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The Face of God
     

The Face of God

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by Bill Myers
 

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When senior pastor Daniel Lawson steps down from his mega-church in an attempt to rediscover the fervent love of God he once had, he stumbles upon one of the mysterious stones used by the High Priest in the Old Testament and soon finds himself rushing to different parts of the Arab world in a race with a terrorist to find the other stones.

THE PASTOR His wife

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When senior pastor Daniel Lawson steps down from his mega-church in an attempt to rediscover the fervent love of God he once had, he stumbles upon one of the mysterious stones used by the High Priest in the Old Testament and soon finds himself rushing to different parts of the Arab world in a race with a terrorist to find the other stones.

THE PASTOR His wife of twenty-three years has been murdered. His faith in God is crumbling before his very eyes. Now, with his estranged son, he sets out to find the supernatural stones spoken of in the Bible. Stones that will enable the two of them to hear the audible voice of God. Stones that may rekindle their dying faith and love.

THE TERRORIST He has also learned of the stones. He too must find them--but for much darker reasons. As the mastermind of a deadly plot that will soon kill millions, he has had a series of dreams that instruct him to first find the stones. Everything else is in place. The wrath of Allah is poised and ready to be unleashed. All that remains is for him to obtain the stones.

With the lives of millions hanging in the balance, the opposing faiths of these two men collide in an unforgettable showdown. The Face of God is another thrilling and thought-provoking novel by a master of the heart and suspense, Bill Myers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452407890
Publisher:
StoneHouse Ink
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
391,373
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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Myers holds a degree in Theater Arts from the University of Washington and an honorary doctorate from the Theological Institute of Nimes, France where he has taught. As a writer/director his work has won 60 national and international awards. His DVDs and books have sold 8 million copies. His children’s DVD and book series, McGee and Me, has sold 4.5 million copies and has won 24 Gold and Platinum ITA awards, been aired on ABC as well as in 80 countries. He has written, directed and been voices for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey radio series and is the voice of Jesus in Zondervan’s NIV Audio Bible. His children book series, My Life As…, has sold 2.1 million copies. As an author, his children series have made the Best Selling list as well as seven of his adult novels. He has been interviewed for Good Morning America and ABC Nightly News. Several of his novels are currently under option for motion pictures including Blood of Heaven, When the Last Leaf Falls and his 12 part Forbidden Doors series (winner of the C.S. Lewis Honor Award). The motion picture, The Wager, staring Randy Travis and based on his novel by the same name, was recently released.

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Face of God 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
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.
Heavensent1 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Action filled, suspenseful, betrayal, death, and reverance are just a few words to describe Face of God. A must read for all book readers.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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love2readCW More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Worth everything
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trekgirl More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!