No We Can't

I am finally writing my review for No We Can't by Robert Stearns after putting a lot of thought into it. I want to preface this review by saying that I never, ever write negative reviews. And I write a lot of book reviews. I like a wide variety of books and I always find something to like about everything. I'm not a difficult to please reader at all.

With that said, I really didn't enjoy this book very much. I selected this book based on the description - it sounded great. I was really excited to receive this book and couldn't wait to start reading it. In fact, the day I got it I got in bed and decided to start reading it before bed because it looked so good. I read the preface and the first three chapters that night. I was expecting some light bedtime reading - that was the exact opposite of what I got! The first three chapters were alternately terrifying and depressing. Basically, the message was that the world is going to end within 10 years because we can't sustain it any longer than that. Alarmed, I researched some of the author's claims and found them either completely overblown and exaggerated or altogether not true. Example - the Yellowstone volcano. This kind of put a damper on the reading of the rest of the book.

While I agree with many of his premises, I found the book overly negative and at times boring. I tried really hard to like this book. However, I do know several people who would probably enjoy this book and will definitely recommend it to them. I gave this book 2 stars for effort. I can tell he is passionate about this topic and tried to write a good book.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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