Very interesting how ‘The Tallest Watchtower’ by Omid Baghizadeh has made it through the publishing process. There are twelve pages, two stories and both of those stories are very short.
The first story is about a couple who wanted to adopt a child. The story isn’t overly engaging and the grammar makes it sound like Mr. Baghizadeh is writing English as a second language.
The second story is about the September 11 attack and although the grammar is better than in the first story, the storyline doesn’t seem to support a Christian view of the way things happen.
I didn’t find either story particularly engaging. I normally connect with stories about things like this, but these stories didn’t do a thing for me. Did not cause me to reflect on my Christian walk. Did not encourage or exhort. Did not even show an example of how a Christian would react. Just nothing.
I appreciate that there wasn’t any overt anti-Christian messages in the first story and that the second story was benign, but again I felt an anti-Christian world view on what happens in a situation like September 11 was put forth by the author.
No, I would not recommend The Tallest Watchtower even if it only takes a few minutes to read both stories. I have not gone into specifics regarding exactly what I don’t agree with in the second story because that would be going into how the story progresses and ends.
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