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