Since this season marks the birth of Jesus our Lord and Savior, I thought it would be wonderful to showcase an epic novel that explains in the most exciting way the birth of Israel, the birthplace of Jesus.
How did a remnant of scattered Jews rise to build a mighty superpower in the Middle East?
Fleeing his father’s anti-Semitic organization, Charles Devonshire, journeys into the most volatile land-grab in history—Palestine. Charles pursues a beautiful but mysterious librarian, Gladia, who introduces him to the elaborate Jewish underground. While joining their plight to reestablish a homeland, he falls in love with her and faces painful challenges in developing a relationship within their culture gap. And in the midst of battling the hostile inhabitants who also laid claim to Palestine, he searches for clues of his own troubled past.
Can Charles pursue love, uncover his family secrets, and avoid being trapped in the middle of the world’s longest feud?
REBIRTH draws you into 1948, into a world of intrigue, espionage and anti-Semitism. Witness how ancient prophecies were fulfilled against impossible odds as Israel built a nation and defied skeptics. Journey through the precarious events that led to Israel’s miraculous rebirth on May 14, 1948. Experience the unrelenting pursuits of the most persecuted race, and how their renewed strength reestablished their original language, customs and land cultivations after 2,000 years of desolation—an accomplishment no other nation can claim.
If you liked Exodus by Leon Uris, you will love Rebirth by Dave Longeuay. From the first page, I was gripped by this tale of espionage, romance, and the proganist’s pursuit of familial secrets. It begins in July 1945 as Charles Devonshire, a precocious teen-ager, travels to Palestine where he hopes to escape an abusive anti-semitic father & solve the mystery of his parents’ mysterious past. On the ship and in port he witnesses the British, professed enemies of the Nazis, nonetheless echoing Nazi anti-semitism. The book moves along at a suspenseful, exciting eventful pace for the next two years illuminating the emotional development of Charles, as extreme circumstances propel him into heroic manhood, as well as a close up view of the painful accurate history of Israel’s rebirth as a nation. Along the way we are introduced to characters who seem absolutely real and interact naturally with the real historical characters whose names we recognize. The author says the novel is based on actual events and even the events that are made up feel like they certainly could have, maybe even did, happen. This history remains relevant to the ongoing Middle East crisis… ~~ Sandra Shwayder Sanchez of Bookpleasures.com
Nike: What can Christians learn from REBIRTH about their place in the world’s longest feud?
Dave: REBIRTH is both very entertaining and as the reviewers have said, “riveting” plus there’s a huge wealth of great things to learn in the story. The central theme in REBIRTH is God always keeps His word. The reader will feel like they are on the ground from 1945 to 1948, witnessing the incredible prophecies that led to Israel’s rebirth on May 14th, 1948. Imagine holocaust survivors sinking to an all-time low and then within three years of their freedom, they rise to build a mighty superpower in the Middle East.
Nike: I write also in the mid-1940s era. Only my novels are set in post WWII America, not not in Israel. What about that time period captures your imagination?
Dave: That era was so volatile like today. From Pearl Harbor in 1941 to WWII ending in 1945 there was so much turmoil in the world, yet you could see God’s miraculous hand in all of it. The Lord is famous for taking bad events and using them for His good. Though we all hate war and violence and so does God, I believe He uses tragedies to draw people to Him. And as I stated, the WWII era like today has a lot of good and evil going toe-to-toe for souls.
Dave Longeuay has been writing since 1978. He started writing poems, lyrics and music, in his teenage years. In 1980 he founded Public Recording and built a thriving multimedia studio. He also wrote, co-wrote, and produced hundreds of popular songs for local musicians in Southern California, as well as numerous radio scripts for a wide variety of radio commercials and broadcast videos. In 1989, he also wrote his first book, THE END TIMES. His most notable independent work was writing, producing, shooting, and editing a documentary about missionaries. He personally filmed and directed the documentary in Uganda, Africa; New Castle, England; and Rosarito, Mexico. He has a passion for writing and telling stories that will inspire people worldwide.