The Left Behind Author is Digging into Biblical Archaeology

From our favorite #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a new work of Christian fiction grounded in archaeological and historical facts. Left Behind author Jerry B. Jenkins is shaking things up in the mystery genre with a new work that will be digging into ancient times. Taking you all the way back to 2000 BC, Dead Sea Rising follows the story of Terah, the father of Abraham, who serves in the court of King Nimrod. The story also follows Nicole, a modern day archaeologist who is attempting to dig for Biblical artifacts in Saudi Arabia and gets caught up in a dark and dangerous plot.

Jumping back and forth in time at a breakneck pace, Dead Sea Rising is a thriller as only Jerry B. Jenkins can tell it. Biblical history combines with gripping contemporary mystery. Just be aware — you’ll be hooked.

— James Scott Bell, International Thriller Writers Award Winner

Why it’s important to read Christian fiction

There are thousands of entertainment options in our digital media-drenched world, but only a small percent of those entertainment options offer a Christian worldview that can help guide readers, watchers, and listeners, towards the truth. Most books and movies today, even those that are supposedly “family friendly”, contain messages that promote immorality, self-indulgence, atheism, violence, and contempt for the Christian faith. That is why it’s more important than ever to engage in entertainment that helps Christians to pursue their relationship with God and lead non-believers to the truth. While books like Dead Sea Rising may be Christian fiction, they can still serve as a great resource for helping to reach out to non-believers, or those who have walked away from the Faith.

What’s next for Jerry Jenkins?

Dead Sea Rising is the first book in Jerry’s new Dead Sea Series. As added inspiration for the books, Jerry will be traveling to Israel and the Mediterranean in September of 2019 with the series’ consultant, Dr. Craig Evans. Dr. Evans is a world-renowned, New Testament scholar who has been featured on documentaries focusing on the life of Jesus and the work of the Early Church. Together, Jerry and Dr. Evans will be bringing unique insight and leadership to this incredible Christian cruise that will take travelers to Rome, Malta, Crete, Jerusalem, Qumran, Bethlehem, Galilee, and more!


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