The Auschwitz Escape, scheduled to release March 18, unlike Joel Rosenberg's other novels, is an inspired work of historical fiction based on the "greatest escape of all time," writes Rosenberg. It's the story of two men sentenced to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps who escape to warn the world of what the "final solution" really means—death in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Gas Chamber. They carry with them documents the world would come to know as the Auschwitz Protocols.
The riveting, multi-layered story includes an idealistic young man, a pastor, German Jews and men and women of France who sacrificed to save them. Although a narrative of death, grim persecution and heartbreak, moments of hope inspired heroism are riveting. The story begins in 1940's France, where, writes Rosenberg, no one realizes "Evil unchecked, is the prelude to genocide."
Jacob, one of the main characters, is an underground freedom fighter involved in "a rescue operation that went horribly wrong." While some of the Jewish prisoners escaped the trains cattle car, Jacob remains trapped inside with those who didn't escape. Pastor Luc, the other main character, is arrested by the Gestapo, beaten and sentenced to Auschwitz for "helping Jews" escape. Their riveting story plays out against the concentration camp of Auschwitz.
Rosenberg adds realism with historical facts, such as Franklin Roosevelt's Executive Order 9417 "for the rescue and relief of victims of enemy oppression." And the burning of German Jewish poet, Christian Johann Heinrich Heine books in 1933. Who had written "wherever they burn books, in the end will also burn human beings."
Rosenberg's realistic characterizations and nail-biting events enhance a segment of history few lived to tell about with a fictionalized account of courage and faith that reveals the resilience of the human spirit. "The Auschwitz Escape" is thought-provoking, unforgettable and guaranteed not to disappoint.
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"The Auschwitz Escape," by Joel Rosenberg, Tyndale House Publishers—Releases March 18, 2014, Hardcover, 480 Pages, 978-1414336244, $26.99
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The Auschwitz Escape, by Joel Rosenberg
A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now holds Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans—especially Jews like Jacob and his family—are treated like dogs.
When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare—trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.
As World War II rages and Hitler begins implementing his “final solution” to systematically and ruthlessly exterminate the Jewish people, Jacob must rely on his wits and a God he’s not sure he believes in to somehow escape from Auschwitz and alert the world to the Nazi’s atrocities before Fascism overtakes all of Europe. The fate of millions hangs in the balance.
Damascus Countdown, by Joel Rosenberg
EXAMINER REVIEW: Damascus Countdown
All eyes are on the Middle East. Israel has successfully launched a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads—and causing The Twelfth Imam to order a full-scale retaliation. U.S. President William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression.
Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted information indicating that two Iranian nuclear warheads survived the attack and have been moved to a secure and undisclosed location. In danger not only from the ongoing missile strikes on Iran but also from the increasingly hostile and suspicious governments of multiple countries, David and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before disaster strikes.
The Tehran Initiative, by Joel Rosenberg
EXAMINER REVIEW: The Tehran Initiative
Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012
The world is on the brink of disaster, and the clock is ticking. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah—known as the Twelfth Imam—has just arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.
The White House fears Jerusalem will strike first, launching a preemptive attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities that could cause the entire Middle East to go up in flames, oil prices to skyrocket, and the global economy to collapse. With the stakes high and few viable options left, the president of the United States orders CIA operative David Shirazi and his team to track down and sabotage Iran’s nuclear warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike.
The Twelfth Imam, by Joel Rosenberg
EXAMINER REVIEW: The Twelfth Imam
2011 Retailers Choice Award winner!
As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., CIA operative David Shirazi is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program—without leaving American fingerprints, and without triggering a regional war. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi undertakes his assignment.
A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next. An obscure religious cleric is suddenly hailed throughout the region as the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. News of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders, spread like wildfire, as do rumors of a new and horrific war.
With the prophecy of the Twelfth Imam seemingly fulfilled, Iran’s leaders prepare to strike Israel and bring about the End of Days. Shirazi must take action, but the clock is ticking.
Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time? by Joel Rosenberg
Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time? by Joel Rosenberg
Tyndale House Publishers–2013
Bestselling author and international political expert Joel C. Rosenberg tackles the question, Is America an empire in decline or a nation poised for an historic renaissance?
