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The Face of God (for fans of Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker and Jonathan Cahn)

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    A Modern Day Christian Indiana Jones!

    In the Old Testament, God divided His people into twelve tribes. Each one represented by a colored stone worn in the breastplate woven in gold that the high priest would wear as he entered the Holy of Holies, the sacred temple of God where the Ark of the Covenant was kept and where he would atone for the sins of the people of Israel.

    Pastor Daniel Lawson is touring Istanbul with his wife Jill as their church is visiting Israel. When stopping to purchase some honey and ground sesame seed when the merchant stops and see a man begin approaching. In a hushed voice he wraps up a package and hands it to Jill and her husband and begs for them to leave. He is abruptly taken by the police and dragged off. Only a man remains staring at Jill and her husband.

    When they return to their hotel, they discover there isn't any honey and sesame seed but a brilliant palm size emerald with Hebrew writing on it. As they get ready to depart their hotel, Jill rushes back in to get a shawl to cover her shoulders. When she is delayed a bit too long, an aid comes to get Daniel. When they return to their room, Daniel finds his wife has been stabbed and is dying leaving him a few words of a dream she had that will alter his life forever.

    Ibrahim el-Magd is a man to be feared. A devote follower of the Qur'an, he is planning what he believes with be Allah's Day of Wrath, an unleashing of a jihad that will leave millions of non-believers dead. After 9/11, this will be the final battle of the infidels. Now with everything set to go with biological and chemicals weapons awaiting his words, he is waiting for the Voice of Allah to confirm his timing. With four of the stones in possession, he is following those that have the remaining 8 stones. Legend has it that whoever possess those 12 stones, will hear the voice of God and be able to know the future outcomes of any war.

    Doctor Helen Zimmerman has been working with the Israeli government to excavate more land to search for missing artifacts in hopes of finding the Ark of the Covenant that she believes the Knights Templar were in charge of protecting. When a colleague tells her that she is to go to America and befriend a Pastor who seems to be in possession of a great archaeological find, one of the 12 stones of the Tribes of Israel, if she doesn't, all of her permits to uncover treasure will be pulled.

    In the novel, The Face of God by Bill Myers, we follow a rag tag team of hearty adventurers much like ourselves in search of the God's truth and His purpose. Much like a modern day Indiana Jones, Pastor Daniel Lawson has visions from God defining his purpose in searching for the stones of the tribes of Israel. Following the predictions from his dying wife, he believes if he finds them, he will hear the Voice of God and rediscover his lost passion.

    I received this book compliments of Pump Up The Book for my honest review and once again, Bill Myers doesn't disappoint. You find yourself, living in the hottest desert climates, searching underwater caves, and blinding sandstorms while slowly discovering God's secret for all of us along the way. Action packed by the page, this book rates a 5 out of 5 stars. It's left me wanting even more and can't wait to pick up the next book from Bill Myers. For those of you that love action, adventure, mystery and Bible artifacts and treasures, than this book is for you.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

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    Would you know God if you were to hear him??

