Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | December 4, 2011

Survivors by James Wesley, Rawles

What would happen if a socioeconomic crash occurred in America?  Author and survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles has written a series of books outlining what he believes will happen when the stock market crashes, the value of the dollar deflates and an unprepared people panic.  Survivors is the second in the series.  It is apparent from the beginning that a reading of the first book, “Patriots”, would have been helpful if for nothing else to get a grasp of character development.

I found “Survivors” difficult to read.  The plot moves slowly and the characters do not seem very likable.  Even though Christian faith is discussed, it doesn’t seem to be the driving force in the people’s day-to-day fight for survival except toward the end of the book.


The author himself believes that America is on the brink of a socioeconomic collapse and he has written “Patriots” and “Survivors” in order to show readers what to do beforehand to prepare.  He writes about survival techniques on his blog at

If you are looking for a book that reaches out and grabs you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end, then you need to look for another book.  However, if you are looking for a unique way to present helpful information on what to do if you want to prepare yourself for a time when your money is worthless, law enforcement is all but gone and survival depends on what you have that you can use or barter, then you might find what you are looking for inside this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Simon & Sschuster as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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