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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rebirth by Dave Longeuay

How did a remnant of scattered Jews rise to build a mighty superpower in the Middle

Fleeing his father’s anti-Semitic organization, Charles Devonshire, journeys into the most volatile land-grab in history—Post WWII, 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.

Let me begin by saying this is one of the most riveting books I have read for a while. I was almost late for work one day because I had a hard time putting the book down. One of the things I like about it, is that it's based on actual events. 

Charles Devonshire is the main character of the story. He runs from America to Palestine, to get away from his father and to find out who he really is. He runs into a librarian, Gladia Limbauski, at the school he is attempting to enter in order to find out more about his parents and ends up falling in love with her. 

At the same time, Israelis and Palestinians are fighting a bloody battle that continues to this day. However, at this time, Israel is fighting for her rights to be a recognized nation. With the Nazis, Arabs, and British against her, it's an uphill battle. More like David against Goliath, with Israel being David. 

Charles becomes a member of a secret organization that is attempting to oust the Arabs out of the land Israel wants. If he is discovered it would mean his death, slowly. But he wants to see Israel become a nation, again.

Throughout his many journeys and meeting so many people, he learns about the God of Israel and how a ragtag group of people endure through the most horrible persecution any people group have and continue to endure. He experiences and witnesses miracles that only the God of Israel could perform.

This is a powerful, wonderful, suspenseful, romantic, intriguing book. I'm sure I could think of other adjectives, but those will work for now. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about the current history of Israel and enjoy a story at the same time.
About the Author:
Dave Longeuay has been writing since 1978. His works have ranged from stories and poems to songs and video documentaries. Longeuay owns a professional multimedia studio in Southern California, and has more than three decades of production and marketing experience. He’s a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers
association, and has been a student of biblical Israeli history for more than two decades.

You can learn more about the rebirth of Israel by going to http://www.rebirthofisrael.com

This book was provided to my for the purpose of reviewing by Dave Longeuay. 

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