So after doing my main blog for the book of October for CSFFBT, I actually had a chance to finish the book and I have some other thoughts on it.
While I still think that “Haunt of Jackals” by Eric Wilson is still a good read, there were a few places in it that I thought the actions of the characters did not suit their…well…character.
For instance, if they are so desirous to be in line with The Nazarene, then why Cal Nichols tell Gina Lazarescu (AKA Kate) that she should continue going to church…and then go on to explain that church was only getting together on the weekends, and hanging out with people, and doing other stuff…not actually going to church? Not fellowship together with the saints? Not meeting the on the Lords day to partake of the Lords Supper, to pray, to continue in the apostles teaching? (see Acts. 2:42-47 ish) Where is the encouragement to read God’s word…the very word that “The Nazarene” inspired?! I just thought that for them to be so against church, came across not as the characters convictions, but the convictions of the author. While I think that the authors have the “right” to have their convictions portrayed in the book, I think that the way it came across in the book just sent of flags of it not being in line with the characters character.
I hope this makes sense. Again, I still think it is a good read, albeit confusing for someone not well grounded in the scripture and a bit misleading in some areas, but still looking forward to the 3rd book.