    The Face Of God is a spiritual mystery thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Pastor Daniel Lawson is on a church pilgrimage with his wife Jill, when she is brutally murdered. Her last words will continue to haunt Daniel and set him on the course he finds before him. Before her death, Jill is given a stone with ancient inscriptions upon it and was told her husband would one day hear the voice of God. Daniel, along with his estranged son, Tyler, follow the trail that will lead them to a prophecy in which one day, all the stones of the 12 tribes of Israel will be reunited and change the destiny of the world. However, Daniel isn't the only one searching for the stones, members of the Islamic movement under a jihad are also searching for them. They have a plan to destroy over 200 million inhabitants of the earth in order to cleanse it of the infidels. Daniel doesn't know who his friends and his foes are as he is removed from his element and placed into unknown lands and customs. Dr. Helen Zimmerman, is a Middle Eastern archaeologist, an expert in her field, who is commissioned by the MOSSAD to befriend Daniel and his son and stop them from accomplishing their goals, but as she comes to know them, will she be able to continue her mission? Nayra Fazil is the daughter of one of the elite Islamic leaders and she has been honoured to serve for Allah in helping the religious cause, by becoming acquainted with Tyler and his dad. However, as she becomes more immersed in her duty, she finds her faith questioned and she is torn between what she knows is right and what she has been taught. As the parties involved move closer to their fates, will Daniel gather the stones before the world ends or will he become a warrior of God and set things right? I really liked this story, it has enough violence to make it real and the bumbling antics of Helen were hilarious. I found all the characters to be believable and I highly enjoyed their interaction in the story. I enjoyed the pace and flow of the story, even though there were a couple of issues with time lines, the story was still great to read. I loved the history aspect of the stones and wished the author had given just a bit more information concerning each of the tribes of Israel. I thought how each of the characters came to grips with their own personal spiritual journey was well written and the grace in which God's touches each of their lives most thought provoking. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good religious historical mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    Incredible story! Must read!

    Words cannot express how I feel about this book. Incredible, awesome, great insight! The story was great, exciting, a page turner. But the insight was awesome! We should all see in each other immeasurable worth! WOW!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2004

    You can feel the face of God...

    Action filled, suspenseful, betrayal, death, and reverance are just a few words to describe Face of God. A must read for all book readers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2014

    Jen's bio

    Name: Jennifer Crawford <br> Call me Jen if you're an aquaintance, Jenny if you're a freind, and Ms. Crawford otherwise. <p> Looks: black hair that ripples with electricity, fire, water, wind, or whatever depending on her mood. Cosmic eyes. <br> She's the manager. <p>

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    Excellent read! If you like action, mystery, ancient prophecy,

    Excellent read! If you like action, mystery, ancient prophecy, jet setting around the world and simply a great book about God, His love, Jesus and our relationship with Him, you will love this book. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Face of God

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Excellent

    I was a bit skeptical at first because the title included 'for fans of Frank Peretti' but was hooked by the first chapter and just bought another book by this author. His insight and clear, clever way of creating a picture of events is amazing and gripping. An edge of your seat ride from beginning to end! While it is a wild ride, there is such truth in this book that I would call it a long parable rather than fiction. Outstanding, heart-changing and, most of all, a blessing to anyone who reads it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Good

    Worth everything

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Highly Recommended - worth every penny

    I read this book several years ago and it still is gripping and thought provoking. I can't wait to read another book of his.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    Empathy and Truth

    The Face of God is a gripping look into grief, fatherhood, and the synergies/differences between Christianityand Islam, all masterfully rendered by an author who has learned to distinguish shades of gray. Bill Myers is not a writer who leans on the supernatural. Rather, he is one of those rare individuals who understands that everything is spiritual, and that the physical universe that envelopes us is actually the waiting-room for Eternity. If you¿re fond of story, fine writing, well-told relationships, and writers who get the facts straight (and who is not fond of those things?) then you absolutely have to buy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2002

    Good Read

    I've been a fan of Bill Myers for some time, and I always enjoy his books. They include a great mixture of old fashioned theology and scripture, with fascinating fantasy-type 'what if?' elements. This book continues his tradition with a look at the Urim and Thummim and the 12 stones of Israel's tribes, supposedly used by the High Priest's. This book also helps you look at the Muslim faith in a new light and with more understanding. Maybe we shouldn't be thumbing our theological noses at them, but embracing and loving them, trying to help them see the true message of our gospel. Anyways, if you're a Frank Peretti or Bill Myers fan, you wont be dissapointed with this book. Be sure to pick it up :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    Politically Correct

    Good fictional story and admirable for the 'education' of the Muslim religion, however disappointing for the misrepresentation of the Church history, the eluding of misconduct and the twisting of truth concerning the Catholics. Bill Myers goes far in frustrating the ecumenical movement!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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