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Political Leadership, the Midterms, And Donald Trump - Lessons In Self-Serving, Versus Self-Sacrifice Exposed In Epic Novel Based On Old Testament Revelations, 'Gideon, The Sound And The Glory'

10-23-2018 05:14 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Joseph Ganci

Author Joseph Ganci

Author Joseph Ganci

Leadership can mean different things, to different people. In the political realm, leadership could be defined as serving the needs of the people. In the US, this would be further defined as serving the needs of most of the people, most of the time. There is no democracy when political leadership is defined as serving personal needs, whims, and wants. While we might bicker, complain or protest the ideas and actions of those of opposing views or parties, we collectively abhor those who use power to serve only their own hidden agendas.

Three major hurricanes have hit the US, one of which hit Puerto Rico. The Russians and now China are attempting to influence the US elections. We have but a few years before crossing a fatal line about climate change. North Korea and other countries threaten nuclear disaster. The intelligence services of the US have been accused of any number of covert actions against their own government. White supremacist groups, after Charlottesville, act more empowered. And now the murder of a journalist in Saudi Arabia. Our immigration policy is viewed as barbarians at the gate and our frayed Constitution hangs by a thread.

What would an effective leader do when faced with such overwhelming challenges? Would that leader take decisive action to serve the needs of the majority? Or would that leader attempt to spin everything in such a way as to convince the people that there is an alternate truth and that their very eyes deceive them.

"The natural man is concerned with appearances and worldly acclaim," Ganci stated. "He is a conceited creature whose only security is the accumulation of wealth and power. Ridicule is his greatest fear, for it is a grievous wound in the unveiling of his delicate self-centered ego, and the destructive self will run riot with power, prestige, and unearned glory."

"Gideon, a lightly considered cutter of trees, was blessed by an angel to be the savior of all Israel. Gideon responded, 'How can I save all of Israel? My family is poor, we have lost our inheritance to tribal lands, and I am the least regarded in my father's house.' Gideon never uttered a falsehood and was true to his word. When he was asked to do the impossible he doubled his efforts with faith, service, self-sacrifice, and courage, all for the greater good of God and mankind. After his miraculous victory over impossible odds, he declined kingship for himself, his son’s and his grandsons with the words 'God is king, and Him only will I serve."

"Gideon’s love child, Abimelech, beheads his seventy brothers that represented a congress of judges and so attained the dual crowns of both Cannan and Israel. He uses lies, deceit, fierce manipulation, and all the force at his disposal to maintain his authority. In the end, Abimelech’s head is crushed. Think of it like being indicted, arrested, impeached, and dismissed in disgrace. Then, and only then, will the people's eyes be opened to the truth of all things?"

These types of gripping human dramas have been playing out since Biblical times. While political dramas and action/adventure themes may not be our first thought when considering stories from the Old Testament, author Joseph Ganci has managed to turn the little-known account of Gideon into a Bible-based novel that reads like a modern-day major motion picture. He shows us that Biblical stories can be more than just dusty history - they can be keenly entertaining. He brings the Bible to life and rekindles the fires of ancient passions. He offers practical application of revelatory insights of faith, visions, and spiritual determination for modern-day living. He does it all in ways that will entertain, motivate and enlighten.

Ganci takes a ground-breaking and revelatory path in his quest to bring the awe-inspiring story of Gideon to life and ultimately to film. He believes that connecting facts are far more enchanting than loosely fitting fantasies. He works within a framework of an engaging and dramatized fiction that, while exceedingly rich in detail, remains faithful to uphold spiritual principles. He bases his work on three primary pillars:

* The rock-solid cornerstone is historical biblical geography.

* The creative arch is revelatory in its timing and issues.

* The research is concrete, firmly rooted in customs, languages, and traditions.

Gideon coverGanci fills in the blanks with rock-solid research and prophetic revelations. It is a style that has allowed him to create breakthrough approaches that are exciting and breathtaking while remaining within the limits of believable biblical teachings.

Mysteries long hidden in ancient shadows now leap to life blazing unto the pages of revelation. Details that link passages, peoples, and places are the most exciting part of the storytelling process. Details give possibilities a firm foundation as bones give form and strength to living flesh. Details long since lost or misunderstood, now ring true, giving texture, and breath, to long-forgotten gems of perception resurrected from ruins, dust, and ashes.

Readers of 'Gideon The Sound and the Glory' will learn about the Jewish Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, the mysterious Golden Ephod, how, and why, David found himself at his battle with Goliath, and much, much more. This work illuminates the dark corners of scripture while engaging readers in a gripping narrative.

Joseph Ganci was recently chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' in the 2017 Book Awards. 'Gideon: The Sound and the Glory' has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. A recent reviewer stated, "Joseph Gauci’s prose is arresting, peppered with fantastic 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 laced with intense action." Other reviewers have used phrases such as "riveting," "amazing" "deftly crafted" and "highly recommended."

Ganci has also announced he will make his book available as a fundraising tool for like-minded associations and charities. Donors can receive an eBook version of 'Gideon' in exchange for a donation to a worthy cause. For more details, contact Joseph via email.

Joseph Ganci is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at joseph@gideonsglory.com. 'Gideon: The Sound and the Glory' is available in both print, eBook, and a superb, ethnically correct audio narration, all from online retailers.

More information regarding speaking engagements, including sample video interviews, is available on Ganci’s website.

Joseph Ganci is a Levite and a high priest and remains a passionate Italian. He is a Vietnam combat veteran and is the father of five daughters and five grandchildren. He resides in Texas.

PO Box 1613
Shallotte, NC 28459
http://www.gideonsglory.com

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