Monday, August 10, 2009

Mohamed's Moon by Keith Clemons - REVIEWED

Keith Clemons speaks about his novel, Mohamed's Moon:


Mohamed’s Moon is the fourth book I’ve read recently that features a contrast between the Christian faith and that of Islam. I can’t help but believe that God is using the talents of authors like Keith Clemons to make plain a very important message: God’s Word is living, and it is sharper than any two-edged sword, a Word that changes hearts for all eternity. Mohamed’s Moon is a suspenseful tale of global proportions, but the personal conflict between Layla, Mohamed and Matthew is one that really reaches out and touches your heart.

I enjoyed this story and found its descriptive passages are particularly intriguing. The inner conflict that took place in the lives of each of the main characters portrayed realistic emotions and a heartfelt examination of faith and belief in God despite unpleasant circumstances. I was especially pleased that the author clearly presented the gospel, then used the continued exposure to God’s Word to draw Mohamed’s heart toward the truth and to reveal the untruth of the Islamic teaching. Like all unbelievers, Mohamed’s struggle against Christ was great, but the power of God’s Word proved stronger than his unbelief.

I must be honest and tell you that the ending was a bit too idealistic to me. It was exciting, and given the plot details revealed at that point, it was logical. I wasn’t completely satisfied until I read the epilogue, because then I understood that the loose ends weren’t as neatly tied together as I first thought. Otherwise, this really was a good book with a very engaging storyline. What impressed me the most was that the author is trumpeting truth, and the message is more timely than ever. I happily recommend Mohamed’s Moon to all my readers!


Keith Clemens is a native of Southern California and graduate of English Literature at California State University, Fullerton. His passion for communication has resulted in the publication of more than a hundred articles. Today, in addition to writing, he appears on radio and television where he uses his communications skills to explain coming trends that will affect both the church and society at large. Clemens lives with his wife and daughter in Caledon, Ontario, Canada and has written five novels including Angel in the Alley and the award winning If I Should Die, These Little Ones, and Above The Stars.

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