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Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8 X 5.5 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Zion Legacy
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Bodie and Brock Thoene's superb storytelling comes alive in Jerusalem Vigil, a novel of the struggle for Jerusalem. It is May 14, 1948, in the world's holiest city: today the new State of Israel will be proclaimed and British troops will hand over the key to Zion Gate leaving behind hostile Jewish and Muslim forces poised for battle. Caught up in this historic moment are Moshe Sachar, an archaeology professor who is also a strategist; his pregnant wife, Rachel, who flees Tel Aviv for Jerusalem via a perilous route through the Christian Quarter; and Daoud and Gawan, two orphaned Arab boys who find a father with an unlikely surname. In this engrossing page-turner, the Thoenes combine historical authenticity, unforgettable characters, and gripping drama to create a saga about a fascinating period in world history.
Bodie and Brock Thoene, with degrees in creative writing and history, respectively, are the authors of Jerusalem Vigil and Thunder from Jerusalem, the first two volumes of the Zion Legacy series. Their other thirty-three novels include the best-selling series the Zion Chronicles and the Zion Covenant. Together they have won eight Evangelical Christian Publishers Gold Medallion awards. The Thoenes live in Nevada and London, England.
Brian Dailey5 Stars Out Of 5June 8, 2009Brian DaileyGreat book, great series, great authors. The Thoene's really know how to tell a story and weave the historical facts into the fabric of their books.
Condit Bradshaw5 Stars Out Of 5May 7, 2009Condit BradshawIf you love Jerusalem,you will love this series,Order the whole series,and enjoy learning our Jewish history.
Gary Myers5 Stars Out Of 5February 28, 2009Gary MyersI was captivated by this fictional account based on historical research which seemed quite accurate to me. I found it fascinating and really want to read the second book.
FrancineGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5April 4, 2008FrancineGender: FemaleA fast paced page turner that I couldn't put down. I love the fictional characters interspersed with historical facts. A real glimpse into the birth of the nation of Israel and fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
Debbie Lockledge5 Stars Out Of 5April 16, 2003Debbie LockledgeBy far the best author in historical Christian fiction. I can always count on learning something from her works that is both factual and relevant to Christianity even though they are fiction. When I go looking for a new read, she is always who I look for first.
Q: Is there much violence in this book?
Yes, since this set right after WWII and involves interactions between Jews and Arabs in Palestine at the time Israel was becoming a nation.