Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen

9 04 2012

Ruth Rosen’s “Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus” is a biography about Moishe Rosen. The book takes us from his early days as a child in Denver, follows his developing relationship with the woman that would become his wife, recounts their conversion to Christianity from Judaism, details his exemplary role in evangelism to the Jewish community, and describes the last years, weeks, and hours of his life.

I enjoyed reading about Moishe and his influence on evangelism to the Jewish community, even though I’d never heard of his beforehand! I reckon that if I had known anything about him, this behind the scenes look at his life (it was written by his daughter) would have been even more interesting. One might expect to see only the good qualities of Moishe, but we are shown glimpses of both the positive and negative. Indeed, as one turns the last few pages, he begins to feel like he has actually gotten to know this man called Moishe.

The book is written in such a way as to make reading easy and enjoyable, with a few editing errors here and there. I need to mention that BookSneeze® provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of a blogging/reviewing program.

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