Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome

A Hebrew Scholar's Dream of Fox News Hosting Israel's Most Maligned King, Trump Twin, Jeroboam ben Nebat

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
166 Pages
Reviewed on 07/23/2019
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

When Donald J Trump announced his intention to run for the Presidency of the United States, many doubted his chances of success. It came as a surprise to many when he thwarted the mighty Hilary Clinton and moved into the White House. The onslaught of persecution and criticism from NBC, Buzzfeed and CNN have continued ever since, no matter what he achieves. Many believe his treatment is isolated, but 3000 years ago a man named Jeroboam, a successful businessman and realtor, suffered eerily similar condemnation. You first hear mention of this controversial leader in 1 Kings 11:26, but the recollections are far from positive as he too wanted to stem the flow of other cultures into his land. His virtual wall did indeed stop pilgrims from entering and his determination to 'drain the swamp' also made him unpopular. Jeroboam held a similar belief system to Trump's Make America Great Again. His sole aim was to 'Make Israel Great Again'. He led his ten tribes to victory by overthrowing King Solomon's son to become a great leader of his people for 22 years. Follow his story as he and his family are brought back to life and interviewed on Fox News. We hear his opinions on fake news, Trump's presidency, his forecast for the future of America and the truth of his life and reign, told from an archaeological perspective.

I found the subject matter of Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome by Siegfried Johnson totally intriguing and fascinating. The research that has gone into collating all the information contained within is quite remarkable. There are some really comical moments throughout, which bring these historical characters to life and make them very likable. The huge achievements of Jeroboam are not well known at all and not given the credit they deserve, which begs the question that is raised in the book concerning the medias bias when reporting on certain events that do not fit their political narrative. This is quite a worrying prospect when you rely on media and history books to form your opinions. I found the information throughout the book to be unbiased for both Trump and Jeroboam and based on evidence. I found the narrative extremely well-written and a great idea to place Jeroboam in a modern-day news studio. I would love to read more from this author as his style of writing makes historical figures and the scriptures more accessible and interesting for everyone.

Divine Zape

What is the connection between a Jewish leader who ruled almost 3000 years ago and the contemporary American President? In Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome: A Hebrew Scholar's Dream of Fox News Hosting Israel's Most Maligned King, Trump Twin, Jeroboam ben Nebat, Siegfried Johnson shows startling similarities between President Donald Trump and Jeroboam ben Nebat, who ruled Israel after King Solomon. Jeroboam ben Nebat came to power in 930 BC, a builder like real estate professional Donald Trump, he was also married to a foreign woman, an Egyptian. He also built a virtual wall to keep pilgrim away from Jerusalem, an act that echoes strongly in Trump’s campaign for the border wall. Written in the style of a hit show in Fox News, The Five, this book is Jeroboam’s narration of his own story.

This is a book that is both entertaining and thought-provoking, a book with a powerful message. At a time when the American people were disillusioned and disenchanted about the political and social realities, Donald Trump emerged and, in his populist style that is akin to the ancient king, proposed a new way forward. The author makes readers feel like they are reliving ancient history in Trump’s administration and asks powerful questions that compel readers to think about the future of American politics. It is filled with biblical allusions and social commentaries. Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome is the work of a biblical expert who has a keen sense of contemporary political challenges. The author uses biblical wisdom to discuss the Trump conundrum.

Vernita Naylor

Did you know that everything that occurs in this world has been stated and that there is nothing new under the sun in accordance with the Bible? In this book, Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome: A Hebrew Scholar's Dream of Fox News Hosting Israel's Most Maligned King, Trump Twin, Jeroboam ben Nebat by Siegfried Johnson, you will be blown away with the similarities of President Trump in relations to King Jeroboam, an Ephrathite of Zereda, that reigned 22 years, during the Biblical times. King Jeroboam descended from his father Nebat, and mother Zeruah, who served under King Solomon. Siegfried takes the reader on a modern-day journey as he unfolds the story between the comparison of King Jeroboam, the prophets and his reign to President Trump, the media and the laws that he enforces. To help illustrate the story and to bring the point home, let's hear what King Jeroboam, and his wife Ano, his father Nebat, and his mother Zeruah has to say about his reign, as they sit down with The Five. The Five is on Fox News where the panel focuses on political issues, the latest news and current events. This book will provide you with a more in-depth look into the lives of these two men to help you develop your own view of what is the real story.

