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Title: Rebirth, Based on Actual Events

Author: Dave Longeuay

Publisher: Seven-7 Publishing

Pages: 357

Year: 2011

What a story! From the first few pages, I couldn’t put it down; it is that riveting! Rebirth is based on actual events in relation to Israel and several different nationalities that were involved during a tumultuous historical period. The novel begins in the year 1945 and ends in May 1948. In between intrigue with other threads included, this novel is based on the years leading up to Israel becoming a nation. This was something that was prophesied about in the Old Testament and just beginning to become a reality in 1948.

It is about Israel and how her people have been misunderstood, ridiculed, killed, rejected and the ability to withstand more than most people even are aware of today. While most have heard of the Holocaust, one begins to grasp the wide range of events that make up Israel’s history. The novel is simply an eye opener. Though fictional, the story is based on historical facts. The characters are believable; the scenes very vividly described. Also included are a multitude of plots and themes. Each character has decisions to make; they all face death in innumerable ways. We are introduced to those characters who want to ally themselves as friends of Israel and assist to make her become a nation. Opposition to this becomes a reality. The reader gets a flavor as to the distance her enemies will go to make sure Israel never is a nation. On the author’s website, readers can view pictures, a newspaper and a short History Channel documentary to aid understanding of the historical events.

Included in this novel is the theme of faith and believing God, believing the Scriptures or for some it is the Torah. The main character, David, has a past he would rather anyone not know about as it is so painful for him to relive while telling the story. He meets a girl who has also endured pain in a different situation and nation, but she must come to grips with it and tell her story as well. Will they? Who will they tell? Can they trust anyone? These fictitious people are dealing with learning to continue to love though fear of losing someone again is so real to them. As you read you can imagine real people with real feelings just like those in Rebirth. What is so awesome is that once you finish this book, you get excited for the sequel that is to come out soon. The book is more than just a novel; it is an experience leading to a decision. It is not a matter of who to love and who to hate--not at all. It really is about loving God, His chosen people and His special nation called Israel.

Author website: www.rebirthofisrael.com

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