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Readers' Favorite 2020 International Book Awards

Congratulations to Joseph Ganci, "Gideon: The Sound and The Glory" for being awarded Honorable Mention Christian - Historical Fiction on Readers' Favorite 2020 International Book Awards. Represented by BookTrail Agency.

Gideon: The Sound and The Glory by Joseph Ganci

Why has the true story of Gideon been hidden for three millennia? How does Gideon connect with Jacob wrestling an angel how did a blood feud between the killing of Gideon’s brothers and the Midianite kings evolve? How does the prophetess Debra establish the lighting of the two Shabbat candles? How Gideon’s three hundred represent the trinity. Why was Gideon not in the major Midianite battle. How did three hundred starving men conquer fifteen thousand in a night battle? Why Gideon is a similitude of the coming of Jesus as a spiritual warrior. How does Abimelech his half Canaanite son become the first king of Israel and Canaan? Why Eli wore the two crowns of the high priest and judge at the tabernacle in Shiloh? Why the mice were in the Philistine cart that transported the Ark of the covenant back to Israel. What was David doing at the battle with Goliath? Why did David have five stones in his script? Why is this the first time that an accurate depiction of Gideon’s mysterious ephod of Gold has come to light? And much much more. Besides being entertaining, the novel is a spiritual delight to the pilgrim, searching for the mind of God.

Unsung biblical heroes and murderous villains, hidden forever in ancient shadows, now leap to life - blazing onto the pages of revelation. Gideon, a lowly woodcutter, is blessed by an angel to be the savior of all Israel. He does not know why or how and shrinks from this dangerous mission. The commandment to conquer the Midian Empire as one man seems all but impossible. But Gideon’s confidence grows as God guides his every step until he stands fearless and faithfully fulfills his destiny as, “A mighty man of valor.” The fierce warriors, burning towers and devastated cities contained in Gideon’s Journey, are but silver threads that weave into a sweeping tapestry of ancient intrigue. Running through and stitching together the entire saga is The Lord of the Covenant, or The Baal-Berith, also known as Gideon’s mysterious Ephod of Gold. The Canaanite age of iron finds a simple woodsman lost in the forest of fear and doubt; challenging Ba’al, the Amorite god, to rescue his one true love, and grows into a mighty man of valor conquering the Midian Empire.

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Book Review:

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Gideon: The Sound and the Glory by Joseph Ganci is a masterpiece of a story, a historical fiction read that will transport readers back to the biblical era, rich in history and culture. The novel follows the story of Gideon, a woodcutter and a simple man charged with an incredible mission: free Israel and conquer the Midian Empire. Consumed by fear and doubts, Gideon learns to trust in God and to take steps that soon become bold as his confidence in God grows even stronger. Get ready for an epic adventure with this warrior and watch giants tumble and monuments fall to the flames as he rides to glory, under the shadow of God’s protection. Here is a tale that powerfully captures the essential elements of the spiritual journey of Israel, a story that vividly brings to life one of the many biblical heroes that are often forgotten. The story is written in an excellent manner and readers will love the balance that comes out neatly between character, plot, and setting. Joseph Ganci’s prose is arresting, peppered with wonderful imagery and succinct descriptions of plot, characters, and setting. The themes are masterfully created and they are woven into the story in a way that allows the reader to enjoy both the inspiration the story offers and the accompanying action. The book explores powerful spiritual and political themes, capturing the conflicts and the dynamics of life within the community of God's chosen people. Gideon: The Sound and the Glory will appeal to fans of political thrillers, adventure, and conflict-driven stories that are laced with intense action. I was hugely entertained by the writing and the plot. A real page-turner!

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