Book Review: The Ambition by Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: May 17, 2011

An aspiring pastor of a mega-church and a corrupt judge become the top two contenders for a U.S. Senate seat that is about to be vacated. Behind the scenes, a gambling-addicted lawyer, powerful members of the Mob, and a desperate journalist looking for his next big story, get embroiled in this show-down for the Senate Seat. Murder and political intrigue abound in Lee Strobel's debut fiction novel.

The Ambition provided a fast-paced read that will appeal to readers of action-packed thrillers. Despite the numerous different characters and sub-plot lines, the novel drew me in early and kept my attention throughout.. Strobel succeeded in building suspense and throwing in some unexpected twists. I did feel that because there were so many key characters involved, they were not as well-developed as they could have been. However, I was impressed that the story not only entertained, but also caused me to think deeply about issues of faith, our priorities in life, the impact of prayer, and the promise of miracles. I would definitely recommend this book to others, and give it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

This review is based on an electronic copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley for the purpose of completing this review.