Jerry Jenkin’s newest: “Dead Sea Conspiracy” ~ a JustRead Blog Tour & fab Giveaway (ends 8/24/22)

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Dead Sea Conspiracy

Title: Dead Sea Conspiracy Series: Dead Sea Chronicles #2 Author: Jerry B. Jenkins Publisher: Worthy Books Release Date: August 23, 2022 Genre: Christian Suspense, Dual Timeline (Biblical & Contemporary) In Book 2 of the Dead Sea Chronicles, archaeologist Nicole Berman is about to discover the key to unifying three major religions, if a dangerous and evil enemy doesn’t stop her first. She is the first woman to be awarded a permit to lead a dig in Saudi Arabia and believes what she hopes to discover has the power to rewrite history. She assembles a team that will ultimately surprise – and in some cases – betray her. In a parallel storyline, readers are launched back to ancient Ur where young Abram is sent to learn from his forebears, who tell him firsthand stories of being on the ark during the Great Flood.

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Jerry Jenkins

Jerry B. Jenkins‘ books have sold more than 73 million copies. Twenty-one of his titles have reached the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. The phenomenally best-selling Left Behind series inspired several movies, one starring Nicolas Cage and another starring Kevin Sorbo. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek and his writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Guideposts, and dozens of other periodicals. Jenkins owns the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, through which he trains thousands of aspiring writers. He is a member of the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame and chairs the Creative Writing major at Colorado Christian University. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons, including Dallas, creator and director of The Chosen TV series.

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(1) winner will receive signed & personalized copies of Dead Sea Rising (paperback), Dead Sea Conspiracy (hardcover), and a $50 Visa gift card. (9) additional winners will receive signed & personalized copies of Dead Sea Rising (paperback) and Dead Sea Conspiracy (hardcover).

Dead Sea Conspiracy JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 16, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 23, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Now, read some excerpts from Jerry’s Dead Sea Conspiracy!

Jerry Jenkins’ “Dead Sea Chronicles” novels series is full of captivating suspense, unexpected faith, and fascinating settings and locales for his characters. That’s all so true again in Dead Sea Conspiracy! A dual-timeline novel takes readers into both ancient Ur and current-day Saudi Arabia, with protagonist Nicole having the distinction of being the first female archaeologist granted permission to run a dig there. You will definitely find this book to be a gripping and compelling read. Here are some book excerpts so you can step into Nicole’s world–and Abram’s present–in our own far distant past!

Excerpt #1:
When they arrived a few minutes later, Nicole found beautiful Kayla’s cheeks wet, and she
seemed unable to look Nicole in the eye. Her mother’s doctor pointed her and her father to chairs
in a small conference room. Kindly yet directly, he said, “There’s no easy way to break this to
you, but your wife and mother took a sudden turn for the worse this morning and passed less
than an hour ago.”

Impossible, Nicole thought. “She was perfectly fine last night! What happened?”  Benzion stood quickly. “I want to see her.”
“Let’s let them make her presentable, and—”
“Right now,” Ben said.
Nicole had shared her father’s urgency but now remained haunted by the pained expression she
found on the face she had come to cherish over the years—as if her mother had fought for a last
breath. There had been no signs of trauma or danger for days. Nicole couldn’t make it compute,
and her father seemed on the verge of a breakdown. “How does something like this happen?” he
asked the doctor, his voice constricted. “No warnings from all these machines?”

Excerpt #2:
It wasn’t as if Terah had not seen violence, especially in the presence of King Nimrod. In fact,
Terah himself had initiated enough that he should have been hardened to it. But something
rocked him about the capriciousness of this callous murder. The farther they climbed the great
tower, the more disgusted he became—with both the king and with himself.
When hoofbeats approached from below, he assumed it was the sculptor of the king’s image and
prayed the man had thought to bring a fresh rendering of Nimrod looking the way he wished to
appear. If he arrived with only more excuses, he might easily face the same fate as the hapless
chair bearer. But the donkey that clopped into view bore not the sculptor, but the wife of the slain
man. She dismounted and stood before the king, forcing his carriers to halt.
“I demand to know what happened! How does my husband, who served you faithfully—and with
pride—for so many years, wind up dead at the base of the tower?”
“So my message reached you, dear woman?” the king said.
“Your message? No! Someone recognized my husband’s body! What was your message?”
“I dispatched a courier to get word to you of your loyal husband’s unfortunate demise. We were
forced to the edge by a load of fresh brick and he lost his footing, poor soul.”

“Liar!” the woman screamed. “I saw his body! His shoulder and back had been ripped open!”
“He must have hit rocks on the way d—”
“The sides of the tower are smooth! He was clearly attacked by a swordsman and driven to—”
“Terah!” Nimrod said. “Did this woman call her king a liar?”
“She did.”
“Then why do you just stand there? Mete out justice! She must also die!”
Terah found himself willing to perish before he would execute this innocent woman. But before
he could call out Nimrod for his blatant lie, the woman keened, “I’ll save you the trouble!” and
leapt off the tower.

