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Charlottesville – The Idolatry Of Hatred, Violence, And Vengeance – Joseph Ganci, Author Of ‘Gideon,’ Issues Statement

Charlottesville – The Idolatry Of Hatred, Violence, And Vengeance – Joseph Ganci, Author Of ‘Gideon,’ Issues Statement

In Ganci’s innovative and highly praised novel, book lovers find themselves in the very midst of ancient conflicts, only to be swept away with an entirely fresh perspective on mystical teachings found in scripture – now living lessons – filled with action and adventure.

Hatred and violence are part and parcel of the human condition. We nevertheless like to believe, in this modern day and age, we have become more refined, cosmopolitan and enlightened. But have we made progress? The recent events in Charlottesville might make us pause before answering that question. Have we, as a society, managed to eliminate hatred, violence, and vengeance? Or are we still whistling in the graveyard of unrealized human potential?  Joseph Ganci, the author of ‘Gideon, The Sound, And The Glory,’ recently issued a statement that shows us very little social progress is evident in the last three thousand years. Also, the current political landscape and modern-day happenings seem to mirror events related in the Bible.

“The years of Gideon, the son of Joash, were many. Israel enjoyed the sweet fruits of peace and prosperity. Gideon’s judgments always proclaimed the highest moral compassion.  Gideon refused to be king, either his sons or their sons. For he labored all his days in the service of God and for Israel. Gideon sought no worldly acclaim or require the taxing bread from the sweat of another man’s toil. He practiced love and tolerance and led by example. Gideon was always even-handed under the law – for both Israel and Canaan; both flourished under his leadership.”

“Upon the death of Gideon, a political coup was in the making. Gideon’s spoiled love child Abimelech, which means, ‘my father is king,’ would take evil under his wing. Abimelech would be king at all costs, descending to the wholesale slaughter of his seventy brothers – destroying Israel’s congress of judges. He pitted Canaan against Israel with nefarious allegations – and with the promise of a former glory, and all to gain power over their neighbors.”

Gideon cover“Abimelech took possession of the Baal-bereth, a well-meaning covenant with the Lord of hosts. Gideon created as a token to prove his undying love and affection for Jehovah. Abimelech turned this pure-gold and jewel-encrusted artifact into an evil standard to ensnare the righteous – and rally the rabel back into the idolatry of hatred, violence – and vengeance.”

“Three thousand years have passed, but history has taught us little, or nothing? For in every age an ‘Abimelech’ raises his ugly head, and for the sake of control that pits brother against brother. And so, encourages carnage and mayhem to satisfy one insatiable man’s lust for fame, fortune, and unrighteous dominion over the souls of men.”

Charlottesville is a sad example of self-will run riot. Charlottesville has become an Ideology battle ground over the removal of all things, a statue.  What matters is that a human life was sacrificed in a vain attempt to procure a political advantage. King Solomon was quite correct when he proclaimed that “There is nothing new under the sun.) what is new is that evil reared its violent head in Charlottesville.

‘Gideon: The Sound and the Glory’ has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. A recent reviewer stated, “Joseph Ganci’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 is available at Ganci’s website at http://www.gideonsglory.com.

About Joseph Ganci:

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.

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New Spiritual Book Release, ‘Gideon: The Sound And The Glory,’ By Author Joseph Ganci

New Spiritual Book Release, ‘Gideon: The Sound And The Glory,’ Illuminates Epic Biblical Stories With Never Before Discovered Details

In this innovative debut, book lovers find themselves in the very midst of ancient conflicts, only to be swept away with an entirely fresh perspective on mystical teachings found in scripture – now living lessons – filled with action and adventure.

 

[Wilmington, NC, August 9,  2017] Author Joseph Ganci’s new book has been called “masterfully created” and “riveting.” Can a book based on the Bible warrant such high praise? In this case, yes, as Ganci deftly turns well known Biblical tales into a book filled with riveting deeds and powerful spiritual themes.

There are many instances of epic stories from the Bible hitting the big screen, among them “The Passion of the Christ,” directed by Mel Gibson, starring Jim Caviezel and “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. Ganci’s work could rank among them easily, as the epic saga he presents is both inspirational, and action packed, providing readers with startling details never revealed before.

Ganci paints a penetrating vision of long held Bible mysteries that are far and away daring and unusual. 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 biblical history and geography.
The creative arch is revelatory in its timing and issues.
The research is concrete, firmly rooted in customs, languages, and traditions.

Unsung heroes and murderous villains, hidden forever in ancient shadows, now leap to life – blazing onto the pages of revelation. Gideon, a lowly woodcutter, is blessed by an angel to be the savior of all Israel. He does not know why or how and shrinks from this dangerous mission. The commandment to conquer the Midian Empire as one man seems all but impossible. But Gideon’s confidence grows as God guides his every step until he stands fearless and faithfully fulfills his destiny as, “A mighty man of valor.” The fierce warriors, burning towers and devastated cities contained in Gideon’s Journey, are but silver threads that weave into a sweeping tapestry of ancient intrigue. Running through and stitching together the entire saga is The Lord of the Covenant, or The Baal-Berith, also known as Gideon’s mysterious Ephod of Gold.

