“The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament,” a book by WND founder and author Joseph Farah, not scheduled to release in hardcover until September, has already hit five No. 1 Amazon category rankings.
Released only thus far as an e-book on Amazon and the WND Superstore, the book previously reached No. 1 status in the category of “Bible Translations,” but, this weekend, hit No. 1 in four other categories – “Christian Bible Studies,” “Old Testament Commentaries” and “Old Testament Bible Studies.”
The book may be the most widely acclaimed Christian release of 2018, with endorsements by dozens of spiritual luminaries including Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee, Greg Laurie, Eric Metaxas, Pat Boone, Jack Van Impe, Chuck Norris and Dinesh D’Souza.
The book was recently in the news because Amazon dropped a 5-star review of the book by a top 500 Amazon reviewer for “bias,” reinstating it only after WND exposed the incident, with Farah charging the mega-retailer with anti-Christian bias.
“Imagine dropping a review for ‘bias,'” Farah said. “Book reviews represent one person’s opinions. Of course, they are biased.”
To recap what happened, ace reviewer William Struse posted last month a 5-star critique of Joseph Farah’s highly acclaimed new release, “The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament,” which has been called a “breakthrough Bible book,” released in a preview e-book version exclusively on Amazon Kindle and the WND Superstore “The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament.” Then, this week, Amazon deleted the review, along with 622 others posted over the last five years by Struse, explaining, that recent review exhibited “bias.”
When WND published a report Thursday on what happened, Amazon apologized to Struse in an email and announced his reviews would be restored. At first glance, that appeared to be the case. But on scrutiny, Struse found there was one missing – a 5-star review of Farah’s previous book, “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and the End of the Age,” a 2016 release.
“I’ve checked my reviews and it looks like they have all been restored except for one review,” Struse told WND. “Yep, it’s a review of Farah’s other book, ‘The Restitution of All Things. I tried to add it back in but I got the bias message again. I was a bit skeptical that this was really a vendetta against him, but it looks like it may be. Crazy stuff.”
Farah said he was not surprised, but says he sees evidence of a much wider problem at Amazon – not just personal or professional malice to himself, but anti-Christian bias by the king of e-commerce.
“I do not believe this is some innocent misunderstanding or glitch,” said Farah. “There’s a pattern developing, and I believe it is associated with or illustrated by – take your pick – Amazon’s partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center, a stridently anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Farah, leftist extremist organization that not only provides content guidance to Amazon, but also to Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. How can one explain that the entire Internet Cartel that is imposing its own cultural, spiritual and political worldview on online communications just happens to be in bed with the SPLC goons.”
Farah cites, as such an example, the Amazon Smile program that allows customers to donate a tiny fraction of their purchases to charities of their choice.
Recently, the Alliance Defending Freedom, which has won seven cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven years in defense of religious and civil rights, said it has been dropped from the Smile program because it has been labeled by the SPLC as a “hate group” for defending traditional marriage. ADF charged SPLC “exploits the terms ‘hate’ and ‘hate group’ against any organization it disagrees with.” SPLC’s hate list also was used by the charity-information site GuideStar, prompting lawsuits. The SPLC famously labeled Christian brain surgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a former presidential candidate and currently serving as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as a “hater.” The SPLC was also to domestic terror through Floyd Corkins, who used information from SPLC to target the Family Research Council with a mass-murder attempt at the Christian organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. SPLC also was reprimanded by the administration of former President Barack Obama, and the Department of Defense and FBI have severed ties to the group.
Autographed Special VIP Advance Reader Copies of “The Gospel in Every Book in the Old Testament” are also available for donations of $100 or more to support the massive printing anticipated for the hardcover release this fall.