In ‘Gideon, The Sound, and the Glory,’ Ganci combines Old Testament revelations with modern day revelations, action and adventure to provide audiences with a unique, emotionally charged experience.
WILMINGTON, NC, February 23, 2020 /Neptune100/ — For centuries we have been more than a little apprehensive about the prophecies set forth in the Christian Bible regarding the end of the world. Most require quite a stretch of logic and a health dose of creativity. Every now and then however, we are struck with how events actually seem to line up with those predictions.
Joseph Ganci is a serious researcher, a master storyteller and is the award winning author of ‘Gideon, The Sound And The Glory’. He recently offered his views on how the current political situation might be interpreted in the light of scripture.
“Dan 7:8 – While I was gazing upon these horns, a new little horn sprouted up among them; three of the older horns were uprooted to make room for it. (Nixon, Reagan, Bush) There were eyes in this horn (the lust of the eyes) like those of a man, and a mouth that spoke arrogantly. (Trump)
“Nixon was crooked and helped to besmirch the office of presidency causing mistrust. Watergate was to help ensure reelection by gathering dirt on his political rival. Turns out after all he did not need it. It was just the lust to remain in power at all costs. And all the president’s men went along with the crime as patriots.
“George Jr., the lie of weapons of nonexistent mass destruction and putting us into an unwinnable war where a vast amount of treasure was lost, almost bankrupting the country (Think, if Al Gore would have and should have been elected we would have been fighting climate change and not Saddam Hussein.)
“The staging of a heroic rescue of the nation by a black man, Jim crow’s anger boiled over, setting the stage for the porn star monger, bone spur draft dodger, pathological liar, and so the father of lies. A six-time bankrupt poster child for narcissism and bully-ism. There is none so blind as those that refuse to see.
“Just think of it – Ronald Reagan was a professional actor with dementia, his handler Don Regan president of Merrill Lynch. Dutch also helped to dismantle manufacturing, making us a nation of consumers. The Gipper also gutted the labor unions turning the middle class into the poor working class and then insult to injury instituted trickle-down economy making greater the distance between the rich and the working poor. He opened up the insane asylums and gave the destitute and crazy park benches and sidewalks. The Iran contra scandal helped organize the routes that transported cocaine more efficiently into the United States.
“1 John 2:18 – Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
“Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
“Evangelical Christians see Trump as a ‘Man Of God’ Major evangelical leaders such as Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr. defend Trump and see him as an ally in the culture wars.
“2 Peter 3:10 – But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which, the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
“Stephen Hawking said that Earth could turn into a hothouse planet like Venus, with boiling oceans and acid rain, if humans don’t curb irreversible climate change. ‘We are close to the tipping point, where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 250 degrees [Celsius], and raining sulfuric acid,’ he told BBC News, referring to the president’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate deal.
“Sympathy for the Devil is the theme song played at Trump Rallies. ‘Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste’.
“Isaiah 9:19-20 – 19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
“20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm’.
“Contention insurrection and a call to civil war. Never satisfied with ever more power. The arms are the arms that wield the sword that protects the democracy. The free press, (fake news) the FBI, (they are scum), the Congress (a witch hunt), the Supreme Court and the Federal courts being packed with morally questionable political hacks. Taking the word of our sworn enemy and dismissing the pleadings of our own intelligence community. These are the arms that we are eating, the arms that would wield the sword for our own protections.”
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.
Ganci 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.
Ganci believes that Old Testament revelations are the Word of God. At the same time, that many needful details remained buried until the information age of discovery made them obvious and visible to the naked eye. These insights create a middle ground of understanding. As a dedicated and highly motivated researcher, he proposes there are many undiscovered nuggets of spiritual gold in the original manuscripts. He shines a new light on ancient texts and removes the black or white argument of the all-or-nothing question of modern-day revelations. He is adept at untangling the philosophical and theological human-made knots. And he gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at what some consider to be foregone conclusions.
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.
Ganci is in the midst of completing his sequel novel ‘David’. and his many adventures and conquests. David’s making of his vast Israeli empire. The shepherd boy king and the capture of his six wives. His torrid love affair with the insatiable Bathsheba, all but provoking a cover-up in a conspiracy to murder. The anointed king who risked it all for the love of a woman. It is done with a deft touch of Biblical erotica in keeping with Bathsheba’s sensual bath and the hot sleepless desert nights with a monarch that challenged her fiery passions.
Joseph Ganci was 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 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 [email protected]. ‘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 at Ganci’s website at http://www.gideonsglory.com.
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.