“Why did I write about an obscure bible character?” Ganci stated. “It turns out that everyone knows the name Gideon, but few if any, know his far-reaching story? I was at the conclusion of Gideon’s very short story, of exactly seven pages, and one hundred verses. When an undiscovered mystery and an unfamiliar phrase leaped off the page.”

‘Then said he unto Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they whom ye slew at Tabor? And they answered, As thou art, so were they; each one resembled the children of a king.’

And he said, “They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the Lord liveth if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.”

“The battle of Mount Tabor? Judges: Four and Five with its host of delicious and unforgettable characters. Gideon’s brothers were murdered by the Midian kings at that battle. A battle that had concluded forty years before the life of Gideon. An obscure mystery came to life. A blood feud, and the one word, ‘Tabor’ that inspired the first seven chapters of my revelatory novel.”

‘Gideon: The Sound and the Glory’ has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. A recent reviewer stated, “Joseph Ganci’s prose is arresting, peppered with wonderful 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 that are 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/or 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 is available at Ganci’s website at http://www.gideonsglory.com.

About Joseph Ganci:

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.

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Old Testament Revelations Long Hidden In The Dust

Old Testament Revelations Long Hidden In The Dust

The Old Testament and long hidden secrets are gently coaxed from their hiding place. Understandings and relevance to everyday life with the bright light of revelation and common sense.

When I entered into the Holy of Holies, I was met with the breathtaking vision of the Ark of the Covenant. It was richly aglow and seemed to have a light of its own with a skin of highly polished gold. The contents contained therein are two weighty stone tablets covered in the holy commandments deeply inscribed by the mighty finger of God. These are divine instructions imparted to Moses on Mount Sinai. Sinai means: Bush in the clay desert—the place of enmity. The commandments remain our beacon and our light so that we might navigate back into the presence of our loving Creator. Eli, if you abide strictly by their principles, you will not fail or falter in this life’s uncertain perils. A bowl of fresh ‘manna,’ or ‘what is it?’ also known as The corn of heaven, with the texture and taste of coriander: warm, nutty, spicy, and sweet orange-flavored. The manna not only fills the belly but it also guards against illness and plague. Remember Eli—it was only one days’ helping that was the required allotment. Hoarding was discouraged by worm and by rot. On the eve of the Shabbat, a double portion remained delicious. And this, Eli, is a reminder that God’s word is fresh and alive, and to be feasted upon daily—and twice again on a holy day. This is an old testament rule that remains fresh and alive.

Ark of the Covenant revealed

‘And God created the rod of Aaron; also enclosed in the Ark; And He did so in the twilight of the sixth day of Creation. The scepter is representing the power of the priesthood, and an everlasting conduit to God Almighty. Aaron’s rod put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds—an acknowledgment that the house of Levi were the keepers of the eternal priesthood. From the Old Testament to the modern eyes.

Eli, this is the very same priesthood we are commanded to honor. And please ponder that the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven. Eli, sear into your memory that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled, only upon the principles of righteousness and with an eye single to the glory of Jehovah. ‘Another of the essential elements found on the ledge in the holy place, a vial of anointing-oil, made of flowing myrrh, sweet smelling cinnamon, fragrant cane, and olive oil—for a sweet savor to set apart the things God holds most sacred. And also be aware, young Eli, of the urn containing the sacred ashes of the red heifer next to the brimming pitcher of living waters. When mixed they create a barrier between the living and the corpse; between holy and unclean, righteousness and sin. It is a likeness of the coming judgment of the quick and the dead. Bathe your hands in the mixture before touching the Ark. Ground yourself in this ritual—or you will fall down dead.” Phinehas’ eyes brightened, and his aged burden seemed lightened as he brought the knowledge of God back to his remembrance. Taking a deep breath and renewing his vigor he continued, “There are two sentinels that protect the Judgment seat. The holy Sentries patiently sit on the lid of the Ark. Their golden wings are barely separated, and they are forever facing each other for a reminder that none can approach or ever pass through the narrow way without their permission. They are Jachin, who defends the right, and whose name means: ‘He will establish’—and Boaz, who guards the left, and whose name means: ‘Quickness.’ And before you are allowed to approach the Judgment seat where God ruleth and reigneth forever, your righteousness will be ‘quickly established’ before you are granted access. I sprinkled the perfectly prepared incense onto the coals, and the room exploded in a thick cloud of ghostly smoke, that instantly invaded every seam and stitch in the sanctuary. My sight could not penetrate the mist even to the length of an inch, and I struggled and strained to regain the smallest amount of vision. Then in the haze in the vicinity of the Judgment Seat, I perceived a thickening cloud where a faint outline appeared—a barely discernible silhouette. The image was whiter than its surroundings. A head and shoulders were supposed through the haze. There were shoulder-length curls as thick as a sheep’s winter coat. I stared into the emptiness in the direction of the image for as long as I dared, and as of yet, there were no facial features. Then suddenly two eyes burst open; they were burning orange and had a look of something hotter than fire. My heart stopped, and my breath caught in my throat. I had to look away. I felt that by lingering a moment longer, I would have crumbled into dust. Afraid and confused, I scrambled to find the pass-through back into the Holy Place. The old testament was originally established by word of mouth, so understandings become clouded in time and with the retelling.

