The Ambition

The Ambition A corrupt judge in a mob murder case A disillusioned pastor hungry for power A cynical reporter sniffing for a scandal A gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everyone who hears i

  • Title: The Ambition
  • Author: Lee Strobel
  • ISBN: 9780310324249
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Audio CD
  • A corrupt judge in a mob murder case A disillusioned pastor, hungry for power A cynical reporter, sniffing for a scandal A gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everyone who hears it.New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel weaves these edgy characters into an intricate thriller set in a gleaming, suburban megachurch, a big city newspaper strugglA corrupt judge in a mob murder case A disillusioned pastor, hungry for power A cynical reporter, sniffing for a scandal A gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everyone who hears it.New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel weaves these edgy characters into an intricate thriller set in a gleaming, suburban megachurch, a big city newspaper struggling for survival, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue The unexpected climax is as gripping as the contract killing that punctuates the opening scene.

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    1. Filled with scandal, corruption, murder and a couple of miracles, The Ambition is definitely a page-turner. Author Lee Strobel puts everything he's got into this first novel that won't disappoint his fans. He has taken his experience in law, journalism and religion to produce quite an entertaining tale. Strobel is a best selling author of Christian non-ficion. His Case books are very popular, though I have not read or heard of them before reading The Ambition. It seems he has quite a big followi [...]

    2. This is a very interesting novel. It's a legal thriller written by an ex atheist. There's corruption, faith, ambition, legal issues and the author is not afraid to explore or entertain ideas related to faith.

    3. For a first attempt at fiction writing, Lee Strobel did a fantastic job. The characters are well developed and his knowledge of Chicago politics shines through. He writes about something he is very familiar with as he weaves a tale of deceit and corruption. He is a former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri, and he has even taught First Amendment Law. Many people live under the delusion that they can control everything and manipulate the f [...]

    4. If you know anything about Lee Strobel and his own testimony, then you are in for a treat. Not only is The Ambition loaded with suspense and mystery, but it is filled with spirituality. Everything from coming to Christ, to miracles of complete physical healing, to a Pastor moving to politics. Knowing his background as a reporter, and how Lee sought the truth of Jesus and the Bible, having to have the Bible spelled out as factual for him to come to faith in Jesus, you see that through his charact [...]

    5. Eric Snow is pastor of a megachurch in Chicago. He and several followers have built up a good solid Christian church. In his former business, he has made millions of dollars and poured much of it into this church. One day he is approached to be a candidate for the US Senate and he is very interested. Soon, he is off the course and living his life with rising aspirations of being a senator than a man of God and what He wants for his life. Amazing things start happening at the church. Miracles are [...]

    6. Picked at random from the library shelf as I work my way upwards from Updike to well, whatever starts with "A." Corruption and murder in real time with a dose of evangelical Christianity, and a little confusion as to how, or whether, to mix religion and politics. Reinforces my squeamishness about religionists.

    7. This book is about decisions, politics and relationship with God. It's a funny novel and easy to read. There are a lot of stuffs that make you think about your own life and I think that it's a kind of book of reflexions more than a novel.

    8. This is an excellent novel. It has suspense, intrigue, and intertwined story lines. Lee Strobel's gift of writing makes it easy to read and follow but leaves the outcome in doubt as a good novel should. The descriptions and characters make it easy to form good mental images of what is taking place. It is hard to put down. I highly recommend it.

    9. Suspense! Couldn't stop reading. Hope there's a 'next' book because I need more of an ending! Still loved the book.

    10. Good, quick read. The story was a bit different than expected. It had a lot of religious doctrine in it. It was actually a whiff of fresh air mixed with the clutter and ugliness of politics.

    11. A crooked judge, cynical newspaper reporter, and a big time pastor turning political candidate are just a few of the characters that you will find in Lee Strobel’s debut fiction suspense novel The Ambition: A Novel. The characters are woven into a fascinating story where the mob plays into the judicial corruption of a case. With a pay off to a certain judge the system was able to be manipulated so that cases could be steered toward a certain judge who would get them off. Also woven in to the s [...]

    12. If I demand anything from a novel, it is to keep me engrossed in the story and make me care for it and the characters in it. Lee Strobel's The Ambition may not be a mainstream novel, but its intriguing setup and skilled use of mystery make it a darn good Christian novel. The prose is simple and to the point; it manages to avoid over telling, and while it has an unmistakable Christian theme which I agree with, the fact is that Strobel, himself a strong bastion of the faith, wisely decides not to [...]

    13. I have a commute to work so I brought the audio book to listen to in my car. I was hooked from the start. Near the end of the book I stayed parked in my driveway to hear the dramatic and suspenseful conclusion! OHMYGOSH! It’s a riveting and nail biting ending.I work at a book store and have watch Lee Strobel’s non-fiction books fly off the shelf. I listened to his testimony on a CD called The Invitation. It made me want to read his debut novel, Ambition.Make sure you give yourself plenty of [...]

