Rebirth

Rebirth

by Dave Longeuay

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Overview

How did a remnant of scattered Jews rise to build a mighty superpower in the Middle East?

Fleeing his father’s anti-Semitic organization, Charles Devonshire, journeys into the most volatile land-grab in history—Post WWII, Palestine. Charles pursues a beautiful but mysterious librarian, Gladia, who introduces him to the elaborate Jewish underground. While joining their plight to reestablish a homeland, he falls in love with her and faces painful challenges in developing a relationship within their culture gap. And in the midst of battling the hostile inhabitants who also laid claim to Palestine, he searches for clues of his own troubled past.

Can Charles pursue love, uncover his family secrets and avoid being trapped in the middle of the world’s longest feud?

Rebirth draws you into 1948, into a world of intrigue, espionage and anti-Semitism. Witness how ancient prophecies were fulfilled against impossible odds as Israel built a nation and defied skeptics. Journey through the precarious events that led to Israel’s miraculous rebirth on May 14, 1948. Experience the unrelenting pursuits of the most persecuted race, and how their renewed strength reestablished their original language, customs and land cultivations after 2,000 years of desolation—an accomplishment no other nation can claim.

"Rebirth is a compelling novel which manages to perform the difficult task of being very entertaining and informative. The depth of characters allow the reader to experience the struggles of Israel's birth, both personal and political."
—Rabbi Eric Tokajer

Besides thirty years of being a multimedia producer, Dave Longeuay has been an avid student of prophecy and Israeli biblical history for over two decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983905820
Publisher: Seven-7 Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Rebirth Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 366
File size: 609 KB

About the Author

Dave Longeuay has been writing since 1978. His works have ranged from stories and poems to songs and video documentaries. Longeuay owns a professional multimedia studio in Southern California, and has more than three decades of production and marketing experience. He's a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers association, and has been a student of biblical Israeli history for more than two decades.