America teeters on a precipice. In the midst of financial turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, the constant threat of natural disasters, and myriad other daunting challenges, many wonder what the future holds. Will history’s greatest democracy stage a miraculous comeback, returning to the forefront of the world’s economic and spiritual stage? Can America’s religious past be repeated today with a third Great Awakening? Or will the rise of China, Russia, and other nations, coupled with the US’s internal struggles, send her into a decline from which there can be no return?
Implosion helps readers understand the economic, social, and spiritual challenges facing the United States in the 21st century, through the lens of biblical prophecy.
Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change, by John Hagee
EXAMINER REVIEW: Four Blood Moons
"...There will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." Luke 21:25a, 28
It is rare that Scripture, science, and history align with each other, yet the last three series of Four Blood Moons have done exactly that. Are these the "signs" that God refers to in His Word? If they are, what do they mean? What is their prophetic significance?
In this riveting book, New York Times best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee, explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy-and to the future of God's chosen people and to the nations of the world.
Just as in biblical times, God is controlling the sun, the moon, and the stars to send our generation a signal that something big is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening to His message?
Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs, by Mark Biltz & Pastor John Hagee
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." Joel 2:31
From the beginning, in Genesis, God declared He specifically created the sun and the moon to be used for signs. These heavenly bodies would be used as signals of coming dramatic historical events when the Creator of the universe would intersect with human history. But how do we unlock the code to interpret the signals?
The key is found in the riveting new book, Blood Moons by Pastor Mark Biltz. In 2007 Pastor Biltz first discovered the correlation between when blood moons fell on feast days and key historical world events. He found the divine link between prophecy, heavenly signs, historical events, and when they intersect.
Throughout history God, the Master Timekeeper, has used the heavenly bodies to communicate to us when significant events will happen.
If you want to understand the timing of the Lord, you have to understand the seasons of the Lord, the feasts of the Lord, and the calendar of the Lord.
What are the feasts days?
What is the difference between the biblical calendar and the one we use today?
Why should you be concerned about eclipses in the sky?
In Blood Moons Pastor Biltz answers these questions and more. He explains the importance of these biblical celebrations and milestones and shows how you too can be aware of the signs of things to come
Blood Moons Rising, by Mark Hitchcock
Has the final countdown to the end days begun? Are the heavens telling us we are nearing the end? Astronomers have noticed it is coming. Historians have noted its significance.
In 2014 and 2015, there will be a phenomenon in the skies of four blood moons falling during Jewish feasts. This has only happened three times in recorded history: 1493-94, 1949-50 and 1967-68. Each time these dates have had extraordinary significance for the Israelites. From the discovery of the New World to the creation of modern-day Israel, these years of the four blood moons have truly been turning points in history.
Bible prophecy describes the moon being darkened and turned to blood. What is the significance of these signs in the skies? What will the future bring? Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock guides you through the relevant Bible passages so you can understand the times in which you live.
Hanged at Auschwitz: An Extraordinary Memoir of Survival, by Sam Kessel
A Jewish member of the French Resistance, Sam Kessel lived for almost three years in Nazi captivity. The bulk of his time was at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he survived torture, starvation, and even his own public execution through extraordinary luck.
His remarkable and terrifying story shows in knowing and intimate detail how guards and kapos under the Nazi system degenerated into conscienceless killers, and how the desperate scramble to survive dehumanized Kessel's fellow prisoners.
After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank, by Eva Schloss
A spellbinding storyteller and the closest surviving link to the Frank family, Eva discusses her life before and after the war in this searingly candid memoir
Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her 15th birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination, and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her. When Auschwitz was liberated, Eva and Fritzi began the long journey home. They searched desperately for Eva's father and brother, from whom they had been separated. The tragic news that both men had been killed came some months later.
Before the war, in Amsterdam, Eva had become friendly with a young girl called Anne Frank. Though their fates were very different, Eva's life was set to be entwined with her friend's for ever more, after her mother Fritzi married Anne's father Otto Frank in 1953. This is a searingly honest account of how an ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, and her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be. But this is also an exploration of what happened next, of Eva's struggle to live with herself after the war, her later experiences of motherhood and marriage, and her need to continue the work of her stepfather Otto, ensuring that the legacy of Anne Frank is never forgotten.