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.”
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘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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