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Rebirth 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
dlongeuay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fleeing his father's anti-Semitic organization, Charles Devonshire journeys into the most volatile land-grab in history -- Palestine. Charles pursues a beautiful but mysterious librarian, Gladia, who leads him into the elaborate Jewish underground. While joining their plight to reestablish a homeland, he falls in love with her and faces painful challenges within their culture gap. In the midst of battling the hostile inhabitants who also laid claim to Palestine, he searches for clues of his own troubled past.Can Charles pursue love, uncover his family secrets and avoid being trapped in the middle of the world's longest feud. Rebirth draws you into 1948, into a world of intrigue, espionage and anti-Semitism. Witness how ancient prophecies were fulfilled against impossible odds as Israel built a nation and defied skeptics. Journey through the precarious events that led to Israel's miraculous rebirth on May 14, 1948. Experience the unrelenting pursuits of the most persecuted race, and how their renewed strength rebirthed their original language, customs and land cultivations after 2,000 years of desolation -- an accomplishment no other nation can claim.
Draak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It says: Fleeing his fathers anti-Semitic organization, Charles Devonshire journeys into the most volatile landgrab in history. Post WWII Palestine. Charles pursues a beautiful but mysterious librarian Gladia, who introduces him to the elaborate Jewish underground. This book is well written and guaranteed to bring out so much emotion in even the most hard hearted. Could not put it down. A must read. I won this from Goodreads.
BrokenTeepee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I find myself fascinated with religious history - doesn't matter the religion. I was also woefully ignorant of the founding of Israel. What I though I knew and what I learned after reading this book about made me cry. I for one have never understood why the Jewish race has been so persecuted throughout time. I am not going to approve any "Jews killed Jesus" comments so don't bother. Jesus was Jewish and people tend to forget that....but back to the book.The story was interesting; a young man(Charles) finds a photo of his parents in front of the Technion - the technical school in Palestine - and he doesn't understand. His father is a full on Nazi and wanted him to join his hate group so Charles runs away to Palestine to try and find out more about his history. A bit of a stretch to say the least given the time period in history and Charles' age (16) but we have to start somewhere. Charles is a bit of a savant for lack of a better word. His father and mother kept him a virtual prisoner and all he had were books so he read and read and read. His particular interest was engineering. When he gets to the Technion he meets and falls in love with a young lady, Gladia and that meeting will direct the rest of his life.At times I found the book to be more history lesson than novel but in this case that was OK with me as I knew so little about this time period but it did get a bit dry. I was inspired to google my little heart out at the end to find out what was real and what was not and an author's note would have been helpful on that end. I am conflicted - I enjoyed the story but parts of it were a bit forced and that includes the romance. I learned a lot about how badly the Jews were treated after WWII as they tried to find a place to live after being forced from their homes in Europe. Was the displacement of the Arab peoples living where they settled any less horrible? No. But the Jews had to go somewhere and no country wanted them. It is, as we a know a question still being fought and the answers are not going to be found in my little blog. But I was glad to have read the book to have at least learned a bit more about how it all started. I somehow doubt I will be alive when it ends.
The_Paperback_Pursuer More than 1 year ago
Review: I enjoy reading historical fiction/nonfiction, so I knew that I would enjoy Rebirth, especially since I have always wondered what happened to the Jewish population after World War II. The book is around 359 pages, a little lengthy, but the detail and the overall story-line make it well worth it. Charles is my favorite character, his personality combined with the palette of emotions he experiences along his journey really affected and inspired me. After the first couple pages, I was compelled to keep reading - well into the early hours of the morning - and I did not want to stop. The background information was critical to the plot-line and to the love story between Charles and Gladia, I was impressed by the balance of history versus "romance"; a lot of impact is lost in historically based love stories. What an interesting era to read about and experience through David Longeuay's well-researched novel. A very true-to-life read, "based on actual events" does not necessarily mean realistic, but this book hits its mark. Recommended for readers interested in the birth of Israel and its people, as well as history-lovers. Rating: On the Run (4/5) *** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
onedesertrose More than 1 year ago
A young American, Charles Devonshire flees America to distance himself from a neurotic, abusive, anti-Semitic father who wanted to initiate Charles into his anti-Semitic organization upon his graduation from high school. Charles inconspicuously leaves America by ship and finds himself in the hostile land of Palestine, which the Jewish people intend to claim as their own. Will his father catch up to him? Are there snitches willing to sell him out? What is his father and mother’s connection to this land? Dave describes in detail the hostility, espionage, bombings, murderous riots, kidnappings, and anti-Semitic rhetoric from July, 1945 to May 14, 1948, when Israel became a nation; their statehood being acknowledged first by the United States. Charles and his friends found these activities spreading fear and despair, while hope, tenacity and commitment of the Jewish people remained as they relied on the promises of God from the Old Testament for their nation. The lives of the characters are real and pulsating, drawing you into the action, experiencing the depths of danger and violence while Israel struggles to become a nation. The analogy the author made between Americans fighting Great Britain for a new American nation and the Jews fighting to claim their nation was a great insight into the rights and determination of the Jewish people. Made me realize the importance of the struggles and how much we, today, do not totally understand the depth of commitment to the preservation of our country. What I found horrific was the presence of a concentration camp after WWII. As Americans, we were made to surmise that they were all destroyed at the end of the war. The daily papers did not make this camp known to the world at large back then, and I find that the papers today aren’t much different about major issues. Charles’s involvement in all the varying activities, including this concentration camp, is astounding. Amidst all the dangers and missions he was on, there was also the budding romance between Charles and Gladia, a Jewish woman. Can a relationship between this American young man and Jewish young lady survive amidst the anti-Semitic hostilities and murderous circumstances? Can two young people from different countries and diverse faiths make it in 1948? I find that the cover of Dave Longeuay’s book, Rebirth, speaks volumes about the faithfulness of God throughout history. Israel, such a tiny nation situated in the most volatile, explosive area of the world, is so small in comparison to the expanse of the other nations. Yet God has His sights on this group of people for a very specific reason–a group of people trying to claim this land as a united Israel, after 2000 years of displacement, according to the promises of God. Astounding cover! For a great historical novel based on the days after WWII and the birth of the nation of Israel, I would highly recommend this one to you. It is based on actual events! This book was provided by Lightning Book Promotions in behalf of the author in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.