I found this book intriguing due to the take on how the author compares King Jeroboam to President Trump which indicates how history can and does repeat itself. Based upon Siegfried's dream of these two men adding President Obama and Hillary Clinton to the plot helped to fully illustrate all aspects of the dream. Due to all of the rhetoric that is being displayed in today's history and that of the Biblical days, it is a wonder that according to what was written primarily about King Jeroboam in I Kings 11-15 actually comes back in full circle. Some say that President Trump being in office is a blessing while others say its a curse, it all depends upon your perspective. Regardless, of your belief on either side of the house, it is always good to understand another's perspective outside of your own; this book is an excellent start.

Romuald Dzemo

Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome: A Hebrew Scholar's Dream of Fox News Hosting Israel's Most Maligned King, Trump Twin, Jeroboam ben Nebat by Siegfried Johnson is a historical novel with powerful biblical foundations, a book that draws strong similarities between the Trump administration and the political journey of one of the historical kings in Israel, Jeroboam. Just like Trump, he was a builder, a successful business leader of real estate projects in Jerusalem and a populist. He was married to a foreign wife from Egypt, who spoke many languages. It is 930 BC and Solomon’s globalist-oriented reign was nearing its end, with conflicting concerns at home increasing the polarization in the country. Jeroboam emerged as a leader from outside of the established royalty, promising to make the people great again and to build walls to stop pilgrims from flooding Jerusalem.

Today, America witnesses a similar drama and the political atmosphere seems to echo the experience of Jerusalem, nearly 3000 years ago. Could it be Trump is a re-enactment of the historical leader of Jerusalem after the end of Solomon’s reign? In this book, the author recreates the drama and provides ample biblical allusions to support the similarities between the ancient and the contemporary leaders. Join Greg Gutfeld with Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, Juan Williams, and Jedediah Bila in a Special Edition of The Five as they explore the implications of Trump’s administration. The author uses a biblical story to offer a stunning appraisal of Trump’s administration, exploring the factors that facilitated his ascent to power and the controversies poised against his government. Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome is a brilliant work and Siegfried Johnson offers relevant biblical and political commentaries to provoke reflection and political debate. A work that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining.

Rabia Tanveer

Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome: A Hebrew Scholar's Dream of Fox News Hosting Israel's Most Maligned King, Trump Twin, Jeroboam ben Nebat by Siegfried Johnson is a novel in which Jeroboam and his family are invited to tell their story in their own words. Jeroboam and his family are invited to The Five Show to fight back and let the world know what their real story is. He and his family start from the very beginning and let the world know more about them rather than what they have heard from the media. But more interestingly, they are asked what they think about Trump and his re-election. What they have to say might surprise you or even make you wonder if what they are saying is actually true.

I was very confused before I started reading Jeroboam Derangement Syndrome, but I was very intrigued. I love to read about history, the past kings and their kingdoms, so you can imagine how excited I was to start reading this novel. I was glad that my expectations were exceeded and the author was able to create a very entertaining and unique view of Jeroboam and his story. The connections and similarities he draws between Trump and Jeroboam are uncanny and almost scarily real. What really interested me and made this book entertaining for me was how the author wrote the novel. The novel is written in a TV show style where every character is given a chance to express their feelings and tell their own story. I could almost visualize how the TV stage would be like, what the five hosts would look like and how the whole thing would pan out. This was a fast-paced, interesting way to revisit a major personality from the past and give his story a modern edge. Very unique and entertaining!