Excerpt #3
“I need to be entirely up front with you. Let me tell you what I believe the real worry is among my
colleagues and, more important, my superiors. Finds here at what you well know is ancient
Dedan might appear to confirm the primacy of Isaac and his descendants, as opposed to Ishmael
and his descendants. The people I answer to hold firmly to the doctrine that Abraham’s true son
of blessing and promise was Ishmael, the father of the Arabs.”
“And not Isaac,” Nicole said, “the father of the Jewish nation.”
Dr. Qahtani stepped even more directly into the sun and had to shield even his sunglasses with a
hand. He faced Nicole directly. “We’ve known each other only a few minutes,” he said. “And
already I admire your mind and what I can judge of your character—among other things.”
She felt her face flush and hoped it didn’t show. “Well, likewise, but you don’t really kn—”
“Lest there be any doubt, Nicole, you need to know that the mere possibility that discoveries
here, right in the backyard of the birthplace of our religion, could lend support to the Jewish
version of history and would rock the Islamic world. Many Muslims would be willing to do
anything to prevent that. Anything.”

Now that you’ve gotten a bit of the flavor of Jerry Jenkins’ newest, Dead Sea Conspiracy, don’t forget to enter his giveaway, filled with amazing prizes! One winner will receive signed AND personalized copies of Dead Sea Conspiracy and Dead Sea Rising, plus a $50 Visa gift card. 9 additional winners will receive signed and personalized copies of the two books. So exciting!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

New YA Christian Fiction Review: The Glass Castle

Shiloh Run Press (a division of Barbour Publishing) and the Schoolhouse Review Crew offered us the chance to read and review some fun new YA Christian fiction; The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins.

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What is The Glass Castle?

Avery doesn’t know.  In fact, the only castle that she’s aware of is her own…the castle tree house her father built for her when she was a tiny girl.  It is two stories high, with winding stairs, a bridge, a library, and even turrets!  Just the place for an imaginative young girl who loves to play the queen, to paint and write.  Avery even has her own faithful subject, in the form of her younger brother Henry, who’s 3.  In Avery’s opinion, he makes an excellent serf and errand boy.

Avery’s castle tree house is also the very last place that she ever saw her mother.

Today, despite her father’s instructions to do her chores at home, in the cottage where their small family lives, Avery has made another plan.  After all, it’s her thirteenth birthday!  So instead of staying home and cleaning, Avery decides to go for a walk in the woods, clothed in her nicest dress and wearing the ruby necklace her mother gave her…..and pulling Henry along with her.

But danger awaits them both…not the fun Avery was expecting.

Feeling another’s presence and pursuit, Avery drags Henry along from tree to bush, attempting to hide in the woods which are suddenly very scary.  They make one last jump towards the tree house, where Avery is certain that they can hide…when everything goes dark.  And when Avery awakens, she’s not in the tree house with Henry, but in a rolling, caged cart with a frightening old woman.  And no Henry.

She is taken, miles away from her own home, to a glittering city perched on an island, a place watched over by enormous guards; where she is finally dumped out of the cart into a beautiful room.  She opens her eyes to see dozens of older children, all of whom are dressed in fine clothing.  And two teens, Kate and Tuck, offer to help her.

And so begins Avery’s adventure, and her exploration of mysteries with no apparent answer or solution.  Where is Henry?  Where has Avery been taken?  Who are all these other children…all seemingly the same age that she is?  What happened to the old queen?  And how on earth is Avery going to get out of this beautiful and pleasant prison, find her brother, and return home?

Avery has a long journey before her….with these and many other mysteries to unfold.

Our thoughts and impressions

The Glass Castle is the first in a brand-new YA series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Trisha White Priebe.  Because of course, Avery doesn’t find the solution to all her mysteries in this book!  After 41 chapters, which fly along as you read them, Avery still has more quests to follow.  (And Jenkins and Priebe will satisfy our curiosity for more of Avery’s story, in the upcoming The Ruby Moon, slated for publication in the fall of 2016.)

While our family loves adventure stories, my middle-school-aged son, Jackson, regarded The Glass Castle as more of a fairy tale or “girly” book.  Therefore, I was the reader at our house.  However, Avery is definitely not a “girly-girl.” She is adventurous, courageous, and full of ideas.  Her story of diving into a large group of peers and making her own way, building her own cadre of friends, is captivating and definitely keeps the reader turning pages.  Avery uncovers the truth for several of her questions, yet at the end of the book there is still much that we don’t know….and will want to discover in the next book!

I found most of the characters sympathetic.  But because the book begins with Avery’s disobedience and kidnapping—not to mention putting her younger brother at great risk—parents will want to decide whether their children have the emotional maturity for this book.  Of course, The Glass Castle does end up in a sort of Peter Pan collaboration of many children with no adults leading them, and there isn’t a lot of frightening peril against the children…other than Henry’s continued disappearance and the fact that all the children with Avery were apparently kidnapped as well, and are all being held captive.  The reader can forget these as he reads, because the story is engrossing and full of adventure.  But it’s still the basis of Avery’s plight.

In conclusion:

The fairy tale genre has experienced a resurgence in Christian fiction in the last few years, and I’ve truly enjoyed the books that I’ve read in this category. The Glass Castle definitely fits into this genre, although I’d say it’s for a slightly younger audience than the others I’ve read; I think this book would be enjoyed by early teens and older children especially. The Glass Castle is a novel full of adventure and excitement, and as such, would also make an exciting family read-aloud.

You can purchase The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins from Shiloh Run Press (a division of Barbour Publishing).  And be sure to keep an eye out this fall for book 2 of Avery’s story; I certainly will be watching for it!

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Enjoy!  –Wren

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