The early half of the book is very theology heavy, with lots of technical terms that would baffle anyone but a professional theologan, and it has to be said that for the lay reader, this will be very difficult to go through, and I found it hard to get "the gist" of what he was saying in the first half of the book. The second half of the book is much better, talking about how Christian Zionism has potentially influenced Middle East policy in both Democrat and Republican White Houses. The book is well written, and once the author gets past the theological jargon in the first half of the book, the rest of the book is an informative read. I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by the author, and it has to be said he is a better speaker than a writer, but this is still a decent effort, although it is more theology based that politically based, and therefore has less mass appeal than if the reverse had been true. Nevertheless, it is a must for theology students who have an interest in the modern world.