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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Gideon: The Sound and the Glory by Joseph Ganci is a masterpiece of a story, a historical fiction read that will transport readers back to the biblical era, rich in history and culture. The novel follows the story of Gideon, a woodcutter and a simple man charged with an incredible mission: free Israel and conquer the Midian Empire. Consumed by fear and doubts, Gideon learns to trust in God and to take steps that soon become bold as his confidence in God grows even stronger. Get ready for an epic adventure with this warrior and watch giants tumble and monuments fall to the flames as he rides to glory, under the shadow of God’s protection.
Here is a tale that powerfully captures the essential elements of the spiritual journey of Israel, a story that vividly brings to life one of the many biblical heroes that are often forgotten. The story is written in an excellent manner and readers will love the balance that comes out neatly between character, plot, and setting. Joseph Ganci’s prose is arresting, peppered with wonderful 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 that are laced with intense action. I was hugely entertained by the writing and the plot. A real page-turner!