Title: The Jerusalem Secret (Identity Theft #2)
Author: Ron Cantor
Publisher: Destiny Image
My rating is 5+ stars.
The first book in the series is titled, Identity Theft, really whet my appetite for what comes next in The Jerusalem Secret. To me, where book one is an introduction to being exposed to some truth via fiction, book two really sinks into the heart of the reader. Some time back the Lord led me to do some reading from various Messianic Jewish writers. However, what Ron placed before me in this fictional story which is continued from book one is a feast for the mind and heart!
Some of the information will take time for me to have deeply entrenched in my heart and mind, and some of what is presented flew over my head. Yet, there is much that I could have jumped for joy over when I read as it gave me more sources and Scripture references for knowing why I believe what I do! I love the Jewish people and Israel more than I really know how to express.
I really hope and challenge people to read both Identity Theft and The Jerusalem Secret as the novels that teach via fiction. To me, this is what Jesus did when he taught using parables so his audience could readily identify what He was attempting to teach. Know that I am not suggesting Ron’s books are equal to the Bible by any means. However, this second book was especially challenging to my mind and heart, which I appreciate authors like Ron doing so that I come away with more than just a good story.
With all that is going on in the world, to me, novels such as this are even more important as they utilize the tool of fiction to teach. We all know that sometimes we lose focus when being taught or lectured whereas given a story and our attention rarely falters. Do you experience the same? In any case, when reading both novels, consider giving copies to people you know and then have a discussion about what each of you come away with when you’re done reading. I hope too that like me your learning won’t stop here, but look at the sources listed in the back of the book and do some self-teaching, digging to discover more truths about Yeshua! So, will you join me?
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