn’t keep reading it. I’m following the excellent mini-review format Beth Fish Reads uses for unfinished books.

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8 responses to “Unfinished: Shadow Government by Grant R. Jeffrey

  1. I skim/read this book, and I totally agree. A couple times I wanted to say, “You’re kidding me, right?” I guess his attempt to scare (at least that’s what it seemed he was attempting) didn’t work on either of us.

  2. So glad the format worked for you. I really like knowing why a book didn’t work for someone — even the ones that we couldn’t finish. I don’t like being told what I think, so I bet I wouldn’t get too far in this one either.

  3. This sounds like one of those books with an interesting premise but an absurd follow-through. Thanks for letting us know to avoid it!

  4. I never know what to think of those reviews on Amazon, especially when there are only a few on there. I think I’ll skip this book. Thanks for your review.

  5. Too bad about this book. I recently did my first post of a book I didn’t finish and it felt odd to do that. I felt like some how I had failed. That idea is ridiculous. I finally concluded it just didn’t suit ME.

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    I just discover this book in small letters in the mailed brochure of Christianbook.com, and I feel in my spirit I need to buy and read this book. Because I don’t know if you read or heard in the media lately these celebrities from England United Kingdom, have being suing the media from the biggest and well-known newspaper group in England called the News of the World. Because of phone hacking been going on in these British celebrities personal lives on their phones and voice-mails and because of this type of on-going scandals which has been exposed what these journalists from this newspaper being doing in British celebrities personal lives, it’s damaged the company of the newspaper reputation till just recently they decided to closed down the company for good and about few weeks ago the very last issue of the news of the world newspaper on Sunday was last of the newspaper to be printed and sold to the public to show the public for real they decided to go out of business for good, because of these on-going scandals of British celebrities phone hacking. So you imagine how many people within the media of that Newspaper Company has now become redundant unexpectedly because of this phone hacking incidents. When I first read these incidents when I Google Jude Law on search engine, because he’s one of the British celebrities apparently and his former Girlfriend Sienna Miller as well, where victims of this phone hacking incidents and recently Sienna Miller has sued the newspaper and she has now received compensation of £100,000 pounds from the newspaper and now all the British celebrities including Jude Law are doing exactly the same thing and expecting the same sort of compensation just like Sienna Miller for being a victim of phone hacking from the Company of News of the World. These Foolish Celebrities believe that once they receive compensation from the newspaper company which is News of the World the problem with phone hacking will be over for good. But it looks like this Author of this book above is obviously trying to tell the public that the problem with phone hacking will be far from over. I’ve being saying in my comments over and over again regarding this phone hacking and how the celebrities are targets of these incidents, little do they know they are not the only ones that are targets of this problem, nearly everybody is especially where I’m come from in England UK are targets of surveillance monitoring and phone hacking. Because I know from experience for a long time and quite number of people know about this information within Great Britain UK, even before I came across this book above. That there are so much corruption going on undercover within the Law enforcement in the united kingdom, that police and surveillance are targeting a certain amount people, and people they not suppose to monitor because they are no threat to society they are monitoring and people who are serious threat to society which can put other people’s lives in serious danger in all types of ways the Police and Surveillance are not monitoring. That’s why if you hear in Great Britain/England-UK believe or not, that violent crime has become so rampant in England, that’s why violent crime has increased and it’s getting worse now than the USA and Canada in this present time now. In spite of all the surveillance and police force they have around the Great Britain, serious crime is still going on and it’s getting worse because of these types of corruptions that are going on Great Britain within Law Enforcement undercover which is not bringing any good improvement to crime especially violent crime. Because the Law enforcement really don’t intend to use the security that Government have given them access too, to monitor the right sort of people. That’s why I have been saying in my comments that was banned and erased on American tv satellite/Cable channel E.com based on this above subject because I realise in the USA and Canada people don’t really have freedom of Speech out there like Great Britain, to say truthful information or comments without it being sugar-coated. Anyway I have being saying in my comments that is referring to the above subject that people have to be very careful what they say and do whether in public or private, especially these celebrities because even if they sued the media for phone hacking, this problem will be far from over. Because they are trusting in law enforcement that are made up as part of the Global system especially in the UK like they are not part of the phone hacking scandal like the media, but little do these celebrities know, the system they are trusting are. That’s why you have to be very careful what you say or do on technology especially what you say in phone or text conversations, because you really don’t know who’s hacking, listening or reading people conversations on their phones or computer. Because believe me the Global systems in certain well-developed countries like UK, America, Canada and any others is so corrupted and you cannot trust anybody but only the Lord thy God, who you can trust with your personal lives, and if you have any personal or private conversation that you want to speak to people over the phone because it’s important. It’s better not to say it in full details over the phone, but leave the private conversation to you see that person or people face to face. Because you can be guaranteed that the one person that you are speaking too on the phone especially if it’s a mobile phone, won’t be the only one person listening and monitoring the call on the other end of the line regardless whether you have the phone on hands free/loudspeaker option or not. Just take my advice in spite of all these deceitfulness and corruption going on behind the scenes or undercover within the Global system. As God sincere chosen people where ever you are in the world especially in these well-developed countries, just be very wise, vigilant, faithful and more prayerful now in your relationship and walk with our creator which is Christ Jesus in these last days that we are fulfilling in the book of revelation.

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