    14. Start with a murder case being brought to trial along with a corrupt judge. Then toss in a cynical reporter looking for a big story that might put him back in contention for a Pulitzer; and just to give the story an added twist fold in a disillusioned Evangelical pastor who is now hungry for more power and you will have most all of the ingredients for the intricate suspense thriller THE AMBITION penned by the New York Times best selling author Lee Strobel.*** THE AMBITION started off with a bang [...]

    15. I know Lee Strobel as the journalist who investigated faith and came out with best-sellers The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, and The Case for a Creator. A non-fiction heavyweight, I never thought he’d cross over to fiction.But with his first major novel, he just made a case for suspense.The Ambition is a solid suspense thriller: intricate plot, fast-paced narrative. It sets the stage a bit slow, but works up to a gripping climax that resolves (or doesn’t—you decide) without the cont [...]

    16. The Ambition: A Novel by Lee Strobel is one of the reasons why I love Christian fiction. Not only that, it is way better than other secular fiction books in this genre. Lee Strobel writes a novel woven with political intrigue and deceit driven by ambition and greed.What makes it the better fiction compared to fiction novels of the same genre are the Christian characters of this story. When I was younger, I used to wonder what a good book will be like if written from a Christian’s point of view [...]

    17. The Ambition A Novel Lee Strobel 2011 Zondervan Fiction/Suspense Reviewed by Cindy LovenEric Snow is a pastor of a mega church in Chicago, but he is restless. Perhaps it is time to move past this phase of his life, after all, he is a rich man, from his previous career as a software designer. He feels that perhaps the time has come where he can be more useful in a different arena, perhaps the political arena.A new elder in his church is gently nudging him toward this, Debra Wyatt, a former high p [...]

    18. Good book! We listened to the audiobook while traveling and really enjoyed it. It was suspenseful, filled with action and entertaining. It kept our attention for 8 hours.

    19. The Ambition brings forth a very interesting premise, what if a very prominent preacher did step into a political office. But that is not the only thing going on in this novel. No, for a short novel, there is a lot going on. There is a romance between an atheist and a budding Christian that goes to the church of the prominent pastor. The atheist is a reporter who is trying to get a major story to save his job and thinks this prominent pastor might be that story. There is also a crooked judge, a [...]

    20. The Ambition by Lee Strobel is the best-selling journalist's first novel. Several stories of high-powered men in Chicago come together in a climactic way. The Bugatti brothers are known for their control of the Chicago mafia and their business as cut-throat loan sharks. Tommy O'Sullivan has coasted through much of his life on his last name until a gambling addiction puts him deep in debt to the Bugattis and he participates in a bribe that will change the city forever. Eric Snow is a respected pa [...]

    21. Great first novel.I didn't expect a real page turner from a guy who is known mostly for his serious Christian nonfiction. But I was pleasantly surprised. I hope he writes more!

    22. A bookie meets his end at the hands of the no-nonsense Mafia mobster, Nick Moretti. That event will foster a series of conversations and illegal actions that focus on how not to get caught and have one's future ruined. A typical scenario? Well, this one's got a bit of a different twist to it.An Illinois Senator has been criminally convicted and is forced to resign. It's up to the Governor to appoint an interim Senator. His choices are a Chicago Judge, Reese McKelvie, or an evangelistic preacher, [...]

    23. Strobel is a new author for me. I noticed it on netGalley and thought why not? It sounded intriguing. Boy was I glad I read it. This was a very solid read. I always enjoy reading books that have many plot lines going within the main story, and several different main characters. I think it's really cool how an author is able to transition from character to character, writing each story/situation separately, and then finding a way to link them all together in the end. I believe it takes enormous t [...]

    24. Lee Strobel, former atheist-turned-Christian, best known for the chart-topping, nonfiction “Case” series on faith, belief and Christianity, moves into the fiction arena with “The Ambition,” an edgy debut mystery. He draws on years of real-life experience as an investigative reporter for The Chicago Tribune to write an insider tale of political greed, corruption, gambling addiction and payola. The book opens with a mob hit on an unsuspecting bookie.When the naïve bookie pulled into the d [...]

    25. I've enjoyed most of Strobel's non-fiction books, but I've enjoyed them in spite of Strobel's writing and not because of it. So, I definitely had some reservations going into THE AMBITION. Surprisingly, though, Strobel seems better suited for writing novels. Here, he not only demonstrates some actual writing talent, but he also puts his legal and journalistic background to good use (Unlike his non-fiction work, in which he constantly brags about his credentials but fails to live up to even the m [...]

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