Friday, June 10, 2011

The Ambition

The Ambition by Lee Strobel is a legal thriller revolving around a megachurch, a lawyer addicted to gambling, the mob, and a highly skeptical reporter.

Tom O'Sullivan is a lawyer who has fallen into the realm of gambling and debts. He ends up having a part in an illegal deal with a corrupt judge and the mob. As a precaution, he tapes the conversation. When that same judge ends up running for a high political office, Tom finds himself in a dangerous dilemma.

Meanwhile, Eric Snow, pastor of a megachurch, is running for the office. Gary Strider, a reporter for a local newspaper, is desperate for a story that will allow him to keep his job, so he investigates Eric and Eric's church.

All three of these men soon find themselves involved in a struggle which might cost them all. And to what end?

The Ambition is a great novel, filled with unexpected twists, conflicts, and connecting threads. Throughout the novel Lee Strobel weaves in his beliefs about God, suffering, miracles, and God's overall power and sovereignty. The Ambition was well written, I enjoyed it immensely. I cannot wait to read Lee Strobel's next novel.

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