 

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Jesus, The Opening Page for The Christian Book Era.

Jesus, The Opening Page for The Christian Book Era

The one single event that is the foundation of all Christian book understandings. The exact circumstance and moment of Jesus’s Crucifixion and its consequence for all of mankind.

Rumor Saturday

The Passover by ancient Christian book tradition remained celebrated on the fourteenth day of the month. At that time, the crucifixion of Jesus would have occurred on Friday the thirteenth.  According to the law of Moses-“you could not have someone killed on the Passover.” This sacrilegious circumstance made it essential to the Sanhedrin who were the governing religious body of the Jews. This pious assembly needed to ensure that Jesus was dead, taken down and buried before eventide. The start of the Passover feast was a high holy day commemorating the passing over of the destroying angel and Israel’s freedom from bondage.

Caiaphas, the presiding high priest, insisted on having Jesus’s body removed speedily and heavily guarded at the tomb. This request was perplexing to Pontius Pilot, the military prefect for all of Judea. This because the Sanhedrin had orchestrated Jesus’s death sentence in the first place. These Pharisees had employed subtle and calculated schemes to end the reign of this alleged Nazarene troublemaker.

Caiaphas then explained that if Jesus’s zealot followers scurried away from his lifeless body and thus fulfilled his prophecy of achieving his personal resurrection,-then Jesus could very well be viewed as a martyred Messiah. He then he would be even more trouble dead than if he had remained alive and thus crucified in the house of his friends and therefore confirming the words of the prophets.

Pilot pondered,-“ Why and how had he that had no sin, who was innocent, and without guile on his lips cause so much turmoil in his desert outpost garrison?”

The Romans did not take convicted criminals down from the heights of wooden crosses after their long and lingering killings. They were left up and rotted in a festering feast for flies, crows, and ravenous Ravens. Crucifixion was a harsh warning to all passersby. It was a stern reminder of what to expect for committing high crimes or daring to challenge the supremacy of the Roman Empire.

The Nazarene suffered a merciless spectacle witnessed by the scourging of scorpions. The weight of the world was then placed on his shoulders and this the very tree of his execution. Sharp gore encrusted spikes were hastily employed to make an exceptional point of torment for this persecuted Rabbi. Nails punctured the soft skin of open palms. With the fear of tarring flesh nails pierced the sure place between the strong bones of the wrists to support the weight of his ripped and quivering innocence. A small standing plate was mounted below the souls of blistered feet to help support a prolonged and agonizing end. A rude placard was hastily scribbled mocking his title, ‘king of the Jews.’ hung prominently just over his crown of thorns in words that could not be mistaken by any and all present.

Agony hung in the air thick and unyielding until the ninth hour when he was heard to say in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachina,” that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? The torment only known to the souls in Hell was the very depth of his suffering. Going below all things, he could now rise above all things and now knowing all things said,” Father, into thy hands, I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

The spear of Longinus

 

 

 

The sticking misgivings of the rigid Pharisees observed the letter of the law giving thrust to the spear of Longinus. The spike was used to confirm Jesus’s death by a sharp stab to the soft flesh just below the rib cage and in line with the underbelly.  Water and blood gushed out from the gaping wound proving that his heart had stopped pumping and that the last of his life-giving blood had all been used up. The need to break legs to speed up the killing process before the rapidly approaching sunset was no longer necessary. Grave’s had yawned opened, and the long dead once again walked amongst the living. The temple veil was rent in twain as it was no longer necessary. The separation was now bridged, The Christan book and the heavens were again opened in the meridian of times.

According to the Christian bible, the three requirements for the paschal lamb were that it had to be without spot or blemish and that no bones were found to be either splintered or broken.

The name of the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is Rumor Saturday because there were rumors of trickery, rumors of Egyptian black magic, and rumors that Jesus’s followers had fooled  Jerusalem with an elaborate conspiracy.

Everyone waited to witness if the dutifully guarded body would disappear and then reemerge alive, unharmed, and perfect as promised. It was the time of wagging tongues and gossip mongers. Was this lowly Nazarene Carpenter truly the Holy Messiah foretold by Isaiah?

For the natural man is an enemy to God and has been since the fall of Adam. The winter of doubt only prolongs the chill of separation from the tender mercies of an all-loving heavenly Father.  Spring does come with the promise of renewal and the resurrection. By Summertime, the glow of sunlight fans the warm breeze of reconciliation. Fishers cast their nets to gather in the faithful and cotton is spun to make spotless white the garments of the penitent. The Christian era had begun.

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