HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph Ganci has recently written and published an epic novel that shines a new light on the Old Testament. "I'm supposed to be retired," says Houston author Joseph Ganci. "But I'm all about working hard on my third career."
Gideon: the Sound and the Glory describes a Biblical story of the military salvation of Israel achieved through supernatural means. The legend explains lost ancient Hebrew traditions in plain language, for a reader-friendly experience and understanding.
Author Joseph Ganci grew up with Jewish heritage on Long Island in the 1960s and was full of energy. "I think that I would single-mindedly pursue anything. I believe combat in Vietnam was my hour of reckoning; it troubled me deeply," he says with a wry smile. "For a while, in the 1980s, I recklessly pursued alcohol and drugs. I had almost abandoned all hope of outwitting my addictions until 'coming to Christ' in 1997."
"I followed two paths to keep myself on the straight and narrow," Ganci continued. "One was blogging about my daily struggles to overcome addiction on RumRadio.org. The second was searching God's holy words and discovering my ultimate purpose in life."
Since retiring from his business career, Joseph Ganci has spent ten years studying sacred text. "It is fascinating to see the maps and artifacts from times past; to hear the Hebrew language and to talk with Jewish rabbis asking the why's of their historical culture. Many of the items in this book relate to my 'a-ha' moments during that incredible journey."
"I have been clean for 20 years; I thank the Lord every day for His grace," Joseph Ganci says. "I'm a 'nobody,' just like Gideon was a 'nobody' on the day before an angel blessed him. I believe that the novel, Gideon: The Sound and the Glory, was also inspired by a host of heavenly messengers."
A reader's review: "Once the storyline got going, it was hard to put down, even to eat or sleep," says long-time author R.Dale Jeffery. "It was much like a Harry Potter novel in that regard. At the end of this book, the first thing I wanted to do was to pick it back up and read it again."
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